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No, Lava Burst cannot damage a creature with shroud or an opponent's creature with hexproof. An opponent's creature with hexproof or shroud can't be the target of anything you control, period. The "cannot be prevented" text only means that prevention effects do not prevent or change that damage. The relevant rules here are: 615.1. Some continuous ...


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Start by accepting that your deck won't be as straight-up competitive as it could be without Mox Opal — it's a staple, and cutting staples, especially for budget reasons, inevitably involves giving away some percentage points here or there. Maybe you can gain some improvements in unusual matchups, though. What does Mox Opal do for you? Consider what ...


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Yes, you can make these work well together. The ruling on Wild Beastmaster actually answers your question: The value of X is determined when the triggered ability resolves. ... So you can have this sequence of events: Declare attackers including Wild Beastmaster (and maybe other creatures). Wild Beastmaster's ability triggers and goes on the stack. ...


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My opponent tried to back out of his play by declaring that he had not yet paid the costs for Devour Flesh. The rules don't allow him to back out in the scenario you described. The following are the steps to casting a spell: (601.2a) Place the card on the stack. (601.2b-d) Make some choices including targets. (601.2e) Determine the total cost to ...


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The ability is removed from the stack, and you do not get your creature back. See: 603.3 603.3 Once an ability has triggered, its controller puts it on the stack as an object that's not a card the next time a player would receive priority. See rule 116, "Timing and Priority." The ability becomes the topmost object on the stack. It has the text of the ...


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When you put Athreos's triggered ability on the stack, you choose the target opponent. If there are no valid targets (possibly because your only opponent controls Aegis of the Gods), then the ability is not put on the stack and nothing happens. In regards to how the "unless" is handled: 117.12. Some spells, activated abilities, and triggered ...


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It's quite simple: Hexproof and Shroud don't prevent damage; they prevent targeting. Lava Burst cannot target something with Hexproof, something Lava Burst must do far before it tries to deal damage.


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I understand what you are saying, but Deadfall simply makes Forestwalk ineffective. It doesn't remove any ability or alter the creature's power. It's still 1/1, and as such, Sunweb can't block it. Trying to find convincing wording is hard, but I have no doubt of this. 609.4. Some effects state that a player may do something "as though" some condition ...


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Yes, you can use any cards you could in Vintage (except for the banned list). See the rules on mtgcommander.net: Commander is played with vintage legal cards, with some exceptions: cards are legal as of their set's prerelease The following is the official banned list for commander games. These cards (and others like them) should not be played ...


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Sunweb can't block, because the "as though" only applies to blocking restrictions, nothing else) Deadfall doesn't cause anything to lose forestwalk. Anything that had forestwalk still has it, so it has an ability, and Muraganda Petroglyphs doesn't work on it. The relevant comp rule, I suppose, is: 609.4. Some effects state that a player may do ...


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(Prices below are approximations for singles, not playsets, using TCGPlayer prices as of 4/16/2014) Fellwar Stone relies on your opponent having color-producing lands. ~$0.50 Star Compass relies on you having color-producing lands. ~$0.25 Coldsteel Heart comes into play tapped and produces only one color (chosen as it enters the battlefield). ~$1.50 ...



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