We now know how targeting players and Planeswalkers will work after the Planeswalker redirection rule is removed from the game when Dominaria releases on April 27, 2018.

It turns out that the errata required to implement this change won’t be as confusing as first thought. As we previously reported, the majority of cards, like Lightning Bolt or Shrapnel Blast, will will simply change their wording from “target creature or player” to “any target,” which will include any creature, player, or Planeswalker. All in all, a pretty simple change.

But most people were worried about cards that damage “target player” or “target opponent.” Thankfully, the changes for these will cards also be relatively painless, as they will now deal damage to “target player or planeswalker” or “target opponent or planeswalker.” But spells or abilities that don’t call for a target, like Price of Progress or Chandra, Torch of Defiance, won’t be changed to include Planeswalkers, meaning they will only be able to damage players.

Stay tuned for the publication the official Rules Update article closer to the release of Dominaria, which will explain every change in depth and list every card that will be changing.


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