if i have multiple cards in play with activated abilities involving exiling cards from my graveyard can each exiled card activate for each of my cards in play? card gets +1+1 for each card exiled and another creature has "target creature get -x-x for each card exiled. By exiling 3 cards does the one get +3+3 and the other activae target creature gets -3-3?

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    You absolutely need to clarify what card(s) you are talking about. The answer fully depends on the exact text of those cards. – Hackworth Feb 19 '15 at 9:05
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    Are you talking about Rakshasa Vizier and Necropolis Fiend? Only one of them has an activated ability, though. – Kevin Feb 19 '15 at 13:46
  • Related: boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/5892/… (Answer is no due to CR 117.10.) – ghoppe Feb 19 '15 at 18:21

Activated abilities always follow the general pattern "cost: effect". The only way to get the effect is to pay all the costs, and you only get the effect from the one card that activated the ability. Paying the costs for one creature's ability does not affect any other activated abilities of the same or other creatures.

From the Comprehensive Rules:

117.10. Each payment of a cost applies to only one spell, ability, or effect. For example, a player can't sacrifice just one creature to activate the activated abilities of two permanents that each require sacrificing a creature as a cost. Also, the resolution of a spell or ability doesn't pay another spell or ability's cost, even if part of its effect is doing the same thing the other cost asks for.

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    And the usual way to make this really obvious: you can't spend the same mana twice on two different abilities either. – Cascabel Feb 19 '15 at 18:50
  • Note the wording though. There are effects triggered by occurrences, as opposed to requiring costs; instead of "sacrifice X: effect", there can be something along the lines of "whenever a creature is sacrificed, ..." - in this case a sacrifice is a trigger, not a cost for that effect. – SF. Mar 2 '15 at 11:40

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