Magic: The Gathering is a collectible card game for 2 or more players, set in a variety of fantastical realms. The cards represent the player's resources and available spells and their interactions lead to an often high paced battle of wits.

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Is it worth it to buy booster boxes or singles to collect 4 regular and 4 foil Cards

Suppose I wanted to buy 4 of each card in both foil and regular quality near the time when a set comes out. Which would be more cost efficient? Buying booster boxes or pre-ordering singles? Or maybe a ...
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Is a white/black deck viable? [on hold]

Hi I just started playing mtg a week ago and bought a white/green intro deck. However, I would want to create a deck combining one of these colors (if possible) with one that focuses on a more ...
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Can you attempt to counter an “can't-be-countered” spell?

Can you cast a counterspell on a spell that can't be countered, or is it not a legal target... Just wondering if you can Frightful Delusion something that can't be countered but still have the player ...
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Are the cards in Zendikar vs Eldrazi standard yet, before Battle for Zendikar comes out? [duplicate]

Is the new duel deck Zendikar vs Eldrazi considered standard before the Battle for Zendikar comes out? I have been playing it for a few days and I don't want to waste money buy more of those cards if ...
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Awaken targeting rules

WotC has just released new mechanics for Battle for Zendikar including Awaken. If my opponent plays Ruinous Path (on that link) and pays the Awaken cost, then I make the creature it targets invalid ...
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Bazaar Trader combo and Void Snare - Ownership vs. Control

I use Bazaar Trader and Act of Treason to gain control of a creature my opponent controls. If my opponent uses a card such as Void Snare on that creature, does the card go to my hand or my opponents ...
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How can I search MagicCards.info for an exact color identity match?

My friends and I are experimenting with various potential Commander decks at the moment — we're drafting far more than we're playing, for a mix of practice, learning, and fun. This means it's ...
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Does a creature's ability trigger while it's in the hand or graveyard?

When a creature card like Agent of the Fates is not on the battlefield but for example in the hand or graveyard, will its triggered abilities still trigger when I play Animate Dead or my opponent ...
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Help with activating abilities [duplicate]

I have multiple nivmagus elementals on the battlefield. Its effect says "exile an instant or sorcery spell you control: put two +1/+1 counters on Nivmagus Elemental." Does exiling one spell activate ...
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How do Hexproof and Combat Damage interact?

Here's a quick question: suppose your opponent attacks with an 8/8 with Trample, and you block with a 5/5 with Defender, Indestructible, and Hexproof. You also have Hexproof. Trample is an ability, ...
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Do I need mana in my mana pool to summon a creature card? [closed]

Is there a limit to how many creatures I can summon in a turn?
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Help bulding a mtg deck please [closed]

I wanted to know if i can make at least one deck with these spare old cards I have here, I'm not willing to buy more to create a deck with these because I'm saving for my modern deck at the moment. ...
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Casting a creature and hexproofing

If I play Krenko, Mob Boss and retain priority and cast Swiftfoot Boots on Krenko Mob Boss and at the same time my opponent casts Unsummon on Krenko Mob Boss, will my creature be safe or will he be ...
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Does the newly implemented Scry Rule change the way we play Magic: the Gathering?

At Pro Tour Magic Origins, Wizards decided to implement a new rule, dubbed the Scry Rule. This rule stated that after mulligans (if any) had been taken, any player with fewer cards than the original ...
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When does my opponent have to tell me if they will play first?

If I am playing in a tournament and I win the first game of the round, when does my opponent decide if they will play first? Does it happen before side boarding or does it take place some time after ...
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Do the draw abilities of Kor Spiritdancer and Mesa Enchantress stack? [duplicate]

Suppose I have both Kor Spiritdancer and Mesa Enchantress under my control. They have two similar abilities: Kor Spiritdancer: Whenever you cast an Aura spell, you may draw a card. Mesa ...
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Can The Card “Suppression Bonds” enchant a creature with Shroud

So the description of Suppression Bonds states: Enchant non land permanent. Enchanted permanent can't attack or block, and it's activated abilities can't be activated. The card doesn't use the ...
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Multiple lands in MTG [duplicate]

What's the best way to play additional lands in a turn? I am assembling a black/white deck but want to play with cards that have higher casting cost. I do not, however, want my deck to lose speed as a ...
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Can non-exile related return effects bring a card out of exile?

So I stumbled upon this land, Karakas. Can this return effect reach a card in exile? I read the rules regarding exile, and it appears to me that Karakas' effect (and similar return/play/add effects) ...
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The 'speed' of conceding a game

During a game of Commander at my local store last week some of the folks I was playing with stated that conceding the game was a 'sorcery speed' action. The playgroup made some valid points about this ...
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How does Magic the Gathering play differently with proxies? [closed]

I was once a kitchen table Magic: the Gathering player, but I quit because the cost of buying enough singles and packs to create a competitive deck (or even a fun kitchen table deck) was simply too ...
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Is there a card that lets me draw whenever a card is put in an opponent's graveyard?

I have a mill deck that uses Sphinx's Tutelage among other things. I'd like to find a card that could combo with it by allowing me to draw when a card is put in an opponent's graveyard. I'm not sure ...
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How does double strike work?

If I have a creature with 4/4 double strike, does it kill each blocking creature with toughness 4 or less due to first strike?
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Lose Calm, if you make a creature attack does it become tapped?

Lose Calm says Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn and can't be blocked this turn except bye two or more creatures. So it ...
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What does outlast do?

On Disowned Ancestor it says Outlast {1}{B} ({1}{B}, tap: Put a +1/+1 counter on this creature. Outlast only as a sorcery.) Why do you pay the cost to activate it twice? Would it not be the same ...
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How do costs to attack work?

Despite having what I feel is a fairly solid understanding of most rules and timings, I can't figure out Archangel of Tithes, and I'm clashing with intent and wording. Archangel of Tithes says "As ...
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What is the timing of “you may pay” abilities?

With abilities that allow a player to pay for optional effects, is that payment made as the ability resolves or as it goes onto the stack? If it's made as it resolves, do you have the opportunity to ...
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Can I untap an attacking creature and avoid exchanging combat damage? [duplicate]

Can I untap an opponent's attacking creature with Kiora's Follower's ability, and avoid the combat damage that I would be dealt by that creature in the combat phase?
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When you use 'Rebound' does the card go to the graveyard? [duplicate]

Someone suggested I read the basic guide of mtg because I'm new to the game, so I was reading it and on page 7 (Game Zones) where it talks about Exile it says: If a spell or ability exiles a card, ...
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Assigning damage to multiple blockers

Okay so when I was looking up the answer to a different question I had I found this You assign 2 damage on the first target, but he's not dead yet until you assign all 5 damage that you have. So ...
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Could I double team a blocker with Swift Kick?

Swift Kick So lets say I have a 1/1 and another 1/1 on the field My opponent has a 3/3 I attack with 1/1, and they block with 3/3 If I play Swift Kick on my unused 1/1 making it a 2/1 and target ...
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Does 'Other creatures you control have intimidate' affect new creatures brought out?

Bellowing Tanglewurm and Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen have abilities like Other green creatures you control [...] and Other Elf creatures you control [...] Do abilities like these only affect ...
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Creature fights target creature

So I've read a few cards that say this and only just now notices while reading Hunt the Weak It says specifically "Each deals damage equal to its power to the other" So does a +1/+1 counter add to ...
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Does attacking creature take damage when playing instant “Ride Down” before combat damage but after blockers declared

If I attack with a 4/4 and am blocked with a 4/4 Can I play an instant before combat damage, Im pretty sure I can so If I play Ride Down to destroy their blocker Does my attacking creature still take ...
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Does Lighting Shriekers ability activate if it dies or was exiled?

So if anyone noticed I've been asking a few random unrelated questions since last night Im new to magic and I bought a box of bulk common cards to get started (Theres been a few I added to my main ...
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Is the scry mulligan rule implemented in the rules at large yet?

On Friday, my local store said the mulligan rule being tested at PTORI (Before starting the game, any player who mulligans to less than 7 gets to scry 1) had been implemented into the game proper. But ...
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Does turning a card face up cause it to lose any counters it had on it?

If a card is played face down for some reason, like Guardian Shield-Bearer: Megamorph 3G (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its megamorph cost ...
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Magic the Gathering, when a player dies what happens to their cards? [duplicate]

Today me and 3 friends were playing Magic, we are all new to it (One guy taught my friend, my friend taught me and his girlfriend, I taught my sister, besides the first guy thats who was playing) My ...
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Who gets the tokens from Chasm Skulker? [duplicate]

If a player takes control of your Chasm Skulker, then it dies while they control it, do they also get the tokens it creates?
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What pauper cards are legal in paper but not MTGO

Note: This is exactly the opposite question of: What pauper cards are legal in MTGO but not paper? I am trying to collect most cards relevant to pauper. Because MTGO pauper is more popular than ...
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Does “sacrifice those creatures” happen all at once?

Do the sacrifice triggers of Wake the Dead happen at the same time, or do I get to stack them? As an example, say I cast Wake the Dead targeting Liliana, Heretical Healer and another creature. ...
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Do multiple Eternal Thirst give a creature multiple copies of the same triggered ability? [duplicate]

If I have a creature with two copies of Eternal Thirst on it, and a creature my opponent control dies, do I get one or two +1/+1 counters?
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Jhessian Thief and Aqueous Form

If I have a Jhessian Thief enchanted with an Aqueous Form, and it deals damage to my opponent, do I get to Scry 1 before or after I draw a card from Jhessian Thief's ability?
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What does it mean that only permanents are legal targets for spells or abilities?

I just noticed rule 114.2 in the comprehensive rules: 114.2 Only permanents are legal targets for spells and abilities, unless a spell or ability (a) specifies that it can target an object in ...
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Does a countered spell still target? [duplicate]

I have a Phantasmal Dragon in play. My opponent casts Unsummon on it. In response, I cast Cancel on the Unsummon. Do I sacrifice my Phantasmal Dragon because it was the target of the Unsummon, or does ...
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What paper pauper cards on not legal in MTGO [duplicate]

I am trying to collect most cards relevant to pauper. Because MTGO pauper is more popular than paper pauper, and because it is so easily available electronically, it is easy to find data and analysis ...
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What pauper cards are legal in MTGO but not paper?

I am trying to collect most cards relevant to pauper. All cards that have ever been printed at the common level on paper are legal for pauper, except for 8 cards on the pauper the ban list. Because ...
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Is my black-bordered foil from 8th edition a counterfeit? Where can I find more copies?

I have a black-bordered 8th edition foil Thorn Elemental. I really like this card, and I tried to find a place where I can buy it again. However, I can only find white-bordered versions of this card ...
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Can equipment be re-equipped to another creature?

With Artifact equipment, say I've equipped it to one creature, and I want to move it to another, can it be equipped to another creature if I pay its equip cost again? My thought process is that they ...
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Do auras and equipment stay on cards if they stop being creatures?

Ojutai Monument can be turned into a creature card until end of turn. If I attached enchantments or equipment to it, would they stay attached even when the card turns back into a non-creature ...