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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?
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Floodtide Serpent and Can't Attack Enchantments

I control Krasis Incubation enchanting my Floodtide Serpent. My mana pool is empty and I have no way to gain more mana this turn. The only enchantment I control is Krasis Incubation. Floodtide Serpent ...
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Do cards like Giant Growth create a one-shot or continuous effect?

I'm curious as to how a card like Giant Growth works. I'm not sure if the effect on it is a one shot effect, a continuous effect, or something else. If I had to guess, I think it works as follows: ...
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What exactly does “can't block alone” mean?

Some cards, such as Loyal Pegasus and Mogg Flunkies feature the rules text Card name can't attack or block alone. For attacking, this is unambiguous; the creature can only attack if another ...
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Can I sacrifice an opponent's creature to Shadowborn Demon?

I have a Shadowborn Demon and I was a little curious about the description of it. It specifically says "At the beginning of your upkeep, if there are fewer than six creature cards in your graveyard, ...
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Penalty For Skipping Priority

Sometimes when I pass my turn, my opponent simply untaps and, if nothing triggers during upkeep, they draw. This can be a major headache for me when I want to cast Mana Short after my opponent untaps ...
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Auras on creatures with protection

I have a question about a new Born of the Gods card. The card is called Silent Sentinel. It has the text that says: Whenever Silent Sentinel attacks, you may return target enchantment card ...
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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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What happens if both players have the ability to pump their creature an unlimited number of times?

Say that both players each had 2 Leaden Myr, 2 Myr Galvanizer, and a Nantuko Shade. (Or any other way to get unlimited mana, and a Nantuko Shade). Player 1 attacks with his Nantuko Shade, and player ...
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MTG—Multiple Card Stack Confusion

A friend and I recently ran into a scenario and we're not sure how it would play out. My friend plays Shade's Form on one of his creatures. (B: This creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn." When ...
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When can an Ætherling use its blinking ability?

If an Ætherling blocks something that could kill it, can it then use its blinking ability before it takes damage? I can't stop it with anything as it blocks and leaves with no damage. U: Exile ...
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Are Magic The Gathering Proxy cards illegal to print? [closed]

I tried to print a bunch of Magic the Gathering Proxy cards through my local Costco. (An MTG Cube) They called me up and told me that those cards are copyrighted material and that it would be ...
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Why is Wizards breaking the color pie (at least in Legacy)? [closed]

Mark Rosewater, Magic head designer and weekly column writer, in many different occasions wrote about R&D will of creating the fewest number of cards that break the color pie. While I think this ...
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How does Perplexing Chimera work with multiple triggers on the stack?

Perplexing Chimera is a new card in Born of the Gods. It reads as follows Enchantment Creature - Chimera Whenever an opponent casts a spell, you may exchange control of Perplexing Chimera and ...
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Is it possible to copy a land with Mimic Vat that is turned into creature by an enchantment?

I am considering creating a deck which utilizes a strange combo if it can be done. It uses Mimic Vat in combination with Awaken the Ancient. I want to make it so that when my land, which is a 7/7 ...
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How does Shadowborn Demon work?

A question about the rules on Shadowborn Demon: When Shadowborn Demon enters the battlefield, destroy target non-Demon creature. At the beginning of your upkeep, if there are fewer than six ...
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How does Fuse work?

If you have a card like Profit and Loss you get the Fuse special rule I'm a little unclear how it works? Do you have to cast both sides in the same turn? If you don't can you cast one of the ...
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What is the original purpose of Bazaar of Baghdad?

I have a lot of interest in Bazaar of Baghdad {T}: Draw two cards, then discard three cards. I know how powerful this card is in a Dredge deck in Vintage and thus why it's banned in Legacy, but ...
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What happens if Perplexing Chimera is used on a Storm spell?

Perplexing Chimera is a newly spoiled card with the rules text: "Whenever an opponent casts a spell, you may exchange control of Perplexing Chimera and that spell. If you do, you may choose new ...
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What happens if each player has a copy of the same Archetype?

Archetype of Endurance (from Born of the Gods) is a card that says Creatures you control have hexproof Creatures your opponents control lose hexproof and can't have or gain hexproof. If ...
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What happened with Chronicles?

I often read on the internet people referring to Chronicles expansion as a disaster, the worst mistake ever made by Wizards, the biggest drop value in Magic's history.. but nobody explains what ...
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Cloning a card with Tribute

Forthcoming Nessian Demolok has the following abilities. Tribute 3 (As this creature enters the battlefield, an opponent of your choice may place three +1/+1 counters on it.) When Nessian ...
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What tap effect has priority?

Suppose I control Wellwisher: {T}: You gain 1 life for each Elf on the battlefield. And my friend controls Ballynock Trapper: {T}: Tap target creature. Whenever you cast a white spell, ...
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Creatures with Tribute and targeting

Nessian Demolok, one of the latest creatures revealed in the Born of the Gods spoilers, reads: Tribute 3 (As this creature enters the battlefield, an opponent of your choice may place three +1/+1 ...