So say I have a creature in my graveyard in a 3-player game, and one of my opponents uses Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni to bring it back from the dead. That player then goes on to lose. Does my creature come back under my control, or go back to my graveyard?


It will be exiled. The card would go back under your control if there was a temporary effect granting your opponent the control of your creature, e.g. Mind Control or Act of Treason. This is not the case, so the object under your opponent control would be exiled (since it is not the object he owns and it doesn't leave the game). The ruling in question has an example that covers it:

800.4a When a player leaves the game, all objects (see rule 109) owned by that player leave the game and any effects which give that player control of any objects or players end. Then, if that player controlled any objects on the stack not represented by cards, those objects cease to exist. Then, if there are any objects still controlled by that player, those objects are exiled. This is not a state-based action. It happens as soon as the player leaves the game. If the player who left the game had priority at the time he or she left, priority passes to the next player in turn order who’s still in the game.


Example: Alex casts Bribery, which reads, “Search target opponent’s library for a creature card and put that card onto the battlefield under your control. Then that player shuffles his or her library,” targeting Bianca. Alex puts Serra Angel onto the battlefield from Bianca’s library. If Bianca leaves the game, Serra Angel also leaves the game. If, instead, Alex leaves the game, Serra Angel is exiled.

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  • The second player could bring it back with something like Ruin Processor, right? Since it's exiled and owned by OP? – corsiKa Nov 24 '15 at 15:08
  • Sure, nothing stops him from using it. Any other card that somehow works with exile will operate normally. E.g. you could cast Misthollow Griffin if it was exiled that way. – Vilmar Nov 24 '15 at 15:15

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