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Apr
26
comment What happens when a non-token creature loses all abilities, is exiled, then returns?
Note that Voidwalk only returns the creature to the battlefield in the end step, not immediately, so it's not quite traditional flickering. (Of course this doesn't affect the main point of the answer.)
Apr
18
comment How to clone a Legendary card legally?
FWIW it would be better to say that you want a cheaper alternative in the question, rather than just specifying "not Mirror Gallery". (Not that it really matters now.)
Apr
18
comment Are 1/1 creatures sent to the graveyard from one damage before Rite of Passage's ability activates?
It's a separate issue, but when 1 damage is dealt to a 1/1 creature, it doesn't reduce the creature's toughness to zero. It just becomes a 1/1 creature with 1 damage on it. There are a few cases where the difference matters.
Apr
14
comment How much damage do I take when I Trample a Stuffy Doll that has Pariah attached?
I'd point out that Stuffy Doll is 0/1, and nothing mentioned in this question would give it two extra toughness. That doesn't change the conclusion, but it is a little weird.
Mar
29
comment Can Eldrazi Processor effects “counter” madness?
Ah, since you mentioned hyperlinking: there is some disagreement about that. You can certainly learn from the way people edit, but keep in mind that it reflects the style of the individual editor, not necessarily the preferences of the community as a whole.
Mar
29
comment Can Eldrazi Processor effects “counter” madness?
You can always edit the question after the fact, as long as you don't change the core of what you're asking. In this case I've done it for you, but it's very much encouraged to do it yourself in the future. (Try not to edit too many times, though.)
Mar
22
comment How do I beat U/R control with Affinity?
Skeith can you post a link to your decklist? Some of the things you're saying make it seem like you're running a very nonstandard Affinity list, and the feedback you'll get will be based on standard Affinity, so it may not be that useful to you.
Mar
22
comment How do I beat U/R control with Affinity?
Affinity decks seem not to run Cavern of Souls. But the reason is more that it can't cast Galvanic Blast or sideboard cards like Blood Moon (whereas Glimmervoid can), not so much a lack of creatures that share a type. @SocioMatt makes a great point that including Cavern to make one critical creature uncounterable, when counterspells are a major threat to the deck, is a totally valid strategy.
Mar
14
comment What does “play this ability only if you could play a sorcery” mean?
@John hm, there isn't already a canonical question about what has changed? If not, it would certainly be useful to have one. Of course the gist of it would be a link to the Returning Player FAQ that was on the Wizards forums before they shut down, assuming there is still a version of that accessible somewhere.
Mar
5
comment If I kill an opponent's Guile while I control a Planar Void will they get to shuffle it back into their library?
@NeilMeyer The fact that this is about triggered abilities and the other one is about replacement effects makes it not a duplicate, IMO, although it is certainly useful to have them linked to each other, at least.
Mar
5
comment Do death triggers still happen if I am at 0 or less life after combat damage?
And to expand on @steenbergh's point, the question itself is asking about effects which both deal damage and prevent it (or offset it) as part of a single resolution. So I don't think this is a duplicate. Some of the answers there do also address this question, but I don't think that matters.
Feb
24
comment What happens if a target becomes ineligible after a card has been cast?
@JonTheMon To be clear for future readers, I'd suggest explaining in the answer that "fizzles" means being countered due to all targets becoming invalid. Not that it's a bad answer as is, of course.
Feb
22
comment What cards transfer mana from colorless to any color?
This search doesn't quite correspond to what the question is asking. Did you mean it just as an example?
Jan
29
comment Does Storm count opponents' spells?
As the answers show, this is one of many cases in which Magic cards (or rules, really) are meant to be read literally.
Jan
3
comment Can something have multiples of the same aura?
(re: the answer) Well, technically I'd say the rule that allows you to put enchantments on creatures doesn't give any restrictions. I bring this up because the rules of Magic generally work by starting from nothing and specifying what you can do. So if you want to take some action in the game, there had better be a rule that allows you to do so. In this case, there is; there's a rule that lets you put an enchantment on a creature.
Dec
28
comment Who is in charge of knowing abilities of blockers and attackers?
Isn't your opponent supposed to volunteer information if they notice an inconsistency in the game state, to the extent necessary to fix it?
Dec
17
comment How does Elemental Resonance convert a Mana Cost to a Mana Source?
I suspect rule 107.4c is going to disappear with the OGW rules update, or at least get a disclaimer along the lines of "Some old cards used the generic mana symbol to represent colorless mana...." so that it becomes irrelevant if you're using Oracle text. From the Expeditions that have been spoiled, we know that the OGW-current rules text of lands with colorless-mana-producing abilities will use the colorless mana symbol, and that suggests that all old cards with such abilities will receive errata to make the change.
Dec
13
comment Will Karlov get multiple +1/+1 counters with Soul Warden when multiple tokens are created simultaneously?
By the way: there are no +2/+2 counters involved in this situation. Only +1/+1 counters. (+2/+2 counters are only used on a few very old cards.)
Dec
12
comment Can a creature sacrifice itself?
It may be useful to think of it like this: you sacrifice the creature, it's not the creature that sacrifices itself.
Dec
9
comment What happens to Death Cloud when there aren't enough legal targets
Even though Death Cloud doesn't target, if it were a spell that did target, you couldn't even cast it in the first place if you didn't have enough targets. It wouldn't be countered for that reason. (It would be countered if its targets become illegal while the spell is on the stack.) There's probably a question somewhere on this site about that, and it's also explained in the rules.