Electropotence | Magic: The Gathering
Formats Electropotence is Legal in
Official Oracle Text for Electropotence
Official Rulings for Electropotence
10/1/2009 : Once you decide to pay , it's too late for anyone to respond (such as by activating a regeneration ability the targeted creature has).
10/1/2009 : If you pay , the creature that entered the battlefield deals damage equal to its current power to the targeted creature or player. If it's no longer on the battlefield, its last known existence on the battlefield is checked to determine its power.
10/1/2009 : Electropotence is the source of the ability, but the creature is the source of the damage. The ability couldn't target a creature with protection from red, for example. It could target a creature with protection from creatures, but all the damage would be prevented. Since damage is dealt by the creature, lifelink, deathtouch, and wither are taken into account, even if the creature has left the battlefield by the time it deals damage.