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It's not a permanent while it's on the stack. 110.1. A permanent is a card or token on the battlefield. 111.1. A spell is a card on the stack. Before it resolves, it's a spell (on the stack). After it resolves, it's a permanent (on the battlefield). So no, you cannot cast Avoid Fate targeting a Counterspell that's targeting your Elvish Mystic on ...


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No, playing Cloudshift would not end your combat phase, but the creature it targeted will no longer be in combat. If this leaves you with no attackers, then the rest of combat is uninteresting and can usually be skipped. When you Cloudshift a creature, it enters the battlefield as a new creature, and has no memory of its previous existence. This means that ...


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No, Sengir Vampire does not get a +1/+1 counter. A creature dies when it moves from the battlefield to the graveyard. So, there are two different possibilities here. If the creature goes to the graveyard and then moves to exile, then it counts as dying. However, if it goes to exile instead of the graveyard, then it does not count as dying. In your ...


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In MTG, counters are physical markers that are counted, added and removed; they are not abstractions that store a number that can be manipulated. As such, it makes no sense to talk about resetting a counter; you want to know if the counters are removed. Nothing instructs you to remove the the counters, so you do not remove them. Just like attacking doesn't ...


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This is not a correct understanding of either combat or fighting. "Fight" is a special keyword that simply means "the 2 chosen creatures deal damage to the other equal to their power." Neither power nor toughness is ever "used up." If a 2/4 creature fights another 2/4 creature, both will still be a 2/4 creature after that. The only difference will be that ...


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The counters on Grindclock do not reset. In fact, "Reset" is not a special keyword that means anything to a Magic player. The short answer is that if nothing says to remove counters, they don't get removed. The long answer is that they remain until one of two things happen: An effect removes the counters The object upon which the counters were placed cease ...


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No, only the one entering the battlefield triggers. Any time you see a card use its own name in its rules text, that means it is referring to the card that it is printed on; not other cards with the same name. 201.4. Text that refers to the object it's on by name means just that particular object and not any other objects with that name, regardless of ...


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Yes, it will be unable to attack. Summoning sickness is an informal term describing the restrictions imposed by 302.6. A complete definition of summoning sickness is: Whenever a player gains control of a permanent, it will be affected by summoning sickness whenever the permanent is a creature without haste, until the player loses control of the permanent, ...



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