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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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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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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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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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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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No, "prevent all damage" only prevents actual damage - the kind of thing that happens when a creature deals combat damage to you, or a spell or ability deals damage (it'll actually say "damage", like "Lightning Strike deals 3 damage to target creature or player"). It will not stop anything else; Armageddon will still destroy lands, Wrath of God will still ...


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Yes, the will work normally. Blood Moon only changes the subtype to mountain, it doesn't add the supertype "basic". "Mountain" as a card name and "mountain" as a subtype of land are different things. Urbog will have no effect. Urbog will be turned into a mountain, so it will lose its ability to make other lands into swamps. Urbog's effect depends on Blood ...


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Yes. The lands are still not basic lands. They are non-basic lands that are mountains. Urbog will have no effect, because as a mountain it will have lost its other abilities, including the swamp-making ability. 3,4,5, yes; the land will behave exactly like a regular mountain that has those enchantments on it.


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Nope the the only time a damage prevention effect can save a land is when the land is also a creature (weird but it sometimes happens) and is actually assigned damage from a spell, ability or another creature. Similarly damage prevention doesn't work against effects that say 'lose life' (this phrase is used on effects that affect a player) or destroy ...


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When playing with Courser of Kruphix you will play with the top card of your library revealed (first ability). If that revealed card happens to be a land you can then play it as if it was in your hand (can still only play the normal amount of lands each turn and you can only use it when you can normally play a land). This will gives you a couple of ...



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