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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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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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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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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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How does murder interact with a creature being sacrificed? [duplicate]

if I cast murder on my opponent's creature that has a tap to sacrifice creature after he uses it's ability, does the activated ability happen? My friends and I had a game where one of them used a tap ...
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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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When can opponents react to the lifegain from the mana ability of Pristine Talisman?

I have a Pristine Talisman on the board, alongside a Well of Lost Dreams. I activate the Talisman to add 1 mana and gain 1 life. Gatherer says 01.06.2011 Pristine Talisman has a mana ability. ...
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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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Can you shoot Terror of the Peaks when it enters with a bunch of dragons, to avoid the damage?

On a recent edh game a player was returning all the dragons from his graveyard to play. One of those dragons was Terror of the Peaks, so other dragons would trigger him. All of them enter at the same ...
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Ordeal of Nylea and the stack

I was playing MTG with my lady and came across this scenario: She had a creature with 2 +1/+1 counters, and 2 Ordeal of Nylea. She attacks with the creature, both triggers hitting the stack. I play ...
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Can double-faced cards still transform if they have lost all abilities?

Let's say I have a Lone Rider and I've gained enough life to trigger it. Opponent is holding a Merfolk Trickster and wants to stop Lone Rider from transforming. Can opponent use Merfolk Trickster on ...

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