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You do not pay the cost twice. The part in parentheses is called reminder text, and doesn't actually do anything it just reminds you how Outlast works. The card would function exactly the same if it read "Outlast {1}{B}" 207.2a Reminder text is italicized text within parentheses that summarizes a rule that applies to that card. It usually appears on the ...


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It depends on how you are enchanting the creature. If you are casting the spell then no, you cannot enchant a creature with shroud. This is because aura spells target while they are on the stack. 114.1b Aura spells are always targeted. These are the only permanent spells with targets. An Aura’s target is specified by its enchant keyword ability (see ...


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According to MTG Salvation: All foil cards are black-bordered, even those from the last white-bordered core sets, except those from Unhinged which are silver-bordered. A black-bordered foil Thorn Elemental is valid anywhere any other Thorn Elemental is. You can find it, for example, here. Some sites just don't show separate images for foil versions of ...


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If I play Krenko Mob Boss and retain priority [...] First, let's clear up this confusion. If you cast Krenko and retain priority, then Krenko has not resolved. You need to wait until after Krenko resolves, at which point you will have priority because you are the active player. Now, after Krenko resolves, you decide to equip Swiftfoot Boots to Krenko. ...


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Aqueous Form's scry ability triggers when the creature attacks. Jhessian Thief's draw ability triggers when it deals combat damage to a player. Thus Aqueous Form's ability will trigger and resolve in the declare attackers step. Jhessian Thief's ability won't trigger until later, in the combat damage step.


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112.2c Each paragraph break in a card’s text marks a separate ability. 603.1. Triggered abilities begin with the word “when,” “whenever,” or “at.” Dromar's triggered ability is all one ability. It resolves all at once. "If you do" is not a separate trigger phrase. Dromar's ability triggers. Dromar's ability resolves. Follow the instructions of ...


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Karakas' ability: Tap: Return target legendary creature to its owner's hand. Karakas returns a creature. Creatures only exist on the battlefield, everywhere else they are usually creature cards (or spells, on the stack). 109.2. If a spell or ability uses a description of an object that includes a card type or subtype, but doesn't include the word ...


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You must decide before looking at your first hand of the game, it can be after sideboarding. If you do not choose it is assumed you will play. From the Magic Tournament Rules 2.2: For the first game of a match, the winner of a random method (such as a die roll or coin toss) chooses either to play first or to play second. The winner must state this ...


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The sacrifices happen all at once. You cannot sacrifice them sequentially and use the death of the other creatures to flip Liliana. But it works a little differently than you think. First, the sacrificing happens all at once (similarly to how board wipe cards like Wrath of God destroy all creatures at once). However, rule 603.6d applies here. 603.6d ...


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Equipment will fall off, and Auras most likely will as well. Equipment can only be attached to creatures. If it finds itself attached to a non-creature permanent, like when the Ojutai Monument turns back into a plain old non-creature artifact, that's illegal, and it'll be detached. 301.5. Some artifacts have the subtype “Equipment.” An Equipment can be ...


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A creature being tapped or untapped is completely independent of who controls it. When Lose Calm resolves, you become the creature's controller and the creature untaps if it was tapped. Then you can do whatever you want with it, including attack with it. After that, once your turn ends, the creature returns to your opponent's control, in whatever state it is ...


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As you have shown in your question, it is a house rule. That said, it's not a particularly surprising house rule as generally the kind of concession this would arise in could easily be a jerkish move, though not necessarily. 104.3a A player can concede the game at any time. A player who concedes leaves the game immediately. He or she loses the game. ...


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Yes, you'll tap him to attack, like any other creature. The same goes for any other planeswalker that's presently a creature (unless it has vigilance, as you've noticed), such as Gideon Jura — being creatures, they'll follow any of the usual rules for creatures. This also means that when he returns to being a plain old planeswalker, he'll be tapped. ...


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does it remain in exile or go to the graveyard? Neither. It's moved to the stack when you cast it. From there, it will go to the graveyard on resolution (or upon being countered) as normal. If you exercise the option to Rebound a previously-exiled Staggershock, you cast Staggershock. The first step of casting a spell is to move the card from the zone ...


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The second one. Damage that you do to a creature lasts until the end of a turn, and then it wears off. So you can do it 2 damage first with Swift Kick, then after that do it 1 damage with normal combat damage.


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No, only spells and abilities that actually say damage deal damage. (Creatures can also deal damage in combat or when fighting, of course.) Languish just changes power and toughness.


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It is perfectly acceptable to observe other matches. If you are not currently playing, and you are not a judge, then you are a spectator by definition. There are a few rules governing spectators mentioned in the Tournament Rules. Players may request (via a judge) that you not observe their matches. You may not make notes while drafting. You may not place ...


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Consider a creature like Nectar Faerie. It says {B}, {T}: Target Faerie or Elf gains lifelink until end of turn. Now we know that spells can have lifelink, as per Soulfire Grand Master. And we also know that there could be Faerie Tribal spells, such as Faerie Trickery. This rule exists to clarify things like... "You could not use Nectar Faerie to ...


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Your interpretation #1 is correct. Whenever a combat phase starts, you name all the creatures that you want to attack with (or have to). Then if the player (or controller of the planeswalker) you attack has an untapped AoT, you determine the total mana costs (1 per creature that is about to attack), then you choose whether or not to pay the mana costs. If ...


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Creatures always deal damage equal to their power. Creatures with double strike do this twice. Specifically, a creature with double strike deals damage equal to its power once during the first strike damage step, and once during the regular combat damage step. Creatures with first strike deal damage just once during the first strike damage step, and regular ...


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No, it can't. Only cards that explicitly state that they can return something from exile can do so. Examples are very few. Riftsweeper returns an arbitrary face up exiled card to library. Misthollow Griffin can be cast from exile. Torrent Elemental can be brought back from exile. Pull from Eternity returns an arbitrary face up exiled card to it's ...


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Yes, if you have an Equipment attached to one creature, you can pay its equip cost to attach it to another creature. Every Equipment has the Equip keyword ability, which is defined in rule 702.6a as Equip is an activated ability of artifact Equipment cards. “Equip [cost]” means “[Cost]: Attach this Equipment to target creature you control. Activate this ...


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Any enchantments or counters that were on the creature when it was face down will remain when it is turned face up. The creature never changed zones. It is still the same object. Morphs and Manifests have the "Creature" card type, but no subtypes. 701.31a, 702.36a It becomes a 2/2 face-down creature card with no text, no name, no subtypes, and no mana ...


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No, it's definitely not a rule yet. (As of August 9 - will update this answer if anything changes.) In fact the Latest Developments column on August 7 said: We will be looking at both how the Pro Tour played out, as well as the reactions from the players regarding the rule. I don't know when we will have a decision based on this, but we hope to have new ...


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The latter. Each creature deals damage equal to its power to all blockers, attackers and defending players or planeswalkers, not to each of them. Simultaneously, The 6/6 deals 4 damage to the 4/4[1]. The 6/6 deals 2 damage to the 2/3. The 4/4 deals 4 damage to the 6/6. The 2/3 deals 2 damage to the 6/6. Shortly after, when State-Based Actions are ...


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You misunderstand. Everything in the parenthesis and italics is just reminder text. Outlast {1}{B} means {1}{B}, {T}: Put a +1/+1 counter on this creature. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery. So you only pay the mana once.


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As far as official rules are concerned, it's certainly a misconception. The right to concede is unaffected by the state of the game or the number of remaining players. A player conceding can absolutely affect the game for the remaining players in a multiplayer match, but there still is no official rule anywhere that restricts your right to concede at any ...


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In general, the mulligan strategy is unchanged: you should mulligan when the expected outcome for a mulligan is better than the expected outcome otherwise. The effect of the new rule is in giving a boost to the expected outcome for a mulligan. As the rules currently stand (the new scry after mulligan rule will not be implemented until the Battle for ...


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No. Unless specifically stated otherwise in the ability text, or they could only function from another zone (such as in Flashback), abilities of creatures, lands, artifacts, etc., only work while they are permanents, i.e. when they are on the battlefield. Also note that Ostracize does not even target creatures, it only targets opponent players, so it could ...


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When you cast the spell a second time off rebound (from exile), it ends up in your graveyard. This is actually one of the Gatherer rulings on Staggershock: If you cast a card from exile this way, it will go to your graveyard when it resolves or is countered. It won't go back to exile. If you have a closer look at the reminder text (emphasis added): ...



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