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Guys, this creature doesn't have Deathtouch, and it never had it. Deathtouch says affects ANY damage that the creature deals, and the ability of this creature says that it only affects COMBAT damge. Agreed, I would love it Wizards made an almost-deathtouch ability that errata'ed the ability of this creature to be static just as with regular deathtouch ... but no matter how you look at it, the damage dealt by this card is not deathtouch damage, and wasn't meant to be either.
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (2/20/2011 9:45:52 AM)
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I guess it would have been designed with deathtouch instead if they had designed this card these days. You can observe the same thing with lifelink.
Posted By: Mode (2/22/2009 12:01:58 PM)
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in the words of Testament, FIRST STRIKE IS DEADLY!
Posted By: IshubarashI (7/12/2010 3:16:36 PM)
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i am extremely confused. If he has first strike, does 2 damage, doesn't that kill the defending creature? I'm not getting why this card is nerfed. please, someone elaborate.
Posted By: filthmontane (9/20/2011 4:10:48 PM)
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Not to point fingers, but you guys are...sigh.

During the First-strike damage step, the Cobra deals "deathtouchy" damage to the opposing creature. The other creature will be killed before it can deal retaliatory damage to the Cobra (as long as that creature doesn't also have first strike or double strike). it is destroyed right then and there. Says so on the card...
Posted By: Champion_Kitsune (11/18/2009 3:59:40 PM)
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This card won a Sealed Deck tournament for me, because I managed to get my hands on two of them. It's probably my favorite RG creature.
Posted By: Falyxron (12/8/2008 1:44:59 PM)
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this is an awesome card. Any card without first strike that faces this card automatically dies because of deathtouch and the cobra stays alive.
Posted By: Elfie (6/24/2009 6:49:15 AM)
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This has been nerfed somewhat under the new combat rules. Without deathtouch, it can't kill two creatures unless one has only 1 toughness.
Posted By: Cholito (8/9/2009 6:00:06 PM)
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Deathtouch with first strike is always deadly.

Just like wither with first strike.
Posted By: JosirisDavid (9/29/2009 4:25:52 PM)
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"So ... what is "lethal damage"? For the purposes of damage assignment, "lethal damage" is the amount of damage necessary for a creature to be destroyed, ignoring all abilities and damage prevention effects."

I believe the new rules do, in fact, nerf this card. The only thing that ignores the "lethal damage" requirement is the actual deathtouch keyword ability. "Deathtouchy" is insufficient, and, according to Oracle, Voracious Cobra has not received an errata.
Posted By: Ragamander (11/19/2009 12:54:38 AM)
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