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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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What amount of color overlap does intimidate require?

I would like to make sure I understand intimidate well. If I have a green and blue creature, I can block a green creature with intimidate, because my creature shares a colour with it, right? And ...
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doublestrike blocking with kusari-gama

I have a 4/4 creature with double strike and equipped with Kusari-Gama. I get attacked by a 5/5 and 3 2/2's. I block the 5/5 with my 4/4. Do I take damage from the 2/2's even though they die in the ...
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How does Song of Freyalise chapters 1-2 work?

I have a question about Song of Freyalise. Chapters I and II say: Until your next turn, creatures you control gain '{T}: Add one mana of any color.' According to the wording of this effect, my ...
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Prirority and triggered abilities

When my opponent has a creature with triggered ability "At the beggining of each end step, this creature...." and it's my turn, what happens after this ability goes on the stack? Normally, I get ...
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Can you attack in stages before blockers are declared?

Can Answered Prayers (Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life. If Answered Prayers isn't a creature, it becomes a 3/3 angel with flying in addition to its other ...
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Taranika, Akroan Veteran's ability

When Taranika, Akroan Veteran's ability triggers and I untap another creature, can I declare this creature as an attacker as well? Or maybe attackers are already declared? What happens here?
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Companion commander question

Haven't seen this covered, but can you use a companion card such as Jegantha, the Wellspring as your commander instead of as a companion? The text on the card reads If this card is your chosen ...
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Do multiple return to battlefield effects “stack”? [duplicate]

If a creature I control without flying has a coin counter from Athreos, Shroud-Veiled dies, and I have Luminous Broodmoth and Athreos on the field. What happens? Do I only get the original ...
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Can hexproof remove an opponent's aura already enchanting my creature?

If a creature I control is being targeted by an enchant creature my opponent controls, can I equip it with an artifact that grants hexproof to counter the existing enchant creature? Example: My ...
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Graft illegal creature

Does Graft's triggered ability use the stack? What happens to the +1/+1 counter if the creature that graft was offloading to gets removed? Does it stay on the Graft permanent? Example: Llanowar ...
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Mutate and replacement effects (Example, Darigaaz Reincarnated) and triggered abilities (ex: Sigil of the New Dawn)

How does mutate exactly work with any replacement effects? For example, lets say I have 2 creatures Mutated on top of Darigaaz Reincarnated, when that creature dies, A. Darigaaz returned with the ...
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Do I have to block a menace creature with a creature that “must block if able”?

Let's say I have two creatures, while opponent has one. Opponent plays Monstrous Step on his Menace creature, forcing one of my creatures to block, and attacks. Can I decline to block? The two ways ...
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Playing a creature with devotion

Short question about devotion. If my devotion to red is less than five, and I play Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded, does it enter the battlefield as a creature and stops being it immediately or enters the ...
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Adventure mechanic [closed]

I've got some questions regarding Adventure mechanic. I understand the basic rules of this mechanic, but I've got a few more detailed questions. If some effects allow you to find a sorcery or instant ...
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“You may cast” and timing rules

Some effects that say “you may cast” let you ignore timing rules. For example, Descendants' Path lets you cast creature spells during your upkeep. It doesn’t explicitly say that you can ignore timing ...
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Characteristcs on the stack

I've got a question regarding characteristics on the stack. I found the information that "each spell has all the characteristics associated with it". Does it mean that when card is on the stack as a ...
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Liliana, Untouched by Death and Ashes of the Fallen Interaction?

How does Liliana, Untouched by Death's +1 ability interact with Ashes of the Fallen (naming Zombie)? This question was asked about a similar interaction between Ashes and Necromancer's Stockpile, ...
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Theft: Does a Returning Creature Keep Equipment?

If I steal a creature card from my opponent with a theft card such as Wrangle, then attach an equipment such as Dead Iron Sledge to said creature. At the end of the turn, my opponent gets his ...
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Probability of drawing duplicates of a card in magic [duplicate]

Was trying to figure this out, and realized I don't know the exact math: In the card game magic you have a deck of 60 cards. You can have 4 copies of any individual card, and you are dealt a starting ...
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How do mutate and ownership rules interact?

Assume this state: I have Anax, Hardened in the Forge, which I own, on the battlefield. I've attacked with Robber of the Rich and exiled Chittering Harvester. Chittering Harvester has the "standard" ...
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Standstill, Phyrexian Tyranny and both players wanting to cast instants immediately after standstill is played. Who gets damage? [duplicate]

A question regarding Standstill; I have Phyrexian Tyranny on the table and we both have 2 life left. I play Standstill and immediately play an instant so that my fellow opponent would have to draw 3 ...
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Interaction between Vilis, Broker of Blood and Phyrexian Delver

I resolve a Phyrexian Delver etb targeting Vilis, Broker of Blood. My question is whether the life lost as a part of the Phyrexian Delver etb will then cause Vilis's "Whenever you lose life, draw that ...
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How do Butcher of Malakir and Extractor Demon interact with Barter in Blood?

Suppose my opponent has a Butcher of Malakir and an Extractor Demon on the field, and they have no other creatures, and I have a Nuisance Engine and let's say, oh, eight 0/1 colorless Pest artifact ...
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Precedent for creature tokens to exist in the hand without ceasing to exist?

In MTGA, I used Callous Dismissal to return, to it's owner's hand, a Gemrazer that had been mutated over a Cat token (the Cat had been generated by Cubwarden). MTGA showed the token in my opponent's ...
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Explanation of Selvala, Explorer Returned's ruling?

Selvala, Explorer Returned has the following ruling: If you activate Selvala's ability while casting a spell, and you discover you can't produce enough mana to pay that spell's costs, the ...
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Gargos, Vicious Watcher Ruling - M20

Gargos, Vicious Watcher (GVW) has the ability, "Whenever a creature you control becomes the target of a spell, Gargos, Vicious Watcher fights up to one target creature you don't control." Next, an ...
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What item should I use to keep track of my creature’s Power and Toughness? [duplicate]

I’m a new player to MTG and I was wondering what item I should use to keep track of the Power and Toughness in my creatures. Like if I would enchant one of my creatures with a +1/+1 I would need to be ...
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Kess, Dissident Mage and adventure cards

I have a question about Kess, Dissident Mage and interaction with adventures cards like Brazen Borrower. Example: When I have my Brazen Borrower in Graveyard and Kess on the battlefield, can I cast ...
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How does Shield Dancer's ability work with a creature that has Trample?

I have a Shield Dancer, 1/3, whose activated ability states: The next time target attacking creature would deal combat damage to Shield Dancer this turn, that creature deals that damage to itself ...
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How does your opponent verify you have not more than 4 of a particular card in your deck?

Inspired by How does your opponent verify that you're able to cast a Companion card? As of time of writing the top-voted answer basically says you don't verify that the opponent can cast a Companion ...
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How does your opponent verify that you're able to cast a Companion card?

Normally, in Magic the Gathering, your library is a hidden zone; neither you nor your opponent are allowed to look at the cards in it during a game of Magic: the Gathering unless an effect says that ...
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How does shuffling work when your library is empty?

Say there are no cards in someone's library. Can they shuffle their graveyard and hand into their library with an effect that instructs them to do so, if there is technically no library to shuffle ...
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Is it allowed to use Keruga as a Companion when using a split card with CMC >= 3?

The situation: I am playing MTGO and I have a deck with Keruga, the Macrosage in my sideboard and Response // Resurgence in my main deck. Keruga, the Macrosage states the following, emphases mine: ...
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How does Companion work after sideboarding?

I've asked around among friends and also Reddit but we've not reached a consensus: How does Companion work after sideboarding? I can find the following relevant rule snippets. Your companion's ...
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How does Cairn Wanderer work outside the battlefield?

I'm a little unclear on how the wording of Cairn Wanderer applies when it is not on the battlefield (e.g. when it's in exile or in the graveyard itself). The wording is: As long as a creature card ...
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Can Sacred Ground mitigate Annihilator?

My understanding is that being attacked by a creature with Annihilator N, which would force me to choose and sacrifice N permanents while have a Sacred Ground on the battlefield means that if I ...
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How do Yarok, the Desecrated and Doubling Season interact?

If you control Doubling Season and Yarok, the Desecrated, how do the triggers work for +1/+1 counters from ETB effects and loyalty counters from planeswalkers? Counters in general?
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Unbound Flourishing and Alternative costs

The rulings for Unbound Flourishing state Spells with additional costs that include X won't be affected by Unbound Flourishing. X must be in the mana cost. Avacyn's Judgement has a cost of {1}{...
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Can I deal damage to the opponent’s health after I kill their creature trying to block my attack?

I’m a new player to Magic the Gathering and I was confused about this particular situation. Can I deal damage to my opponent’s health after I kill their creature trying to block me? For example, I ...
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How many booster each players should crack for a 60 cards booster draft?

I plan to create a 60 cards booster format. How many booster each players should crack for a 60 cards booster draft? I think that 4 or 5 should works. Is there any existing format or math about this? ...
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Order of the stack with conspire?

The ability "Conspire" found on some instants/sorceries, reads As you cast this spell, you may tap two untapped creatures you control that share a color with it. When you do, copy it and you ...
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Kalamax and Conspire

Kalamax, the Stormsire reads Whenever you cast your first instant spell each turn, if Kalamax, the Stormsire is tapped, copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy. The ...
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Hexproof counter on noncreature permanents

I was wondering if a hexproof counter (from cards from Ikoria) on a noncreature permanent would give it hexproof. I would think it works like that, but when I read the mechanics article, I saw: ...
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Double strike and trample, dealt lethal damage during first damage step. Does the rest go through?

I have a 6/6 double strike, trample dealing damage to a 6/6 first strike, indestructible. As the double striker dies during the first damage, does the rest of the remaining 6 damage go through, or ...
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How to remove Broken Fall Enchantment from play

I was playing Commander with a couple of buddies the other day. One of them had a 10/10 creature and Broken Fall enchantment in play to regenerate said creature. One of the other players cast a ...
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Does Mutate count as an alternative cost?

I have Jodah, Archmage Eternal on the battlefield: You may pay {W}{U}{B}{R}{G} rather than pay the mana cost for spells that you cast. I want to Mutate Nethroi, Apex of Death onto, let's say, a ...
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Ikora mutate game objects

If I mutate and place the mutate creature on top of a card that was tracking state will this be a new game object and forget whatever state it was tracking. For example, if I mutate and place the ...
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Where to find MTG statistics: Starting player winrate, average turns, polarity?

A question about MTG statistics: There are several MTG statistics websites (e.g. AetherHub, MTGArenaPro), which do a great job to provide specific statistics about how good individual cards and decks ...
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Mutate and Commander status

So, the new mutate abilty reads : As a mutating creature spell resolves, instead of entering the battlefield, it merges with its target into one creature. Its controller chooses to put the ...
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Status of non-top mutated creature cards

Ikoria's new Mutate ability allows two or more creature cards to be fused into a single creature, with the creature on top gaining the abilities of the creature cards below it. From a rules ...

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