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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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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do basic lands count against sideboard total?

http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/legacy/21524_The_Long_And_Winding_Road_Legacy_Elves.html All the spells in that deck are green as are all the creatures. And yet the deck has two fetch lands - ...
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Can I use Hibernation Sliver to return slivers from my graveyard?

I have a Hibernation Sliver in play which states that all slivers have "Pay 2 life: Return this permanent to its owner's hand." I have slivers in my graveyard. Can I pay 2 life and return a sliver ...
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In what ways does a Commander in their Command zone influence the game?

Oloro, Ageless Ascetic has an ability that functions whilst in the command zone. As a newbie to the Commander format, that leaves me unclear about something: Whilst a Commander is in their Command ...
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What happens when a miracle trigger is copied?

One of the newly spoiled cards in Magic 2014, Strionic Resonator, allows you to copy a triggered ability you control. This allows you to copy any of a number of things that previously would happen ...
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Varolz, the Scar-Striped rulings with double-faced/flip cards

Varolz, the Scar-Striped says Each creature card in you graveyard has scavenge. Their scavenge cost is equal to its mana cost. My question is simple: do I get to choose which side I can ...
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Can a creature token represent a different creature token?

I have quite a few cards that have the ability to create creature tokens when they're played or their ability is activated. The only problem is I don't have the specific token for each one, but I ...
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How much damage do I take when I Trample a Stuffy Doll that has Pariah attached?

Last game I played I faced the following combo: Stuffy Doll played by an opponent, opponent chose me Pariah attached to Stuffy Doll This resulted in an invincible opponent, as long as Pariah is ...
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Jace, Telepath Unbound and Casting a Spell from the Graveyard

I was playing MTG Duels. I had Jace, Telepath Unbound on the battlefield and activated its second ability: You may cast target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard this turn. If that ...
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How does Tarmogoyf interact with changelings?

What would happen if you had a Mirror Entity (or any card with changeling) in your graveyard and a Tarmogoyf in play? Would Tarmogoyf's ability only count Mirror Entity as a shapeshifter type creature ...
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How exactly does “fight” work?

Of all keywords, fight is the most confusing to me. Whan creature X fights creature Y, do you only count plain power/toughness? How do you count enchantments, counters, static abilities of other ...
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Ordering triggers

Hey I have yet another question from my esper rally deck. My opponent is at 3 life. I have no more cards in my library and no creatures in play. My graveyard has Nantuko Husk, Zulaport Cutthroat, 2 ...
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Who wins when everyone takes lethal damage simultaneously?

I am building an edh deck for about 5 dollars and was wondering, If I cast Sickening Dreams dealing more than enough damage to kill my opponent and I at the same time, who wins?
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Dropping from a sanctioned event mid-draft

The tournament rules say: Players who drop during limited events own the cards that they correctly have in their possession at that time. This includes any unopened or partially drafted ...
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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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Can I respond to a draw from Gitaxan probe?

If I resolve a Gitaxian Probe, can I crack a Lion Eye Diamond before I draw?
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When does Chief of the Edge die?

Lets say my friend attacks with Chief of the Edge and two other Warrior creatures, and I declare three blockers, one on each creature. If Chief of the Edge dies due to combat damage from blockers, ...
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Is there a “consensus” definition of what constitutes a “strong” or “weak” deck? [closed]

In various Magic the Gathering posts, I've seen references to "strong" and weak" decks, and specifically to decks that are "too strong" or "too weak" to be "playable. Is a deck that is "too strong" ...
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Does a copy of your commander count as your “Commander”?

The new Commander edition introduces a keyword Lieutenant, which gives bonuses as long as you control your commander. Is that bonus still granted if you control a clone of your commander only? And ...
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Losing Control of Bestowed Enchantment Creatures [duplicate]

I've been playing Magic for about six months and thought I had a decent handle on how things work until I ran into the following problem: Set-up: I was playing mono black devotion against blue-green ...
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Does heroic trigger when the creature is in a graveyard?

I have an Agent of the Fates in my graveyard. I return it to my hand with Disentomb. Does my opponent have to sacrifice a creature?
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If you block an attack, can the blocker be killed with an instant before you can sacrifice it?

Let's say I control a Brindle Boar. If I block an attacking Nessian Courser with it and then activate the ability of Brindle Boar, can my opponent interrupt it with say, a Shock to kill it before I ...
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How does Athreos, God of Passage respond to creature tokens?

If I have Athreos, God of Passage on the field and a creature token dies, does Athreos' effect trigger and they automatically lose three health because I can't return a token to my hand, or does it ...
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Priorities at End of Turn

So I announce the end of my turn. My opponent responds with a lightning bolt to my head. It resolves so I take 3. Do I still have priority to do something else, eg to play instants that says do ...
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When do you reveal the top card of your library with Courser of Kruphix and scry lands?

I have Courser of Kruphix in play, and a scry land (say Temple of Plenty) on top of my library revealed. If I then play the land off my library using the Courser's ability, which of the following ...
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Diplomatic Immunity, card's self abilities and equipments

I have card Diplomatic Immunity (from Mercadian Masques) It says that both the enchantment itself and the creature enchanted can't be target of spells or abilities (called shroud now, it seems). ...
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Card Organization: Multi-Color Cards

As my collection has started growing (new to MtG) I'm now needing to organize. I've done quite a bit of blog reading on the different methods and strategies but one thing I can't quite seem to ...
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Do face-down creatures with death trigger activate normally?

If a face-down creature has a "When this dies [...]" effect (i.e. because of Ixidron), will that effect activate when it dies?
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Regeneration specifics: activation of the ability in combat

I'm aware of this question about regeneration, which covers almost everything about it, but the focus of that question was on instants such as Shock or Doom Blade. My question is different and wasn't ...
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What is the sequence of actions when my Shocker removes cards and places cards in my opponents hand? [duplicate]

I have a fun little shocker deck. From Gatherer Whenever Shocker deals damage to a player, that player discards all the cards in his or her hand, then draws that many cards. Note that the errata ...
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Magic The Gathering, Blinking the source of a transformation

When the action that makes a card flip back-face up goes on the stack, I use a card ability like the Eldrazi Displacer to blink Archangel Avacyn After the "blink" resolves, the card I have on 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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Why would anyone use Necromancer's Assistant? [closed]

The card Necromancer's Assistant is kind of useless. You sacrifice 3 random cards to play it, it can be destroyed by any card, and its power is only decent. When would you use this card?
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Progentius vs Cowardice

So my friend thinks that Cowardice will get rid of Progenitus but since a spell can't target Progenitus it can't target it. Now he also said I can target it but it fizzles but he would be doing an ...
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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 ...
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How do continuous effects interact with the stack, your hand, and other zones?

For example, Chief of the Foundry has an ability that says: Other artifact creatures you control get +1/+1. If I were to cast a 1/1 Artifact Creature it would enter the battlefield as a 2/2 due ...
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Can I Redirect a Retract to affect my opponent?

Can I Redirect my own Retract to my opponent with a redirect? I'm just wanting to know before I try it and look dumb. I know you have to have a valid target for a Redirect but Retract targets me, a ...
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Will a creature cast with Dash still return to your hand if it dies in combat?

While going through Fate Reforged, I became a little bit confused by the new mechanic Dash. For example, if you take a look at Goblin Heelcutter, the ability states as such: Whenever Goblin ...
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Did Balance change when its wording was changed?

I noticed that the original text of Balance, from Alpha, says that someone must discard some number of lands to equalize (sorta). In the most recent reprint, I notice they have to choose some number ...
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Who draws a card if my opponent has stolen control of Pelakka Wurm when it dies?

If an opponent casts Act of Treason to gain control of Pelakka Wurm then sacrifices it who will draw the card?
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How does Imprinting and the affinity work together?

I'm currently working on a artifact deck (casual). I am thinking of imprinting Somber Hoverguard on Soul Foundry. But how do I dertermine the imprint cost, and will the activation cost of Soul Foundry ...
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What happens to cards cast from exile?

There are a few cards that allow you to exile cards and then cast them later (Narset, Enlightened Master for example). After a spell cast this way resolves, does it go back into exile, or does it ...
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Does Phantasmal Bear get sacrificed if its affected by spells or abilities that don't say 'target'?

Phantasmal Bear says that if it becomes the target of a spell or ability that it must be sacrificed. If I played Phantasmal Bear and later in the game played a creature that gave all of my other blue ...
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If I respond to a permanent resolving is it in play when my spell/ability resolves?

Lets say that at my opponent's end step I cast Bile Blight on his Pack Rat that he already has 3 of total on the field, then he activates the ability of pack rat in response, can I respond to the ...
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Does “When enter on the battlefield” trigger heroic?

When a Satyr Grovedancer enters on the battlefield and I choose a creature with heroic to recieve the a +1/+1 counter, does it trigger the heroic? I don't think so because the heroic says explicitly ...
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Does an Archetype affect summoning cost effects?

If I have say an Archetype of Imagination: Creatures you control have flying. Creatures your opponents control lose flying and can't have or gain flying. and a Warden of Evos Isle: ...
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Do I get more cards if my hand is empty at the end of my turn?

What do I do if I have zero cards left in my hand at the end of my turn? Do I wait until the end of my turn then draw the usual one card at the beginning of my next turn or do I draw a new seven card ...
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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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Hypergenesis and Triggered abilities

If an opponent casts (or cascades into) Hypergenesis, starting with the caster each player takes it in turns to put a Creature, Artifact, Land or Enchantment onto the Battlefield. This can be repeated ...
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Merciless Eviction, how far does all go?

Got Merciless Eviction from a booster, and it states that you can choose one and then exile all artifacts, creatures, enchantments or planeswalkers. Does this mean that all instances in graveyards and ...