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We're playing an Unstable draft. A player cranks a Duplication Device, targeting one of his tokens and copying a Phoebe, Head of S.N.E.A.K. Once the ability resolves, he activates the token's ability targeting the original Pheobe. We're wondering whether the token still has Pheobe's rules text after the end step (after Duplication Device's effect ends).

Follow-up: if Phoebe has her text box stolen in this fashion, would targeting her with Duplication Device on a later turn result in the other target getting her card text, or not since her text box was stolen?

  • Note that if a player make a copy of their own Phoebe, the Legendary rule will kick in. As such, I'm assuming an opponent's Phoebe is being copied. – ikegami Dec 29 '18 at 4:12
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The effect created by Phoebe's ability will affect the object permanently (i.e. until the object ceases to exist by leaving the battlefield).

611.2a A continuous effect generated by the resolution of a spell or ability lasts as long as stated by the spell or ability creating it (such as “until end of turn”). If no duration is stated, it lasts until the end of the game.


Copying an object whose text was "stolen" will still copy its original text.

706.2. When copying an object, the copy acquires the copiable values of the original object’s characteristics and, for an object on the stack, choices made when casting or activating it (mode, targets, the value of X, whether it was kicked, how it will affect multiple targets, and so on). The “copiable values” are the values derived from the text printed on the object (that text being name, mana cost, color indicator, card type, subtype, supertype, rules text, power, toughness, and/or loyalty), as modified by other copy effects, by its face-down status, and by “as . . . enters the battlefield” and “as . . . is turned face up” abilities that set power and toughness (and may also set additional characteristics). Other effects (including type-changing and text-changing effects), status, and counters are not copied.

(Emphasis mine)

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