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 Bloodrush satisfy a forced discard? [duplicate]

If my opponent makes me discard a card and I choose a creature card with the Bloodrush ability, can I pay the cost during the forced discard in order to activate the ability?
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Consequences of killing a blocking creature

I've not been playing for years, so I'm a bit rusty. A creature attacks, it is blocked, and the blocked creature gets shocked. What happens now? As far as I know, the attacking creature is now ...
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Does “Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth” work on lands in libraries?

Legendary Land Each land is a Swamp in addition to its other land types. Does Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth work on lands in libraries? I.e., does it allow me to fetch any land using a ...
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Can Ward Slivers protection be responded to?

So I was playing against someone sniping my creatures. I cast Ward Sliver and name protection from a colour. They said that because Ward Sliver says "as it comes into play" the effect is an ETB ...
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Am I required to shuffle my opponent's deck?

During pregame, Anthony shuffles his own deck and then presents it to his opponent, Nathan. Is Nathan obligated to shuffle Anthony's deck? Is cutting the deck acceptable? Is doing nothing acceptable? ...
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Can white tokens be used to pay for white mana in a convoke cost?

Can white tokens be used to pay for white mana in a convoke cost? I know that tokens with summoning sickness can tap for convoke, but I was wondering if these tokens are considered "white". For ...
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Will I die if I lose enough life to kill me from an effect that also heals me?

What happens if I dip below 1 life from an effect that will also heal me after the damage is dealt? For example: If I bolt myself while I'm at 3 or less with a Soulfire Grand Master on the board? ...
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When does Skullcage have its effect activated?

I am new to Magic, so forgive me if this is common knowledge. Does the opponent's draw step happen before or after the Skullcage condition is checked?
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Am I allowed to shuffle my hand when ever I want?

A friend just told me I'm not allowed to, when he played a spell that lets him instantly chose a blind card from my hand to graveyard it. As I played with my decks first card open, I knew which he ...
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How does one defeat an enemy's True-Name Nemesis?

In Magic the Gathering, there is a card called True-Name Nemesis. This card, when entering the battlefield, allows the caster to select an opponent. Once selected, True-Name Nemesis gets protection ...
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In MTG when can I tap land [duplicate]

If I tap a land, end my turn, and then play an instant allowing me to untap it again, can I tap that land for more mana, and when does that mana get used up. Basically, if I tap mana on my opponents ...
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Can a player redirect his attack if the defending player concedes?

The situation: Player A has 1 life and several lifelink creatures adding up to 100 power. He swings at player B who has no defenders, planning to gain 100 life. Player B concedes. Without a valid ...
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Is there an equivalent of gatherer for Duels of the Planeswalkers?

Gatherer is a fantastic resource for finding cards in paper magic, but does not seem to me to contain any way of getting only Duels of the Planeswalkers cards. Neither the Expansion, Format or Block ...
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Double Gleam of Authority interaction [duplicate]

If 2 copies of Gleam of Authority are on the board would that mean that +1/+1 counters would bounce back and fourth to infinity?
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What all does Blood Moon affect?

1: If Blood Moon is on the battlefield, will Back to Basics, Burning Earth, etc. have any effect? 2: What about Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth? 3: Will a nonbasic with Wild Growth get an extra green mana? ...
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If multiple players must make a choice, in what order are the choices made?

For example, if Merciless Executioner enters the battlefield, and both players have multiple creatures, which player chooses a creature to sacrifice first? Obviously the latter will have an advantage. ...
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Does preventing damage prevent things like land destruction?

For example, if a player plays Personal Sanctuary then plays Armageddon does the damage prevention mean they don't lose lands?
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What does 'play' mean in the context of Courser of Kruphix?

Definition of 'play' in mtg for spells indicates it is synonym of cast. On the other hand on Courser of Kruphix it seems to be constant ability. What does 'play' mean in Magic?
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Can I respond to Elesh Norn's ability?

I have yet another timing question: Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite enters the battlefield under my opponent's control. I have Teysa, Orzhov Scion on the field with three other white 1/1 creatures. ...
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Do effects that reduce a spell's casting cost also reduce its converted mana cost?

If I have Grand Arbiter Augustin IV in play, can Zur the Enchanter's triggered ability pull a card like Æther Storm from my library, which would originally have a converted cost of 4, but which ...
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Does damage dealt by Searing Blood's delayed trigger cause Satyr Firedancer to trigger? [duplicate]

I found this unofficial ruling on Searing Blood, but it doesn't make sense to me. To sum up the question and the answer (in case of link rot): Q: Does the damage dealt by Searing Blood's delayed ...
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If an effect would prevent a spell from doing damage, does it continue to prevent that damage after the spell changes zones?

Anthony casts Searing Blood, targeting Nathan's Elvish Mystic. Nathan casts and resolves Dromoka's Command, choosing to 1) prevent all damage that would be dealt by Searing Blood this turn and 2) put ...
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If I have an Equipment equipped to something and it's enchanted by Ensoul Artifact, how is that handled?

Imagine I have an Equipment attached to something, e.g. a Chariot of Victory on a Runeclaw Bear. I then enchant that equipment with Ensoul Artifact. Would the Equipment card still grant its effects ...
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MTG: What set is Seelenruhe (Tranquility in German) from?

I recently picked Magic: The Gathering back up after a 15 year lapse. Currently making my way through what seems like a thousand cards from my childhood and entering them into a card database at ...
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Where can I find raw data for DCI sanctioned Constructed tournaments?

It is often easier to answer questions about Magic experimentally instead of mathematically. Anyone can see the final standing of a deck in a tournament and find out who piloted it. Here is an ...
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Do enchantments played by my opponent on creatures I control count towards my devotion?

If my opponent enchants my Spellheart Chimera with Encrust, will Encrust be counted towards my devotion or his? This is for devotion towards my god, Keranos, God of Storms.
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If I copy a mythic rare, will both survive?

I control Keranos, God of Storms. I play Fated Infatuation, which reads: Put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of target creature you control. Can I copy Keranos as it is a mythic rare ...
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If I try to kill a face down creature, can my opponent save it by flipping it?

I played a Lightning Bolt during my turn (3 damage to target creature or player) to kill a face down creature. Then, my opponent said he was going to morph the creature which was a 0/5 defender with ...
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When testing a deck, what % of rejected hands is acceptable?

Good deck construction minimizes luck. I am about to enter my first tournament (Pauper). In addition to testing my deck against other decks in actual games, I simulate initial hands and first few ...
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Are the two steps of Ponder an atomic action? [duplicate]

There are a number of cards that have two different actions. Ponder is one of them. I assume these separate actions are in sequence, and cannot be responded to by placing items on the stack in ...
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Can I block with Myth Realized if I attacked with it on my turn?

Myth Realized lets you pay {W} to turn it into a creature until end of turn. My question is... if I turn it into a creature on my turn and attack, can I also block with it on my opponents turn?
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Kolaghan, The Storm's Fury dragon attacking ability

Does Kolaghan, The Storm's Fury's ability trigger for every dragon attacking or any dragons attacking? For reference it says "Whenever a dragon you control attacks, creatures you control gain +1/+0 ...
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Question about '…only as a sorcery.' abilities

This is a (hopefully) quick question, there are several abilities that can be cast 'only as a sorcery', like a planeswalkers loyalty, or the Outlast ability. Can these be used multiple times in one ...
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Using Multiple Gleam of Authority [duplicate]

Following up on a recent post, "I am looking for some clarification on the card Gleam of Authority. The wording on the card is Enchantment - Aura Enchant Creature Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 ...
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How many cards do I need to make a collected set “draftable?”

I have very fond memories of (Triple) Innistrad, which is an absolutely amazing draft format, probably without equal. I'd like to be able to have a playset that I can pull out, years from now, and ...
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Does cloning a card include color?

If Clone (for instance) comes in as a copy of a black creature and attacks and is blocked by a creature that has protection from black, how does it resolve? What if the blocking creature has ...
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Has Magic always had tapped/untapped tokens?

It's been a long time since I've played Magic. (My "new" cards are from 4th edition.) As I recall, tokens could be created and destroyed, but they could never be tapped or untapped. In practice, ...
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Ways to find and purchase out-of-print / rare / old supplies?

My question came from missing out on finding a copy of the Ajani v. Nicol Bolas Duel Deck box to complete my set of duel decks. When something goes out of print, it obviously becomes harder to find. ...
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How to tell the difference between Alpha, Beta, and Revised magic cards [duplicate]

When I am looking at an alpha, Beta, or revised magic card what are the things I could look for to tell what set the card belongs to?
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Does Olivia Voldaren's second ability still work if I steal her in response?

Olivia Voldaren has the following for her second ability: {3}{B}{B}: Gain control of target Vampire for as long as you control Olivia Voldaren. Meanwhile, Merieke Ri Berit has this for her ...
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If I sacrifice a Sultai Emissary to a Gurmag Drowner's Exploit ability, which triggered ability resolves first?

I need to know what happens first if I exploit a Sultai Emissary with a Gurmag Drowner. Do I look at the top 4 cards in my library and choose a card to add to my hand first or do I manifest the top ...
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Is Gleam of Authority's bonus constant or one-time?

I am looking for some clarification on the card Gleam of Authority. The wording on the card is Enchantment - Aura Enchant Creature Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for each +1/+1 counter ...
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Is a Regenerated Creature Removed from Combat?

Say my opponent attacks me with a creature. I use a burn spell to deal lethal damage, then he regenerates it. Is it removed from combat at that point or does it still deal damage?
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Where can I search by card for decks in major tournaments?

Where I can search by card for decks from major modern tournaments? By major tournaments, I mean Grand Prixs, StarCityGames Open Series, TCGPlayer Max Point Series, and other large (200+) player ...
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When “an opponent” has to do something in a multiplayer game, who does it?

In a multiplayer game of Magic: The Gathering, if a card requires an opponent to make a choice — like Fact or Fiction, which states an opponent separates the piles into two piles — who ...
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Does having 2 Flickerwisps and an Impact Tremors win me the game?

I'm just thinking that if I had a Flickerwisp and an Impact Tremors in play, and I cast another Flickerwisp, would I be able to have the Flickerwisps "flick" each other until my opponents are at 0 ...
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Tutors for Sorceries?

I'm building a budget Natural Order deck, so I'm looking for tutors that can find sorcerys in green and black, preferably that have CMC 3 or less. I hope you can help.
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Is pile shuffling considered slow play?

Pile shuffling does not randomize a deck. Except during pregame, where pile shuffling allows players to count the number of cards in the deck, it might be considered a waste of time, and therefore ...
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Brutal Hordechief & Bloodthrone Vampire

I have a timing question: Is it possible to attack with "Bloodthrone Vampire" and let's say 10 other creatures at the same time, while using BOTH abilities of "Brutal Hordechief" and therefore cause ...
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When can I cast spells?

I'm wondering if spell casting only happens after attacks and blocking has been declared or if it's just at the second main phase? I've spoken to a few players in my area, but there aren't many people ...