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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Has there ever been any use for Lich? [on hold]

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 ...
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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. Each of these different cards are in copies of ...
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Can I respond to a draw from Gitaxan probe? [duplicate]

If I resolve a Gitaxian Probe, can I crack a Lion Eye Diamond before I draw?
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Does Master of the Wild Hunt deal damage multiple times?

The text on the Master of the Wild Hunt card: At the beginning of your upkeep, put a 2/2 green Wolf creature token onto the battlefield. Tap: Tap all untapped Wolf creatures you control. Each ...
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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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Does “an attacking creature” count as “a creature that attacked”?

Say I have Hypersonic Dragon in play and go to combat phase. Dring the declare attackers step I tap and declare Hypersonic Dragon as attacking. After I have declared Hypersonic Dragon as attacking I ...
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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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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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Is there any way to rehabilitate the “junk rare” Lost In The Woods?

I've really been enjoying the incredible Innistrad set, and advance previews of Dark Ascension (on the Wizards official site and elsewhere) have been living up to it so far. However, I had to do a ...
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Are gods treated as creatures before they enter the battlefield?

Gods, such as Purphoros or Mogis, are not creatures if your devotion is not high enough. Does this count when casting them? If, for example, an opponent tries to counter with Essence Scatter when the ...
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If Soulflayer exiles a Winged Sliver from the graveyard via delve does it gain flying?

Soulflayer has delve and reads If a creature card with flying was exiled with Soulflayer's delve ability, Soulflayer has flying. The same is true for first strike, double strike, deathtouch, ...
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Will destroying an enchantment attached to a permanent also destroy that permanent?

I play Awaken the Ancient and enchant my mountain. My opponent plays Priest of Iroas and then activates its ability to destroy target enchantment and targets my Awaken the Ancient. Now I know that the ...
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exiling cards from graveyard. can each trigger for multiple cards in play [closed]

if i have multiple cards in play with activated abilities involving exiling cards from my graveyard can each exiled card activate for each of my cards in play? card gets +1+1 for each card exiled and ...
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When does Heroic trigger?

Suppose Player 1 controls a Favored Hoplite and casts Ordeal of Heliod targeting it. In response, player 2 casts Magma Jet on the Favored Hoplite. Does the Heroic trigger from Ordeal of Heliod happen ...
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Why are MUD decks called MUD?

I have done numerous Google searches, and come up with nothing remotely definitive for the reason for the name MUD given to MUD decks. The definition of MUD appears to be, an artifact deck, that uses ...
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Will this bounce work?

Here is my problem: I made a really awesome Animar EDH deck and one of my infinite combos involves Animar, Soul of elements with 4 +1/+1 counters on it. This will allow me to summon Pierce Strider for ...
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How many Tokens does Sidisi, the Brood Tyrant make when multiple creature cards enter the graveyard simultaneously?

If two creature cards are placed in the graveyard by one card effect, will Sidisi, Brood Tyrant make one or two tokens?
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Can abilities that trigger when a permanent becomes targeted trigger multiple times from the same spell?

Some abilities trigger whenever a (certain) permanent "becomes the target of a spell or ability." For example, Cephalid Illusionist says Whenever Cephalid Illusionist becomes the target of a spell ...
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Does Seeds of Strength trigger Heroic three times?

Seeds of Strength has the following text: Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn. Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn. Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn. Sage ...
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Does Vorinclex help its controller or its owner?

I play a Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger commander deck casually with friends. If one of my opponents plays Mind Control (or something similar) and takes control of Vorinclex, do the triggered abilities ...
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Ordeal of Heliod and changing creature control

Here is the situation that came up: Player 1 controls a creature enchanted with Ordeal of Heliod and two +1/+1 counters. On Player 2's turn, they cast Portent of Betrayal to take control of the ...
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What cards can give an opponent control of an Island so I can use Islandwalk on them?

I'm working on a blue/black deck with some cards that have Islandwalk and I'm trying to find cards that can force an opponent to control an island. I have Stormtide Leviathan but I was looking for ...
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When do you place the +1/+1 counter for Anafenza?

If I attack with Anafenza, the Foremost and one other creature do I get to place a +1/+1 counter on the other creature or does it have to be tapped before combat?
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When Turn to Frog changes a creature's base power/toughness to 1/1 do any affects that change creature's power and toughness still apply?

Turn to Frog changes a creature's base power and toughness to 1/1. Does that mean if target creature has a +1/+1 counter when Turn to Frog is cast, it becomes 2/2? If it has -1/-1 counter on it, would ...
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Can I counter Rite of Replication by destroying the copied creature?

Let's say my friend casts Rite of Replication on one of his creatures. Right after that, I play an instant--Flesh to Dust--and destroy his creature. Would that counter the sorcery? If not, would I ...
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When does Mardu Hordechief's raid ability trigger?

I'm new to MTG and I'm quite confused about when exactly raid is triggered. For instance, say I have Mardu Hordechief (which creates 1/1 tokens) and I tapped, let's say, 2 creatures to attack. What ...
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What's the most efficient way of determine individual card values for my collection?

With an extremely large variety of Magic: The Gathering Cards that exist out there from so many sets and a loose definition of utility and value in the game, it's often hard to gauge a card's ...
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Will returning a creature trigger Prowess?

Pre-amble So I am currently building a Blue & White Prowess + Heroic deck in Standard. The idea that I can boost my heroic creatures with instants and auras and reap the benefit across all my ...
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Can I play two instants back to back?

Basically lets say I attack with Triton Shorestalker. My opponent can't block. Can I then play Become Immense and Titanic Growth? Or if I attack with a creature that can be blocked and my opponent ...
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Magic: The Gathering - Does Rot Wolf's ability work even if he dies?

Scenario 1: My Rot Wolf (2/2 with Infect) is attacking. My opponent assigns his Defiant Elf (1/1 with Trample) to block. He then plays Giant Growth on his 1/1 to become a 4/4 until end of turn. ...
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Magic the Gathering: Hero's Blade vs Lightning Bolt

My opponent has Hero's Blade on the battlefield. He plays Yisan, the Wanderer Bard and attempts to attach Hero's Blade to it. In response, I cast Lightning Bolt and attempt to deal Yisan 3 damage and ...
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Gaining control of a creature while an Aura targeting it is on the stack

It's my opponent turn. I have Prophet of Kruphix on the battlefield, which means I can play creatures as though they had flash. My opponent plays Boonweaver Giant and chooses Spectra Ward, which ...
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Does this creature give itself +1/+1?

So I was playing a game and this card came out and we couldn't decide if by "Other Minotaur creatures" it means not this creature, or if it included it. Also, we assumed that it would give Trample to ...
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When does Chief of the Edge die?

Lets say my friend attacks with Chief of the Edge and two other Warrior creatures, and I declare three blockers, one on each creature. If Chief of the Edge dies due to combat damage from blockers, ...
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MTG. Using goblin chirurgeon's ability only for sacrifice

I had a Goblin Sharpshooter, sixty-some goblin tokens, and a Goblin Chirurgeon on the field (all with haste). My opponent had an enchantment that kept me from directly attacking him (2 life or {W} for ...
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How do major online game stores set Magic: the Gathering card prices? [closed]

I understand complete answers might not be public, but is there any public information on how major sites (like StarCityGames, TCGPlayer, Abu, etc), price their cards? In particular, since the prices ...
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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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How do other auras interact with Gift of Immortality?

I'm pretty sure that if a creature is enchanted with some other aura, say Rancor, and then you put Gift of Immortality on it and the creature dies, Rancor falls off when it comes back to the ...
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Is Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood a potential game ender?

If both Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood are in play and target player loses any life, is the game over?
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In plain English, how does casting spells and using creature abilities work with the stack and priority?

I'm a relatively new player to Magic: the Gathering. I was reading the expanded rules to try to understand exactly when it's okay to cast instants (e.g. Cancel) and use some abilities (e.g. Goblin ...
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Which “enters the battlefield” effects happen first, cards that are entering, or cards already on the battlefield?

A couple scenarios: Cloudfin Raptor with evolve is at 0/1 Satyr Grovedancer (1/1) enters the battlefield causing Cloudfin Raptor to evolve to 1/2 Put the counter from Satyr Grovedancer on Cloudfin ...
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Does Phytotitan return to the battlefield when it first died and then was exiled?

I have a question regarding Phytotitan, it's a 7/2 creature wich states: When Phytotitan dies, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control tapped at the beginning of his or her next ...
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Putting cards into your hand while the top of library is revealed

Anthony has Courser of Kruphix on the field. He begins resolving Dig Through Time. While Dig Through Time is resolving, must the top card be kept separate from the other six? I'm thinking that ...
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Are old Magic: the Gathering boosters worth more sealed, or should I open them?

I won some magic the gathering 10th edition core set booster packs, are they worth anything? Or should I open to get rare cards? Also have 2 core sets — Molimo's might and Exincar's tyranny ...
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Can the Planeswalker type be removed from permanents?

I was in my local card store tonight and one of the people there mentioned some sort of combo to have multiple of the same planeswalker in play at once, involving some way to turn planeswalkers into ...
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Can I Wish for a card outside my Commander's colors?

I have been told that Wishes work differently in Commander than in normal casual Free-For-All (FFA) mtg. Do the comprehensive rules cover how wishes work in Commander? Do the rules for wishes differ ...
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What cards give +1/+1 counters to all creatures?

I wonder if there is any card that gives +1/+1 counters to all creature I have on the field? I have Krenko, Mob Boss, Abzan Battle Priest and Mirror Entity so it would be awesome to have +1/+1 ...
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How can I store all of the cards for my MtG Cube?

I've created my first cube during the last week. It's been fun and I'm eager to try it out. There's just one thing... How do I store it? The goal size is about 540 cards without basic lands. I guess I ...
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Am I obligated to identify cards owned by an opponent?

Nathan controls Jeskai Infiltrator. His deck has green sleeves. Anthony controls three Mountains. His deck has blue sleeves. Anthony casts and resolves Act of Treason, gaining control of Infiltrator. ...
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What cards can be used to cheat Eldrazi creatures onto the table?

I'm constructing an Eldrazi based deck and I'm thinking about possible ways of getting one onto the table. What I already considered: Summoning Trap Polymorph Do you know any other cards like ...