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Magic: The Gathering is a collectible card game for 2 or more players, set in a variety of fantastical realms. Players take on the role of a powerful wizard and duel in a battle of wits, using cards that represent resources such as creatures, objects, spells and enchantments.

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MTG is there a situation where running 4 copies of a card with each different art has advantage/disadvantage over having identical 4 copy of a card?

In other words, in mtg, can having marking on the front of cards make any gameplay difference? not counting abilities like Art rampage or cards like "Drawn Together".
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Must the infinite loop rule be triggered on a Grindstone and 4 Progenitus

Suppose that my deck contains a Grindstone and 4 copies of Progenitus, and that every other card in my deck shares a color. I use Grindstone's ability, targeting myself. Because every card in my deck ...
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Haste creature under The Akroan War chapter 2 ability

My opponent plays The Akroan War, then on his next turn the chapter 2 ability triggers. If I play a creature with haste, does the effect created by the chapter 2 ability apply to that creature? i.e. ...
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Cheapest unstoppable, mandatory infinite loops in Magic the Gathering

Like expanded on in the Cheapest mandatory loop answers, there exist game states induced by combos where card effects trigger off each other indefinitely without any further action required by the ...
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Cheapest mandatory loop in Magic the Gathering

What is the cheapest combination of cards (in terms of total mana value of cards used for the combo), that, when played, result in an infinite loop with only mandatory actions - resulting in a draw?
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Perplexing Chimera leaves battlefield

How works Perplexing Chimera when its ability is on the stack but, before it's resolved, Chimera leaves battlefield? For example. Perplexing Chimera is already in control of my opponent. Then I cast ...
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Can I tap a permanent for mana multiple times with multiple copies of an untap spell on the stack?

Let's say I have Thousand-Year Storm with a few triggers (or some other copy ability), then I cast Dramatic Reversal (or similar) can I tap my mana rocks between each resolve of Dramatic Reversal? Say ...
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Can a triggered ability of a permanent with shroud be targeted? [duplicate]

suppose Karlach, Fury of Avernus (with Lightning Greaves), triggers: untap all attacking creatures. They gain first strike until end of turn. After this phase, there is an additional combat phase in ...
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Multiple End step events

Let’s say I have Promise of Tomorrow and a couple creatures exiled with it. I cast Eerie Interlude during my main phase and exile all my creatures. Now, what I want to know is if Promise of Tomorrow’s ...
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How to Tell Apart Transforming from Modal Double Faced Cards

Transforming and modal double faced cards function quite differently; only the front side of TDCFs can be played, and MDCFs can't transform. Usually it's pretty obvious whether a DFC is transforming ...
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Magic: The Gathering - Akawalli and Menace

Akawalli, the Seething Tower has Descend 8 - As long as there are eight or more permanent cards in your graveyard, Akawalli gets an additional +2/+2 and can't be blocked by more than one creature. ...
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Myrkul, Lord of Bones and Kaya the Inexorable - legendary rule across card types

So with Myrkul, Lord of Bones, I can exile my non-token creatures when they die, creating token enchantments that are a copy of them with no other card types. Kaya the Inexorable's <-7> ability ...
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Myrkul, Lord of Bones interaction with exile

Myrkul, Lord of Bones says "whenever another non-token creature you control dies, you may exile it. If you do, create a token that's a copy of that card, except it's an enchantment and loses all ...
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How does "must be blocked if able" work with banding?

I control Maarika, Brutal Gladiator, Holga, Relentless Rager (both of which have the text "must be blocked if able"), and Adventurers' Guildhouse. Then, in my declare attackers step, I ...
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Has there ever been a Kicker mechanic for activated abilities?

I am looking to write a homebrew creature that, for a steep price, gives indestructible until End of Turn to itself, then destroys all creatures, but also destroys all enchantments (at the same time ...
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Removing Copied Mutate Targets

When using mutate, I'm aware that removing a Mutate Target results in the Mutate-Spell to enter as a creature. I've reviewed what happens when you use Cloning Effects. However I'm still a little hazy ...
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Does the game check how many creatures you have before a boardwide effect changes those creatures toughness? (MTG)

Say I have Kaervek, the Spiteful and Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder on the battlefield and I cast Sibsig Muckdraggers, creating 9 1/1 thrulls that immediately die to Kaervek's effect. Would the game ...
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What are budget options for decks competitive in local standard tournaments? [closed]

With Wizards of the Coast pushing the format again, building budget-friendly decks to compete in the local scene becomes relevant. How can one approach the construction of budget decks for competitive ...
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How is Riddlemaster Sphinx's identifier greater than the number of cards in the set?

I was indexing my Magic: The Gathering inventory recently and I found a card from M19 that's identifier is 287/280. As far as I know, the second number is the amount of cards in a set, and the first ...
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Copying object and continuous type-changing effects

Have a question about how cards like Mirage Mirror interact with continuous type-changing effects like that of ex. Enraging Licid. Want to make sure I understand layers correctly. Let's say I activate ...
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What happens if you cast a modal spell but choose illegal modes?

For example, Izzet Charm is a spell with three modes, one of which is "counter target noncreature spell unless opponent pays {2}". Suppose I cast Grizzly Bears and opponent responds with ...
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Will Righteous Cause trigger with tapped and attacking tokens [duplicate]

Will i gain life if someone is attacking and they create a tapped and attack token
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How does Persist and Finality interact with each other?

A player in my pod played Admiral Brass, Unsinkable which puts a finality counter on his pirate when they enter the battlefield from their graveyard during combat. I had a Cauldron of Souls which lets ...
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What's the smallest starting library you can have in commander?

My understanding is, your commander deck is 100 cards. And you take commander/companions etc. out of your deck before you start and put them in the command zone. The smallest library I can come up ...
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Does trample damage trigger the ingest ability?

I have an Eldrazi deck that has creatures with the ingest ability: Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, that player exiles the top card of their library Would trample damage ...
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Paying mana cost, Targeting, Sacrifice, and Ward

My opponent has Kykar, Wind's Fury, a 1/1 Spirit Token, and 5 lands (that produce any mana.) The only creature I control is a 6/6 Trample, Ward {1}. Opponent has a Switcheroo in hand and their ...
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Copying Éomer, Marshal of Rohan trigger on the stack

I somehow managed to trigger Éomer, Marshal of Rohan's ability and copied it 10x on the stack. Do I get 10 combat phases? Does the triggers resolve one after another or does it empty the stack ...
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Can a creature with hexproof be targeted in a graveyard?

I am constructing a commander deck with Meren of Clan Nel Toth. Can it target creature in graveyard that has hexproof or shroud to return to hand/battlefield? The specific card in my hand is one I ...
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What cards discount Ninjutsu?

Thinking about making a Satoru Umezawa deck, wondering what are some good discount options for ninjutsu ability. I know about Silver-Fur Master, but I was wondering if Cloud Key will work too?
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What is the best way to ship cards? [closed]

I have about 25 cards I want to sell on Star City Games buy list. What would be the best way to ship them? I need them to arrive in the same order I sent them.
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Path of Mettle and Aragorn, Hornburg Hero

I was wondering, if Path of Mettle transformed into the "Tower-side" if I controlled Aragorn, Hornburg Hero and attacked with at least two creatures. Walking this through step by step is ...
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In MTG, what does it mean for a card to be “transformed”?

I have this card I recently got called Aclazotz, Deepest Betrayal. I understand it for the most part, except for the last line: When Aclazotz dies, return it to the battlefield tapped and transformed ...
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Do role tokens trigger celebration?

Do role tokens like young hero count as a nonland permanent entering the battlefield for Celebration triggering?
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What is the full collector number of the MTG card "Aesthetic Consultation" from Unhinged Foil-only Booster card

What is the full collector number of the MTG card "Aesthetic Consultation" from Unhinged Foil-only Booster card? It reads something like '48/140 Disrobing'. I am particularly curious about ...
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Can the combo of Smothering Tithe + Faerie Mastermind + Training Grounds be interrupted by removing the Faerie?

My opponent controls Smothering Tithe, Faerie Mastermind, and Training Grounds, and they are activating Faerie Mastermind's ability repeatedly to draw their whole deck I Deadly Rollick'd their Faerie ...
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Anowon, the Ruin Thief and Dauthi Voidwalker interaction

If I have Anowon, the Ruin Thief and Dauthi Voidwalker both on my battlefield and I deal combat damage to an opponent with a Rogue, Anowon will trigger and my opponent mills X cards. However, due to ...
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Can I play a land on my opponent's turn?

So I was playing MtG Commander with a group of 4 and I was 3rd in turn order. We were wondering about casting a land that would enter tapped on an enemies endstep or second main phase, so it could ...
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Does Feywild Caretaker's 2nd ability trigger only once if you have copies of it?

I don't know if I get a Faerie Dragon from each copy of Feywild Caretaker I control if I have the initiative, or if I only get one regardless of how many I have.
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Would Westvale Abbey be tutorable with Mausoleum Secrets?

Okay so I understand that the black color indicator makes Ormendahl, Profane Prince black and thus the color identity for commander is black, but I want to make it clear that I'm wondering ...
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Does blinking Pantlaza, Sun-Favored reset the once per turn?

I know that usually a blink will reset a once per turn effect, but Pantlaza, Sun-Favored is worded a little different than I'm used to. Here's the scenario: I cast Pantlaza, Sun-Favored , and resolve ...
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Does Tail Swipe trigger Legolas, Master Archer?

Tail Swipe says "choose target creature". Usually when there is a choice it goes around hexproof and does not target. Does Tail Swipe target creatures and trigger Legolas, Master Archer? Why ...
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Can a creature with Ninjutsu attack a different target as the creature it replaces?

Consider the following situation: It is player A's turn. Player A has 3 1/1 creatures. Player B has 1 1/1 blocker and a planeswalker at 2 loyalty. Player A has all of their creatures attack the ...
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Neheb, the Eternal and lifelink

Let's say I control a Neheb, the Eternal and attack my opponent with two 2/2 creatures. My opponent blocks one of those creatures with a 2/2 that has lifelink. When my postcombat main phase begins, ...
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When Kardur, Doomscourge is active, do myriad-empowered creatures create tokens and deal damage to the Kardur player upon attacking?

In an EDH game, when an opponent controls Kardur, Doomscourge with its enters-the-battlefield (ETB) ability activated, if I attack another opponent with my creatures that have myriad (courtesy of ...
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Casting Benefits even if spell is countered

Playing Sauron, Lord of the Rings. When cast you amass Orc 5 and return a creature from your graveyard. Since that triggers when cast will you get the two other creatures even if the spell is counted?
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Does Archon of Coronation prevent life loss in two-headed giant if my teammate is the defending player?

I'm the monarch, with an Archon of Coronation on the board. My teammate gets attacked with a Changeling Outcast. Do we lose life? Archon of Coronation says "...damage doesn't cause you to lose ...
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Can I lose the game by flickering Platinum Angel

Suppose that I have 10 poison counters but can't lose because I have Platinum Angel in play. If I cast Cloudshift on Platinum Angel, do I lose the game, or does it return to play before state based ...
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What is the mana value of Smelt//Herd//Saw?

The card Smelt//Herd//Saw from Magic: the Gathering has the cost of R/5G/1B. What is its mana value? Possibilities I see include: 1: the mana value on the face of the card 6: the highest mana value ...
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Instant theft vs activated ability [closed]

My opponent had a creature with an activated ability. He activated it to change his life total and in response I cast an instant taking control of the creature. He said the ability still resolved in ...
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Does the term "ramp" derive from the card "Rampant Growth?"

Many terms used in the context of Magic derive their names from individual cards. The usual example is to mill, which is derived from the effect of the card Millstone. Another common example is ...
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