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Your combo will not work for two reasons. Cloudstone Curio never triggers. Cloudstone Curio triggers when a nonartifact permanent enters the battlefield. Pierce Strider is an artifact, and so it will not cause Cloudstone Curio to trigger. You must choose another permanent. Cloudstone Curio says you may return another permanent. "Another" in this case ...


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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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I just discovered that this exact circumstance is described in the rules. It will remain your commander. 903.3. Each deck has a legendary creature card designated as its commander. This designation is not a characteristic of the object represented by the card; rather, it is an attribute of the card itself. The card retains this designation even when ...


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There are 2 reasons it doesn't work. One, even though it is a creatures, it is also an artifact, so it fails the nonartifact clause. Second, Curio also says "another permanent", meaning you can't bounce the permanent that just entered the battlefield.


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Is it my commander? To reiterate what is stated in the question, your commander is always your commander, and nothing can change that. This is because of the following rule: 903.3. [...] This [commander] designation it is an attribute of the card itself. The card retains this designation even when it changes zones. Does a commander deal commander ...


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No, 'commander-ness' is an intrinsic property of the card that nothing can take away. 903.3. Each deck has a legendary creature card designated as its commander. This designation is not a characteristic of the object represented by the card; rather, it is an attribute of the card itself. The card retains this designation even when it changes zones. ...


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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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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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No, stealing an opponent's creature of any color is fine. The only limitations are the ones explicitly imposed by the rules: During deck creation: color identity. You may not put a white card or a card that uses white mana symbols in your red/black Olivia deck. (You could include a black card that creates a white token, though; or an extort card, since ...


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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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All instances of the word "you" on an ability refer the controller of the source of that ability. 109.5. The words “you” and “your” on an object refer to the object’s controller, its would-be controller (if a player is attempting to play, cast, or activate it), or its owner (if it has no controller). For a static ability, this is the current controller ...


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As you guessed, this little trick doesn't work. There are only two ways to activate an ability or cast a spell while another spell or ability is resolving, and your combo doesn't fall into either one: If the spell/ability that's resolving lets a player pay mana, that player can activate mana abilities. If the spell/ability currently resolving explicitly ...


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It is still your opponents commander and they will get the Lieutenant bonus from the Marshal. This is because being a commander is a property of a card, it doesn't matter if the characteristics of the card have changed at all it will still be their commander. 903.3. Each deck has a legendary creature card designated as its commander. This designation is ...



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