Shield of the Avatar {1}

Artifact — Equipment

If a source would deal damage to equipped creature, prevent X of that damage, where X is the number of creatures you control.

Equip {2} ({2}: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

We are made stronger by those we fight for. Designed by Richard Garriott

Illustrated by Volkan Baǵa

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Notes and Rules Information for Shield of the Avatar:
  • To determine how much damage to prevent, use the number of creatures you control when damage would be dealt, including the equipped creature. Notably, if damage would be dealt to multiple creatures at the same time, you’ll count the number of creatures you control before any of that damage is dealt. (2014-07-18)
  • If multiple effects modify how damage is dealt, the player being dealt damage or the controller of the permanent being dealt damage chooses the order to apply the effects. For example, Dictate of the Twin Gods says, “If a source would deal damage to a permanent or player, it deals double that damage to that permanent or player instead.” Suppose the equipped creature would be dealt 3 damage while Dictate of the Twin Gods is on the battlefield and you control two creatures. You can either (a) prevent 2 damage first and then let Dictate of the Twin Gods’s effect apply, for a result of the equipped creature being dealt 2 damage, or (b) double the damage to 6 and then prevent 2 damage, for a result of the creature being dealt 4 damage. (2014-07-18)