Creature â Human Pirate
Ascend (If you control ten or more permanents, you get the city's blessing for the rest of the game.)
Whenever Deadeye Brawler deals combat damage to a player, if you have the city's blessing, draw a card.
Some cards have triggered abilities with an intervening â€œifâ€ clause that checks whether you have the cityâ€™s blessing. These are worded â€œ[Trigger condition], if you have the cityâ€™s blessing, [effect].â€ You must already have the cityâ€™s blessing in order for these abilities to trigger; otherwise they do nothing. In other words, thereâ€™s no way to have the ability trigger if you donâ€™t have the cityâ€™s blessing, even if you intend to get it in response to the triggered ability.
Once you have the cityâ€™s blessing, you have it for the rest of the game, even if you lose control of some or all of your permanents. The cityâ€™s blessing isnâ€™t a permanent itself and canâ€™t be removed by any effect.
If your tenth permanent enters the battlefield and then a permanent leaves the battlefield immediately afterwards (most likely due to the â€œLegend Ruleâ€ or due to being a creature with 0 toughness), you get the cityâ€™s blessing before it leaves the battlefield.
If you control ten permanents but donâ€™t control a permanent or resolving spell with ascend, you donâ€™t get the cityâ€™s blessing. For example, if you control ten permanents, lose control of one, then cast Golden Demise, you wonâ€™t have the cityâ€™s blessing and the spell will affect creatures you control.
If you cast a spell with ascend, you donâ€™t get the cityâ€™s blessing until it resolves. Players may respond to that spell by trying to change whether you get the cityâ€™s blessing.
Ascend on a permanent isnâ€™t a triggered ability and doesnâ€™t use the stack. Players can respond to a spell that will give you your tenth permanent, but they canâ€™t respond to getting the cityâ€™s blessing once you control that tenth permanent. This means that if your tenth permanent is a land you play, players canâ€™t respond before you get the cityâ€™s blessing.
A permanent is any object on the battlefield, including tokens and lands. Spells and emblems arenâ€™t permanents.