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Since you control the source of both triggered abilities, you choose the order they are put on the stack (and then they resolve in reverse order). If your opponent also has abilities triggering at the same time, he will do the same. The active player (the player whose turn it is) puts their triggers on the stack first, followed by the triggers of all of the ...


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From that same page (emphasis mine): Creatures turned face down by Ixidron are 2/2 creatures with no text, no name, no subtypes, no expansion symbol, and no mana cost. Face-down creatures have no creature type, so Coat of Arms does not affect them.


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Is it this one? It was found pretty fast by me just by googling "magic playmat blue". It is the art of glacial fortress so if you google that you probably find places where you can buy it.


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Mana fixers can virtually never be counted as full lands because you need mana to cast them. In the case of the banners specifically, they: Cost 3 mana to cast Can be sacrificed for a card draw (1) makes them a higher mana screw risk (how happy are you if you mulligan into 2 land+banner?), while (2) makes them a reduced mana flood risk (sac them if you ...


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No, you cannot, because the card specifically states that each copy targets "one of those creatures." So the target for the copy is specified in the rules of the card itself, there is no option to choose a different target. Arc Lightning is the same, but Liquid Fire works a little differently. With liquid fire, there is only one target, the creature. How ...


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Bribery and Collusion do not really factor into this. If there is no agreement (or offer) to exchange something of value for a particular match result, there is no bribery. "Collusion" is not inherently illegal in the absence of bribery (No rule says I can't concede to my friends because they're my friends.) You are running afoul of 'Unsporting Conduct - ...


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The rules of Magic itself don't allow for players to change the win conditions. Win/lose/draw conditions are defined in the rules, and unless a tournament director decided differently, you have to play by the win/loss/draw conditions written in the regular rulebook. (And at an official MTG event, the tournament director wouldn't allow otherwise).


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Hope this answer could still help someone, this article (an update a decade later to a previous article on the same subject) talks a lot about why exactly bad cards are printed—and it's from the source!


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Some cards target a creature and affect that creature's controller, so it some sense they behave differently depending on who controls the target creature. Here is a magiccards.info query for such cards. Of course, since Ink-Treader Nephilim makes those spells target every creature anyway, it doesn't really matter who controls it. Since Ink-Treader ...


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Yup, unfortunately you're right. Unblocked means attacking and unblocked, after blockers are declared. This is in the comprehensive rules for the declare blockers step: 509.1h An attacking creature with one or more creatures declared as blockers for it becomes a blocked creature; one with no creatures declared as blockers for it becomes an unblocked ...


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You can use any black- or white-bordered version of any card that is legal in your format, including basic lands. For example, Naturalize was printed in Magic 2015, so it is standard legal, but you can also use your Onslaught Naturalize and it will be perfectly legal. Tokens are not considered Magic cards by tournaments: they don't go in your deck, or in ...


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Yes. If a card (e.g. "Island") is allowed in the current format, you may place any print of that card into your deck. You can even use a print of a card whose text has since been changed in Oracle. The text in Oracle always overrides the text on the card. The cards much match the following criteria: The card is genuine and published by Wizards of the ...


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Question 1: No. Creature spells (such as Living Totem) don't target. When you cast Living Totem, you do not pick any targets. Once it eventually resolves, it's ability triggers and you choose targets when you place it on the stack. But placing an ability on the stack is not casting a spell, so it doesn't trigger Staunch-Hearted Warrior's ability. Aura ...


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No. Living totems has a triggered ability that adds +1/+1 counters, which triggers upon him entering the battlefield. That is not the same thing as 'casting a spell that targets Staunch-Hearted warrior', so the Staunch-Hearted Warrior's heroic ability will not trigger. However, if you target the Staunch-Hearted Warrior with an enchantment, then bounced it, ...


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I would buy enough of the Duel Decks for each player to have one. Even though each set is not balanced against the other sets, they are going to be the best value you will find for pre-built decks from wizards. They have a very reasonable power level for the most part. Wizards is releasing the older duel decks in December as part of an anthology- it might ...


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This ability is a static ability. The important rules from that page say 604.1. Static abilities do something all the time rather than being activated or triggered. They are written as statements, and they're simply true. 604.2. Static abilities create continuous effects, some of which are prevention effects or replacement effects. These effects are ...


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The first part of (c) in your question is essentially the answer: Since this effect has no cost and no trigger it is a static ability, it applies at any time as long as Rageblood Shaman is on the battlefield. So the answer to (a) is yes, a Minotaur that enters play after the Rageblood Shaman has +1/+1 and trample. And the answer to (b) is that yes, if ...


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Apart from Exile Effects; the Other things that can deal with indestructible creature-lands: -X/-X abilities like Nightmarish End, Lash of the Whip Sacrifice abilities like Dead Drop Bounce effects like Whelming Wave, Peel from Reality, and Aetherspouts Polymorph effects like Turn to Frog and Polymorphist's Jest (although I think you'll have to kill ...


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Any card that says "Exile target creature", "Exile target artifact", or "Exile target permanent" will remove an animated Darksteel Citadel. Cards that do this include Devouring Light Pillar of Light Ashen Rider Chained to the Rocks Curse of the Swine Excoriate Fade Into Antiquity Gild In addition, if it's toughness ever drops to 0, it will die as a state ...


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When viewing your collection, click the quantity button and then move the left slider to 0 to show cards you don't own. Once you see them you can just doubleclick them to add them to your deck.


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No, it's no longer supported. They announced on June 26: ... we'll be turning off access to the current Magic Online client (aka V3) on July 16. And on the day of posted this update. (And of course, if you try to download it, you can only get the new version - that ought to be a pretty good sign too.)


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To "die" and "put into the graveyard" are the same thing (See rule 700.6). In this case I think Emrakul's ability does not trigger. 700.6. The term dies means “is put into a graveyard from the battlefield.” It is used only when referring to creatures.


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Cards are printed on four different sheets: Basic Land, Common, Uncommon, and Rare. (Mythics are printed on the Rare sheet.) The number of times a card is printed on the sheet determines how rare it is relative to other cards on the same sheet. For most sets (Alliances and afterward, plus Ice Age), all cards of the same rarity level are printed the same ...


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The Magic tournament rules have this to say (emphasis added): 3.9 Card Shuffling Decks must be randomized at the start of every game and whenever an instruction requires it. Randomization is defined as bringing the deck to a state where no player can have any information regarding the order or position of cards in any portion of the deck. Pile ...


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You are not supposed to be "ensuring" that you get a good hand on the first draw. Theoretically, each player should start the game with their deck in a random permutation. Any 7 cards should be a possible starting hand. Rule 103.1 says At the start of a game, each player shuffles his or her deck so that the cards are in a random order. Each player may ...


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The list of sets legal in any format can be found in The MTG Tournament Rules, Section 6. The sets legal for Standard, in particular, can be found at this rules page. Historically, a block rotates out when the block after the following one is introduced, and a core set rotates out when the block after the following core set is introduced. However, Wizards is ...


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WoTC has a tradition of reorganize/changing their webpage, so I cannot guarantee this link will work consistently in the future, but they generally post it on their webpage someplace (I found this using Google + "mtg standard format") http://magic.wizards.com/en/content/standard-formats-magic-gathering Standard format uses the two most recently-released ...


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It depends on what format you want to play. Casual You can use whatever cards you want, as long as your friends are alright with it. This is informally known as "kitchen table magic", at least in my area. Some casual formats are are so popular that they have their own rules, such as Commander. See the link at the bottom for more information. Standard ...


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Yes. Planar Cleansing will try to destroy everything at the same time. Hyena Umbra gets two destroy effects from Planar Cleansing. However, these both happen at the same time (not one after the other), and Regeneration is the next TIME this permanent would be destroyed. Once regeneration has saved it, both destroy effects have passed because they both ...


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A ruling on the gatherer page for Gideon says Gideon, Champion of Justice's power and toughness are set to the number of loyalty counters on him when his second ability resolves. They won't change later in the turn if the number of loyalty counters on him changes. So, he is assigned a power and toughness when the ability resolves, and it doesn't ...


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Ashcloud Phoenix's ability does not trigger, and it stays in the graveyard. Rule 603.6d says Normally, objects that exist immediately after an event are checked to see if the event matched any trigger conditions. Continuous effects that exist at that time are used to determine what the trigger conditions are and what the objects involved in the event ...


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You can buy Magic: The Gathering cards at TCGPlayer.com and StarCityGames.com, just to name a couple. Some vendors offer free shipping if you purchase more than a minimum threshold. The decks from inside the game are not sold in real life as a complete bundle. You'll have to hand select the cards yourself. Here are the decklists you mentioned, for ...


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None of the currently sanctioned Block Constructed formats include any core sets. All players in a sanctioned Block Constructed tournament must be using the same block. The list of currently available Block Constructed formats that can be sanctioned is in the Magic Tournament Rules, that you can find here: ...


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The face down morph cards don't have an ability whose effect turns the card face-up. Instead, the rules allow you to turn them face-up. 702.36d If you have priority, you may turn a face-down permanent you control face up. This is a special action; it doesn’t use the stack (see rule 115). To do this, show all players what the permanent’s morph cost would ...


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Casting Hypnotic Siren on Boonweaver Giant will not give you control of Spectra Ward. However, this doesn't matter, as Spectra Ward will continue to give its bonus to Boonweaver Giant anyway, and (unlike, say, Curiosity) this bonus does not depend in any way on who controls Spectra Ward. Also, your understanding of how the stack works here is flawed. If ...


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First, if Boonweaver Giant's triggered ability is on the stack, then Boonweaver himself is not on the stack. He has already entered the battlefield. Second, Spectra Ward should never have been placed on the stack. Boonweaver Giant's triggered ability is what actually gets placed on the stack. Your opponent doesn't have to make a decision until it resolves. ...


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The controller takes 10 damage. A creature's toughness does not limit the damage it can take. Toughness just indicates how much damage is enough to destroy it.


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No, you won't retain control. Your enchantment will fall off and go to your graveyard, and Marath will go to your opponent's graveyard or command zone. The primary reason is that when a creature changes zones, this rule kicks in: 400.7. An object that moves from one zone to another becomes a new object with no memory of, or relation to, its previous ...


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Young Pyromancer's trigger happens when you first cast a spell, which in this case is before Polymorphous Rush will resolve and create more copies. At the time that Polymorphous Rush was cast, there was only 1 Young Pyromancer around, so that it the only trigger that there is. The stack would look like this: A: (Cast Polymorphous Rush) Stack: ...


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Young Pyromancer triggers when you cast a spell. Polymorphous Rush is just one spell, no matter how many targets you give it, so it triggers your Pyromancer just once. Once it resolves, you'll have plenty of Pyromancers around, so if you cast another spell you can trigger all of them. Remember, you cast a spell, it goes on the stack, and then it resolves. ...


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Yes, a creature destroyed by Stinkweed Imp will still deal trample damage. Basically, the sequence of actions in combat goes like this: Your opponent attacks with their creature that has trample. You block that creature with your Stinkweed Imp. All damage is resolved. This includes the damage dealt to and by Stinkweed Imp, and the trample damage to you. ...


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Combat damage is dealt all at once, and so a creature destroyed by or in response to combat damage will still deal all of its damage, including any trample damage. 510.2. Second, all combat damage that’s been assigned is dealt simultaneously. This turn-based action doesn’t use the stack. No player has the chance to cast spells or activate abilities ...


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The only thing I can think of is if MTGO isn't processing it as entering with a counter, and rather placing one on after it comes back to the field. I would submit a bug report.


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I copied the answer from here, where a similar question was answered by Daniel Kitachewsky. Daniel is a high-level Judge from France, and the goto-guy when judges don't know the answer. Planar Cleansing resolves and destroys all creatures, artifacts and enchantments. I have a Runeclaw Bears enchanted with Boar Umbra. The replacement effect of the ...


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Well, it should have. In the ruling for Experiment One it clearly stats: If a creature enters the battlefield with +1/+1 counters on it, consider those counters when determining if evolve will trigger. For example, a 1/1 creature that enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it will cause the evolve ability of a 2/2 creature to trigger. You ...


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No. Myr Servitor's ability has an intervening "if" clause ("if Myr Servitor is on the battlefield"), and whether this clause is true is checked both when the ability triggers and when it tries to resolve. By the time it tries to resolve, the Myr Servitor won't be on the battlefield, and so the ability won't do anything. 603.4. A triggered ability may ...


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This answer is based on the very weak assumption that history will repeat itself. When this answer was written, cards rotated once per year. Wizards of the Coast is moving to two rotations per year. This will drastically change the pattern described below. Innistrad was the first set of a block that rotated in October 2013. The rares and mythics that are ...


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Honestly, I would wait a little bit. As soon as Khans of Tarkir hits shelves, the demand for cards from RTR block will drop as it will no longer be legal in standard, so I would buy RTR cards like a week after the Khans release to wait for the prices to drop/become stable. You can most likely safely buy M14 as a lot of it has been reprinted, and it is close ...


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I usually do a gatherer search. You can do an advanced search and refine by the following: Artist Set (if you recognize the symbol) Converted Mana Cost (CMC) Color Power/Toughness if it has them


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First of all, if you are able to type in the name, just search for the name using magiccards.info. It accepts non-English names (in part and in whole). Typing the name without accents works. If you can scan or photograph the card, another easy way of identifying the card is to submit it to Google Image Search (click the camera). This will find pages about ...



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