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Nov
2
revised How do cards like Brainstorm affect the probability of drawing an out?
fix formatting
Nov
2
comment Does Leyline of Singularity works on tokens?
@GendoIkari Most of the comprehensive rules don't change that often, so most of what you find on MTGSalvation should be accurate, but you never know where something might have changed. It's probably better to refer to the actual CR from Wizards' site. There's also this, which is kept up to date, but is technically still not canonical.
Oct
28
answered Why did devotion decks dominate PT Theros?
Oct
22
comment Destroying a Planewalker before its ability is used
@Indigenuity Ah, well, I don't know how DotP works, but what you're describing can't happen in actual Magic.
Oct
14
comment Destroying a Planewalker before its ability is used
@Indigenuity Actually in Magic software (as in paper Magic), you can only cast spells or activate abilities during your opponent's main phase after that player has had an opportunity to do so first. Sometimes it might not be clear that the player whose turn it is gets the first shot at playing things, but it is the case.
Oct
14
comment Does untapping an attacker stop its attack
That's true, untapping (or tapping) a creature after it has been declared as an attacker can never stop it from attacking. (Same goes for blocking.) But there are some cards that will say things like "Untap target attacking creature and remove it from combat," which does stop the creature from attacking.
Oct
11
comment Does Master of the Wild Hunt deal damage multiple times?
@ikegami I was simply pointing out that combat is another case where multiple sources deal damage at the same time.
Oct
9
comment Does Master of the Wild Hunt deal damage multiple times?
Yep, and similarly, when creatures in combat deal damage, they all do so at the same time (unless first strike or double strike are involved). So all combat damage in this case counts as one instance of dealing damage, even if it is coming from multiple sources.
Sep
28
comment How to resolve illegal targeting that was allowed?
To be clear, it's the ability of Chained to the Rocks that targeted your dragon, not the enchantment itself - right?
Sep
23
answered Ordeal of Heliod and changing creature control
Sep
7
comment Can I “hide” a Vesuvan Shapeshifter?
@Jefromi that would be another reason to mark the face-down permanents with dice or counters or something, because any time your opponent starts asking which one is which you can just respond with "#3". It's your opponent's obligation to remember that permanent #3 is the Shapeshifter, if that is revealed.
Aug
6
comment In plain English, how does casting spells and using creature abilities work with the stack and priority?
@Rawrgramming it means that when you cast a spell, you are the first one allowed to respond to it (although it is rare that you would want to do so).
Jul
5
awarded  Yearling
Jun
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
8
comment Can Hydras be regenerated?
"Gains persist/undying until end of turn" kind of does it, I suppose.
Jun
8
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is Go played for money?
Jun
5
comment Do creatures with summoning sickness deal damage while blocking?
Bonus to the bonus points: the key is whether the ability's cost includes the tap symbol, not whether the ability is on the creature itself. You can tap a creature to activate its own ability if the ability doesn't have the tap symbol in its cost. Example: Heritage Druid can be tapped to activate its own ability the turn it comes into play.
Jun
5
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Can I use a card with “Add one mana of any color to your mana pool” in any Elder Dragon Highlander (EDH) deck?
Jun
5
answered How to play Ring of Valkas?
Jun
5
answered Can you stop casting a spell?