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Collateral damage says: As an additional cost to cast Collateral Damage ... Comprehensive Rule 706.10 says: To copy a spell ... means to put a copy of it onto the stack; a copy of a spell isn’t cast. ... Per 706.10, the copy of Collateral Damage isn't cast, so you don't have to pay the cost again. Copying a spell does not trigger Prowess. ...


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Correct. Activated abilities may be used whenever you have priority as long as you can pay the cost and aren't forbidden to. The tap/untap symbol as part of the cost can prevent you (from summoning sickness). Having to use an ability restricted to sorcery speed can prevent you. Other than that (less any other restrictions), it's fair game.


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That is the Battle Royale box. It's a preconstructed theme deck box from November 1999, and it came with four 40-card decks. It came out during the Masques block, between Mercadian Masques (October 1999) and Nemesis (February 2000). I can't find any indicators of who the box art depicts. It doesn't seem to be a card art reprint — Christopher Moeller ...


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Yes, when a spell has an instruction, it is instructing its controller to take that action. According to rule 608.2c, the third step of resolving a spell or ability is The controller of the spell or ability follows its instructions in the order written. That does mean that when you cast those spells, you can look through your opponent's hand and ...


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No, that is not correct. Rule 506.4 says A permanent is removed from combat if it leaves the battlefield, if its controller changes, if it phases out, if an effect specifically removes it from combat, if it's a planeswalker that's being attacked and stops being a planeswalker, or if it's an attacking or blocking creature that regenerates (see rule ...


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When an ability says to "return" a card from one zone to another, the card does not need to have ever been in the zone it is "returning" to. "Return" is just the word they use on Magic cards to describe moving between certain zones (graveyard to battlefield or hand, battlefield to hand). Rule 400.7 says An object that moves from one zone to another ...


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Layers don't apply here. There aren't any continuous effects interacting. Mana Flare is a triggered ability (it says "whenever"). It would normally use the stack, but since it's a mana ability, it simply resolves immediately after the event that triggered it. Mana Reflection is a replacement effect (it says "instead"). It just happens as you tap the ...


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No, you can't attack with those Sliver tokens the same turn you get them. In your combat phase, the following steps happen: You declare what creatures are attacking. Your opponents declare what creatures are blocking. Combat damage is dealt. Brood Sliver's ability triggers when a Sliver deals combat damage, so it is only in the Combat Damage Step that ...


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Yes, any activated ability with no "Tap" symbol in the cost is fair game, as JonTheMon's answer states. I also wanted to mention, however, that if it's a targeted tapping, you can still tap that creature while it's summoning sick. For example, Heritage Druid states Tap three untapped Elves you control: Add GGG to your mana pool. You can tap summoning ...


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The timestamp of the two is irrelevant in this case; tapping a mountain with these two permanents will always produce a total of {R}{R}{R}. The reason is that Mana Flare doesn't actually increase the mana the mountain itself produces: it's a triggered ability that triggers when the mountain is tapped instead of a replacement effect. When you tap a mountain ...


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There actually is a Gatherer ruling related to the timing. I bolded the relevant sentences. Guile's second ability replaces "counter [a certain spell]" with "exile [a certain spell] and you may cast it without paying its mana cost." You have the option to cast it immediately upon its exile. If you choose not to, it remains exiled and you don't get ...


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Yes, the creature would die as a State Based Action. 704.1. State-based actions are game actions that happen automatically whenever certain conditions (listed below) are met. State-based actions don't use the stack. 704.3. Whenever a player would get priority (see rule 116, "Timing and Priority"), the game checks for any of the listed conditions ...


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From the card rulings: 9/20/2014: [...] Each copy is created on the stack, so it's not "cast". Abilities that trigger when a player casts a spell won't trigger. Since the copy isn't "cast", you don't have to pay attention to any abilities saying "as an additional cost to cast [card]...". This also means that prowess does not trigger.


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No, all players' mana pools get emptied at the end of every step and phase of the turn. 500.4. When a step or phase ends, any unused mana left in a player’s mana pool empties. This turn-based action doesn’t use the stack. There are some cards that let you keep some or all of your mana, but they always state that clearly in the card text, and Sheltered ...


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When the creature that the Arrest is attached to leaves the battlefield, the Arrest goes to your graveyard because it is not attached to anything. There are several conditional actions that you check every time anyone gets priority called State-based actions. One of those, specified in rule 704.5n is If an Aura is attached to an illegal object or player, ...


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You'll end up with a 2/2 with two +1/+1 counters, and a 2/2 with three +1/+1 counters. There are two separate things to do, in the order they're written on the card: Bolster 1: put a +1/+1 counter on the 2/2 that doesn't have any counters yet. (It's your creature with the least toughness.) You now have one creature with one counter, and one with two. It's ...


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Yes, when you control Guile and counter a spell, you can cast that spell immediately, no matter what type it is. To explain, I'll need to give a little background. The Magic rules are fundamentally constructive in nature: they define all of the parts of the game and procedures, then list the things you are allowed to do, and then subtract the things you are ...


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It is distinct from casting or summoning. It is placing the creature onto the battlefield without casting. Normally creatures enter the battlefield by casting, but it's not the only way. So: It doesn't trigger any "when you cast" abilities The creatures enter the battlefield, so they trigger "When this creature enters the battlefield" abilities The ...


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Jason should feel free to ask questions that may reveal that a trigger was missed, or even to ask directly whether an ability triggered. One kind of "free information" as defined in in section 4.1 of the tournament rules is Details of current game actions and past game actions that still affect the game state. This includes abilities that created ...


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No, your mana pool empties at the end of every step and phase. 500.4. When a step or phase ends, any unused mana left in a player’s mana pool empties. This turn-based action doesn’t use the stack. There's nothing exceptional about the mana from Sheltered Aerie.


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If both players can't verify which cards were drawn that turn any unverified cards cannot be returned to the top of the library with Sylvan Library. If you think you might be playing a Library with Flash be sure to keep track of which cards you have drawn that turn. From the Magic Judge Rules Blog: Here’s the Official ruling that has been handed down ...


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Yes: Being tapped/untapped is a part of the status of a permanent and is independent of its type (creature/not creature) or other characteristic. 110.6. A permanent’s status is its physical state. There are four status categories, each of which has two possible values: tapped/untapped, flipped/unflipped, face up/face down, and phased in/phased out. Each ...


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Your opponent will get to choose the target of the damage. Generally, players put triggered abilities on the stack in APNAP order: 603.3b 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 ...


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The creature would die and go to the graveyard immediatly. Others spells targeting it can not resolve themselves so they are like countered, they go to the graveyard too.


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When/whenever this/a creature enters the battlefield [...] ... triggers when it enters the battlefield. It wasn't on the battlefield, and then it was. Moving things from the graveyard to the battlefield with Liliana counts. When/whenever you cast [...] ... triggers when you cast a spell. Moving things around with Liliana doesn't count as casting a ...



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