.. when Unleash Hell’s Fury is tapped (e.g. by using Remover on it), Unleash Hell’s Fury can still (attempt to) block? The reason for is this that Unleash Hell’s Fury is not minion in the general sense that it needs to be “ready” or “untapped” as any other minion; it just isn’t a minion. And the card text simply states, that Unleash Hell’s Fury can attempt to block and omits any statement about any requirement for that (tapped or untapped).
There are some other peculiarities about Unleash Hell’s Fury. Some are obvious, some are not so obvious, so I would like to summarize here:
- Faceless Night cannot be used to tap the Unleash Hell’s Fury. When Faceless Night‘s effect would be normally applied to the minions attempting to block, Unleash Hell’s Fury is not a legal target for the card. It’s only considered a vampire when it attempts to block, not when the action is resolved.
- When the acting minion is blocked, and uses Change of Target after being blocked, the acting minion untaps, but since the action was successfully blocked, the acting minion still gets two aggravated damage and the Unleash Hell’s Fury is burned.
- You cannot use Rötschreck when Unleash Hell’s Fury successfully blocks, since there’s no combat, and (again) Unleash Hell’s Fury is not actually a minion when the block succeeds.
- Unleash Hell’s Fury & Remover
- Unleash Hells Fury & Faceless Nights
- Unleash Hells Fury & Change of Target
And thanks to a certain Danish player who plays (and owns) a certain Nergal deck.