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Mana burn does not exist as a rule in MTG anymore. It was removed from the rules when they released the 2010 core set. http://archive.wizards.com/Magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/42a Back when the mana burn rule did exist, Time Stop still would cause a player to lose life due to mana burn. This is because mana burn happened automatically ...


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You could use Awakening to tap your lands twice in one turn, but not exactly in the way you expect. Starting with your untap step, play proceeds as follows: Your untap step starts, and all of your permanents untap. Your upkeep step starts, and Awakening's triggered ability goes on the stack. You gain priority. This is your first opportunity to do ...


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The creature never died, so the ability doesn't trigger. Anger of the Gods creates a replacement effect. 614.1. Some continuous effects are replacement effects. [...] Such effects watch for a particular event that would happen and completely or partially replace that event with a different event. [...] 614.1a Effects that use the word “instead” ...


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Dies is short for "is put into a graveyard from the battlefield". Anger of the Gods say exile instead of dies (replacement effect), so the Athreos trigger will not be triggered because it completely replaces the die keyword. 700.4. The term dies means “is put into a graveyard from the battlefield.” and 419.1. Replacement and prevention effects are ...


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No, only your own original commander counts. Generally, if the Lieutenant ability refers to your Commander, then the opponent's Commander would not count, since it's not yours, even if it has the same name. Also, a clone of your Commander would not count, because the Commander-ness of a card cannot be copied. 903.3. Each deck has a legendary creature ...


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If you exile a face-down creature, it will enter the exile zone face up, and if it returns to the battlefield, it will enter the battlefield face up. The first important thing to consider is that face-down is a status. Rule 110.6d says Only permanents have status. Cards not on the battlefield do not. Although an exiled card may be face down, this has no ...


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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. Note that being granted +1/+1 and having a +1/+1 counter are very different. If you control Dauntless River Marshal, Abzan Battle Priest and an Island, the Marshal won't be granted Lifelink.


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Clockspinning, Gilder Bairn and Vorel of the Hull Clade allow you to add another counter of a kind that already exists on a permanent, and so does the Proliferate keyword. And then there's Doubling Season which doubles the number of counters placed on permanents.


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There are nine cards that allow you to spend mana as though it were another color: Mycosynth Lattice lets you spend mana as though it were mana of any color without restriction. Daxos of Meletis and Psychic Intrusion allow you to cast a spell from an opponent's library, and allow you to spend mana as though it were mana of any color when paying that ...


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Several cards that counter activated abilities. They are Ayesha Tanaka (only from artifact sources) Azorius Guildmage Bind Brown Ouphe (only from artifact sources) Interdict (only from artifacts, creatures, enchantments, and lands. It also prevents that permanent from activating abilities for the rest of the turn.) Ouphe Vandals (only from artifact ...


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You may sacrifice Underworld Coinsmith, and then you may sacrifice Hopeful Eidolon. Whenever a creature dies, all of its enchantment(s) become unattached. Normally, they would be sent straight to the graveyard as a state based action. However, enchantments with Bestow immediately become a creature instead due to rule CR 702.102a. The commonly used slang ...


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Whenever you create an object on the battlefield, it enters untapped, unflipped, face-up and phased in (unless otherwise instructed). 110.6b Permanents enter the battlefield untapped, unflipped, face up, and phased in unless a spell or ability says otherwise. The state of the permanent last represented by the card has no bearing on the state of this ...


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Dictate of Erebos' effect goes onto the stack for each instance it was triggered. The Hopeful Eidolon becomes a creature as soon as the creature it's attached to is removed from the battlefield so it will be a creature before the second Erebos trigger resolves, so you may sacrifice it.


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There are a few Aura cards that grant creatures the ability to tap to deal damage to a target (some with more restrictions than others). To find these cards, I used the magiccards.info search o:"Enchant Creature" o:"Enchanted creature has" o:deal o:"{T}", which finds Auras that enchant creatures that mention dealing damage and have an ability with a tap ...


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Yes, there's several: this Gatherer search covers cards with the words "counter target activated ability" in their rules text (not necessarily in that exact order), which covers that exact phrase and small variatons on it. At the time of writing: Instants that counter any activated ability: Bind, Squelch, Stifle, Trickbind, and Voidslime. Instants that ...



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