No doubt, Underrealm Lich is cool. Still I am wondering, how it interacts with dredge, such as on Life from the Loam.

As both are replacement effects, I should be able to choose which happens, shouldn't I?

Asking for a friend.

  • I'm curious what interaction between dredge and Underrealm Lich you see that involves putting something "on top" of anything else. The existing answer seems to be correct, but if you can elaborate on your intention then a more detailed answer could be possible. Nov 15, 2018 at 19:19
  • "On top" seems to imply you think the stack is used, but that's not the case. You apply one of your choice. (Then if still applicable, you apply the other.)
    – ikegami
    Nov 15, 2018 at 20:28
  • "On top" as in colloquial speech for "apply first".
    – Erik
    Nov 16, 2018 at 8:17

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Both dredge and Underrealm Lich's ability are replacement effects. As such, you can choose which one you want to apply when you would draw a card.

616.1. If two or more replacement and/or prevention effects are attempting to modify the way an event affects an object or player, the affected object’s controller (or its owner if it has no controller) or the affected player chooses one to apply [...]

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