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I've been playing Magic with my boyfriend and I wanted to cast Complete Disregard (CD) targeting one of his creatures, but my question is, does CD work with base power or with power after alterations?

Specifically: the creature I wanted to target was Impostor of the Sixth Pride acting as a Sliver creature, with Cleaving Sliver giving it +2/+0 and also with a +1/+1 counter on it. Now, I am pretty sure that the +2/+0 obtained from Cleaving Sliver matters more than the +1/+1 counter, still, would Complete Disregard work on it?

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No, Complete Disregard won't work (and incidentally you can't target the Impostor, since it's not a legal target). Complete Disregard, like almost* all other cards simply cares about the actual power; the base power doesn't matter. Both buffs (+2/+0 from Cleaving Sliver and the +1/+1 counter) alone would be enough to raise the Impostor's power above 3, so that it ... wait for it ... completely disregards Complete Disregard.

*: the few cards for which this is not the case explicitly mention 'base power' and/or 'base toughness' (example), and as @murgatroid99 notes, they all change the base power/toughness, they do not check it.

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    I want to add, regarding your last point: there are cards that set base power and/or toughness, but there are no cards that check base power or toughness, or use it as the input to a calculation. – murgatroid99 Feb 23 at 17:18
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    To add extra clarification around that, note that "base power" is a somewhat recent wording addition to MTG; created simply to make it clearer how interactions between effects that set power to a specific number and effects that change power work. "Base power" has no real rules usage outside of adding clarity to effects that set a creature's power/toughness. – GendoIkari Feb 23 at 18:21

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