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No, you cannot do that. You cannot target Elesh Norn with Teysa before Elesh is on the battlefield. However, as soon as Elesh is on the battlefield, its static -2/-2 ability is in effect, and your tokens will die as a state-based effect, before anyone gets priority and the opportunity to use regular spells or abilities. Note that Elesh's ability does not ...


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No, they cannot change who they are attacking. Once a creature has been declared as an attacker you cannot change who (or what) it is attacking. Say instead of attacking Player B directly you attack their Planeswalker, but before damage gets dealt they Boomerang the Planeswalker back to their hand. You would not be able to redirect your creatures attack to ...


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Tokens could always be tapped & untapped. They're (usually) supposed to be creatures, after all, and creatures tap & untap. Exhibit A: The very first token-generating card, The Hive, from Alpha: Note that the text says "mak[e] sure to indicate when each Wasp is tapped."


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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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The ruling is incorrect. The source of the damage is the Searing Blood spell. When Searing Blood resolves, it creates a delayed triggered ability When that creature dies this turn, Searing Blood deals 3 damage to the creature's controller. The "Searing Blood" in the triggered ability refers to the spell Searing Blood, so when the triggered ability ...


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Courser of Kruphix uses the word "play" in two different ways. When it says Play with the top card of your library revealed. It means that you play the game with the top card of your library revealed. That ability is a static ability, so it is in effect for as long as the Courser of Kruphix is on the battlefield. On the other hand, when it says ...


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This card is a Revised German Tranquility. For English sets without a set symbol only Alpha and Beta have black borders. But when Magic started out whenever a Core set was printed for the first time in a language it had black borders. The first printing of German Magic cards was Revised Edition, Strangely it seems that German Revised had at east 2 printings, ...


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Yes morphing will save it because your opponent will get a chance to reposnd after you cast your spell and there is a ruling related to morphing the card that would apply here Any time you have priority, you may turn the face-down creature face up by revealing what its morph cost is and paying that cost. This is a special action. It doesn’t use the stack ...


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No, for two reasons. If it doesn't say "deal(s) damage", it doesn't deal damage. It's only damage if it's the result of the "deal damage" keyword action. That means those words must appear in the rule or effect. Currently the only damage caused by the rules is combat damage. So if it's not combat damage, and if the effect doesn't use the words "deal ...


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When multiple players must make a choice simultaneously, they do so in "Active Player, Non Active Player" order. This means that first, the player currently taking their turn chooses, then each other player chooses in turn order. Rule 101.4 says If multiple players would make choices and/or take actions at the same time, the active player (the player ...


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The damage is prevented. An reference by an object to its own name is a reference to itself. So "Searing Blood deals 3 damage" has the object on the stack deal three damage. That's the very same object that was targeted by Dromoka's Command. The object no longer exists when you are instructed to have it deal 3 damage, but that's fine. It can still deal ...


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It's as if the physical Clone card was replaced with a copy of the card being copied. The Clone is black, so a blocker with protection from black will receive no damage. The blocker will still deal damage as normal. The Clone is not blue, so a blocker with protection from blue will both receive and deal damage as normal. (Its name isn't "Clone" anymore.) ...


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Let's have a look at what devotion is: Devotion A numerical value a player has, equal to the number of mana symbols of a certain color among the mana costs of permanents that player controls. The fact that Encrust is attached to your Chimera does not make you its controller. Your opponent still controls the enchantment, so Encrust will count ...


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The copy will have all Keranos's copiable values, so it will be a Legendary Enchantment Creature — God: Keranos, God of Storms. Due to the legend rule, you will have to choose which one stays on the battlefield, and which goes to your graveyard. 706.2. When copying an object, the copy acquires the copiable values of the original object’s characteristics ...


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You choose what order they happen in, because you control both abilities, and they both trigger from the same event. Rule 603.3b says If multiple abilities have triggered since the last time a player received priority, each player, in APNAP order, puts triggered abilities he or she controls on the stack in any order he or she chooses. (See rule 101.4.) ...


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I don't think there is a searchable database like Gatherer that lists DotP cards, because most places that allow you to search for cards either get their info from Gatherer or MagicCards.info (or a thrid party that gets their info from one of those sources like MtGJSON) and neither of those sites allow you to search for DotP cards. There are however places ...


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It is a constant thing, not one-time, so if a creature you control gets another +1/+1 counter after the enchantment comes into play, the enchanted creature will increase in power and toughness. The ability is a static ability, which means that it is in effect as long as the enchantment is in play, and its effect on the creature depends on the current board ...


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Encrust will count toward your opponent's devotion. This is because your opponent is the controller of Encrust, and Devotion looks at the mana symbols in the costs of permanents each player controls. 303.4e An Aura’s controller is separate from the enchanted object’s controller or the enchanted player; the two need not be the same. If an Aura enchants ...


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Play means two different things here. (It used to mean a lot more things; see the footnote at the end.) The first ability's instruction to play with the top card of your library revealed just means that whilst you're playing the game, you should have the top card of your library revealed. In the second ability ("You may play the top card ..."), "playing" a ...


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You can not find Æther Storm with Zur. This is because Augustin's cost reduction ability only effects casting the card, it doesn't apply at any other time. "White spells you cast cost 1 less to cast". Also, the only thing that can change the CMC of a card is chooseing the value of 'X' while casting it. This is because CMC is what is printed on the top right ...


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An Equipment Creature can't be attached to anything, so there is no Equipped Creature to which to grant a boon. If a Chariot of Victory was animated using Ensoul Artifact, it would not grant First Strike, Trample and Haste to anything, much less itself. 301.5a The creature an Equipment is attached to is called the “equipped creature.” The Equipment is ...


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No, it would not. You misunderstood how Gleam of Authority works. Gleam does not place +1/+1 counters on the creature it enchants, it simply gives it +1/+1 for each counter on other creatures. The difference is that counters remain on the permanent they are placed on while the +1/+1 granted by an enchantment disappears when the enchantment is destroyed.


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If the source of the damage is a delayed triggered ability, then the ruling is right. But the source of the damage is not a triggered ability; it's Searing Blood ("Searing Blood deals ..."), and Searing Blood is an instant. (Triggered abilities don't even have names.) Or at least it was an instant when it last existed. Having since been moved to the ...


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It depends on how you want to build your packs. If you plan to build proper packs then the choices are different then if you just want to grab random cards. The best experience would be from the former so I will go off it. The double faced cards were seeded from a sheet with a single mythic, two of each rare, six of each uncommon and eleven and each common. ...


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No. As a creature, it still taps to attack, so barring some other action, it will remain tapped (turning it back into a creature will not untap it) and can't block on your opponents turn.


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Kolaghan's ability triggers for each Dragon attacking, so if you attack with two Dragons, your creatures get +2/+0 until end of turn. Rule 603.2c says An ability triggers only once each time its trigger event occurs. However, it can trigger repeatedly if one event contains multiple occurrences. Attacking with two Dragons is two instances of "attack ...


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If I tap a land, end my turn, and then play an instant allowing me to untap it again, can I tap that land for more mana Yes, the only restriction is that the land be untapped when you want to use its ability, it does not matter when you last tapped it for mana. You could even play the instant on your own turn (using the land twice in the turn). when ...


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If you are looking for something like this that you can't easily find through most normal sellers I would try contacting the Customer Service departments of larger sellers like Star City Games or Channel Fireball and see if they have any way of finding the item in question for you. I don't know if CFB does this, but SCG does have a process for managing user ...


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Berit's ability resolves, stealing Olivia. Olivia's ability resolves but as the player no longer controls Olivia the vampire she targeted stays under your control.


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The ability text "Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery" only affects when you can activate it, not how many times or anything else. Rule 602.5d says Activated abilities that read "Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery" mean the player must follow the timing rules for casting a sorcery spell, though the ...



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