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It's not a permanent while it's on the stack. 110.1. A permanent is a card or token on the battlefield. 111.1. A spell is a card on the stack. Before it resolves, it's a spell (on the stack). After it resolves, it's a permanent (on the battlefield). So no, you cannot cast Avoid Fate targeting a Counterspell that's targeting your Elvish Mystic on ...


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Well, it should have. In the ruling for Experiment One it clearly stats: If a creature enters the battlefield with +1/+1 counters on it, consider those counters when determining if evolve will trigger. For example, a 1/1 creature that enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it will cause the evolve ability of a 2/2 creature to trigger. You ...


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No, Sengir Vampire does not get a +1/+1 counter. A creature dies when it moves from the battlefield to the graveyard. So, there are two different possibilities here. If the creature goes to the graveyard and then moves to exile, then it counts as dying. However, if it goes to exile instead of the graveyard, then it does not count as dying. In your ...


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No, playing Cloudshift would not end your combat phase, but the creature it targeted will no longer be in combat. If this leaves you with no attackers, then the rest of combat is uninteresting and can usually be skipped. When you Cloudshift a creature, it enters the battlefield as a new creature, and has no memory of its previous existence. This means that ...


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First of all, if you are able to type in the name, just search for the name using magiccards.info. It accepts non-English names (in part and in whole). Typing the name without accents works. If you can scan or photograph the card, another easy way of identifying the card is to submit it to Google Image Search (click the camera). This will find pages about ...


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First, if Boonweaver Giant's triggered ability is on the stack, then Boonweaver himself is not on the stack. He has already entered the battlefield. Second, Spectra Ward should never have been placed on the stack. Boonweaver Giant's triggered ability is what actually gets placed on the stack. Your opponent doesn't have to make a decision until it resolves. ...


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The face down morph cards don't have an ability whose effect turns the card face-up. Instead, the rules allow you to turn them face-up. 702.36d If you have priority, you may turn a face-down permanent you control face up. This is a special action; it doesn’t use the stack (see rule 115). To do this, show all players what the permanent’s morph cost would ...


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No. Myr Servitor's ability has an intervening "if" clause ("if Myr Servitor is on the battlefield"), and whether this clause is true is checked both when the ability triggers and when it tries to resolve. By the time it tries to resolve, the Myr Servitor won't be on the battlefield, and so the ability won't do anything. 603.4. A triggered ability may ...


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Ashcloud Phoenix's ability does not trigger, and it stays in the graveyard. Rule 603.6d says Normally, objects that exist immediately after an event are checked to see if the event matched any trigger conditions. Continuous effects that exist at that time are used to determine what the trigger conditions are and what the objects involved in the event ...


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In MTG, counters are physical markers that are counted, added and removed; they are not abstractions that store a number that can be manipulated. As such, it makes no sense to talk about resetting a counter; you want to know if the counters are removed. Nothing instructs you to remove the the counters, so you do not remove them. Just like attacking doesn't ...


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Yes, it has summoning sickness like every other creature. If you want to attack with your Leviathan the turn it enters the battlefield you'll also need to give it haste.


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A new counter is added on every one of the upkeep steps of the player who controls the equipment. After five of these upkeeps, the creature will have five +1/+1 counters. The counters (plural) stay there. You seem to be confusing a counter-placing effect with something like what Bladed Bracers says: Equipped creature gets +1/+1. Whereas Ring of ...


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The controller takes 10 damage. A creature's toughness does not limit the damage it can take. Toughness just indicates how much damage is enough to destroy it.


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This ability is a static ability. The important rules from that page say 604.1. Static abilities do something all the time rather than being activated or triggered. They are written as statements, and they're simply true. 604.2. Static abilities create continuous effects, some of which are prevention effects or replacement effects. These effects are ...


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On the rulings for hyena umbra: If a spell or ability (such as Planar Cleansing) would destroy both an Aura with totem armor and the permanent it's enchanting at the same time, totem armor's effect will save the enchanted permanent from being destroyed. Instead, the spell or ability will destroy the Aura in two different ways at the same time, but the ...


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Casting Hypnotic Siren on Boonweaver Giant will not give you control of Spectra Ward. However, this doesn't matter, as Spectra Ward will continue to give its bonus to Boonweaver Giant anyway, and (unlike, say, Curiosity) this bonus does not depend in any way on who controls Spectra Ward. Also, your understanding of how the stack works here is flawed. If ...


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A ruling on the gatherer page for Gideon says Gideon, Champion of Justice's power and toughness are set to the number of loyalty counters on him when his second ability resolves. They won't change later in the turn if the number of loyalty counters on him changes. So, he is assigned a power and toughness when the ability resolves, and it doesn't ...


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This answer is based on the very weak assumption that history will repeat itself. When this answer was written, cards rotated once per year. Wizards of the Coast is moving to two rotations per year. This will drastically change the pattern described below. Innistrad was the first set of a block that rotated in October 2013. The rares and mythics that are ...


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Start simple, build their knowledge step by step and only introduce new concepts when they're comfortable with what's gone before. When I introduce a new player, I always start with the basics: MtG is a card game using a deck of shuffled cards The colours of magic and their themes (Red - destruction, blue - subversion, green - power etc) The types of ...


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Write down your sideboard in a list and keep that with your deck. You might want to keep note of it on something durable in your deck box, for instance. When you want to reset your deck and sideboard to their default: Take a look at your currently sideboarded cards, and the sideboard list you wrote. Set aside the ones that belong in your default sideboard ...


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For both Fracturing Gust and End Hostilities, only Hyena Umbra will get destroyed. Both Destroy all Enchantments. and Destroy all creatures and all permanents attached to creatures. are effectively Destroy Boon Satyr and Hyena Umbra. There's only one instruction to destroy, so everything is destroyed simultaneously. The Umbra's ...


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I copied the answer from here, where a similar question was answered by Daniel Kitachewsky. Daniel is a high-level Judge from France, and the goto-guy when judges don't know the answer. Planar Cleansing resolves and destroys all creatures, artifacts and enchantments. I have a Runeclaw Bears enchanted with Boar Umbra. The replacement effect of the ...


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This is not a correct understanding of either combat or fighting. "Fight" is a special keyword that simply means "the 2 chosen creatures deal damage to the other equal to their power." Neither power nor toughness is ever "used up." If a 2/4 creature fights another 2/4 creature, both will still be a 2/4 creature after that. The only difference will be that ...


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It depends on what format you want to play. Casual You can use whatever cards you want, as long as your friends are alright with it. This is informally known as "kitchen table magic", at least in my area. Some casual formats are are so popular that they have their own rules, such as Commander. See the link at the bottom for more information. Standard ...


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The Magic tournament rules have this to say (emphasis added): 3.9 Card Shuffling Decks must be randomized at the start of every game and whenever an instruction requires it. Randomization is defined as bringing the deck to a state where no player can have any information regarding the order or position of cards in any portion of the deck. Pile ...


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Even if you untap your creature it will still have summoning sickness. According to Comprehensive Rules: 302.6. A creature's activated ability with the tap symbol or the untap symbol in its activation cost can't be activated unless the creature has been under its controller's control continuously since his or her most recent turn began. A creature can't ...


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I usually do a gatherer search. You can do an advanced search and refine by the following: Artist Set (if you recognize the symbol) Converted Mana Cost (CMC) Color Power/Toughness if it has them


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You are correct: when both cards are in play, Boartusk Liege does not give Goblins +1/+1. A ruling on Dralnu's Crusade says The Goblins are both Goblins and Zombies and they are black (they lose their previous color(s)). Since they lose their previous colors, they are not red. In regards to how this works in general, rule 105.3 says Effects may ...


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No, you won't retain control. Your enchantment will fall off and go to your graveyard, and Marath will go to your opponent's graveyard or command zone. The primary reason is that when a creature changes zones, this rule kicks in: 400.7. An object that moves from one zone to another becomes a new object with no memory of, or relation to, its previous ...


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Any card that says "Exile target creature", "Exile target artifact", or "Exile target permanent" will remove an animated Darksteel Citadel. Cards that do this include Devouring Light Pillar of Light Ashen Rider Chained to the Rocks Curse of the Swine Excoriate Fade Into Antiquity Gild In addition, if it's toughness ever drops to 0, it will die as a state ...



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