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comment Scion of the Ur-Dragon and Torrent of Souls
I can see at least 3 different questions here. Please clarify exactly what you want to know. Do you want to know whether your overall plan of 16 damage works, do you want to know whether the copied Atarka loses haste, or do you want to know whether there are other sources of haste that disappear when copying? Pleaase modify your answer accordingly, don't answer this in a comment. Also note that "transform" is a term with a different meaning in MtG, you are talking about "copying".
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comment Will Hallowed Moonlight exile creatures from Starfield of Nyx
The battlefield in this case is not just any zone. It is the only zone where permanents can exist, and it is the zone where an enchantment can also be a creature because of starfield. Moonlight's effect is more specific than Anafenza, and Anafenza comparisons do not apply here.
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comment Will Hallowed Moonlight exile creatures from Starfield of Nyx
Anafenza has a different wording. It specifically cares about creature cards, which Moonlight does not. Moonlight only cares about creature permanents, which as you vey well know can only exist on the battlefield. I really think you are trapped in circular logic here. With your logic, you could also deny the existence of regeneration effects, because the destruction event to be replaced never happens because of the replacement.
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comment Will Hallowed Moonlight exile creatures from Starfield of Nyx
@murgatroid99 I have not done so because that is an impossible task. There are no rules specifically covering that kind of replacement effects. Therefore, we have to piece together the answer as best we can from the other rules. Again, I can only point to 603.6b and say that nothing in the game would ever see the permanent as anything other than an enchantment creature. The event that would happen is "an enchantment creature ETB from the graveyard", and therefore moonlight will replace it.
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comment Will Hallowed Moonlight exile creatures from Starfield of Nyx
Well, I can't give a rules answer based on intuition. If 614.12 doesn't apply to Moonlight and the rest of the rules seem to support my interpretation, what other rules-supported answer could I give? 614.12 covers a very specific set of replacement effects, there are no other specific rules that apply to Moonlight, and the general rule does cover it, so whether it's intuitive or not, it has to be right.
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comment Will Hallowed Moonlight exile creatures from Starfield of Nyx
@murgatroid99 It may be counter-intuitive, but 614.12 makes a clear reference to 614.1c-d. The wording in 614.1c-d does not fit with Moonlight's wording, so 614.12 doesn't apply to Moonlight.
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comment Will Hallowed Moonlight exile creatures from Starfield of Nyx
@murgatroid99 I think it's relevant because I have to consider what would happen if Moonlight wasnt in effect. That's what all replacement effects do. If everything went normally, the enchantment would ETB as a creature. Regeneration also checks whether a creature would be destroyed without a regen shield, but because of the replacement, the destruction never happens.
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comment Will Hallowed Moonlight exile creatures from Starfield of Nyx
@JonTheMon I considered it, but 614.12 only deals with cases of how a permanent enters, such as whether or not it's tapped. It doesn't handle replacement effects that say whether a card enters the battlefield at all.
Apr
28
comment Why is Noble Hierarch so expensive?
What do you mean with "The exalted doesn't seem like it would be applicable here."?
Apr
28
comment Which US states have the highest Magic: the Gathering participation?
Does region size really correlate with deck strength? Netdecking should pretty much eliminate any information gradient in constructed competitive play, be it regional or global.
Apr
25
comment Does “cards with the same name can't be played” affect tokens?
Even if your friend could name tokens, it still wouldn't be a problem. "Playing" a card has a specific meaning which doesn't apply to creating tokens. In short, tokens will never be affected by that card your friend played.
Apr
20
comment How to clone a Legendary card legally?
-1, OP asked about having 2 Geists on the battlefield at the same time, Body Double won't help with that. Also, your 2nd paragraph about Thrun would be better as a comment rather than part of your answer.
Apr
16
comment It's a 4x and card game mix possible?
Yes, it's possible.
Apr
15
comment Magic The Gathering, Blinking the source of a transformation
Please name all the cards involved in your situation, that will make answering it a lot easier. You can use the syntax "[mtg:cardname]" to link each card. Be sure to use the exact name if you do.
Apr
14
comment How much damage do I take when I Trample a Stuffy Doll that has Pariah attached?
@christian.s If you read the rules I quoted carefully, you will see that Trample allows you to distribute the combat damage as you like, as long as all blocking creatures have been assigned lethal damage. If you want, you can assign all 8 damage to the Doll, or 6-2, or 4-4, or 3-5.
Apr
13
comment Can an ability track a card across multiple zones?
@GendoIkari That's one possible argument, but it's not watertight - what if the player had an empty hand before the Buyback? Then it would be the only card in that player's hand and the game could know. Of course, it would be a silly way of doing things on a case-by-case basis. The "game object" concept is much more broadly applicable.
Apr
13
comment Spells are not exiled by Jace, Telepath Unbound's second ability in MTG Duels
@MarcDingena Not a duplicate, involves the same cards but is asking different things.
Apr
13
comment Jace, Telepath Unbound and Casting a Spell from the Graveyard
Why did you include "Hidden zone" in your question title?
Apr
11
comment How can I efficiently build a deck from a box of random cards?
@MarcDingena Also I'm not sure I understand your remark about building a deck from different boosters. In that case you would of course also read all the cards you opened and try to spot a possible basis for a deck.
Apr
11
comment How can I efficiently build a deck from a box of random cards?
@MarcDingena You said that the contents in the box are completely unknown to you and from the largest possible range of editions, so you have no way of determining any sort of trend. I'm a programmer, and searching an unordered set for items with certain properties means O(n) time effort, which means you have no choice but to look through the whole thing. You can of course stop searching at any point when you feel you have a reasonable deck already, but that's not exactly expert-level advice you would need SE for, is it?