Who else but Fabled Hero can tell us about Heroic?
Now here is what separates heroes
From common folk like you and I.
Hero of Canton
Fabled Hero has two abilities. The first is static. It’s our well-known double strike, which changes the combat phase structure. Double strike works the same for both blocking and attacking creatures. It affects only combat damage. For example, if a creature with double strike fights another creature, the ability doesn’t affect the damage done.
Fabled Hero’s second ability is indicated by the keyword “Heroic”. You won’t find this word in the rules because there are no rules associated with it. Keyword abilities just indicate some abilities that work in similar circumstances. As for Heroic, all abilities with this keyword
- are triggered (“whenever” clearly indicates this);
- trigger, when you cast a spell targeting a permanent with Heroic.
How does it work?
You need to cast a spell, and this spell must target your permanent with Heroic.
Heroic won’t trigger if:
- other player casts a spell targeting your permanent with Heroic (even if you gained control of that spell, it was still cast not by you);
- a spell targeting your permanent with Heroic wasn’t cast but was just placed onto the stack, for example, copied;
- There is an ability targeting your permanent with Heroic, not a spell.
There is a permanent’s name in the description of Heroic’s trigger event. This means that Heroic affects only this exact permanent and not any other with same name. If you control two or more Fabled Heroes and cast a spell targeting one of them you get only one Heroic trigger. Only the targeted Hero will get a +1/+1 counter when the trigger resolves.
It doesn’t matter what happens to your spell that was targeting your permanent, as Heroic has already triggered.
Different Heroic keyword abilities have different effects. Fabled Hero’s Heroic effect rewards it with +1/+1 counters.
- ⇑ Opponent or a teammate in 2HG.
Translated by Bella Dasaeva