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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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Are in-universe Magic characters aware of colors?

There are 5 colors in Magic and many characters are associated with one or more of these colors. The colors thematically represent aspects, but are the characters aware of the existence of these ...
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Does Containment Priest exile one's own creature?

Containment Priest says "If a nontoken creature would enter...exile it instead," but it doesn't specify "opponent," so does casting this creature mean that Containment Priest's ...
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What happens to target creature when Essence Scatter is played?

When one plays Essence Scatter, does the target creature go back to the opponent's hand, or does it go to their graveyard?
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Can “Fling” target a Player?

If I cast Fling, can I deal damage to my opponent equal to the sacrificed creature's Power or does it only target Creatures/Planeswalkers?
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Can Selective Adaptation be used to get equipment or enchantments?

Selective Adaptation, a green sorcery, says: Reveal the top seven cards of your library. Choose from among them a card with flying, a card with first strike, and so on for double strike, deathtouch, ...
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Is it possible to respond to a “part” of a triggered ability? (with multiple sentences)

Here is the scenario that came up multiple times when playing Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer, which says: At the beginning of combat on your turn, create a 2/1 blue Myr artifact creature token. Then you ...
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If I copy a creature spell and it resolves, is the new permanent a token?

If I copy a creature spell while it is on the stack, and then this copy resolves, I will get a creature object on my battlefield. Is this object a token? Or is it a nontoken object that happens to not ...
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Can Heliod's Intervention destroy X artifacts AND X enchantments? [duplicate]

Heliod's Intervention is a white instance for {XWW} with this wording: Choose one — Destroy X target artifacts and/or enchantments. Target player gains twice X life. How should this be ...
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Can Fragmentize destroy artifacts with converted mana cost greater than 4?

Fragmentize, a white sorcery, has this wording: Destroy target artifact or enchantment with converted mana cost 4 or less. The wording seems clear enough, but I see a potential loophole in the ...
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Should trample damage get through a creature with protection from the attacker? [duplicate]

I had the below scenario happen while playing MTG Arena. I have a 1/1 soldier token. I have given it protection from Red, by sacrificing an Alseid of Life's Bounty. My opponent has a Rimrock ...
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If Conclave Mentor & Spike Feeder enter the battlefield at the same time, does the Spike Feeder get three +1/+1 counters?

Conclave Mentor: If one or more +1/+1 counters would be put on a creature you control, that many plus one +1/+1 counters are put on that creature instead. Spike Feeder: Spike Feeder enters the ...
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An exiled planeswalker returned with loyalty higher than printed in Arena

In Arena, I exiled enemy's Teferi, Hero of Dominaria using Banishing Light. Some time later Banishing Light was destroyed and Teferi returned to play. It had immediately 8 loyalty. What allows this? I ...
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Flickerform - are returning auras being attached once they enter the battlefield?

I activate Flickerform and the ability resolves. Once the game moves to the next end step, the removed creature comes back, and then all auras which where attached to it (as per ruling in the Gatherer)...
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Controlling an Artifact Creature - Aura with Equip, can the permanent equip itself?

For clarity's sake, I'll start by explaining the process in which you get such a permanent. I control Mairsil, the Pretender with an Gliding Licid, Lightning Greaves (can be any Equipment), and ...
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Temporary gain control effects, what happens if I give the permanent to another opponent before the effect ends?

Let's say that I temporarily gain control of an opponents permanent through some means, and then, before the temporary effect ends, I give it to another opponent (though let's say Harmless Offering). ...
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What happens when a vehicle dies with Hofri Ghostforge in play? (STX Spoilers)

What happens when a vehicle dies with the Hofri Ghostforge in play (from the upcoming Strixhaven set)? Whenever another nontoken creature you control dies, exile it. If you do, create a token that’s ...
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How can we interrupt the Witherbloom Apprentice and Chain of Smog combo? (STX spoilers)

A friend of mine was discussing the Witherbloom Apprentice and Chain of Smog combo (pictured below). I was wondering if it would be easy to interrupt the combo easily, since Chain of Smog is a sorcery....
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Does the Ward keyword trigger Baral's card draw clause?

Ward, the new keyword introduced in Strixhaven, counters spells and abilities that target that creature unless you pay a cost. Ward {2} (Whenever this creature becomes the target of a spell or ...
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Does Emrakul, the Promised End trigger if the player casting it is being controlled?

Say I cast Emrakul, the Promised End and am now controlling my opponent during their turn. As it turns out, they also have an Emarkul, the Promised End. If I cast their Emrakul (while controlling them)...
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Does Kasmina, Enigma Sage replace planeswalker abilities?

Kasmina, Enigma Sage has recently been spoiled. Her static ability reads: Each other planeswalker you control has the loyalty abilities of Kasmina, Enigma Sage. I assume the intention is to give ...
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Are there 3 or 12 MTG FNM cards for 2018?

Usually FNM issues 12 cards per year. For 2018 we see only 3 cards in that year. Is Scryfall not up to date or has WotC stopped the FNM series?
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How does Psychic Surgery work with Scheming Symmetry?

If I have the card Psychic Surgery out and I cast Scheming Symmetry, when exactly do I get to exile? Does the Psychic Surgery trigger resolve before or after the card tutored with Scheming Symmetry (...
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Using Commander Abilities from the Command Zone

So I have Horde of Notions and I am wondering if I can use it's mana cost ability from the commander zone. The ability which by paying one of each color, I can bring a Elemental from the graveyard to ...
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If Scourge of Fleets returns creatures with toughness 3 or less, do my vampires at (4/4) get returned to my hand when Thirsting Bloodlord return?

I played Savage Gorger a few turns ago making it a (3/3) before I played Thirsting Bloodlord (3/3) which gives other vampires I control +1/+1, making my Savager Gorger (4/4). If my friend had 3 ...
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Can Ghired, Conclave Exile and Helm of the Host go infinite?

So in a Commander match a buddy threw down Helm of the Host and Ghired, Conclave Exile. He attached the equipment to his Commander and swung out. Given the cards' rules texts, what goes onto/off of ...
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What is my color combination name? [duplicate]

I have a magic-the-gathering deck that is three colors, and they are white, black, and green. I was wondering what thew color combination name would be for it?
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If a creature has both hexproof and shroud, is it functionally the same as just having Shroud?

If a creature has both hexproof and shroud, is it functionally the same as just having Shroud? What happens when a creature has both shroud and hexproof?
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MTG - Does this do an infinite combo? Devil's play + Sevinne Chronoclasm + Geistblast from graveyard + Twinning Staff

The situation: I cast Devil's Play for x = 3. I cast Geistblast for its copy effect from my graveyard. Sevinne, the Chronoclasm triggers on the 1st cast from graveyard instant/sorcery - I get 1 ...
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Can I activate Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar on the battlefield?

Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar's activated ability doesn't require having to declare any targets, and it only cost {1}{G} and returning two lands to hand. The ability doesn't say Multani has to be in ...
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Etymology of Borborygmos?

Recently found out that the word "borborygmus" exists (a rumbling or gurgling noise made by the movement of fluid and gas in the intestines), and my immediate thought was of Borborygmos, the ...
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How do multiple copies of creatures with activated abilities interact? [duplicate]

Anointed Chorister has the activated ability: {4}{W}: Anointed Chorister gets +3/+3 until end of turn. If I have two or more copies of this creature in play on the battlefield and pay the cost to ...
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Instants in response to your own abilities

If an ability I control is on top of the stack, can I cast an instant before it resolves? For example, I have Sarkhan the Masterless and a dragon on the board. An opponent attacks, triggering 1 damage ...
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Why is Bind The Monster useful?

I have Bind the Monster. I really don't see a use for it. Is it useful, and how? It's an Aura Enchantment for {U} with Enchant creature When Bind the Monster enters the battlefield, tap enchanted ...
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How do mulligans in a multiplayer game work exactly?

According to the Comprehensive Rules, 103.4c In a multiplayer game and in any Brawl game, the first mulligan a player takes doesn’t count toward the number of cards that player will put on the bottom ...
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If you give Ochran Assassin trample, does it destroy all creatures my opponent controls?

If I give an Ochran Assassin trample and attack with it, does it destroy all of the opposing creatures, which are forced to block it?
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Can I get multiple effects from Alhammarrett, High Arbiter when using Brago, King Eternal's ability?

I'm playing a commander deck with Brago, King Eternal as commander. I also have this card called Alhammarret, High Arbiter I'm considering adding to the deck. If I cast the arbiter, chose a spell (let'...
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What is offensive about the card “Stone-Throwing Devils”?

In 2020 Magic: The Gathering banned seven cards due to racist or offensive content. But I don't understand the inclusion of the card Stone-Throwing Devils on that list. It just shows a bunch of demons ...
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What's the most cards I can control at once?

What's the most cards I can control at once in a game, allowing the cooperation of all players, but best if not? A.k.a as many cards that can be affected by "X you control" effects like ...
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How to own the most cards possible?

What's the most cards I can own at once in a game, presumably with the cooperation of all players? I think it's something like Graveyard Busybody with an Abyssal Persecutor, so the opponent(s) can ...
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Can you stop all attacks with Pramikon and Helm of the host?

If I have Pramikon, Sky Rampart out and attach a Helm of the Host to it, would it allow a new copy to enter, allowing me to choose the opposite direction from my original Pramikon? If so would that ...
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Is there any way to turn a token into a nontoken?

Is there anything in Magic that can turn a token permanent into a nontoken permanent?
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Maximum number of parties in MTG

Apologies if this has been answered, but How many parties can you have in MTG? I’m aware that a party consists of 0-4 so cleric, rogue, wizard and warrior. But if I have a full party and say another 4 ...
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Does Complete Disregard check a creature's power or base power?

I've been playing Magic with my boyfriend and I wanted to cast Complete Disregard (CD) targeting one of his creatures, but my question is, does CD work with base power or with power after alterations? ...
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Does Increasing Devotion create 10 tokens if cast from the graveyard without flashback?

Increasing Devotion creates 5 tokens, or 10 tokens if it is cast from the graveyard. While the "normal" way to cast this from the graveyard is with its own flashback ability, do I still get ...
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Isn't Wall of Runes a Rune card?

I played Runed Crown on MTG Arena, and tried to select Wall of Runes, but wasn't able. Isn't it a Rune card? So which cards are?
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interaction between Fiery Emancipation and trample

I had Fiery Emancipation (which triples damage) on the battlefield, and attacked my opponent with a 4/1 creature with trample. My opponent had 6 life and blocked with a 5/6 creature. I believed that ...
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Can one choose a card with Bestow when searching for an Aura?

Sovereigns of Lost Alara says "you may search your library for an Aura card that could enchant that creature". Could it find a card with Bestow (that can be cast as an Aura), e.g. Ghostblade ...
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“Whenever you draw a card” trigger w/ an empty library

In Magic: The Gathering, let's say you have out Ormos, Archive Keeper as well as Psychosis Crawler and you're down to an empty library. Something allows you to attempt to draw a card from the empty ...
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Can a creature with flash be killed before it can block?

Let's say my opponent attacks me with a Marit Lage from Dark Depths. I have a Scryb Ranger in hand and they have a Doom Blade in hand. For lack of the Doom Blade, I could chump-block with Scryb ...
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Does Weathered Runestone make Emergent Ultimatum ineffective?

Does Weathered Runestone make Emergent Ultimatum ineffective? In other words, does having Weathered Runestone on the battlefield prevent cards fetched with the ultimatum being cast?

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