The card Mirage Mirror states:

{2}: Mirage Mirror becomes a copy of target artifact, creature, enchantment, or land until end of turn.

If Mirage Mirror becomes a copy of a target creature that does not have summoning sickness until owner's next turn, does the copy suffer from summoning sickness becomes it becomes a copy of a creature?

  • Yes, one of the paragraphs covers that. Sep 29, 2017 at 10:51

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No, summoning sickness is not a copyable value

Copiable values

The copiable values of an object are its name, mana cost, color indicator, card type, subtype, supertype, rules text, power, toughness, and loyalty. These values are usually copied exactly as printed. However, copy effects do respect changes to those values resulting from other copy effects, face-down status, and some effects that set a creature's power or toughness. The last are only considered if they have the wording "as [the object] enters the battlefield" or "as [the object] is turned face up".

Additionally, for objects on the stack (that is, spells or effects that have not yet resolved), copies also copy any choices made while casting it, such as mode, targets, or additional or alternate costs that were paid. Many, but not all, effects that copy spells allow the controller of the copy to choose new targets for that copy.

Information not copied

Counters on the object being copied and objects attached to it, such as Auras or Equipment, are not copied.

The collective status of the original object is also not copied. Unless otherwise stated, the copy will be created untapped, unflipped, face-up, and phased-in. This leads to an important distinction and oddity regarding copies of face-down creatures. A copy of such a creature will acquire the copiable values of the original face-down creature, and become a 2/2 colorless, costless, nameless, subtypeless creature, but it will instead be face-up. Such a copy is unable to morph, and never acquires the face-up characteristics of the original creature.


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    – Neil Meyer
    Sep 29, 2017 at 11:15
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    Everything you did in this answer is possible with markdown, which at least in my opinion is much easier to read in source. Furthermore, horizontal lines aren't meant to be used as (at best arguably good-looking) design elements, but as thematic breaks and don't exactly help in terms of readability. Sep 29, 2017 at 12:29
  • I've removed the horizontal rules under your headings. They have semantic purpose to machines and screen readers and decrease the accessibility of our knowledge base. Our formatting isn't just decorative so we ought to avoid using it purely for decoration -- it means stuff to people reading our stuff. (Also, yes, all of that is available via markdown -- there's no HTML allowed that isn't also a subset of our markdown.) Sep 29, 2017 at 15:53
  • @doppelgreener You're forgetting <kbd>, <sup>...
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    Apr 13, 2018 at 14:54
  • @wizzwizz4 Whoops, you're totally right about those. kbd, sup, sub don't have equivalents. Apr 13, 2018 at 15:25

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