Territorial Allosaurus not receiving damage back [Investigating]

Anonymous2112
Anonymous2112 Posts: 35 Just Dropped In
I noticed during the recent "A World Reborn" event that, on node 2.3 (Zhalfirin Void), the Territorial Allosaurus does not receive damage back if it kills the creature that it dealt damage to as a result of its triggered ability.

When this creature enters the battlefield, it drains 4 mana from your hand then deals damage equals to its power to the first creature your opponent controls, then that creature deals damage equal to its power to this creature.

For example, if the Territorial Allosaurus hits Yargle, Glutton of Urborg (9/3) with its triggered ability, Yargle would die, and the Allosaurus would not receive damage back.  Since this seems to be the "Fight" mechanic, it appears that this is a bug.  In fact, the original card in the paper version of this game reads (emphasis mine):

When Territorial Allosaurus enters the battlefield, if it was kicked, it fights another target creature.

If this card is working as designed, it may be helpful to change the text to read:

When this creature enters the battlefield, it drains 4 mana from your hand then deals damage equals to its power to the first creature your opponent controls.  If that creature was not destroyed, then that creature deals damage equal to its power to this creature.

Although, to be honest, using the "Fight" mechanic would probably be simpler.

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  • Magic:PQ Support Team
    Magic:PQ Support Team ADMINISTRATORS Posts: 3,234 Chairperson of the Boards

    Hello @Anonymous2112 ,

    Thank you for all the information provided, this issue will be investigated!
    If you have any additional information that you consider relevant, please don't hesitate to send me 😊

    Rebeca.