Thorn Elemental
 
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Card Name:
Thorn Elemental
Mana Cost:
5GreenGreen
Converted Mana Cost:
7

Types:
Creature — Elemental
Card Text:
You may have Thorn Elemental assign its combat damage as though it weren't blocked.
Flavor Text:
Rain from this storm leaves you pinned to the ground like an insect.
P/T:
7 / 7
Expansion:
Rarity:
Rare
All Sets:
Seventh Edition (Rare)Eighth Edition (Rare)Urza's Destiny (Rare)Starter 1999 (Rare)
Card Number:
273
Artist:
Rulings
4/1/2008 If this creature is attacking a planeswalker, assigning its damage as though it weren't blocked means the damage is assigned to the planeswalker, not to the defending player.
4/1/2008 When assigning combat damage, you choose whether you want to assign all damage to blocking creatures, or if you want to assign all of it to the defending player or planeswalker. You can't split the damage assignment between them.
4/1/2008 You can decide to assign damage to the defending player or planeswalker even if the blocking creature has protection from green or damage preventing effects on it.
4/1/2008 If blocked by a creature with banding, the defending player decides whether or not the damage is assigned "as though it weren't blocked".