Fairly often in MTG Arena, my opponent will cast a spell that triggers effects that go on top of the original spell in the stack. How can I see the full text of the original spell or anything else below the top card in the stack?

I need to be able to see such details to decide whether to react (e.g. cast a counterspell). I'm not sure whether this is a design flaw or I'm just being dense.

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There are two things two answer that question:

  1. You can simply examine the cards on the stack by right-clicking on them. Then it will open in the large preview (usually on the left on the screen).

  2. It is nevertheless a design flaw, as the way of doing this is not very intuitive (in my point of view) and also not "real like", as it would be if the stack was unfolding while hovering over it.

  • I support this answer, as I use the Right-Click fairly often myself. If you feel you have time there is also hitting CTRL on the keyboard to enter "Fullcontrol mode" and let the top triggers/spells resolve until you get to the one in question. Then respond as needed. But I believe TrikPu has the right of it.
    – L.P.
    Commented Jun 6, 2019 at 13:41

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