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Why can an ability resolve even if I exiled the creature it came from? [duplicate]

I just started learning magic a week ago and I've been playing duels of the planeswalkers 2014 to kind of get a hang of things. I'm confused with something that has happened twice now. I'm playing ...
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What happens if Humble Defector is sacrificed before its ability resolves? [duplicate]

Humble Defector reads {T}: Draw two cards. Target opponent gains control of Humble Defector. Activate this ability only during your turn. Anthony controls Humble Defector and Butcher of the Horde. ...
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Will an ability on the stack resolve if its source is removed? [duplicate]

Player A casts and resolves Nekrataal. Nekrataal's enters-the-battlefield ability triggers and A and targets Player B's Suntail Hawk. In response, Player B casts Swords to Plowshares, targeting ...
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Can an opponent bolt a mana-generating creature to stop me from generating mana? [duplicate]

What happens if I tap a Llanowar Elves for its ability and the creature is destroyed in response with an Ultimate Price? And why? (a brief explanation will suffice) This may sound as a silly question ...
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Can I destroy a Whirler Virtuoso in time to stop it making a thopter? [duplicate]

My opponent plays a Whirler Virtuoso. Can I Lightning Strike it before its ETB effect to stop my opponent from making a thopter?
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Destroying Odric, Master Tactician in response to declared attackers [duplicate]

Alright, so we were playing a game and confusion was brought up. Player 1 Attacks with 5 creatures as well as Odric, Master Tactician. When doing so, Odric's ability kicks in saying P1 could choose ...
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Magic: The Gathering - Does Captivating Crew's ability resolve if I bounce it in response? [duplicate]

My opponent has Captivating Crew in play. They activate the ability to take control of one of my creatures. In response I play Perilous Voyage and bounce the Captivating Crew back to their hand. Do ...
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MTG question about stack/effect resolving [duplicate]

Lets say my opponent have Zada, Hedron Grinder in play. Then proceeds to use instant spell that target Zada to trigger its effect. Then i play Stasis Snare in response to his instant spell. Does Zada, ...
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Gorgon Recluse and Cunning Evasion [duplicate]

If Gorgon Recluse is blocked and returned to my hand via Cunning Evasion, does it still destroy the blocking creature at end of combat?
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Which is faster: Enter the Battlefield Effects or Activated Abilities?

What happens if I play a creature that destroys all other creatures when it enters the battlefield and in response, an opponent activates a creature ability that sacrifices his creatures to destroy ...
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If I block my opponent's Ornery Goblin with my Ornery Goblin, whose Goblin dies?

Recently this situation happened to me on Magic: Arena. My opponent attacked with Ornery Goblin, and I blocked with my own Ornery Goblin. Surprisingly, my Goblin died while his did not. I don't ...
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Does removing a creature from the battlefield during the blockers declaration phase affect the damage the player will take? [duplicate]

First example: When a creature is going to attack me alone and I use Vapor Snag to return it to the other player's hand, is the combat damage prevented? Second example: If three 1/1 Soldier creatures ...
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Progenitor Mimic destroyed in response of its triggered ability

What happens if Progenitor Mimic is destroyed in response of its triggered ability? Does it still generate the token? This questions is not a duplicate of Does an ability resolve if the source of the ...
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What happens if Combat Celebrant is killed during combat?

What happens if Combat Celebrant attacks and is killed by blockers? Would the second combat phase still happen?
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How does Orcish Captain work with multiple activations?

I am thinking about adding the card Orcish Captain to my Okaun and Zndrsplt deck. I was wondering, if I activated Orcish Captain say, 7 times at once, and he dies at the first flip. Do the other 6 ...

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