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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Can I draw something on my card and play tournaments with it?

Just out of curiosity, what can I do to the card, so its still legal to play it in offician tournaments? Can I draw something over ruling texts? Can I draw something over artwork? Can I draw ...
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“Can't attack you unless” in Two-Headed Giant

How do cards like Ghostly Prison and Propaganda work in 2HG? More specific, how do you apply the "Can't attack you unless X" to the game. Does it work for both players, i.e. no matter which player ...
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Attack and Tap rules [duplicate]

Most recently I've seen this on the Leaden Myr, but I've seen it on other cards as well. The text says: Tap: Add {B} to your mana pool. When a creature attacks, it taps, correct? So does that ...
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Scion of the Ur-Dragon and Leyline of the Void

Does Leyline of the Void prevent the Scion of the Ur-Dragon's transformation by exiling the dragons?
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“At the beginning of the end step” versus “Until end of turn”

If Deceiver of Form is used to copy my Biovisionary, does his "at the beginning of the end step" ability resolve before Deceiver of Form's "until end of turn" ability expires, thus making Deceiver of ...
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What happens when you put a +1/+1 counter on a planeswalker? [duplicate]

Some commander decks have Planeswalker commanders. What happens when you put a +1/+1 counter on one of them, such as with Opal Palace?
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Is there any difference between double strike and oubleday ikestray?

The card Atinlay Igpay has the ability oubleday ikestray. Is this functionally different from double strike?
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What is the hardest hitting creature in mtg without regard to mana cost? [on hold]

I'm building a modern deck that basically lets me play one of any creature on turn 4 and I want to know if there are any creatures out there that would be a better bomb than emrakul
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What do shiny ovals mean on Magic the Gathering cards?

I have just bought a set of Oath of the Gatewatch cards, and a few of them have a small shiny oval on the bottom center, like Corrupted Crossroads. What does this mean?
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What happens if Jace, Telepath Unbound is returned to your hand?

So if Jace, Telepath Unbound is returned to your hand, does it turn back into Jace, Vryn's Prodigy to be recast or does it in effect go to your graveyard because Jace, Telepath Unbound cant be ...
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Can tokens created by planeswalkers do commander damage

I was playing a game with someone and they said they do because planeswalkers can't attack, so the tokens created by them count as commander creatures. Is that true? I can't find any rules that talk ...
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Will Shipbreaker Kraken cause creatures to stay on the battlefield when hit by Scourge of Fleets?

If I use Shipbreaker Kraken on my opponent and tap four creatures. The next turn I use Scourge of Fleets. Do all cards go back to their hand or do the cards I picked stay on the battlefield when I ...
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Did Wizards ever write a followup for the 2003 card face redesign?

I started playing Magic: The Gathering in 1997, when the Fifth Edition had just been released. The game immediately captivated me, and I especially loved the visual design. A radical card face ...
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“Put into graveyard” versus “exile graveyard”

Does the ability "Exile all cards from target player's graveyard" counter "When ~ is put into a graveyard from anywhere, its owner shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library"? For example: ...
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In a multiplayer game, who can see a player's revealed hand?

If a player reveals their hand in a multiplayer game, does everyone get to look at the player's hand, or only the controller of the ability that forced them to reveal?
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Are the gods of Theros considered creatures in my hand? [duplicate]

For example if I have one god of Theros in my hand like Xenagos, God of Revels Can I play it using a Quicksilver Amulet even though I dont have enough devotion?
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Can an imprinted spell be kicked when it is cast?

Can an imprinted spell be kicked when it is cast ? For example : Isochron Scepter and Orim's Chant Can I pay the kicker cost each time I activate Isochron Scepter?
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Rules regarding Willbreaker [duplicate]

When Willbreaker gains control of an opposing creature, may the controller attack with the creature immediately, so long as it is not summoning sick? Thank you
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Does Storm count opponents' spells?

The definition of storm (such as in Grapeshot) is: Storm (When you play this spell, put a copy of it onto the stack for each other spell that was played before it this turn. If the spell has any ...
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Why is Sunken Hollow a rare?

Yesterday I was opening some boosters from the new Oath of the Gatewatch expansion, and got Sunken Hollow as a rare. (Tap: Add Blue or Black to your mana pool.) Sunken Hollow enters the ...
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What is the difference between Owning and Controlling an object on the Battlefield?

I’m a little confused on what the outcome of this scenario is – any help would be appreciated. Let’s say I cast Turn Against on one my opponent’s creatures. So I would “Gain control of target ...
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Can Turn to Frog prevent 'enter the battlefield' abilities?

Can my opponent cast Turn to Frog, to prevent 'Enter the battlefield' abilities?
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Can I sacrifice the same creature twice? [duplicate]

If I Use Plaguemaw Beast's Activated ability of "{t}, sacrifice a creature: Proliferate" and then target Vampire Hexmage with the activated ability of "Sacrifice Vampire Hexmage: remove all counters ...
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Etiquette for the Stack in MTG

More often than not it doesn't matter, you cast a spell and it either lands in its designated spot on the field, or it resolves and heads into the graveyard. What I always wondered is, whenever there ...
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Issues with Infinite Mana Loop and Grindclock/ Clock of Omens Combo

I have an idea for an Instant mil combo involving the below cards: Grindclock Clock of Omens Palladium Myr x2 Myr Galvanizer x2 Darksteel Forge (just so they cant be destroyed, always helpful) I'm ...
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Tidehollow Sculler and Ruin Processor

If I play Tidehollow Sculler and remove a card from the game then I play a Ruin Processor to put that card to the graveyard, would my opponent return the card from graveyard to hand when Tidehollow ...
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Creatures with variable power and toughness

If I summon a creature like Boneyard Wurm whose power and toughness depends on the number of creatures in my graveyard, and afterwards another creature of mine dies, do the Boneyard Wurm's power and ...
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Can I use one spell multiple times

If I have a card like Lightning Strike (that costs 2 mana) and I have 6 mana, can I use the card 3 times? In an online Magic game I played, I had this specific card also. When I casted it, it asked ...
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Can my deck have fewer cards after sideboard? [duplicate]

Traditionally, you're supposed to have 60 cards in your main deck, and 15 cards in your sideboard. But let's say that I had 64 cards in my main deck and 15 cards in my sideboard. For game 2 & 3, ...
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What are the chances of opening foils/mythics/expeditions/etc? [duplicate]

I've heard that the chance of opening an Expedition land is about the same as a opening a foil mythic. But what are the chances of opening a foil mythic? Or just opening a mythic or foil in general? ...
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How can I determine the value of very rare cards?

I recently bought a large collection of very old Magic cards. While sorting through them, I found two cards that I don't have an immediate answer for their value. (Promo from the first Pro Tour, in ...
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Is Argothian Elder a Druid?

Argothian Elder is listed on a lot of websites with the Druid creature type, but the card only lists "Elf". Is Argothian Elder a Druid too?
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Can you tap a creature for its Cohort ability if it has summoning sickness? [duplicate]

I am just curious how summoning sickness affects Cohort. Can you tap a cohort creature with summoning sickness at the end of your enemies turn? Didn't see this answered.
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Can I stack Miracle and other “at the beginning of of your draw step” triggers however I want?

I control Howling Mine. At the beginning of my draw step, I draw Temporal Mastery. Can I stack the Miracle trigger and then the Howling Mine trigger, such that I draw my second card before the Miracle ...
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Exile then return Jace, Vryn's Prodigy? [duplicate]

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy has the text "If there are five or more cards in your graveyard, exile Jace, Vryn's Prodigy, then return him to the battlefield transformed under his owner's control." What ...
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May I attack myself?

Could I attack myself with sengir vampire, block with a creature, and get a +1/+1 counter on it
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Milling cards with discard an draw abilities

I have a Blue Black Mill deck with Sphinx's Tutelage and Day's Undoing (Whispering Madness works in the same way). If I had all four Tutelages on the field, and cast Days Undoing / Whispering Madness, ...
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Blocking multiple creatures with multiple creatures

Let's say I have a two 2/2s (A and B) and also Brave the Sand. my opponent attacks with two 2/2s (C and D) And C is blocked by A and B and D is also blocked by A and B. Can I assign damage in such ...
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Kindle the carnage, repercussion and safe passage

Let's say I have Repercussion on the table and I cast Kindle the Carnage. Can an opponent prevent the damage done by repercussion after Kindle the Carnage has resolved? A mate and I are in a debate ...
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Can a player with 0 life use Soul Conduit to make their opponent lose instead?

If you get a player down to 0 life can he still use Soul Conduit's ability and swap life totals with another player killing that player instead?
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How to grant haste en masse in a mono-green Commander deck?

In my Elf Commander Deck (edited version of the Guided by Nature 2014 Commander Deck), I have Nissa Revane and as I was looking through the MTG tag of BCGSE I saw this question asking about if elves ...
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How does combat damage work when one creature blocks multiple attackers?

If I have Brave the Sands, am I allowed to block both a 6/6 flying and a 5/4 with my 1/2 Gurmag Swiftwing, and take 0 damage?
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vedalken orrery, aura of silence in reponse to opponents enchantment

If I have a Vedalken Orrery in play, and my opponent attempts to cast an enchantment, can I flash in Aura of Silence in response and force them to either pay 2 more mana or have their spell fizzle?
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How can I deal with indestructible shrouded slivers?

So, here's the thing. My dad plays Slivers for his Commander deck with Sliver Overlord as his commander. When he plays this deck, he always seems to get out Sliver Hivelord and Crystalline Sliver, ...
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Ulamog the Ceaseless Hunger & On Cast effect timing

If I cast Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger and target my opponent's two Plains on the board, does the exile effect resolve before my opponent has a chance to tap one of the lands to play Path to Exile? ...
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Does Claustrophobia prevent triggered abilities?

If I have a Blightcaster and my opponent enchants it with Claustrophobia will my Blightcasters ability still work when I cast an enchantment?
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How does Complete Disregard interact with pump spells?

When you have a card like Complete Disregard which reads "Exile Target Creature with power 3 or less", as I understand it, it becomes untargetable if the opponent's creature is Brute Strengthed. But ...
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Can City of Brass be used to cast Kozilek, the Great Distortion in Commander?

Can City of Brass be used to pay for the colorless component of Kozilek, the Great Distortion's cost if I am playing Commander?
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What are the most expensive cards in Magic: The Gathering?

I've heard of the Black Lotus and Dual Lands. Are there any other really expensive cards in Magic: The Gathering?
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What is the order of the combat phase in Magic: The Gathering? [duplicate]

I've spent some time looking at the rules for what goes on during the combat phase, but I'm still not sure what happens exactly. What am I allowed to do and when?