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Afflict is a triggered keyword ability that makes the defending player lose life for blocking.

Expansion InfoEdit

Afflict was introduced into Magic Arena with Hour of Devastation (closed beta).

Card/Color DistributionEdit

Afflict can often be found on Color U, Color B and Color R creatures.

VideoEdit

Watch this explanatory video to see how this game concept works.

Hour of Devastation Spotlight Afflict

Hour of Devastation Spotlight Afflict

Comprehensive RulesEdit

Comprehensive Rules Glossary (April 17, 2020)

Afflict
A keyword ability that makes the defending player lose life for blocking. See rule 702.129, “Afflict.”

Comprehensive Rules (April 17, 2020)

  • 702.129. Afflict
    • 702.129a Afflict is a triggered ability. “Afflict N” means “Whenever this creature becomes blocked, defending player loses N life.”
    • 702.129b If a creature has multiple instances of afflict, each triggers separately.

Afflict Card List Edit

1 result
Acolyte of Affliction Acolyte of Affliction C2Color BColor G (4)
Creature — Human Cleric (2/3)
When Acolyte of Affliction enters the battlefield, put the top two cards of your library into your graveyard, then you may return a permanent card from your graveyard to your hand.
THBU

Keywords

Abilities Evergreen Abilities: DeathtouchDefenderDouble StrikeEnchantEquipFirst StrikeFlashFlyingHasteHexproofIndestructibleLifelinkMenaceProwessReachTrampleVigilance
Other Keyword Abilities: AfflictAftermathAfterlifeAscendConvokeCrewCyclingEmbalmEternalizeFabricateImproviseJump-StartKickerMentorRiotSpectacleTransform
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