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Yes you can, since the targeting requirement for counter spells is just 'target spell' not 'target spell that can be countered'. When the counterspell goes to resolve it will do as much as possible, so it won't counter the spell but any other effects it would have (like Frightful Delusion's discard) will still happen.


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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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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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The answer to this will vary depending on the size of the set. I will use Khans of Tarkir as an example, which has 101/80/53/15 commons/uncommons/rares/mythics. According to this answer, 1 in 6 packs contains a foil foil mythics are several times more rare than foil rares. I interpret this to mean that distribution is equal to the total number of unique ...


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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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As you note in your title, there is a difference between ownership and control. 110.2. A permanent's owner is the same as the owner of the card that represents it (unless it's a token; see rule 110.5a). A permanent's controller is, by default, the player under whose control it entered the battlefield. Every permanent has a controller. 110.5a A token ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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Your opponent would deal at least 5 damage to your blocking creature and up to 3 damage to you. Hexproof prevents your opponents from targeting your creature and you in this example, but hexproof doesn't stop other things from effecting your creature or you. Things target only when they say the word 'target' on them (and Aura spells on the stack), other ...


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You've mostly answered the question yourself, including the ruling quotations. Yes, paying Awaken cost will add a new target (a land), so if you make a first target illegal, it won't counter the spell to the full extent. And vise versa, as even mentioned in the linked article: Also, if a spell with awaken normally doesn't require a target, and you choose ...


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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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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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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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They don't interact at all. The word "target" does not occur anywhere in the Comprehensive rules for 702.19, Trample, nor 510, Combat Damage Step (well, the latter does use the word "target" within some examples, but those uses refer to spells being cast, not to the combat damage itself). The Comprehensive rules for Hexproof are short enough to include ...


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When you search ci:gur on magiccards.info, you are looking for cards that match that color identity, i.e. that are legal in a deck with whose commander has a GUR color identity, including artifacts. When you append the m, it appears to search for cards that have more than one of those colors in their color identity. So, in that context, when you are looking ...


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No. 506.4b Tapping or untapping a creature that’s already been declared as an attacker or blocker doesn’t remove it from combat and doesn’t prevent its combat damage. You need something that specifically removes it from combat, like Maze of Ith. Actually causing it to leave the battlefield will also stop its attack, even if it comes back right away.


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To post as an answer what was hashed out in the comments, there is no card that will do what you want at this time. Any available cards have restrictions (like Compost) or result in other things like life loss.



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