Reality Ripple reads, "Target artifact, creature, or land phases out. (While it's phased out, it's treated as though it doesn't exist. It phases in before its controller untaps during their next untap step.)" This seems to indicate to me that it phases in during the untap step. If a player skips their untap step, from an effect such as Eon Hub, does this mean that whatever is phased out just stays phased out?

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    Eon Hub causes players to skip their upkeep steps; not their untap steps.
    – GendoIkari
    Commented Sep 4, 2019 at 14:52
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    Stasis works as an example.
    – GendoIkari
    Commented Sep 4, 2019 at 14:53
  • My apologies, I misread that
    – CollinB
    Commented Sep 4, 2019 at 15:51

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Yes. From the comprehensive rules:

702.25m If an effect causes a player to skip his or her untap step, the phasing event simply doesn’t occur that turn.

If by 'permanently' you mean 'until something is done about the thing that prevents untap steps', yes. However, if that thing is removed, untap steps will happen again, and phased out permanents will phase back in.

  • My apologies about the wording. I did in fact mean, "as long as the Eon Hub is still in effect."
    – CollinB
    Commented Sep 4, 2019 at 14:50

I wouldn't say permanently. Objects automatically phase in/out during the Untap Step. If that step is skipped, objects that are Phased Out will not automatically Phase In.

  1. Untap Step

    502.1. First, all phased-in permanents with phasing that the active player controls phase out, and all phased-out permanents that the active player controlled when they phased out phase in. This all happens simultaneously. This turn-based action doesn’t use the stack. See rule 702.25, “Phasing.”

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