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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If creatures enter the battlefield attacking, do they have to attack Gideon Jura?

If my opponent activates Gideon Jura's first ability targeting me, and I attack with a Kessig Cagebreakers, do the tokens have to attack Gideon?
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Are cards exiled with Ashiok revealed?

Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver has the following abilities: +2: Exile the top three cards of target opponent's library. -X: Put a creature card with converted mana cost X exiled with Ashiok, ...
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What happens with palace guard and other blockers?

Suppose my opponent attacks with 2 grizzly bears and I control 2 palace guard. I am on 1 life and must block both creatures to survive. I elect to block both creatures with both my palace guard. In ...
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How would first strike and deathtouch interact with multiple blockers in this scenario?

How exactly would the following work? I have a creature with first strike and deathtouch, it's enchanted to be able to block any number of creatures (Entangler). Lets say its a 2/2 and it blocks five ...
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Where can I play magic in Berlin? [closed]

I am in Berlin right now. Does anybody knows some good pub, where it is possible to play Magic: The Gathering?
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How does mana cost reduction interact with colored mana in a cost?

My friends and I are relatively new to magic, and we're confused as to how mana cost reduction works — i.e. the effects which say something costs X less mana. Can mana cost reduction reduce the ...
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Which comes first: Illness in the Ranks or Cathars' Crusade?

Suppose I have an Illness in the Ranks out and my opponent has a Cathars' Crusade out. If 1/1 creature token comes into play under the opponent's control, does the token die due to the effects of ...
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“Creature does not untap” on Mutavault

I have a Mutavault on the battlefield, which has been animated so it is temporarily a 2/2 creature. My opponent has a Shipbreaker Kraken, which has the following monstrous ability: When ...
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When should I use Avacyn's Glory's Restoration Angel?

When and how should I use Restoration Angel in the Avacyn's Glory deck? I understand Flash means it can be used any time like an Instant. What is the purpose or situation for exiling a non-angel I ...
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Magic card database for websites [closed]

How is it that websites like SCG or CFB created their card database inventory. How would i be able to do this myself now? I want to create a similar website where a user can search and find any card ...
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Kozilek vs Stonecloaker

So what i wanted to ask is this... Kozilek, Butcher of Truth goes to graveyard and I have Stonecloaker in hand! My queston is can I exile Kozilek with my Stonecloaker before Kozileks ability resolves ...
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How do cards like Brainstorm affect the probability of drawing an out?

I posted this on a Magic forum and got zero responses. I'm playing a High Tide combo deck. Let's say I am Brainstorming with 50 cards in my deck, 23 of which are outs that make me win. I think the ...
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Does Leyline of Singularity works on tokens?

If Leyline of Singularity is in play, will my opponent be able to have multiple "2/2 zombie tokens" in play?
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How to build / ideas for a multiplayer lifegain control deck?

I'm more of the dueler type, but sometimes I play multiplayer with my friends. At this point my decks are just not viable. I want to build a multiplayer deck for this purpose. When I check online ...
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If an attacking creature is sacrificed after being blocked, can I redeclare the block?

I was playing a quick game, and my opponent played Shidako, Broodmistress and attacked with several creatures, I declared my blockers, and my opponent proceeded to pay the forests and sacrifice all of ...
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Can I avoid an opponent preventing my Desecration Demon attacking?

I have a Desecration Demon in my hand, and through some other means I have the ability to cast it with flash and give it haste. Is there a point on my turn when I can cast the Demon such that it can ...
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How much time do I get to read a card before I counter it?

My friend told me I only get 5 seconds to say if I'm going to counter a card in Magic the Gathering, even if I tell him to wait. Is that true?
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Are some MTG sets statistically more likely to yield more valuable cards?

When buying booster packs, I always wonder which one I should by this time, and I often pick randomly (or for superficial reasons). However, it must be that some sets have more useful, valuable or ...
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Does Phantom Flock still prevent damage if it has no counters left?

Was having an argument with a friend, and couldn't really resolve the issue via google. Let's say, Phantom Flock ("If damage would be dealt to Phantom Flock, prevent that damage. Remove a +1/+1 ...
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Why did devotion decks dominate PT Theros?

Pro Tour Theros was full of successful devotion decks, with mono-black, mono-red, Gruul, and mono-blue all represented in the top 8, and the finals being decided by a blue mirror. Conventional wisdom ...
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Is it possible to destroy Dragon Mantle without the owner successfully activating it?

I was playing last night, and the following situation arose. I had a creature out with Dragon Mantle on it, which allows me to spend a red mana to give it +1/+0. My opponent wants to swing in with ...
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How many illusions will Lightning Bolt and Wild Ricochet to get rid of?

My opponent has a number of illusion creatures on the board. Let's just say they're Phantasmal Bear. I cast a Lightning Bolt on one bear. I then respond to my own bolt with a Wild Ricochet, which ...
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Wild ricochet and clan defiance?

Suppose I cast a Wild Ricochet onto a Clan Defiance. My Clan Defiance targets flying, non flying and player: can I redirect all of them? If I do, can I choose the target to be all on the player or do ...
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How does city in a bottle work?

If I cast City in a Bottle, what cards are affected? I remember hearing something about a rules change revoking the set symbol as a characteristic, meaning that cards like this would affect all cards ...
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Do Pack Rat copies give devotion?

If I make a copy of Pack Rat using its ability, does that copy retain the mana cost, and thus increase my devotion to black by one? ie. I have nothing on the battlefield but one Pack Rat and some ...
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What's the most efficient way of determine individual card values for my collection?

With an extremely large variety of Magic: The Gathering Cards that exist out there from so many sets and a loose definition of utility and value in the game, it's often hard to gauge a card's ...
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What happens with Lifelink when a creature's power exceeds its blocker's toughness? [duplicate]

Lifelink typically says: Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.) Suppose I attack with a 5/5 creature which has Lifelink, and it's blocked by a 1/1 ...
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Precise rules for MTG

We recently picked up MTG to try out. It is fun but the rules are quite vague. It is not clear whether a player can attack more than once (with different cards) in a turn. It isn't clear how tap ...
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Shipwreck Singer: When can the first ability be activated?

Shipwreck Singer has the ability: 1U: Target creature an opponent controls attacks this turn if able. When can I activate this ability? e.g. My opponent has a Manaweft Sliver. I say "attack if ...
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How does Blood Scrivener work if I “draw 2 cards”?

Blood Scrivener reads: If you would draw a card while you have no cards in hand, instead draw two cards and lose 1 life. If I cast Divination as my last card, how many total cards do I draw?
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How do creature that exile themselves interact with Whip of Erebos?

I've recently been told that a revived Obzedat, Ghost Council can escape Whip of Erebos's exile effect because you can exile it while the whip's effect's is on the stack, but wouldn't that trick (or ...
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Activating abilities of creatures while it is in stack

When I cast a creature with an ability that costs 2 mana to gain hexproof.Can I activate its ability as I'm casting it ?
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If I reveal a land with Daxos of Meletis, can I play it?

What happens if my Daxos of Meletis deals combat damage to a player, and the card revealed by that player is a land? Am I able to play that land or does nothing happen, because Daxos's ability is ...
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How do SBAs interact with the sacrifice of a creature enchanted with Gift of Immortality?

I am not very au fait of how state based actions work, so I'd like to understand an interaction. Say I have Brindle Boar enchanted with Gift of Immortality. There are basically no simple ways (barring ...
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Can an ability be used after my opponent uses an instant?

Can I use an ability after an opponent uses an instant? Example: Opponent casts Victim of Night on my creature. It reads: Destroy target non-Vampire, non-Werewolf, non-Zombie creature. Can I ...
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Do 3 Boros Elite attacking trigger Battalion?

Say I have 3 Boros Elite in play, and I decide to attack a player with all 3. Does it trigger Battalion? Since the card sais: Battalion — Whenever Boros Elite and at least two other creatures ...
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Tapping a creature on the turn it enters play [duplicate]

Let's say, for example, I summon a Gemhide Sliver this turn. Am I allowed to tap the Gemhide sliver for it's ability the moment it enters into the field, or is it affected by summoning sickness?
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How does Confusion in the Ranks trigger itself upon entering the battlefield?

Under the rulings for Confusion in the Ranks is this gem: 12/1/2004 Confusion in the Ranks triggers on itself entering the battlefield. If an opponent controls an enchantment, exchange ...
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Destroying a Planewalker before its ability is used

Say my opponent plays a planeswalker during their first main phase. I have a Hero's Downfall or some other effect that will kill it after it is already in play, but before they use any of its ...
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Does untapping an attacker stop its attack?

If someone declares an attacker and that creature does not have vigilance, if I untap that creature, for example with Burst of Energy, does it stop the creature from attacking?
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End of abilities given off by creatures [closed]

If I'm attacking with creatures that give off abilities and the other person blocks and kills the creature does its ability die off with the creature at that same moment leaving the others creatures ...
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How would Master of the Wild Hunt be worded if it targeted multiple creatures?

Master of the Wild Hunt says: [...] {T}: Tap all untapped Wolf creatures you control. Each Wolf tapped this way deals damage equal to its power to target creature. That creature deals damage equal ...
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What happens to a spell if an oppenent runs out of mana while casting it?

My friend and I were playing Magic the Gathering when he tried to summon Ghor Clan Rampager. He used all his mana to cast him, but in response I played Twiddle and tapped one of his lands. What would ...
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Does Master of the Wild Hunt deal damage multiple times?

The text on the Master of the Wild Hunt card: At the beginning of your upkeep, put a 2/2 green Wolf creature token onto the battlefield. Tap: Tap all untapped Wolf creatures you control. Each ...
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Can Bloodrush be countered with an instant that destroys attacking creature?

The Setup: It is my opponent's turn. He has an Elvish Mystic on the field (1/1). He declares his Elvish Mystic as an attacker, then activates his Ghor-Clan Rampager's Bloodrush ability from his hand, ...
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Prophet of Kruphix: Can I flash Bestow?

If I have Prophet of Kruphix out (which gives all my creatures flash), can I use the bestow ability of my enchantment creatures during my opponents turn? For example, can I bestow Thassa's Emissary on ...
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Sliver abilites and when they affect the Slivers

Let's say I have two Muscle Slivers, so they're both 3/3 creatures. Now if they attack at the same time, and I kill one Muscle Sliver, would the remaining Muscle Sliver continue to stay at 3/3 for the ...
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What are the results of combining Minion Reflector, Doubling Season, and Kalonian Hydra?

Minion Reflector and Doubling Season are out, and then you play Kalonian Hydra. What happens when the token hydra(s) with haste attack? How many counters do the Hydras wind up with? If you would be ...
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If I cast a spell that gives haste to all my creatures until end of turn, then cast a creature, will it gain haste?

For example, I play Goblin Lackey, then I use Burst of Speed and it gains haste. I attack with it and my opponent doesn't block. I put a Siege-Gang Commander due to Goblin Lackey's effect. Does the ...
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What are my cards good for once they have rotated out of Standard?

So I'm a little upset, but I am realizing this is just part of MtG. I spent some time last year putting together some nice decks and stocking up on quite a bit of the M13 cards. And then work / life ...