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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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Resolving Geier Reach Sanitarium with Notion Thief in Play

In a game of commander, if I have both Geier Reach Sanitarium and Notion Thief in play then activate Geier Reach's ability, my assumption is that the simplified explanation of the outcome would be: &...
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Token Copies VS From Anywhere Triggered Abilities

Worldspine Wurm is copied by the token-creating effect of Sublime Epiphany. Later, the token dies. Will the triggered ability, "When Worldspine Wurm is put into a graveyard from anywhere, ...
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Can mana generated by Rosheen Meanderer be used to pay for non-X components of costs that contain X?

The mana from the giant Rosheen Meanderer can only be used for spells with X, but it does not have to only pay the X cost. So, for instance, you can tap an island and the giant and cast Stroke of ...
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Myrkul, Lord of Bones and Afterlife - will I get an Enchantment AND a Spirit Token?

If a creature I control with Afterlife dies while Myrkul, Lord of Bones, is on my battlefield, will both the Afterlife as well as his second ability trigger, e.g. will I get a Spirit as well as an ...
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Looking to protect enchantment in Mono Black

I recently aquired the Necron precon commander deck. Played it a couple of times, works pretty great out of the box. One of the better cards in the deck is Out of the Tombs. Really gives a great edge ...
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How do Mystic Reflection and Cursed Mirror interact?

I cast a Cursed Mirror. In Response, my opponent casts Mystic Reflection. I wanted for my mirror to enter as a Copy of creature A, my opponent chooses creature B for Mystic Reflection. As what does my ...
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What happens to a reconfigured Artifact Creature when the equipped creature dies?

I have a Creature and an Artifact Creature with reconfigure on the board. During a main phase I pay the reconfigure cost of the Artifact Creature to equip it to the Creature. Later I block with the ...
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How does Kaya's Ghostform work with undying?

If I have Geralf's Messenger enchanted with Kaya's Ghostform, if he dies does he re-enter the battlefield with his +1/+1 counter or no? I tried googling "how does kaya's ghostform work with ...
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How do Paradise Plume and Defiant Bloodlord interact if the first spell mentioned is used to cast the second

Paradise Plume allows the caster to choose a color, spend a mana of chosen color, and whenever a spell of that color is played the controller may gain 1 life. Defiant Bloodlord is a creature that ...
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Elesh Norn and 2/2 Creature + Aura Entering at the same time

We have a Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite in play and another player casts Triumphant Reckoning bringing back a 2/2 creature and an aura giving +1/+1. Can the creature now enter as a 3/3 and will it ...
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What happens to a card exiled with Jacob Hauken, Inspector that is returned to hand?

I'm a little confused on a potential play: Activate Jacob Hauken, Inspector's ability, without paying the cost to transform: {T}: Draw a card, then exile a card from your hand face down. You may ...
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When casting Bend or Break, who and when chooses the opponents?

When casting Bend or Break, who and when chooses the opponents? Should they be chosen on cast or resolution? Must each opponent be different? Can the caster be the opponent of each of the opponents? ...
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Does protection let me block something that can't be blocked?

My friend has a sorcery that makes it so a creature can't be blocked but I have a creature that has protection from all creatures. If he attacked me with his creature that can't be blocked, does my ...
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Can Spellskite redirect Swarmyard's regeneration ability?

I have Spellskite in my board and want to destroy a squirrel from the board of my opponnent. My opponnent activates Swarmyard and tries to regenerate his squirrel. Can I redirect the target of ...
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Why don't some cards use last known information for a card that's left exile (e.g. Bishop of Binding)?

Bishop of Binding says: When Bishop of Binding enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls until Bishop of Binding leaves the battlefield. Whenever Bishop of Binding attacks, ...
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What happened to the silver border cards? There are none in Unfinity

All the cards in the Unfinity (Un-set) are black border. Some have regular round/oval stamps, some have an acorn stamp and some have no stamp. What do the different stamps means? Here is a close up of ...
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What happens when a card says you need two creatures to defend an attack?

If a player attacks with Pyreheart Wolf which states each creature you control can't be blocked this turn except by two or more creatures how is damage calculated, or what happens more generally?
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Can Word of Command be used to cast a sorcery at instant speed?

In a Commander game I cast my commander Chainer, Dementia Master. With Chainer on the stack, my opponent responds by casting Word of Command. In my hand they see Toxic Deluge and target that card ...
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Does an attacker take damage?

If I use my creatures to attack an opponent's creatures (to try to kill a few of them) but they still have some hit points left over, do I as the attacker get the remainder of the hit points taken off?...
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Stacking combat triggers with Raffine, Scheming Seer

I have 3 opponents and attack one of them with Raffine, Scheming Seer and a Grizzly Bears equipped with Sword of Selves. If I stack the triggered abilities such that Sword of Selves' resolves before ...
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Using Cavern of Souls to cast a colorless creature of the chosen type, is it counterable?

With a Cavern of Souls in play and Eldrazi chosen, I cast Thought-Knot Seer expecting it to be uncounterable. It has been suggested this is not true if colorless mana is required. What rules prevent ...
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Is mutate a creature spell?

When I play a creature for its mutate cost, is it still a creature spell? For example if I play Gemrazer while Animar, Soul of Elements is on the battlefield, will Animar get a +1/+1 counter?
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Does Rith, the Awakener count only permanents I own?

Does Rith, the Awakener count only permanents I own, or should I count my opponents permanents too?
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Why is Magic Online saying I have off color cards even though I don’t?

I’m trying to make a Commander deck using Rona, Sheoldred's Faithful as my Commander but Magic Online won’t let me use it because I have off color cards. I’ve looked through the deck list 5 times ...
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Effect of Pixie Guide in Planechase

In planechase, what is the effect of cards like Pixie Guide and Barbarian Class on rolling the planar die? Rule 901.9d mentions triggered abilities, which doesn't match what happens as it is not a ...
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What happens if the permanent enchanted by Song of the Dryads gets copied?

If your Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur get turned into a tree by a Song of the Dryads and the subsequent tree gets copied by a Vesuva or a Thespian's Stage, what exactly happens?
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How are requirements addressed during declared as attackers?

I'm making a Voltron commander with, Khârn the Betrayer at the helm for some flavorful Khorne gameplay. The main objective to to pass the commander, Khârn, around and watch as people are forced ...
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Do player choices use the stack?

Last night I played a commander game with a new deck using Noble Heritage as a background. This caused some confusion the first time I resolved my commander, raising 3 questions: What order do we ...
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How is mana value calculated for a melded card?

How is mana value/CMC calculated for melded cards like Mishra, Lost to Phyrexia; Urza, Planeswalker; and Titania, Gaea Incarnate cards? Both Google and Scryfall calculate the mana values as such, but ...
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Does taking somebody's Commander phase that player out?

What does happen to the person if I take their Commander does the person phase out of the game for two turns? Because I thought I read it a couple months ago about that just not sure
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Can I meld a creature if I've mutated it?

What happens if I activate the melding ability of a creature while I both own and control it and the other half, but — Scenario 1: I have mutated under the creature? Scenario 2: I have mutated over ...
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Melek, Izzet Paragon - how does the copy ability work?

I would like to understand better how Melek, Izzet Paragon works in Magic the Gathering, I am building a blue/red deck, so the first question is about this effect: Play with the top card of your ...
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Are converted mana cost and mana value the same thing?

Enthusiastic Mechanaut reduces the cost of artifact spells by 1 colorless mana. Jhoira, Ageless Innovator allows you to tap her, add 2 ingenuity counters to Jhoira, and put an artifact card with mana ...
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Does Gix's command work like I 'want' it to work?

Do the options in Gix's Command happen individually from each other? Or at the same time? I am particularly interested in the interactions of choice 2 with either 1 or 3. For example, if both my ...
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Can a replacement effect on a permanent apply as it enters play?

Question in the title, but here's a specific example: Let's say I cast Semester's End with Lae'zel, Vlaakith's Champion and some other creatures/planeswalkers on the field. Will all the other ...
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Does Vela the Night-Clad’s effect affect creature tokens?

I was going to cast Vela the Night-Clad after I had a bunch of creature tokens to cause them to have intimidate. Would this work the way I expect, or does the effect not apply to them?
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Does Bontu's Monument's discount apply to Costly Plunder?

If you have a Bontu's Monument in play and you want to sacrifice it to Costly Plunder, does Costly Plunder cost 2 mana or 1?
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How to learn a deck's strategy and tricks?

The very short version: How do I learn how different decks are supposed to be put to best use? The longer version... I am new to Magic. I know the rules and play via MTG Arena. (I don't know anyone ...
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When copying a creature with Prototype, does it retain the prototyped stat line?

For example, if you have a Phyrexian Fleshgorger prototyped on the battlefield, would casting Cackling Counterpart, targeting the fleshgorger, create a 3/3 or a 7/5?
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Multiple instances of Modular

Arcbound Mouser has Modular 1, with an additional Modular 1 given to it by Blaster, Combat DJ, so it enters with 2 counters. The rules state that each instance of Modular resolves separately. Does ...
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Hexproof and "Cannot be countered"

If I play a creature with "cannot be countered" and it has hexproof would either of them make it completely immune during the cast, because as I read something like Mindbreak trap can remove ...
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If Pitiless Pontiff sacrifices Piru, the Volatile, does it get indestructible?

If Pitiless Pontiff sacrifices Piru, the Volatile, does it get indestructible before getting killed by Piru?
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Why Ninjutsu doesn't trigger targeted ability

I added a Stormchaser Drake to my ninjutsu deck hoping to get some free card draw. This did not work. I'm assuming it is either the ninjutsu resolves before the creature gets to do the triggered card ...
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How do Chatterfang, Saw in Half and Parallel Lives interact?

If I have Chatterfang, Squirrel General and Parallel Lives on the battlefield under my control and then cast Saw in Half targeting Chatterfang, how many and what type of tokens will be created when ...
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What happens to The Mightstone and Weakstone if I meld it with Urza, Lord Protector and he dies as my commander? [duplicate]

I am playing a game of commander with Urza, Lord Protector as my commander. I have played The Mightstone and Weakstone and melded them with Urza, who is now a planeswalker. Urza then dies. I choose to ...
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How does Selesnya Guildgate work? [duplicate]

I'm still learning the basics of Magic the Gathering; I was able to get some used cards in order to build my first deck, and I am thinking about building a green/white deck. One of the cards I got was ...
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Does a creature's enters the battlefield ability trigger if the creature is exiled in response? [duplicate]

I was playing commander and played Cultivator Colossus which says: Cultivator Colossus's power and toughness are each equal to the number of lands you control. When Cultivator Colossus enters the ...
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Resolution of abilities triggered by combat damage

I'm attacking with 20 creatures. My opponent blocks one with a creature with lifelink triggering an ability that says whenever they gain life their opponent loses that much life. The damage I'm ...
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Do the creatures entering the battlefield via Strefan, Maurer Progenitor's ability count as being cast?

So this is the situation: I used the ability of Strefan, Maurer Progenitor to put vampire cards onto the battlefield, sacrificing 2 blood tokens. I use this to put Cordial Vampire in the battlefield. ...
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Is "Blessed Reversal" treated as a single life gain event?

When playing Blessed Reversal is it treated as a single life gain event regardless of how many creatures are attacking? Or is each "3 life" treated as a separate event. I'm asking because ...

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