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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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 ...
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What happens when, and can I return face-down non-creature cards to my hand?

Say I manifest an instant or sorcery card which I'd like to use, and I have a card like Temur Sabertooth in play. Can I use Temur Sabertooth's ability to return the card to my hand, and do I have to ...
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Am I obligated to distinguish between morphs and megamorphs when I'm casting a card face-down?

I cast a card with megamorph and state "I'll pay {3} and morph this." Is this particular method of communication for casting a face-down creature legal? The reason I ask is because morph and megamorph ...
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Laquatus's Champion and Torpor orb

I have a Laquatus Champion who entered the battlefield while there was a Torpor Orb on the field (and thus it's first ability didn't trigger). What happens when it then leaves the battlefield ? The ...
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Aura Trample removed by High Priest of Penance

I've been searching high and low for this: say a High Priest of Penance (with an indestructible aura) blocks a creature with Rancor, i.e. trample. Can I stop the trample effect by destroying either ...
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How to “dematerialize” a deck in the Magic Assistant card manager?

(I'm hoping that a question about a utility related to Magic: The Gathering is on topic here, otherwise I apologize.) I am trying to organize my collection using the open source Magic Assistant ...
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Phyrexian Unlife and Necropotence

So I have a 5 color deck and I was wondering how Necropotence and Phyrexian Unlife interact in certain circumstances. I understand that once my life becomes 0 or less I cannot pay life to draw cards, ...
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How do Aether Rift and Library of Leng interact?

Let me give you a run down of the board state. I had an Elderscale Wurm enchanted with Canopy Cover on the battlefield. Damage could not reduce my life total below 7. My opponent had Forgestoker ...
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Can I use a nonbasic land that taps and gives me either a red or white mana if I only have red mana in my deck?

Can I use a nonbasic land that taps and gives me either a red or white mana if I only have red mana in my deck?
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Gleemax interactions

This deals with Unhinged cards, so competitive REL is useless here. Imagine that I have a Gleemax on the field. It says: You choose all targets for all spells and abilities. 1) Somebody ...
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What is the Infinite Squirrel deck?

I've heard of the Infinite Squirrel Deck, and it looks as though it revolves around Earthcraft and Squirrel Nest. Is this the only distinguishing feature of an Infinite Squirrel deck?
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Can players in single-elimination rounds agree to split prizes unevenly?

Paragraph five of section 5.2 of the Tournament Rules states the following: Players in the single-elimination rounds of a tournament offering only cash and/or unopened product as prizes may, with ...
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If I exile Rout with Narset's ability, when can it be cast?

Let's say I control Narset, Enlightened Master and attack, exiling the top four cards of my library, including Rout (alt link). Rout's first ability states that I can cast it any time I could cast an ...
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What is the availability of the complete sets Wizards of the Coast is apparently selling?

I recently found, what appeared to be complete sets made by Wizards of the Coast. I had been contemplating buying a complete set of Dragons of Tarkir, with seemingly many vendors making offers, and ...
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How does removing +1/+1 counters during combat affect abilities granted from having that counter? [duplicate]

If I block a flyer with a non-flying non-reach card granted reach by having a +1/+1 counter and the card longshot squad on battlefield and then remove the counter with retribution of the ancients ...
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Can I use lands from previous sets? [duplicate]

bit of a Magic n00b here. I was wondering, can I use basic lands that are not currently in standard? (eg dragon's maze) I just thought this might be thing as no matter what set ut's in, basic lands ...
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How is damage dealt when a creature is blocking multiple creatures?

Let's say I have a Wall of Essence and a Brave the Sands on the battlefield. My opponent has two Mardu Woe-Reapers on the battlefield. Based on Brave the Sands description I can block both ...
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Does Battlefield Forge add two mana to your pool each time it is tapped? [duplicate]

Do cards like Battlefield Forge add 2 mana each time it's tapped or is it just one of the two tapped mana options? Or can you choose between both at once vs one? And is the mana only there while it's ...
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Is mana generated by a sacrifice ability permanent? [duplicate]

I have a couple of Generator Servant cards. They have {T}, Sacrifice Generator Servant: Add {2} to your mana pool. If that mana is spent on a creature spell, it gains haste until end of turn. ...
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Can crackleburr respond to himself?

Let's say my opponent has a Crackleburr, two red and blue useless tokens, and an infinite amount of red and blue mana. Crackleburr's card text is this: {U/R}{U/R}{T}, Tap two untapped red ...
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Do counters go away when the creature that gave them dies

When a creature card gives another creature counters does the counters go away when the creature that gave them dies.(the card does NOT say It gives is a +1 +1 counter as long as it is on the field)
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How can I find out when a specific comprehensive rule was introduced?

I wrote this answer, and I feel like it would benefit (slightly - it's not exactly a crucial part of the answer) from knowing when rule 706.4 was introduced. I feel that if I can find out when a rule ...
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When a permanent is being made to copy another, does it count as entering the battlefield? [duplicate]

I want to cast Polymorphous Rush on a strong creature on my battlefield so that my Hamletback Goliath's ability will trigger. The creature that will become the copy is already on the battlefield, but ...
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When does “at the beginning of the next end step” trigger?

When casting a creature for its the Dash cost, will the creature return on the same turn's end step or the next turn's end step?
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Finding the CIN of MTG Cards for collection?

I collect MTG cards and after hoarding a huge collection I'm trying to get it all organized now from this mess. I've found an xls file that has almost all of the cards on it but it's not updated ...
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Do card abilities that grant mana stack? [duplicate]

For example, if I have a creature card that says Creatures you control have "{T}: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool." and I have two of these creatures out, do they stack so I can tap ...
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Can I counter a creature by invalidating the target of its “comes into play” effect?

For example, consider Akoum Boulderfoot. It says: When Akoum Boulderfoot enters the battlefield, it deals 1 damage to target creature or player. At what point does the player have to decide on ...
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Fate Reforged Booster Pack contains a Khans of Tarkir Fetch Land

I'm kind of new to Magic. Today I opened a Fate Reforge booster pack that instead of containing a basic landed contained a Windswept Heath. That is a fetch land from Khans. Is it normal for the ...
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What is the converted mana cost of fuse cards

If I were to play Blast of Genius and chose to discard Catch // Release Would the converted mana cost be the total cost of both halves or one?
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How can I reduce the planar die “whiff factor” with house rules?

I like to play Planechase sometimes. Mostly this variant, which gives players some additional choices when planswalking. However, the most annoying part of Planechase is that the planar die has such ...
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“Whenever you draw a card” - does that include the beginning of each turn?

I'm new to MTG. I have Horizon Chimera which has "Whenever you draw a card, gain 1 life." Does that mean you gain 1 life at the beginning of every round, when you draw a card? (That seems ...
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Passing the Lv.1 Judge Exam

I have Lv.1 Judge exam test 2 month later and I'm start to prepare now I found I have to read and study Comprehensive Rules, IPG, MTR. and I will try some test question on Judge center too I found ...
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Will Enduring Ideal and Dovescape played together leave Enduring Ideal countered?

I play Enduring Ideal and search and play Dovescape. On the next upkeep Enduring Ideal should be cast again. Is Enduring Ideal countered by Dovescape, or can I search for other enchantments?
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Essence Scatter and summoning creatures

I played Nessian Game Warden, and a friend of mine tried to counter the entire summoning using Essence Scatter. Essence scatter says: Counter target creature spell. Does Nessian Game Warden go ...
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what constitutes a card draw?

Dragons of Tarkir has a new Planeswalker - Narset Transcendent - that, among other things, let's you "look at the top card of your library; if it's a noncreature, nonland card, you may reveal it and ...
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What happens when you copy an Epic spell?

You cast Eternal Dominion from your hand. With Eternal Dominion on the stack, you activate your max-level Echo Mage to make two copies. They resolve. Are the copies you just made Epic? (Meaning ...
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When I cast an encoded cipher spell, can I encode the copy on another creature?

When my creature successfully attacks with an encoded cipher card attached, does the copy also have cipher? Wouldn't I be able to encode the copy of the original spell onto a new creature, having 2 ...
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Resolving an ambiguous game state caused by mixing restricted mana

Anthony activates Mishra's Workshop to add {3} to his mana pool. He casts Bronze Sable, leaving him with {1} in his mana pool. This mana comes with a restriction that it may only be used to cast ...
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Why are there multiple version of Magic The Gathering Game on Steam?

I'm new to this famous card game. I searched it on steam and found multiple version e.g. 2012, 2015, etc I'm planing on purchasing this online version of the game to see it but I got curious. Does the ...
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If Soulflayer is returned to play from your graveyard, does it retain abilities it was granted?

The abilities for Soulflayer are... Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spell pays for 1.) If a creature card with flying was exiled with Soulflayer's delve ...
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Are tribal spells with changeling considered creature spells?

Does Heartless Summoning make Tribal Changeling Instants cheaper to cast? Crib Swap's type line says: Tribal Instant - Shapeshifter In the reminder text it says: Changeling (This card is ...
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Why didn't whomever created EDH allow Planeswalkers to be Commanders?

I know only legendary creatures can be commanders unless stated otherwise (for example Daretti, Scrap Savant). Have the creators of EDH ever explained why Planeswalkers cannot be commanders by ...
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What's the probability of having a combo on the first turn in MTG?

I'm creating a combo deck, and I'm interested in the probability of having a certain combo on the first turn. For this combo, I need 4 different cards. There are 4 copies of each of these cards in ...
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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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Humble Defector and Refocus

Who retains control of Humble Defector if, after it is activated, Refocus is cast targeting it and its ability is used again? I know that the player activating the Defector would draw four cards ...
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Can i search a copy of a card in the battlefield in my library?

If i use a Cackling Counterpart to create a token of a creature, can i use cards targeting that token (like Pack Hunt) to search my library for that same creature cards?
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Has there ever been any use for Lich?

Is there any good deck which uses Lich? Sure, there is some very corner-case where having it in the battlefield will help you, such as if you have fewer life than permanents, and you are about to ...