When cards such as Time Stop or Sundial of the Infinite that immediately end the turn are cast, are players subject to mana burn for excess mana in their mana pools?

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    You might want to take a look at the Comprehensive Rules. A lot has changed since fourth edition, including the stack and how damage works.
    – murgatroid99
    Oct 26, 2014 at 16:43
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    The basic rulebook does at least generally cover how combat damage works (and is a lot faster to read than the comp rules). There's also this article covering the main changes (which happened in Magic 2010) or this one with a bit more detail.
    – Cascabel
    Oct 27, 2014 at 0:45

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Mana burn does not exist as a rule in MTG anymore. It was removed from the rules when they released the 2010 core set.

You can read the introduction of the Magic 2010 rules changes here.

Back when the mana burn rule did exist, Time Stop still would cause a player to lose life due to mana burn. This is because mana burn happened automatically whenever a phase ended, and time stop caused the current phase to end. Mana burn did not use the stack, and was simply an automatic game action that occurred.

  • This makes me sad. Oct 26, 2014 at 16:32
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    But Braid of Fire is so good now!
    – GendoIkari
    Oct 26, 2014 at 17:10

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