Creature â Human Rogue
Damage that would reduce your life total to less than 1 reduces it to 1 instead.
Morph (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for . Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
Christopher Moeller INTERVIEW
If your life total is less than 1 but youâ€™ve somehow avoided losing the game, Fortune Thiefâ€™s effect wonâ€™t apply at all if youâ€™re dealt damage.
Fortune Thiefâ€™s effect is not a prevention effect. It stops unpreventable damage from reducing your life total below 1.
Fortune Thiefâ€™s effect applies only if your life total is being reduced by damage. Other effects or costs (such as losing or paying life) can reduce your life total below 1 as normal.
Fortune Thief wonâ€™t prevent you from losing the game if your life total becomes 0 or less or if some other effect causes you to lose the game.
Fortune Thief doesnâ€™t change how much damage is dealt; it just changes how much life that damage makes you lose. Abilities such as lifelink will see the full amount of damage being dealt.