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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Do permanents controlled by a player with hexproof also have hexproof?

If I have a Witchbane Orb, then I (the player) have hexproof. Are permanents I control also hexproof? Or am I only hexproof from abilities that target me specifically? Can a card like Wrath of God ...
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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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When is a Spell considered to be “Cast”?

Is a spell "Cast" when it is first declared and put on the stack? Or when it resolves? I used to think it was when it resolves. But I think I am wrong. For example, if my opponent puts a creature ...
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Can you chose fewer targets than a spell permits?

Say I have a spell like Victimize that says, among other things "choose two target creature cards in your graveyard"... what if I only have one creature card in my graveyard? Can I still cast the ...
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Hibernation Sliver and sacrifices

Hibernation Sliver states all slivers have "Pay 2 life: Return this permanent to its owner's hand". So what if you have a sliver like Necrotic Sliver that gives all slivers "3, Sacrifice this ...
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Does Homing Sliver give other Slivers slivercycling even before it's been cast?

Homing Sliver gives each sliver card in each player's hand slivercycling 3. My question is... does it do that even if Homing Sliver hasn't been cast? Or do slivers in peoples hands only gain that ...
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Does a Life Gain deck have any hope against a Stigma Lasher?

Is there anything that can be done against a Stigma Lasher if you have a life gain deck? This card seems quite broken. 2 mana for a 2/2 wither is a good card. But to have it ruin any hope of ...
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Are there any EDH commanders whose colour identity is not solely determined by their mana cost?

Colour identity is not only the colours in the casting cost, but any mana symbols that appear in the rules text (but not the reminder text!). Are there any legendary creatures that have a different ...
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Does Argothian Elder and Maze of Ith really produce infinite mana during the attack phase?

According to a comment in the discussion of Argothian Elder: Argothian Elder plus Maze of Ith provides infinite mana during your attack phase. How is that? In order for Argothian Elder to attack ...
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Is Mana Weaving ok if it's followed by a thorough shuffle?

My friends and I are relatively new to MtG. At some point, one of them introduced us to the idea of mana weaving, and we'd do this to declump our decks prior to a very thorough shuffling. However, at ...
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Can I use Trait Doctoring to to make a Circle of Protection monocolor or multicolor?

Can Trait Doctoring be used to change a Circle of Protection (whatever color) into protection from mono or multicolor? Trait Doctoring reads Change the text of target permanent by replacing all ...
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How can I win against Phyrexian Unlife?

I've played my friend and he used his new mono white deck. After some turns, he plays Phyrexian Unlife. This is the first time I've seen it. It says even if his life is 0 he never loses. I'm using ...
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How does Double Strike work with Trample? [duplicate]

Player A has a Wrecking Ogre (4/4 double strike) and decides to use the Bloodrush ability of Ghor-Clan Rampager, so now the Wrecking Ogre is a 7/7 with Double Strike + Trample. If Player B decides to ...
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Can I use both of Grindclock's abilities at the same time?

I'm starting on mono blue mill deck and I saw Grindclock. I'm not sure about its ability. {tap}: put a charge counter on Grindclock {tap}: target player puts the top X cards of his or her ...
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Does Memory Erosion trigger even if a spell gets countered?

Player A has the enchantment Memory Erosion on the battlefield. Player B casts Dark Banishing on Player A's creature, and Player A uses Counterspell on it, so the Dark Banishing is countered. Will ...
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When is a card returned to the owner's hand?

I'm after some explanation on the rules returning a card to the owner's hand the question was raised by Darking Merfolk Consider the scenario where I have Darting Merfolk in play My opponent ...
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How does the Hickory Woodlot card work?

I'm a little unclear on the The Magic the Gathering card Hickory Woodlot Hickory Woodlot enters the battlefield tapped with two depletion counters on it. Tap, Remove a depletion counter ...
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What happens if a creature is returned to owner's hand after blocking or being targetted?

What will happen to a creature if it's been killed either after being targetted by spells or by blocking? example 1: Player A casts Chandra's Outrage targeting Angelic Wall; Player B uses Crystal ...
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How is the current format for an MTG booster draft calculated?

I know that once all three sets in a block are out, a draft consists of one pack of each; and I know that when only the first set is out, a draft consists of three packs of that set. What's the ...
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can wishes let you get 5x of a card?

So normally in tournaments you're restricted to a max of four identical cards per deck but can you, with wishes, get, into your hand, a fifth Force of Will, or a second Yawgmoth's Will or something?
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Converted mana costs of tokens and manlands

So let's say I have a Pernicious Deed that lets you "destroy each artifact, creature, and enchantment with converted mana cost X or less". Do tokens (e.g. those produced by Sliver Queen) get ...
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Can Uncommon Magic cards be sold individually for a profit?

[Background: this was previously part of a longer question which has been edited into multiple smaller questions. I’ve already researched selling Magic cards, including reading through How do I find ...
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How does Blistering Dieflyn work?

Blistering Dieflyn gains +1/+0 when you use a swamp or mountain. If you tap multiple mountains or swamps, can it be for example 5/1? Can you use multiple lands on it?
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Is there a standard file format for Magic the Gathering games?

I like to play games of Magic solitaire to test my decks (particularly Commander games, but the same would apply to any game). I also like to share the raw data from the game with my friends. ...
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Put twice as many tokens/counters

If I control 2 copies of Primal Vigor which reads: If one or more tokens would be put onto the battlefield, twice that many of those tokens are put onto the battlefield instead. If one or ...
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Triggered abilities: Whenever a creature deals damage

I have among others the following two permanents in play under my command: Derevi, Emyrical Tactician, which has "Whenever Derevi, Empyrical Tactician enters the battlefield or a creature you control ...
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In Magic: the Gathering, what is being gathered?

Why does Magic: The Gathering have "The Gathering" in its title? What is being "gathered"?
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Where is the Wizards of the Coast Offical Commander (General) banned list?

I just got destroyed in Commander (EDH). Worst part of it is that the deck that killed me can do it over and over. It has a guaranteed 4-5 turn win. (EVERY TIME) It felt a bit broken to me, so I ...
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When does legendary rule take place?

Say my opponent has Elesh Norn on the table and plays Phyrexian Metamorph as a copy of her. As I understand from her Gatherer-page, all my creatures will now briefly have -4/-4. So my question is ...
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Do two creatures with protection from each other cancel out each others' protection? [duplicate]

I've been playing MtG for a while and recently came across protection from everything. It occurred to me: can two creatures with protection from everything block each other? Or, can a blue creature ...
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How do people build a Magic deck once they have a general starting point? [closed]

In most games, such as chess, Monopoly, or Puerto Rico, I buy a game set with a specified board configuration, and specific cards and pieces in specific quantities (e.g.28 title deeds, 32 houses and ...
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How should I group rare Magic cards when selling them online? [closed]

[Background: this was previously part of a longer question which has been edited into multiple smaller questions. I’ve already researched selling Magic cards, including reading through How do I find ...
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Effect of Viper's Kiss on Heroic creatures

I was battling my brother recently. He had a purely green deck, and summoned Anthousa, Setessan Hero. I then used a Viper's Curse on Anthousa. Anthousa has a heroic effect that allows it to turn ...
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Does the commander count as part of your deck?

Say I have an EDH/Commander deck with Omnath, Locus of Mana as my commander. Does that count as being in my deck? Or can I have another Omnath, Locus of Mana in my deck? (If so I imagine I would ...
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When does “Targeting” happen in MTG?

Here is a hypothetical situation I am wondering about: I have in play a Omnath, Locus of Mana and 500 Green mana in my mana pool. My opponent plays a removal spell on Omnath (Path to Exile, ...
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Interactions between Brainstorm and Miracles

Suppose I'm playing UW Miracles in Legacy. During my opponent's turn, I cast Brainstorm, and the first card that I draw is Entreat the Angels. If I choose to cast the card for its miracle cost, what ...
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What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet? [closed]

So my son, who is 8 years old, is just noticing his friends getting into card games like Pokemon. I collected sports cards when I was his age and still do. I never got into the card games like ...
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Are you required to call a judge if you're not involved in the game?

If you're a spectator to a game at either competitive or professional REL and you see a gamestate error occur, should you call a judge? What happens if you don't call a judge? Is it different if you ...
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Does Progenitor Mimic create copies of itself even when it isn't a creature?

Progenitor Mimic can be cast as a copy of cards like Mutavault and Simic Keyrune whilst they're in their creature state. When it does so, it can become something other than a creature: a land, an ...
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Are there any cards that turn creatures into land?

There are dozens of cards that turn land into creatures, but are there any cards that turn creatures into land ?
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Are there more cards like Boseiju, Who Shelters All for non-mana costs? [closed]

Mana gained from Boseiju, Who Shelters All and Hall of the Bandit Lord grant an ability to various spell types if it's used to pay for them. Are there similar, ability-granting effects for non-mana ...
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Can you attack again after I decide not to block?

We are both new to MTG. He will attack me, and when I decide to take the hit and roll back my life, he then likes to attack me a second time. This doesn't feel right to me, is this allowed? Can he hit ...
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What strategies are effective against a spot destruction deck?

In Standard (Return to Ravnica, M14, and the first Theros set), a friend of mine is currently working with a tri-color RGB deck heavy on control via spot destruction: Abrupt Decay, Dreadbore, Ultimate ...
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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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Can I block with a previously bestowed creature?

When a creature enchanted with a bestow creature dies while blocking a creature, the bestow enchantment becomes a creature. Can that creature block in the same combat, even though all the blockers ...
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How does Charmed Pendant interact with Reaper King?

Charmed Pendant has the ability {T}, Put the top card of your library into your graveyard: For each colored mana symbol in that card's mana cost, add one mana of that color to your mana pool. ...
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Armored Ascension

does attaching an enchantment Aura to a colorless creature make the creature the color of the Aura? My opponent has a card with protection from all colors and I have a Brass Squire with Armored ...
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Does Solemn Offering affect auras?

Solemn Offering reads "Destroy target artifact or enchantment", but can it affect auras that are attached to something? I've been searching around but haven't been able to find out one way or the ...
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Double strike and Regeneration: Can the blocker die from combat after regeneration?

I am unsure how the following situation resolves: Player A attacks Player B with a Two-Headed Cerberus with a Baleful Eidolon bestowed upon it, making it effectively a 2/3 with double strike and ...
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Doubt about Hissing Miasma

Hissing Miasma Types: Enchantment Card Text: Whenever a creature attacks you, its controller loses 1 life. My question is: does the attacker lose one life per attacking creature?