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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What would Resolve first?

If my opponent has one Timberwatch Elf tapped, and I use Yamabushi Flame on it, can my opponent respond with a Wirewood Lodge and then use Timberwatch Elf to protect it?
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If a creature with an effect is destroyed by blocking do other attacking creatures lose the effect?

I have a Rageblood Shaman that says: Other Minotaur creatures you control get +1/+1 and have trample. If I attack with it and multiple other creatures any my opponent blocks it and destroys it ...
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Can I cast Enchant Creature cards on Enchantment Creatures (Bestow) that are on another creature?

Say I have a Nessian Courser which is enchanted by a Nylea's Emmissary. I want to cast an Enchantment - Aura on the Nylea's Emissary, for example: Ordeal of Thassa. Perhaps for some reason, I ...
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Does Courser of the Kruphix's ability play mutliple land cards?

Courser of Kruphix says: Play with the top card of your library revealed. You may play the top card of your library if it's a land card. Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your ...
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Why can't an overloaded Counterflux beat Pyromancer Ascension?

In his write-up of Pro Tour BTG in Valencia, pro player Gaudenis Vidugiris described this game, the last one he played to get to the top 16 (emphasis added): Round 14 I battled against RWU ...
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Is there a MTG card similar (either in image or name) to R2D2 for a Star Wars theme deck? [closed]

I'm putting together a theme deck and I've already selected the following: Nephalia Smuggler Sylvan Yeti Black Knight Brass Man There are several candidate cards for Leia or Luke or even light ...
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Do bestow count toward cards that say “when [sub-type] enters on the battlefield”

Champion of the Parish gains +1/+1 "Whenever a another human enters the battlefield under your control". If I play Nyxborn Shieldmate as a bestow does it count toward this effect? I know it does not ...
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If a Creature-Planeswalker blocks a creature with infect, what happens?

If a planeswalker than has been turned into a creature (not a planeswalker that turns itself into a creature with "prevent all damage" like Gideon) takes Infect damage, what happens? I know that ...
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Are gods treated as creatures before they enter the battlefield?

Gods, such as Purphoros or Mogis, are not creatures if your devotion is not high enough. Does this count when casting them? If, for example, an opponent tries to counter with Essence Scatter when the ...
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do creatures created after a “all creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn” instant get -1/-1 as well? [duplicate]

Let's say I cast Golgari Charm (an instant) before my opponent attacks. I choose the "all creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn" and then my opponent attacks with, among other creatures, a Precinct ...
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Nightveil Specter - Do I have to play them in order they were exiled?

Nightveil Spectre has the following ability: Whenever Nightveil Specter deals combat damage to a player, that player exiles the top card of his or her library. You may play cards exiled ...
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“Each” and Targeting

I played with a group recently who was convinced that an effect like "each creature" will target (while "all creatures" does not). I consider rule 114.9a good enough to prove that it must say ...
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Do negative counters trigger Protean Hydra?

Damage to Protean Hydra is prevented by removing +1/+1 counters from it. The card states: Whenever a +1/+1 counter is removed from Protean Hydra, put two +1/+1 counters on it at the beginning of ...
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Do cards that say “creatures you control” trigger Heroic?

If I have a creature or multiple creatures that have a heroic ability and I activate a sorcery or instant that has an effect to "creatures you control" will this trigger the heroic ability?
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Can I tap a creature in response to an instant?

I am try to figure out Crypt Sliver's ability better. I was wondering if my opponent casts an instant to destroy target creature, during his or her turn, if I could respond by tapping a creature ...
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Is there a way to block MTG sorcery spells that view my hand?

Sorry if this is an obvious question but I didn't see it asked before and I'm very new to Magic The Gathering. Is there a way to block sorcery spells in MTG that threaten to view my hand? For ...
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show and tell, gilded drake and primeval titan

I cast Show and Tell and with it play Primeval Titan. My opponent plays Gilded Drake and takes over my Primeval Titan. I assume I'm the one who gets to use the land search ability and not my opponent? ...
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Show and Tell and permanents that target other permanents

Say I cast Show and Tell. I put down Angel of Despair and my opponent puts down Crystalline Sliver. "When Angel of Despair enters the battlefield, [you] destroy target permanent". Crystalline Sliver ...
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Can my opponent respond to an “enters the battlefield” ability?

I played Shadowborn demon. It has the ability When Shadowborn Demon enters the battlefield, destroy target non-Demon creature. Can my friend play Fall of the Hammer on the target creature that ...
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wheel of sun and moon and tutors

So let's say I have Wheel of Sun and Moon in play and cast a tutor that puts the card I searched for on top of my library. Let's say, Enlightened Tutor. In what order do things happen in then? Do I ...
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Leyline of the Void and exiling stolen permanents

What I love about M:tG is the fact that even after 10+ years of playing you always come up against new situations. This one stumped me earlier tonight though. I've gone up against Leyline of the Void ...
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Who wins? Painter's Servant or Mycosynth Lattice?

Painter's Servant makes all cards the color of your choice. Mycosynth Lattice makes all cards colorless. What happens if they're both in play at the same time? Does the most recently played one take ...
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Can Wheel of Sun and Moon go into graveyard from play?

If Wheel of Sun and Moon is destroyed – for instance by a disenchant – does it go into the graveyard, or at the bottom of your library?
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Regenerate: Tap before regeneration?

I have a creature with the regenerate ability. If I activate this ability I generate some sort of a regenerate shield according to the following rule: 701.12a: The next time [permanent] would be ...
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Multiple effects causing extra phases in M:tG

Just checking that I understand rule 500.8 correctly: 500.8. Some effects can add phases to a turn. They do this by adding the phases directly after the specified phase. If multiple extra phases ...
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Can I use a “Counter Target Spell” on Enchantments?

Can I use a Counter Target Spell on enchantments? Enchantments are considered spells right? Thanks.
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Playing Cards from Unhinged and Unglued

Should players play cards from the Un-Sets as they stand, or should errata be applied to remain consistent with rules and Oracle updates? In the case that the general question is too broad, ...
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Plague Spitter + Rite of Passage

Scenario: I have a 2/2 creature and Rite of Passage on the battlefield. Then I play 2 Plague Spitters. What will happen at the beginning of my next turns upkeep? Will both Plague Spitters damage ...
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MTG Best commander deck money can buy [closed]

The background to this is that in our group we have one player that drafts every week, goes to all the events and spends several hundred pounds on Magic each month. When we play casually he cannot ...
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When are suspend card counterable

When can you counter a suspend card (when it is suspended or when the final time counters get removed) and would I need to play a counterspell (counter a spell) or a stifle (counters an ability) to do ...
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Can I cast cost-less cards like Living End with Dream Halls?

I think the title is self-explaining :) Can I cast cost-less cards like Living End with Dream Halls by discarding a black card ?
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Not enough cards for both players when casting Wheel of Fortune

What happens if both players have only 3 cards in their library and I cast Wheel of Fortune (Each player discards his/her hand and draws seven cards) ? Is it any different if one player has 1 card ...
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Voracious Wurm and Wall of Reverence: which trigger happens first?

Suppose Wall of Reverence is already in play. I play my Voracious Wurm, which has the following ability: Voracious Wurm enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it, where X is the amount of ...
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How do Mistform Dreamer and Conspiracy interact?

I actually have two questions concerning Conspiracy: 1) If I put the enchantment Conspiracy onto my battlefield, and choose "Wall" for creature type, will all my creatures automatically become ...
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Will suspend foil a “Cheesy” victory?

If I play The Cheese Stands Alone (or Barren Glory) and destroy my other permanents somehow, will I win the game if I currently have a card suspended? Do that count as a card in play?
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Is an Enchantment Creature card an Enchantment card?

is it possible to return an enchantment creature card (like Baleful Eidolon) with Dawn to Dusk from the graveyard? I'm not sure if an enchantment creature is a special type or just two types ...
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What happens to a Curse when the Enchanted Player dies?

This question is regarding the 'Curse' Auras from Innistrad block, such as Curse of Exhaustion. When the player enchanted by the Curse dies, what happens to the Curse. Does it remain in play with no ...
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Can Welding Jar target itself?

We had this issue come up in a game last night, and we weren't sure how to handle it. Player A had Welding Jar and another artifact in play. Player B cast Naturalize targeting the Welding Jar. In ...
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If your Commander is in your graveyard when your graveyard is exiled can you return it to the command zone?

My understanding is that you can chose to put your commander in the command zone instead of putting it in the graveyard or it being exiled. Putting it in the command zone is a replacement for putting ...
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Returning permanents from my graveyard

If i have a sorcery or instant or creature ability that allows me to return target permanent to its owners hand, can I use that ability or spell to return permanents from my graveyard
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Playing Multiple Lands in One Turn

I know that for the most part you can only play one land per turn. However I also know that it is possible to put multiple lands onto the field with the effects of certain spells. I want to know if ...
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Can Aura of Dominion be used with Inspire Creatures?

If I put Aura of Dominion on Arbiter of the Ideal, can I pay 1 mana and tap Arbiter of the Ideal (as the cost of Aura of Dominion's ability) and then have Arbiter untap (as the effect of Aura of ...
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Why so many people use “house rules” in EDH/Commander?

Since I'm an Eternal player (Legacy and sometimes Modern) that has played just few times EDH/Commander I found difficult to understand why often players use a more strict banned list in their matches; ...
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How do Platinum Angel and Darksteel Reactor interact?

I have a Darksteel Reactor on the battlefield, and my opponent plays Platinum Angel. How does the Reactor's effect resolve when it hits 20 counters with the PA in the battlefield? Do I win the game or ...
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How do you counter a fuse card?

If your opponent plays a card with the fuse special rule and opts to play both sides you get a chance to respond. If you're holding a counterspell do you dispel one or both spells of the fuse?
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Can a flashed creature block?

If I summon a creature with the flash rule in my opponent's turn as a response to their attack is it able to block? Or is it suffering from summoning sickness and can't do anything?
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How does Spirit of the Labyrinth interact with Chains of Mephistopheles?

If I have Spirit of the Labyrinth and Chains of Mephistopheles in play. And then on my opponent's main phase (after they have drawn a card) I play Blue Sun Zenith for 8 mana and target my opponent. ...
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Wording on Volrath's Shapeshifter

I was surprised to see that the wording on Volrath Shapeshifter is not just old card text, but the actual oracle wording. I am curious, why does it not simply copy the the other creature, and have ...
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How does Phyrexian Dreadnought and Volrath's Shapeshifter interact?

If I have a Phyrexian Dreadnought on top of my graveyard, and I put a Volrath Shapeshifter onto the battlefield, will I have to sacrifice other creatures with the total power of 12 or not? The same ...
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How do two Doubling Seasons affect each other?

If an effect would put one 1/1 creature token onto the battlefield, and I control two Doubling Seasons, how many tokens would be put into play? 3 or 4?