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The end result of these plays is that the Krumar Bond-Kin dies, and deals you no damage. If you did not play the Kill Shot, you would take 5 damage instead. If your opponent did not morph the creature, and you played Kill Shot, the creature would still be dead and you would still take no damage. I think that covers it. More specifically, the actions ...


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You don't get any benefits from Affinity. The activation cost of Soul Foundry's activated ability is based on the Converted Mana Cost (CMC) of the imprinted card, and Somber Hoverguard's CMC is 6. 202.3. The converted mana cost of an object is a number equal to the total amount of mana in its mana cost, regardless of color. 202.1. A card’s mana ...


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Your understanding of how the stack works is correct: your path will resolve and exile the fireslinger before its ability resolves. What you're missing is rule 112.7a, which says that the fireslinger's activated ability exists independently of the fireslinger. Once you put it on the stack, the 1 damage is its own object and exists even if the fireslinger ...


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Cipher triggers whenever the encoded creature deals combat damage to a player. An unblocked creature with double strike will deal combat damage to the player twice; once in the "first strike" combat damage step, and again in the regular combat damage step. As a result, if an encoded creature with double strike is not blocked, you will be able to cast the ...


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All combat damage is dealt at the same time, so yes, it would have been a draw. Deflecting Palm is a replacement effect (instead of your opponent, you take damage the moment combat damage is dealt). This happens at the same time for all combat damage. So, the Polukranos damage hits you the same time the Arbor Colossus damage would have hit your opponent. ...


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This is part of your confusion: I tried looking for why this could have happened, but I haven't been able to find an answer myself. I can't find anything that says an exiled spell still casts... I'm just confused about the way this works. It isn't a matter of "an exiled spell still casts" here. A spell is a card on the stack: an instant, sorcery, ...


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It's just one spell with (potentially) multiple targets. It doesn't count as being cast multiple times, and it will only trigger Prowess once. Taking Aerial Formation for an example, the text says: Strive — Aerial Formation costs {2}{U} more to cast for each target beyond the first. Any number of target creatures each get +1/+1 and gain ...


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You don't control Claustrophobia. Permanents enter the battlefield under the control of the controller of the spell, unless something else is explicitly stated. For permanent spells: 608.3. If the object that’s resolving is a permanent spell, its resolution involves a single step (unless it’s an Aura). The spell card becomes a permanent and is put ...


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Dealing damage causes many different results. The following are the most common results of the damage (but it's not exhaustive): The loss of life (by the defending player). The addition of poison counters counters (on the defending player). The addition of marked damage (on the defending creature). The addition of -1/-1 counters (on the defending ...


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When you activate an ability (the damage ability, for example), it exists on the stack as its own object independent from the object it was activated from (Goblin Fireslinger, for example). So even if you exile the Goblin Fireslinger, the ability is still on the stack and it still resolves.


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A creature with two +1/+1 counters has a +1/+1 counter, so Abzan Battle Priest's static ability will grant that creature lifelink.


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No, you will not control Claustrophobia. As with all permanents, Auras come into play under the control of the person who cast the spell that became the permanent. It doesn't matter who controls the permanent that the Aura is enchanting. A permanent’s controller is whoever put it into play unless the spell or ability that put the permanent into play ...


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No, -1/-1 counters do not themselves count as damage. You can think of them as an effect of damage, when the source dealing the damage has wither (or infect). In general, damage dealt to something in the game has an effect that depends on what it is being dealt to. These are the normal effects: Damage dealt to a creature normally causes the amount of ...


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I might suggest trying Possibility storm. Use it to find Emrakul and play him for free on turn 5. Or use Quicksilver Amulet to play him on turn 4-5.



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