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What is MTG protection?

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Protection is an ability in the card game "Magic: The Gathering" that grants immunity against specific sources. For example, a player with protection from red is immune to damage from red cards and cannot be targeted by red abilities or spells. Permanents, such as creatures, can be similarly protected.

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Protected creatures attacking an opposing player cannot be blocked by creatures with the protected characteristic.

Protection has potential drawbacks depending on the cards used in a deck. A permanent with protection from a specific characteristic cannot use equipment with that characteristic.

The scope of protection can range from a narrow characteristic like "flying creatures" to protection from everything.

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