Hixus, Prison Warden / Valkmira, Protector's Shield Prevent Damage [Can’t reproduce]

ambrosio191ambrosio191 Posts: 230 Tile Toppler
edited September 2021 in MtGPQ Bugs & Technical Issues
Hixus, Prison Warden states - "When an opposing creature deals combat damage to your Planeswalker: That creature is Disabled as long as this card is in play."
Valkmira, Protector's Shield states - "While on the board: Your creatures and Planeswalker gain hexproof and Prevent damage" (also lists conditions where the hexproof and prevent damage are lost for a turn)
From the gallery:

Magic: Puzzle Quest - Gallery of List of Evergreens/Abilities/Keywords

  • Prevent Damage (Affects Planeswalkers as well)
    • Cards with Prevent Damage cannot receive damage through spells and abilities. Their Toughness can still be reduced through Toughness reducing abilities.

When both Hixus, Prison Warden and Valkmira, Protector's Shield are in play on the same side, the opposing creature will still get disabled by Hixus when attacking, even though no combat damage was dealt (assuming one of the various triggers on Valkmira, Protector's Shield removing hexproof/prevent damage for a turn was not triggered).
I would assume prevent damage would stop abilities and effects from triggering "on damage dealt" because no damage is getting dealt.  Is this Working as Intended?  It's ultimately a niche scenario but could prove annoying if it's not consistent across other cards, now and in the future.


  • ambrosio191ambrosio191 Posts: 230 Tile Toppler
    To point to an inconsistency with this, Quartzwood Crasher also has a trigger when it deals combat damage to your opponents planeswalker.  When your opponent has prevent damage, Quartzwood Crasher attacks, but no damage is dealt, so it's ability does not trigger.  Why is it that Hixus triggers but Quartzwood doesnt?  If Quartzwood was consistent with Hixus, the bare minimum a 1/1 dinosaur beast token should be created, but not given +x/+x because no damage was dealt.
  • Oktagon_SupportOktagon_Support ADMINISTRATORS Posts: 2,284 Chairperson of the Boards

    Hello @ambrosio191 ,

    Thank you for all the information provided, this issue will be investigated!


  • ambrosio191ambrosio191 Posts: 230 Tile Toppler
    Just for some added information, in case the specific cards involved are the problem, the Quartzwood Crasher interaction occurred during the Enter the Hydra event.  I dont remember which node it was, or the exact card, but it was the one that gives the hydras prevent damage for a turn.
  • Oktagon_SupportOktagon_Support ADMINISTRATORS Posts: 2,284 Chairperson of the Boards

    We could not reproduce this issue. If you face it again please let us know.

    In order to help us, please provide the following information if you have it (you can PM me the answer if you prefer, or send it to Customer Support in-game):

    • A screenshot of the battle log?

    • The Planeswalker you were using and its level.

    • Which Event and Node.

    • All cards in the deck and possible interactions that might have happened.

    Thank you,

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