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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Desert was reprinted in Time Shifted, From the Vaults, and was made into a promo, so therefor you could turn to the newer printings of the card if you are having complications with a judge on the matter.


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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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You can not find Æther Storm with Zur. This is because Augustin's cost reduction ability only effects casting the card, it doesn't apply at any other time. "White spells you cast cost 1 less to cast". Also, the only thing that can change the CMC of a card is chooseing the value of 'X' while casting it. This is because CMC is what is printed on the top right ...


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No. The converted mana cost is always the cost that is printed on a card; it is not changed cost reduction or alternate costs.


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If the source of the damage is a delayed triggered ability, then the ruling is right. But the source of the damage is not a triggered ability; it's Searing Blood ("Searing Blood deals ..."), and Searing Blood is an instant. (Triggered abilities don't even have names.) Or at least it was an instant when it last existed. Having since been moved to the ...


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The ruling is incorrect. The source of the damage is the Searing Blood spell. When Searing Blood resolves, it creates a delayed triggered ability When that creature dies this turn, Searing Blood deals 3 damage to the creature's controller. The "Searing Blood" in the triggered ability refers to the spell Searing Blood, so when the triggered ability ...


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The damage will still be prevented. This is because Searing Blood sets up a delayed trigger, and the source of the delayed trigger is the spell that created it. We know that Searing Blood is dealing the damage since it says "Searing Blood deals 3 damage to the creature's controller." Since we know that Searing Blood is dealing the damage, and it is the ...


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The damage is prevented. An reference by an object to its own name is a reference to itself. So "Searing Blood deals 3 damage" has the object on the stack deal three damage. That's the very same object that was targeted by Dromoka's Command. The object no longer exists when you are instructed to have it deal 3 damage, but that's fine. It can still deal ...


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An Equipment Creature can't be attached to anything, so there is no Equipped Creature to which to grant a boon. If a Chariot of Victory was animated using Ensoul Artifact, it would not grant First Strike, Trample and Haste to anything, much less itself. 301.5a The creature an Equipment is attached to is called the “equipped creature.” The Equipment is ...


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If you use Ensoul Artifact on an equipment it will not gain the effects it grants to the equipped creature. This is because the equipment is not equipping itself (it can't equip anything as long as it is a creature). So a Bonesplitter enchanted with Ensoul Artifact will be a 5/5, not 7/5.


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This card is a Revised German Tranquility. For English sets without a set symbol only Alpha and Beta have black borders. But when Magic started out whenever a Core set was printed for the first time in a language it had black borders. The first printing of German Magic cards was Revised Edition, Strangely it seems that German Revised had at east 2 printings, ...


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In terms of offline (non-MTGO) information, the only data point that is brought away from a tournament match is the match record - mulligans, die-roll winners, and life totals are not processed in any way. There are not any resources online with general match records (i.e. how often matches end 2-0, etc.) that I am aware of. You can go into the archives of ...


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Encrust will count toward your opponent's devotion. This is because your opponent is the controller of Encrust, and Devotion looks at the mana symbols in the costs of permanents each player controls. 303.4e An Aura’s controller is separate from the enchanted object’s controller or the enchanted player; the two need not be the same. If an Aura enchants ...


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Let's have a look at what devotion is: Devotion A numerical value a player has, equal to the number of mana symbols of a certain color among the mana costs of permanents that player controls. The fact that Encrust is attached to your Chimera does not make you its controller. Your opponent still controls the enchantment, so Encrust will count ...


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The copy will have all Keranos's copiable values, so it will be a Legendary Enchantment Creature — God: Keranos, God of Storms. Due to the legend rule, you will have to choose which one stays on the battlefield, and which goes to your graveyard. 706.2. When copying an object, the copy acquires the copiable values of the original object’s characteristics ...


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Yes morphing will save it because your opponent will get a chance to reposnd after you cast your spell and there is a ruling related to morphing the card that would apply here Any time you have priority, you may turn the face-down creature face up by revealing what its morph cost is and paying that cost. This is a special action. It doesn’t use the stack ...


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No. As a creature, it still taps to attack, so barring some other action, it will remain tapped (turning it back into a creature will not untap it) and can't block on your opponents turn.


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Kolaghan's ability triggers for each Dragon attacking, so if you attack with two Dragons, your creatures get +2/+0 until end of turn. Rule 603.2c says An ability triggers only once each time its trigger event occurs. However, it can trigger repeatedly if one event contains multiple occurrences. Attacking with two Dragons is two instances of "attack ...


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The ability text "Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery" only affects when you can activate it, not how many times or anything else. Rule 602.5d says Activated abilities that read "Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery" mean the player must follow the timing rules for casting a sorcery spell, though the ...


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Activated abilities can be activated as many times as you like as long as you can pay the cost. However, Planeswalkers' abilities have their own rules that say you can only activate them once.


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It depends on how you want to build your packs. If you plan to build proper packs then the choices are different then if you just want to grab random cards. The best experience would be from the former so I will go off it. The double faced cards were seeded from a sheet with a single mythic, two of each rare, six of each uncommon and eleven and each common. ...


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It's as if the physical Clone card was replaced with a copy of the card being copied. The Clone is black, so a blocker with protection from black will receive no damage. The blocker will still deal damage as normal. The Clone is not blue, so a blocker with protection from blue will both receive and deal damage as normal. (Its name isn't "Clone" anymore.) ...


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Clone copies the color of the creature. Cards that don't copy the color will state that directly on the card. A good example of this is the out-of-print card Vesuvan Doppleganger, which states right on the card that it does not copy the color of the creature it was copying. Incidentally, the creature type is copied, which means if you Clone a Legendary ...


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Unless the card that facilitates the copying (Clone in this case) states otherwise, you copy the target card exactly. This includes it's attributes such as color and casting cost. Since you are copying a black creature and blocked by a creature with protection from black, your creature will deal no damage to the opposing creature.


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I assume that by "pro-black" you mean having protection from black? If so, since clone is a copy of a black creature, it has all its copiable values, including color. Your copy will thus deal no damage to blocking creature. If that creature had protection from blue, your creature would do normal damage since it is black, not blue.


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Tokens could always be tapped & untapped. They're (usually) supposed to be creatures, after all, and creatures tap & untap. Exhibit A: The very first token-generating card, The Hive, from Alpha: Note that the text says "mak[e] sure to indicate when each Wasp is tapped."


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If you are looking for something like this that you can't easily find through most normal sellers I would try contacting the Customer Service departments of larger sellers like Star City Games or Channel Fireball and see if they have any way of finding the item in question for you. I don't know if CFB does this, but SCG does have a process for managing user ...


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Berit's ability resolves, stealing Olivia. Olivia's ability resolves but as the player no longer controls Olivia the vampire she targeted stays under your control.


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This one is an edge case, so it's interesting. Yes, the second ability resolves, but as the player activating the ability no longer controls Olivia, the end result is similar to if it hadn't, as she is no longer under that player's control. There's a ruling on the gatherer page confirming this: If you activate Olivia Voldaren's last ability, and before ...


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You choose what order they happen in, because you control both abilities, and they both trigger from the same event. Rule 603.3b says 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 101.4.) ...


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Terrain Generator is a land that not only can add colorless mana but if you have extra land at the end of your opponents turn it allows you to put a basic into play


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It is a constant thing, not one-time, so if a creature you control gets another +1/+1 counter after the enchantment comes into play, the enchanted creature will increase in power and toughness. The ability is a static ability, which means that it is in effect as long as the enchantment is in play, and its effect on the creature depends on the current board ...


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If I recall correctly creatures regenerate tapped. That pretty much removes them from combat.


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Yes, when a creature is regenerated, it is removed from combat. The exact wording of the rule (701.12a) is If the effect of a resolving spell or ability regenerates a permanent, it creates a replacement effect that protects the permanent the next time it would be destroyed this turn. In this case, “Regenerate [permanent]” means “The next time ...


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mtgtop8.com appears to collect some of the data you're interested in (top finishes at GPs, SCG events, MTGO, etc.). It has decks broken down by format and by archetype, so that you can see what trends in the meta-game.


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I am terrible at expressing my thoughts in maths, but the idea with pile shuffling before or after randomisation is likely to be a way of proving that you're not attempting to cheat. Even if you're able to remember a certain order of 60 cards, pile shuffling will rearrange the order of every single one of those 60 cards. Suppose you are able to memorise ...


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magic.tcgplayer.com allows you to search deck lists based on a particular card being used. Here's the search for Tibalt. You can also use their Deck search tools to limit by format and place finished in addition to specific cards. Limiting your search to include decks using Tibalt, in the Modern format, that placed at least 1st through 64th returns zero ...


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The player who controls the spell chooses the opponent. There could be some political issues here, but no more so than if you had a friend in a 4-player game who refused to attack you because you were friends. He's still your opponent in the game, so he should be making the decisions that will give him the best chance of winning; not trying to help you. ...


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No, the first Flickerwisp will come back at the beginning of your end of turn step. The creature it exiles wouldn't come back until the beginning of the next end of turn since after they wont trigger at the begging of the end step. Ruling on the card: If the permanent that returns to the battlefield has any abilities that trigger at the beginning of the ...


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The following cards in black and green will allow you to search your library for a sorcery, and possibly other cards: Bringer of the Black Dawn Cruel Tutor Demonic Collusion Demonic Tutor Diabolic Intent Diabolic Revelation Diabolic Tutor Entomb (tutors to the graveyard) Grim Tutor Imperial Seal (tutors to the top of the library) Increasing Ambition ...


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As far as I can tell, there is no rule that states that pile shuffling is unequivocally slow play or not slow play. As your question hints at, it depends on the judge and circumstances. If it is obvious someone is trying to waste time to force a match draw it would (or should, in my opinion) be called slow play. If it isn't hurting anything, I doubt it ...



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