All the damage goes through. When something with trample is dealing damage, it only needs to deal lethal damage before going onto the next target. Since there's nothing in front of it after AEtherling exiles itself, it needs to deal 0 damage to assign lethal to the blockers. Since there're no more blockers, all 15 damage will go through to the defending player.
However, trample allows the attacking player to assign lethal damage to each blocking creature before assigning the remainder to the defending player. If there are no blocking creatures (either because none were declared or because they were all removed from combat), then the attacking player can assign all of the trampler's damage to the defending player.
All fifteen will trample over. Damage is assigned and dealt as a turn based action in the combat damage step. Players do not receive priority between damage being assigned and dealt. So to avoid the damage the player with the AEtherling must have flickered it at the end of declare blockers, before damage is assigned.
Between these two descriptions of God's judgment at thebeginning and the ending of our text there is one more in themiddle. After it says in verse 28 that those who rejected the lawof Moses were put to death, it says in verse 29, "How much severerpunishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under footthe Son of God?" The judgment of God is described as punishment andit is a punishment that is worse than death - because it goesbeyond death.
Verse 29: they have trampled under foot the Son of God. The Son of God laid his life down for them to receive as their substitute, and instead of receiving him as their life and hope, they paused, got some religion, and then stepped on him and went on to other things.
They had received a knowledge of the truth. Verse 26: "For if wego on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth,there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins." These casualties ofwrath who trample the Son of God know the truth. We will all bejudged in proportion to the amount of light and truth available tous. These people had received the gospel. They were walking awayfrom Christ in the broad daylight of truth.
Finally, in verse 29 he says that these casualties of God'swrath were "sanctified." "How much severer punishment do you thinkhe will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and hasregarded as unclean (or common) the blood of the covenant by whichhe was sanctified."
Which leads me to close with a simple and awesome warning. Takeheed to yourselves. You have received a knowledge of the truth. TheSon of God has laid his life down for you to receive as yoursubstitute. You have come under the sway of many sanctifyinginfluences. Do not trample the Son of God or make light of hisblood or insult the Spirit of grace that is blowing over your souleven now.
For example, suppose Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider, a trampler with 6 power, is blocked by Prismari Apprentice, a creature with only 2 toughness. In that case, Vorinclex will destroy its blocker. Then the leftover 4 damage will be dealt as combat damage to the defending player.
If you are using your creature with trample as a blocker, after it has received and dealt damage to its attacker, any excess damage is not then dealt to your opponent because your creature is blocking, not attacking. Trample only applies to creatures attacking the defending player or planeswalker.
Trample works badly against protection, which includes protection from both type, subtype, and color. For example, Baneslayer Angel has protection from Demons. So even though your Doom Whisperer might have trample, the angel will absorb all the damage this Demon trampler can put out.
What do you get if you combine a combat trick with some truly brutal Equipment? Throne of Eldraine has the answer, and it is Embercleave. This Artifact enters with instant speed at a low cost and immediately boosts one of your attackers with both double strike and trample.
A classic card, Overrun is still famed for its ability to turn around a game even today. This Commander staple gives all your creatures +3/+3 and then trample to make sure that damage hits home and the game is yours. Genuinely fantastic sorcery.
Another ridiculous combat trick, Ride Down destroys one of those pesky blockers that stands between you and victory. It then gives your attacker(s) trample to hit the opponent for some serious damage! It was a playset in Standard back in the day and it sees play in Voltron Commander decks too.
Play Kessig Wolf Run if you have the mana and at least one creature. This unassuming land turns literally anything that can attack into a major threat by pumping up its power and giving it trample for the rest of the turn too.
Of course, tramplers are destroyed to removal too. So, why waste the lives of your precious creatures blocking the attacker when you can simply destroy it? Instead, use your burn, counterspells, killspells, or even a creature with deathtouch to handle the trampler.
Trample actually has a great combo with deathtouch. As the trampler only needs to assign what would be lethal damage to each blocker before assigning the excess to the defending player, giving your trampler deathtouch is very helpful. This way, you only need to assign 1 damage to each blocking creature before directing the excess to their controller.
Although not without its weaknesses, trample is a potent keyword and a mainstay of MTG. A lot of fantastic cards have it and more will definitely be printed in the future. So, put a trampler in your deck today!
Greetings sleuths, saboteurs, skulkers! Welcome to another installment of Evasive Maneuvers, where we examine keywords and strategies that help get our creatures through during combat. This week there'll be no sleuthing, sabotaging, or skulking about. It's trample time.
First introduced in Alpha, trample is evergreen, meaning it's likely to be found in any set or product. Interestingly, trample did take a hiatus starting in Sixth Edition, as Wizards of the Coast thought it was a bit too confusing, instead temporarily replacing it with the cadre of Lone Wolf, Pride of Lions, and Thorn Elemental.
Trample is a static ability that modifies combat damage, so that if enough combat damage is assigned to destroy the blocking creature(s), excess damage can 'trample over' to the defending player (or planeswalker). Since Dominaria, trample states that the attacking creature "can deal excess combat damage to the player or planeswalker it's attacking."
In terms of evasive viability, trample is extremely viable so long as you have enough power. Let's look at the power and toughness of the top commanders and top 100 creatures, as scraped by EDHREC, and see what we're up against:
As of now (12/5/2020) and after the release of Commander Legends, there are 59 commanders that innately have trample, and another 25 commanders that can either obtain or grant trample to other creatures (for a total of 84). With nearly 85 trample-themed commanders to choose from, there seems like quite a few options. For me, there's only one option: the O.G., Hagrid-headed, gnarly, axe-wielding, cape-wearing centaur himself: Stonebrow, Krosan Hero.
Yes, you have your Zilortha, Strength Incarnate, or your keyword spreaders like Akroma, Vision of Ixidor or Odric, Lunarch Marshal, but none are so thematic as Ole' Stonebrow. Toss a flannel on this guy, and you'll have Paul Bunyan rolling in his grave in fear, entire forests trembling, and every diner north or west of the Rockies begging he stops by to drop serious coin on their Lumberjack Slam. Stonebrow, Krosan Hero's strength comes from his simple design: play creatures with trample (or give creatures trample), and you get an anthem. No smoke and mirrors, no frills, no nonsense.
With 70% of the deck either lands or creatures, the rest of the deck leaves us with more ramp, interaction, removal, and more pump-effects. With almost 70% of the creatures innately having trample (25% of the whole deck) and the rest either helping us with ramp (e.g. Sakura-Tribe Elder) or draw (e.g. Beast Whisperer), I like where this is at, especially since we have additional ways of granting creatures trample (e.g. Brawn, Archetype of Aggression).
Furthermore, it makes the Ball Lightning et al. more like efficient sorceries than creatures. While Wizards has yet to print trample on an instant or sorcery, they teased us with the silver-bordered Super-Duper Death Ray. The mad lads actually printed (functionally) the same card in Flame Spill. Until the day we actually get trample on instants or sorceries, Ball Lightning might just be our second-best bet.
Crippled Movement: The model has its base DEF changed to 5. It cannot run, charge, or make slam or trample power attacks. A model that has its Movement system crippled while advancing as part of a charge or slam power attack immediately stops advancing, and its activation ends.
Enchanted creature gets +3/+2 and has trample. (It can deal excess combat damage to defending player or planeswalker while attacking.)At the beginning of each upkeep, if a player cast two or more spells last turn, sacrifice Call of the Full Moon.
When Cartouche of Strength enters the battlefield, you may have enchanted creature fight target creature an opponent controls. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has trample.
: Target creature gets +2/+2 and gains trample until end of turn. (If it would assign enough damage to its blockers to destroy them, you may have it assign the rest of its damage to defending player or planeswalker.)
Should home inspectors walk through insulated attics to fully inspect the attic spaces? I say no. This topic was recently discussed in an online forum for home inspectors, and I was surprised by the number of chest-pounding home inspectors who are willing to trample through the insulation in an attic to inspect the furthest reaches. My goal is to leave houses the way that I found them, and leaving footprints throughout an attic does not align with that. 781b155fdc