08/26/2014 02:01 PMAnd what do you base that on? The card is displayed as being on the field.
Posted by Gruzmog
While a regular battlecry atleast says 'does something when played from the hand' a combo like in the case of SI7 does not even say that. So then its only displayed as being on the field when the chain of events as described earleir goes off.
Always think of the Deathrattle as something the minion does moments before it dies, as once something is dead it can, by very definition, do nothing.
SI:7 does not say that because SI:7 is not a Battlecry, it is a Combo. Combos are like Battlecries, except they have the added caveat of needing another card played first during that turn to trigger. If you play SI:7 before any other card, you do not get to deal instant damage. When it is summoned on the field, the "summoner" had not played a card before it, so no Combo (or Combos are like Battlecries and are only triggered when played directly from a player's hand; take your pick)
Here is the sequence of events as I see it:
1) Mage plays Scientist and ends his turn
2) Rogue plays Coin
3) Rogue plays SI:7 with resultant Combo
4) Before SI:7 hits the board, the Combo effect kills the poor Scientist (and he was just two days from his PhD, too!)
5) Before the SI:7 lands, the dead Scientist brings out the Mirror Entity secret
6) SI:7 hits the battlefield (finally!), triggers the secret
7) Secret copies the SI:7, resulting in one on each side of the battlefield
Does that make sense?