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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Can Dead Weight be sacrified after it kills a creature?

When you cast Dead Weight on a creature, is there a time frame to sacrifice the dead weight to another instant speed card effect before the dead weight goes into the graveyard but after it killed the ...
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Full written card lists for sets MTG

Is there anywhere where I can get a full card list just names for sets without all the mana costing and text or pictures. for example in the form: Card one card two card three and so forth.
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Sacrifice inferno fist after creature died

If my oponent attacks me with a 5/5 creature and I block it with a 2/2 creature with a inferno fist attached to it, can I sacrifice the Inferno Fist after damage has resolved, so I can kill the 5/5?
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How can I make a creature a Horror?

I was wondering whether there is a card that can make a creature a horror in addition to its other types. The card type does not matter. Is there a card like this?
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Hive Mind and Counterspell

Let say I have Hive Mind in game: The opponent casts Counterspell on my creature spell. Can I counter the Counterspell with the clone of Counterspell I get from Hive Mind?
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Do you have to have exactly 60 cards in a Magic the Gathering deck?

Do you have to have exactly 60 cards in a Magic the Gathering deck? Some people I've talked to at FNM say yes, others say no.
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Does being targeted with Moonlight Hunt allow my creature to return damage?

Opponent targeted me with Moonlight Hunt; would my creature It That Rides as One return damage or do any fighting to any of the wolves or werewolves that were chosen to fight me ?
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What happens if you steal an Elixir of Immortality and then use it?

In an EDH (Commander) game recently, Alice used Thada Adel, Acquisitor to steal an artifact out of Bob's deck, the Elixir of Immortality, and cast it. That artifact's ability says: {2}, {T}: You ...
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Infectious Curse vs. Tree of Perdition and Triskaidekaphobia

This is mainly a question about APNAP order, so my opponent taps their Tree of Perdition at the beginning of their upkeep in response to Triskaidekaphobia's triggered ability. So my question is as ...
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Do cards that say “Each player…” still affect players with Shroud?

I have a True Believer out which gives me shroud. My opponent has an enchantment that says that each player must sacrifice whenever he sacrifices a card. Does the enchantment target me, thus allowing ...
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Does the MtG lore have an official explanation for banned cards?

(Specifically, those other than: ante cards, un-cards, Shahrazad.) I remember reading someone speculating that knowledge of how to cast them was mostly lost, with those who still know generally ...
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What general strategy exists for countering a white swarm/pump deck?

A white swarm/pump deck is a deck with a lot of small, inexpensive white creatures that are subsequently improved by enchantments such as Honor of the Pure or other bonuses. The goal of this deck is ...
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How much land does a land card represent?

Thematically, how much land is a single land card supposed to represent? (It's for a story where the Magic: The Gathering card game is going to become kind of-sort of real through ignorance and ...
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Can negative toughness effects kill a creature?

There are some spells and abilities that subtract from a creature's power/toughness: for example, part of Ulcerate says "Target creature gets -3/-3 until end of turn." If the target creature is only ...
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Eye of the Storm - can I still counter spells?

Eye of the Storm exiles an instant or sorcery card 'when played', and adds it to its effect. When is it considered 'played', when the costs are paid, or when it resolves? More specifically, if my ...
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Eye of the Storm and Kicker Costs [duplicate]

If Rite of Replication is exiled with Eye of the Storm, can people pay the kicker cost to still get 5 tokens?
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Why was the banding ability 'removed' from MTG? What was so complicated about it?

While the banding ability was never actually removed from the game, no cards have been printed that use the ability in any set following sixth edition and it has never appeared on any rules summary I'...
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When controlling an opponent's turn after casting “Emrakul, the Promised End”, who is “target opponent”?

Say that I am playing a 1v1 limited game and I have just cast an Emrakul, the Promised End, and I am currently controlling my opponent's turn. If I cast (from my opponent's hand) Voldaren Pariah, and ...
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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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Can infinite scry 1 be shortcut by searching through your deck?

One of my standard decks is a 4-Color Rites deck. It has a few combos where infinite "dies" triggers are used. One of them involves having a Catacomb Sifter in play with a Brood Monitor and an ...
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How many lands do I need for a Commander deck?

A Commander deck consists of 100 unique cards, of which one is designated as the Commander and must be either a Legendary Creature or an allowed Planeswalker. I'm still very unfamiliar with this ...
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Landfall, land creature enter effect

If I have a creature like Embodiment of Fury and I play a land and use its landfall effect on the land that just entered will it trigger entry effects, for example Elemental Bond? Is it seen as ...
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If you trigger Tree of Perdition's ability, then give the tree -13/-13, does the player go to 0 life? [duplicate]

If you activate Tree of Perdition's ability, "Exchange target opponent's life total with Tree of Perdition's toughness", then play a spell before the ability resolves that brings the tree's toughness ...
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Land ratio vs mana curve

When choosing cards for a deck, one of the most important things to consider is the number of land you put in. The biggest issue is mana curve, of course. What shortcuts are best for determining the ...
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Where can I practice MTG draft online and actually play against my opponents for free?

I've been having fun practicing drafts on draft simulators like this one, but sometimes I'd like to actually be able to play with the deck I built. Since all of the other players on these simulators ...
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How do Isochron Scepter and the Fuse mechanic interact?

The split cards in the expansion set Dragon's Maze contain a new mechanic "Fuse". This mechanic allows you to cast both sides of the spell, a new option for cards of this type. Isochron Scepter ...
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Are you allowed to not block and let the damage slip through?

Is it allowed for you to not defend with any creatures at all when the opponent is attacking (even if you have untapped creatures) and take the damage yourself? For example, I have a sliver deck and ...
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Are counters the same as a creature's power/toughness?

I put 4 +1/+1 counters on a 1/1 creature, so now it is a 5/5. My opponent casts a spell that says to remove all +1/+1 counters from target creature. Is my creature now a 1/1? Or are all creatures 0/0 ...
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Moonlight hunt with trample

If I play Moonlight Hunt, and my Werewolves have trample, does the excess damage from my creatures get applied to the player?
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Magic The Gathering: keyword for power at least X

I would like to know if there is a keyword that basically means 'if the creature has a power of at least X'. A friend told me there might be, but I couldn't find it. I wouldn't be surprised if I ...
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If I rebound Seasons Past what happens?

Narset Transcendent can give any sorcery or instant rebound. Seasons Past says "put on bottom of owners library". What happens if I rebound Seasons Past and then cast it?
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Do multiple take control effects let me keep a card?

If I was to cast two "take control of a creature until end of turn" spells, like Act of Treason, twice on the same creature in the same turn, do I keep it ?
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After using Act of Treason and Cloudshift, does a creature re-enter the battlefield under my control?

If player A has a creature, and then on player B's turn, he/she uses Act of Treason on it, and then Cloudshift, does that card, once it has been cloudshift-ed, return to the battlefield under the ...
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Rescue from the Underworld on an unearthed creature

With Sedris, the Traitor King on the battlefield, I pay the 2B cost to unearth a creature. Then I cast Rescue from the Underworld and sacrifice the card that was just unearthed. I understand that the ...
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“Would draw” with “Can't draw”

Folks, I would like to know if an effect like "players can't draw cards" prevents/cancel effects like "if you would draw a card, instead do X". Because I wouldn't draw a card anyway, the effect does ...
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What happens if multiple people can cast the same card?

Scenario: Victor controls a Vedalken Orrery (You may cast nonland cards as though they had flash). It's Daniel's turn. Daniel swings with a Daxos of Meletis, not blocked. The triggered ability happens....
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Is drawing multiple cards an atomic action?

Is drawing multiple cards an atomic action, or do effects triggered by drawing a card trigger for each card drawn instead? Consider Spiteful Visions, which reads: Whenever a player draws a card, ...
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When does Hushwing Gryff prevent abilities from triggering?

Can you play a Hushwing Gryff as the last card from resolving Eureka and stop abilities from triggering? Or does it only prevent the triggers of creatures put into the battlefield after it?
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Does Medomai the Ageless + Supplanter of Identity give me infinite turns?

A few days ago a new card named Supplanter of Identities was spoiled and I was wondering if you would target Medomai the Ageless with the effect of the supplanter you could take infinite turns (if you ...
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Multiple Replacement Effects for “Next Time”

So I recognize that replacement effects are chosen in order by the affected object/player's controller per 616.1. If two or more replacement and/or prevention effects are attempting to modify the ...
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Two Experiment Kraj are on the battlefield, what are their abilities?

Through the use of Sakashima the Impostor (or Mirror Gallery), there are two Experiment Kraj on the battlefield, each with a +1/+1 counter on it. How many additional copies of their activated ...
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Hideaway Lands and Additional Costs

If I were to use say Spinerock Knoll's or Mosswort Bridge's Hideaway ability to cast Tooth and Nail, am I able to then pay the entwine cost to have both effects? Im not sure whether the card being ...
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Assigning damage less than power

Is it possible to assign damage to a single blocking creature that is less than the attacking creature's power? If so, it is possible to assign less than lethal damage? Suppose I attack with a big 20/...
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Do creatures with enchantments on them keep the enchantments if they return to the battlefield from the graveyard?

Do creatures with enchantments on them keep the enchantments if they return to the battlefield from the graveyard? If a creature is sent to the graveyard from the battlefield, and has an enchantment ...
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Does lifelink apply before life loss during combat damage?

Let's say for example I'm at 1 life. My opponent attacks with two creatures and I'm about to block one, but my blocker has lifelink that would make me gain more life than I lose. Do I still die due ...
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Can i get infinite mana from Krark-Clan Ironworks and Welding Jar?

If i play Krark-Clan Ironworks and Welding Jar, can I sacrifice the Jar to activate the Ironworks, and then use its ability to regenerate itself? If so, this process could be repeated infinitely, to ...
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Can I use Fate Transfer to make a Thing in the Ice transform immediately?

If I have Thing in the Ice with 4 ice counters on it and played Fate Transfer to move all these counters on to another creature, will it transform? Or is the check on how many counters it has done ...
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Does killing Might Sliver before damage affect other slivers' power and toughness? [duplicate]

I got quite confused on what exactly happens in this situation: Opponent is attacking, he does so with three (3/3) creatures. I declare blockers, which would be two unimportant (1/1) Slivers and a ...
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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 ...