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As long as you make it clear that you are casting the card as a 2/2 face-down creature with no text, no name, no subtypes, and no mana cost, it doesn't matter what you say. The comprehensive rules aren't specific about what you can legally say, and the tournament rules only say that everyone has to be clear about what's going on. When you cast a Megamorph ...


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The first rule for Cipher says Cipher appears on some instants and sorceries. It represents two abilities. The first is a spell ability that functions while the spell with cipher is on the stack. The second is a static ability that functions while the card with cipher is in the exile zone. "Cipher" means "If this spell is represented by a card, you may ...


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Copies made of the original spell by Echo Mage have the epic keyword, and so you do get multiple dominions/turn after. Copies made by the epic trigger do not have the epic keyword. So, the answer to your second question is that Echo Mage copies of those copies are "non-Epic." Here's the salient rule that addresses why answer 2 is different from answer 1. ...


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You appear to be talking about Duel of the Planeswalkers, a game based on M:TG where you start with a number of decks and you unlock cards to add to those as you progress in the game. There were different versions for the past few years. Each version had new decks and features. You can compare it to several sport games (NBA 2k15, WWE 2k15), they all get ...


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We will start with the relevant rule: 106.4a If a player passes priority (see rule 116) while there is mana in his or her mana pool, that player announces what mana is there. If any mana remains in a player’s mana pool after he or she spends mana to pay a cost, that player announces what mana is still there. Anthony would get a Warning for Game Play ...


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Wizards of the Coast is not selling complete sets of cards. Third party vendors such as Star City Games and Channel Fireball however do. These third party vendors offer the complete sets by opening packs and putting the sets together themselves. These vendors usually offer these products (the larger ones pretty much always do, smaller ones may or may not, ...


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It only counts as a draw if the effect or rule specifically says "draw." Otherwise, it's just an action that resembles drawing a card. Specifically, Maralen of the Mornsong will not prevent you from putting cards in your hand with Narset. This is specified by rule 120.5: If an effect moves cards from a player's library to that player's hand without ...


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When it is in the graveyard, Soulflayer has none of those abilities, and it will not have them if it returns to the battlefield. When it is put into the graveyard, it becomes a card with no memory of its existence on the battlefield, and when it returns to the battlefield, it is a completely new creature. Rule 400.7 says An object that moves from one ...


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He would be able to put a card on top of his library in order to not lose, but not quite the way you are thinking it works. What happens is a the beginning of your opponent's upkeep Aether Rift's ability goes on the stack, and when it resolves they discard a card at random. when the card gets discarded Library of Leng's replacement effect occurs allowing ...


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The spell is not a creature spell, so it is not affected by Heartless Summoning. The Changeling ability says that the card has "all creature types", but "creature type" is just the name for the subtypes that Creature and Tribal share. So, Changeling doesn't make the card a creature, it just makes the card have all of the creature subtypes. The relevant rule ...


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Since the other answers have been written, a card has been released that explicitly allows activating loyalty abilities any time you could play an instant: Teferi, Temporal Archmage from Commander 2014. He's a planeswalker with a relevant ultimate: −10: You get an emblem with "You may activate loyalty abilities of planeswalkers you control on any ...


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No, a copy of Enduring ideal won't be countered by Dovescape because the copy isn't cast. The reminder text for Epic says: At the beginning of each of your upkeeps, copy this spell except for its epic ability. However, copies are not cast and thus are not affected by Dovescape: 706.10. To copy a spell, activated ability, or triggered ability ...


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It means exactly what it says: every time you draw a card, you gain 1 life. This includes the card you draw at the beginning of your draw step every turn and any card that a spell or ability tells you to draw.


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You are referencing the wrong part of the MTR for you question the relevant part is a few paragraphs above that. Players are allowed to share prizes they have not yet received in the current tournament as they wish and may agree as such before or during their match, as long as any such sharing does not occur in exchange for any game or match result ...


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Artifacts, creatures, enchantments, lands, planeswalkers, and sorceries can be cast during your first or second main phase. Instants, such as Lightning Bolt, can be cast during any step except for the untap step and most cleanup steps. You can cast instants after attacking but before your opponent has a chance to block. You cannot cast instants in the ...


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This one is an edge case, so it's interesting. Yes, the second ability resolves, but as the player activating the ability no longer controls Olivia, the end result is similar to if it hadn't, as she is no longer under that player's control. There's a ruling on the gatherer page confirming this: If you activate Olivia Voldaren's last ability, and before ...


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Wizards of the Coast does not sell complete card sets to either the public or to retail. What you may have heard about was the complete sets offered via Magic the Gathering Online. The deal is: if you have all cards in a set owned in your MTGO account, Wizards of the Coast can ship you the real physical cards, at your expense, and then will erase the ...


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You can't stop your opponent from trampling over your High Priest this way. Although you are correct that trample damage is not assigned simultaneously between creatures and players, it is dealt simultaneously. 510.2 Second, all combat damage that's been assigned is dealt simultaneously. So both you and your High Priest are dealt damage at the same ...


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Yes, you can return the face-down card to your hand, and yes, you do have to reveal it. The first rule about Manifest, 701.31a says "Manifest [a card]" means "Put [that card] onto the battlefield face down." That permanent is a 2/2 creature with no text, no name, no subtypes, and no mana cost. That permanent is a manifested permanent as long as it's ...


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Assuming you have Bloodthrone Vampire and 10 other creatures: You have successfully activated Brutal Hordechief's ability. During the declare attackers step you declare 11 attackers. Brutal Hordechief's ability triggers, you gain 11 life and the opponent loses 11 life. During the declare blockers step, you can choose how enemy creatures block since you ...


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Its converted mana cost is "3 and 6". Blast of Genius will deal 9 damage. Rule 708.5 says Anything that asks for a particular characteristic of a split card while it’s in a zone other than the stack gets two answers (one for each of the split card’s two halves). Anything that asks for a particular characteristic of a fused split spell gets two answers. ...


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Easy answer is the second scenario you propose. Akoum Boulderfoot's ability is a triggered ability, with the trigger for the ability being 'Akoum Boulderfoot has entered the battlefield'. Targets for spells and abilities are chosen when the spell or ability is put onto the stack. Triggered abilities do not go on the stack until the trigger for the ability is ...


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Yes, Fate Reforged packs may contain KTK Fetchlands. More information at: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/fetching-look-fate-reforged-2014-12-24


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No, the counters stay where they are. Counters are a separate entity once they are placed on a permanent. If a creature says "other creatures get +1+1" and then leaves the battlefield, the bonus is lost. And if a creature with +1+1 counters on it leaves the battlefield, the counters go away. But in the scenario you described, the counters stay.


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All mana empties from your mana pool at the end of each step or phase. So you must use it within the same step. All mana that is spent is, well, "spent", it's gone; you can't use it again. The steps of a turn are: Beginning Phase a. Untap step b.Upkeep step c. Draw step First Main Phase Combat Phase a. Beginning of combat step b. Declare attackers step ...


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Yes, when a creature is regenerated, it is removed from combat. The exact wording of the rule (701.12a) is If the effect of a resolving spell or ability regenerates a permanent, it creates a replacement effect that protects the permanent the next time it would be destroyed this turn. In this case, “Regenerate [permanent]” means “The next time ...


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Draw Step 504.1. First, the active player draws a card. This turn-based action doesn’t use the stack. You perform the "draw a card" keyword action at the beginning of your turns, and that's the action on which Horizon Chimera's ability triggers, so it does indeed trigger. Keep in mind that the ability triggers for every card drawn, even ...


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It has two converted mana costs, 3 and 6. It will deal 3 damage and 6 damage simultaneously, which is the same as doing 9 damage. Outside of the stack, Catch // Release has two CMCs. 708.2. In every zone except the stack, split cards have two sets of characteristics and two converted mana costs. [...] 708.5. Anything that asks for a particular ...


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This is inspired by the action-choosing mechanism from Speculation. Start of game setup: Get six objects that can represent planeswalk/chaos/nothing: colored marbles, Scrabble tiles, popsicle sticks with symbols drawn on them, etc. Place the objects in an opaque bag. When the player wants to "roll": The player pays the cost for rolling and chooses an ...


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The creature has two copies of the ability to tap for mana. However each one is separately activated, and you have to pay by tapping the creature for either of them. So you get a choice: Use the first copy of the ability to tap for one mana, or use the second. You can't use both. So no, you only can get one mana per creature in this case.



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