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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Is Flesh Allergy combined with Grave Pact counterproductive?

I need a little help again. Imagine the following situation: I have Grave Pact, Bloodthrone Vampire and 9 other creatures on the battlefield. The opponent has only one creature on the battlefield but ...
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Indestructible and the stack

If I play an instant that grants target creature "indestructible" can an opponent use an instant in response to destroy said creature? Would the stack resolve their ability first? If so, would I be ...
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Victory conditions with the “Limited Range of Influence” option

In a ten player Grand Melee, Anthony controls a Darksteel Reactor with 20 counters on it. Anthony has satisfied the trigger condition for Darksteel Reactor. The trigger resolves, and he wins the ...
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Does Marchesa and a creature with modular work together?

I control Marchesa, the Black Rose and Arcbound Ravager. When Ravager dies, will the abilities of Marchesa and Ravager both trigger? If you can confirm it with rules, that would be great.
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Will my opponent lose from his own Plague Spitter enchanted with Soul Link, if the Plague Spitter deals him lethal damage? [duplicate]

My opponent is at 1 life. He controls a Plague Spitter and 2 other creatures (1/1 tokens). In his second main phase, he puts Soul Link on the Plague Spitter and passes the turn. In my turn I do ...
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Does Deathtouch apply to damage dealt via Fall of the Hammer?

Does Deathtouch (from my creature) apply if Fall of the Hammer is used on an enemy creature? The rules say about deathtouch: The rule that causes creatures dealt damage by a source with ...
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Are there cards which turn life gain into damage instead?

I was playing Hearthstone the other day and was intrigued by a card that causes healing spells to do damage instead. I was curious if there was ever anything printed in MTG that would have a similar ...
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What happens when I deal lethal damage to everyone at the same time?

In an EDH game, I was able to get infinite mana, and I used it to cast a Squall Line with X = 1,000,000. What is the result of this decision? Do I win, or does everyone lose and thus tie?
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What happens to enchantments that are attached to creatures when the creatures are returned to your hand?

What happens to enchantments that are attached to creatures when the creatures are returned to your hand?
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How many rules does Magic have?

More specifically, how many subrules exist in the September 25, 2014 revision of the Comprehensive Rules, located here? 1 Game Concepts Not a rule. This is a header. 100 General Also not a ...
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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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Can I activate an ability after part of a spell has resolved? (please read example) [duplicate]

I made a Phelddagrif group hug deck with Windfall as my win condition (obviously I would only use it in an emergency) and Elixir of Immortality. So, I cast Windfall with, say, 40 cards in my hand, ...
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What happens if Humble Defector is sacrificed before its ability resolves? [duplicate]

Humble Defector reads {T}: Draw two cards. Target opponent gains control of Humble Defector. Activate this ability only during your turn. Anthony controls Humble Defector and Butcher of the ...
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Does Essence Scatter affect Artifact Creatures?

Does the Instant Essence Scatter affect Artifact Creature spells such as Stuffy Doll?
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Enchantment Legal only because of it's Effect. Remains on target?

This happened this weekend, and we were unsure how to resolve it. Opponent casts Progenitus. On my turn, I cast Polymorphist Jest. Then I cast, Darksteel Mutation targeting the Progenitus. ...
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Weird m “placeholder” card

A while ago a friend of mine pulled an interesting card in a pack of Urza's Legacy. The back was normal, but the front was solid black with a white M on it. I can't find the card right now, but I made ...
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Thrashing Wumpus and Keen Sense

If I control a Thrashing Wumpus, with Keen Sense on it and I spend 3 black mana to activate the ability of the Thrashing Wumpus, I get to draw 3 cards right? (If I have only one opponent that is) It ...
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Does reduced casting cost affect casting of cards with variable casting cost? [duplicate]

I know the title's wording is a bit confusing, so here's an example scenario: I have Etherium Sculptor in play and I cast Chimeric Mass for 0 mana. My understanding (this post and my understanding of ...
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Can Dash from Fate Reforged be used at instant speed?

Fate Reforged is introducing a new mechanic called dash. It's reminder text is as follows: You may cast this spell for its dash cost. If you do, it gains haste, and it's returned from the ...
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Is it possible to build a wide variety of decks at low cost? If so, how?

I was pretty reluctant to get into magic because I knew that: Our game-centric family would want to build a wide variety of decks We are not interested in spending hundreds of dollars on a single ...
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Can multiple spells be activated with the same mana? [duplicate]

So first off I am fairly new to MTG and I was playing with my friend today and he corrected me on my move making. The way I thought it worked is that, for example, if I have a creature that requires 1 ...
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How many counters for each turn for Abzan?

I've just started playing mtg like a week ago and the first deck I've bought was Abzan Siege. Problem is I'm a bit confused on one thing, how many counters can you put on a creature at each turn? Is ...
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Dealing Damage to Creature soulbonded to Deadeye Navigator

A scenario played out last night that at the time I felt was correct, but the more I think about it, the more I feel uncomfortable about it. I had on the field: Goblin Bombardment Furnace of Rath ...
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Are there any turn 1 win decks? [closed]

So the question is in the title: Is there any deck that can(in the very best case) win in turn 1? It should not be tournament legal, it should not be legacy legal, but it should follow the basic ...
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Who determines the target creature or player when a card says “deals 1 damage to target creature or player”?

Vigilante Justice says "Whenever a Human enters the battlefield under your control, Vigilante Justice deals 1 damage to target creature or player." Do I decide if the damage goes to the creature or ...
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Is there any strategic reason to skip a turn to untap Time Vault?

A bunch of recent Channel Fireball videos (LSV, Cheon, LSV again) show players exploiting Time Vault combos, where you untap the Vault with Voltaic Key or some similar effect to take infinite turns. ...
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Stuffy Doll blocking 11/11 trampler. Phyrexian Obliterator blocks 11/11 trampler

What my problem is when last night a Stuffy Doll blocked my 11/11 trampler, the result was me taking 11 damage and Stuffy Doll absorbing one of that damage from the defending player who took ten ...
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Goblin Brigand and Norn's Annex

My opponent has Goblin Brigand on the battlefield. It says: "Goblin Brigand must attack each turn if able" I control a Norn's Annex. My opponent is unable to produce white mana, but can (of course) ...
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How much mana can I tap per turn?

So I am fairly new to Magic and I have read the entire rulebook multiple times and it never gave a clear answer," how many mana can I tap per turn", because to would just feel weird to be tapping all ...
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How many Magic The Gathering cards have been printed?

I wonder how many Magic: The Gathering cards have been printed I in total (including all languages, all editions). And I don't mean unique different cards, but really actual printed cards. It must ...
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What planeswalker cards can be used as commanders?

Can any Planeswalker be used as a Commander, or just the ones that say "XXXX can be your Commander" on the card?
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What does “cannot be countered” mean in MTG?

Mistcutter Hydra says it "cannot be countered." What does that mean? Is it like saying that it cannot be blocked? Or it can not be stopped from being summoned this turn or what? I have no idea what ...
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Where do MTG spoilers come from and why are the images low quality?

I'm quite new to MTG, joining just within the Khans block. I've seen spoilers for Fate Reforged and I'm wondering: if the spoilers came from Wizards then why do the images look like they've been taken ...
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Cards granting emblems

Are there any spells (sorceries, instants) that grant emblems? The only way to get an emblem that I've seen so far is for a planeswalker's ability to grant an emblem. I wonder if there is any other ...
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Blocking with First Strike + Deathtouch

Rule 509.3 says: Third, for each blocking creature, the defending player announces that creature's damage assignment order, which consists of the creatures it's blocking in an order of that ...
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Does an attacking creature have to deal lethal damage to the blocking creatures before dealing damage to the other blocking creatures?

This rule: 510.1c A blocked creature assigns its combat damage to the creatures blocking it. If no creatures are currently blocking it (if, for example, they were destroyed or removed from combat), ...
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“Enchantment Creatures” and “Enchanted Creatures” [duplicate]

Is a enchantment creature card considered to be a creature that is enchanted? I need to know for Winds of Rath, which destroys all creatures that aren't enchanted.
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Targeting question in regards to illegal target

I'm watching this video from the Judge's Corner on YouTube: Targeting - Judge's Corner #10. One example shows these cards being played: Middle first, left second, right third. The video says that ...
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How to store and organize cards for Magic the Gathering?

I know there exist people who collect more than play, but I want to know how people organize cards who frequently build new decks and therefore want to be able to find cards quickly. After a few ...
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When I tap a creature to attack with it, does that also activate abilities that require tapping it?

When I declare my attackers, that causes the attacker to be tapped. What happens if the attacker I tap has an ability that is triggered by tapping? Would I have to tap the creature before the combat ...
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I have been out of the MTG loop for the past year and i'm wondering how I can get back in [closed]

I picked up MTG around the start or mid last year. I purchased a Rakdos intro deck, and was pleased with it. I pushed some friends into MTG as well and they as well got a deck. For Christmas last ...
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Do continuous effects stack?

Does Kragma Warcaller stack with the +2/+0. Lets say if i have a 2/3 Minotaur and I play 2 Kragma Warcallers- does that 2/3 Minotaur become a 6/3?
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When is it worth adding nonbasic land or artifacts to your deck over basic land?

I'm having trouble choosing a basic land over something like Orzhov Guildgate or Gruul Cluestone. Why and when would you want one of these in your deck and would it replace a basic land or augment the ...
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Will casting an aura on a creature with heroic trigger the heroic ability?

I'll admit we've had a lot of trouble with the Battlewise Hoplite the last few games and what affects it and what doesn't. If he has a Battlewise Hoplite in play and I play a Crippling Blight does his ...
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Chandra, Pyromaster's ability and spells with x casting cost

Chandra's ability allows you to cast spell without paying its casting cost: −7: Exile the top ten cards of your library. Choose an instant or sorcery card exiled this way and copy it three ...
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Which cards are “bombs” in draft? [closed]

I use the BREAD strategy for drafting, but am unsure what exactly makes a "Bomb". For example, in a Kahns of Tarkir draft I'm normally quite happy to pick a Mystic of the Hidden Way as a first pick, ...
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How do I handle casting a spell with a cost of X when the casting cost is reduced?

If I play a spell with {X} in the mana cost, and I have a card out that reduces the casting cost by 2 colorless mana, what happens to the X? Does it start at -2? For example: I have Arcane Melee in ...
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Can a card effect make a creature block one that it otherwise could not?

Nature Shields Its Own is an Archenemy scheme that creates a blocking creature (green plant) any time the Archenemy is attacked and the attack is not blocked. We ran into a few issues last night ...
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Can older cards that refer to a player/opponent ever be used on planeswalkers?

Many older cards refer to players or opponents, e.g. "deal 3 damage to target player". Can any of these be used on planeswalkers, beyond the fact that you can simply attack them with creatures? For ...
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Why am I unable to draw cards in Magic 2014?

I play Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers (DotP) on Steam. I understand all of the basics except for one thing! In a recent battle, my turn started and I did not draw a card. The game went ...