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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 there any copy effects that allow the affected objects to retain original values for some characteristics?

Rule 707.9c says Some copy effects specifically state that they don’t copy certain characteristics and the affected objects instead retain their original values. Copy effects may also simply state ...
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What happens to spells with persistent effects when the caster of the spell leaves a multiplayer game?

Scenario There are 3 players in an EDH match, players A, B, and C. Player A casts Modify Memory, targeting creatures controlled by B and C and it resolves, so B and C control creatures from the other ...
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Why doesn't Authority of the Consuls prevent the goblin token from Den of the Bugbear from attacking?

While playing on Arena, I had 3 life left and an Authority of the Consuls on the board. My opponent had a Den of the Bugbear on the board and paid the one red and 3 colorless mana so that it became a ...
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Attacking effect, after attacker dies? [duplicate]

My opponent declares Lulu, Loyal Hollyphant to be attacking with Greatsword of Tyr. In response, I murder Lulu. Does the Greatsword's "tap up to one target creature" effect still resolve?
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Does transforming a card thats been temporarily stolen remove its target status from it?

Ok so let's say you've stolen a creature from an opponent with Zealous Conscripts. You then play Mystic Reflection and then flicker it with Ghostly Flicker, which puts it back onto the battlefield ...
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What happens in MTG if I remove the ability of a card that is exiling one of my cards

If my opponents has played a card such as Deputy of Detention that exiles X amount of my permanents, what would happen if I played Merfolk Trickster that removes all abilities of Deputy of Detention?
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MTG Corrupted Roots and Contaminated Ground

I have in my hands the cards Contaminated Ground and Corrupted Roots. Let's suppose that I target a Forest for my Corrupted Roots. Now, if I cast Contaminated Ground on that same Forest I have a doubt ...
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Is Myrkul’s effect a replacement effect?

I was wondering if this was a replacement effect? For instance if I play Solemn Simulacrum [fetch my land] sacrifice it while Myrkul, Lord of Bones is on the field. It goes to graveyard. Myrkul’s ...
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What would be the ramifications of a card that had every name?

Cards exist that have every creature type (Changeling, This card has every creature type). What would be the fun and interesting ramifications of a card which had every card name? A quick search on ...
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Choose new modes for a copy

Can I choose new modes when I copy a spell whith modes. For example, I copy a Cryptic Command with a Reverberate, can I choose new modes for my copy of Cryptic Command?
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What is classified as a "spell"?

I'm curious to understand the specifics behind cards like Clarion Spirit where it states: Whenever you cast your second spell each turn, create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying. Does ...
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Does Death's Presence check base power or actual power of a creature?

If I have Death's Presence on the field, which says Whenever a creature you control dies, put X +1/+1 counters on target creature you control, where X is the power of the creature that died. ......
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How does the interaction between Jon Irenicus, Shattered One and Fettergeist work?

If I would give the Fettergeist to someone with the effect of Jon Irenicus, Shattered One and they can't pay the price would they sacrifice it or would they just have to tap out?
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If an effect would return a dying creature, that’s mutated, to my hand, how many of those creature cards do I return?

If I have Koll, the Forgemaster on the battlefield who says Whenever another non token creature you control dies, if it was enchanted or equipped, return it to its owner’s hand and my creature that ...
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How to handle unintentional revealed hidden information through dexterity w.r.t. sideboarding?

I have some questions about Sideboarding, especially in Limited sideboarding, that I would like to know the answers to. The speed at which players sideboard, and how much time is spent adding and ...
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Does a player have the right to play two instants back-to-back uninterrupted? [duplicate]

Suppose it is my main phase, the stack is empty, I have 2 playable instant cards in my hand and my opponent has one. I cast my first instant card and it goes on the stack. According to this flowchart ...
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Can I return a copied spell from exile to my hand via Narset's Reversal?

I cast a spell like Mizzix's Mastery: Exile target card that's an instant or sorcery from your graveyard. For each card exiled this way, copy it, and you may cast the copy without paying its mana ...
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Does Pyxis of Pandemonium trigger Pact Boon?

Player A has a Pyxis of Pandemonium. Player B has Prosper, Tome-Bound as a commander. Would the second ability of Pyxis trigger Pact Boon on Prosper Tome Bound?
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When naming a card, can you name a card that doesn't exist?

Inspired by the new card You Are Already Dead. There's a combo deck that wins with Thassa's Oracle, then playing Spoils of the Vault in response to the Oracle's trigger to exile their entire ...
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Does a stolen tapped card, untap after changing controllers?

My brother played Agent of Treachery and stole my "tapped" creature card. The agent of treachery's text is as follows: Creature — Human Rogue Card Text: When Agent of Treachery enters the ...
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If an enchanted creature is untargetable, is the enchantment on the creature directly targetable?

I had recently played a game with someone I hadn't played before, and they threw down a dark depths/thespian's stage combo. I in turn enchanted it to be an indestructible 0/1 that couldn't be the ...
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Do Primal Vigor and Corpsejack Menace paired with Mycoloth create an infinite +1/+1 counter loop?

Ok so I'm pretty sure that the enchantment Primal Vigor: If one or more +1/+1 counters would be put on a creature, twice that many +1/+1 counters are put on that creature instead. with Corpsejack ...
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How do Faceless One and The Prismatic Piper work?

Faceless One and The Prismatic Piper are both legendary creatures (and in one case also a background) with the following ability: If CARDNAME is your commander, choose a color before the game begins. ...
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Triggered ability resolution order (603.3b) for multiple players

Suppose my opponent has a Kaervek the Merciless Whenever an opponent casts a spell, Kaervek the Merciless deals damage equal to that spell's mana value to any target. and I have a Balefire Liege ...
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Why do Sagas trigger on entering the battlefield?

I've been reading what the comprehensive rules say about Sagas and I think I've noticed an error in the rules. 715.2b “{rN}—[Effect]” means “When one or more lore counters are put onto this Saga, if ...
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What are the best ways to tutor artifacts in mono red

I've recently built a Jaya Ballard, Task Mage EDH deck, based around stacking Jaya with equipments get the most advantage out of her burn effects. I'm having a hard time finding cards that let me find ...
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What number is so large that one would never wish to have named a larger number?

When Magic the Gathering players create infinite resource combos, they often name numbers such as 1 million, 1 billion, or 1 trillion. Usually this results in Player A creating that many permanents, ...
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In what way are cards simultaneously milled by multiple players?

According to Rule 101.4a, "If an effect has each player choose a card in a hidden zone, such as their hand or library, those cards may remain face down as they’re chosen. However, each player ...
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Request for clarification on section 107.1b of the Comprehensive rules (Numbers and Symbols)

In section 107.1b of the Comprehensive rules there is an example where power and toughness of a creature change in a way that I find confusing. Example: Chameleon Colossus is a 4/4 creature with the ...
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In what category of information are timestamps?

In Magic the Gathering Competitive/Professional REL, there are four categories of information: status, free, derived, and private. Under which category of information do timestamps fall? If ...
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When a creature attacks you versus tapped and attacking rules

I have Hissing Miasma on the battlefield and my opponent has Kaalia of the Vast and attacks me and puts a Serra Angel tapped and attacking me off the trigger. Does my opponent lose 1 life for the one ...
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Does Valakut do damage if Dryad of the Ilysian Grove is in play, but dies before the trigger resolves? Take 2 (I did not understand the explanation)

Stumbled upon an old question regarding Valakut and Dryad of Ilysian Grove, Link is below: Does Valakut do damage if Dryad of the Ilysian Grove is in play, but dies before the trigger resolves? I am ...
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27,000 cards, there are uncommon and common, should i sell it for 250$? should i make the price go lower or higher? i want them out of the house

I have 27,000 MTG cards, they are random, with some being new and some being old, but overall they are in good condition. Would it be worth it to sell them all for about 250$? They are all in well ...
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Sleeper agent and Etrata the silencer

If I play Sleeper Agent, my opponent gains control of it, and I exile it with a hit counter from Etrata, the Silencer, would it count towards the creatures they own with hit counters?
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How does Academy Manufactor apply to creature tokens of its listed types?

What happens if I have Academy Manufactor out and I cast Cackling Counterpart targeting my own Parcel Myr, Goldhound, or Gingerbrute? A ruling on Parcel Myr states (...) Abilities that care about ...
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Can Dauntless Bodyguard give a land indestructible if it was animated previously? [duplicate]

Say I have a Shambling Vent. I animate it, then play Dauntless Bodyguard targeting it. At the end of turn, Shambling Vent returns to being a land. Next turn, opponent uses a land destruction spell on ...
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Probability of drawing perfect starting hand

I have a Magic the Gathering deck where an ideal starting hand can potentially let me win on turn 3. What is the probability of drawing an ideal hand? How is this computed, and what is a general ...
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Controlling an opponent's Cosima, God of the Voyage

If I gain control of an opponent's Cosima, God of the Voyage and exile it on upkeep who chooses to return Cosima when a land enters the battlefield? What if I Clone an opponent's cosima? Will the ...
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Is a creature that has an adventure considered a creature with no abilities?

Let's use Tuinvale Treefolk as the creature for this example as it has no abilities on its creature side. This is relevant for Ruxa, Patient Professor and Muraganda Petroglyphs. Does the answer change ...
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Does Imoen, Mystic Trickster's ability trigger if I don't have the initiative?

Imoen, Mystic Trickster has a triggered ability worded: At the beginning of your end step, if you have the initiative, draw a card. Draw another card if you've completed a dungeon. I feel like that ...
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Can I use the back face of a modal double faced card for abilities while the card is not on the battlefield?

Can I use the back face of a modal double faced card for abilities while the card is not on the battlefield? For example, Valakut Awakening has the land Valakut Stoneforge on the back. Can I discard ...
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In Magic, are you allowed to reveal what cards you have drafted to stop others from drafting the same colors?

For example, suppose I open a [bomb Boros mythic]. I reveal it, and say "Ok guys I'm drafting Boros" (with the implication that everyone else should avoid fighting me over those colors). Is ...
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How does Myrkul, Lord of Bones interact with Feign Death

Myrkul, Lord of Bones says: Whenever another nontoken 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 other ...
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How are spells and abilities with the keyword "you" affected after they are suddenly under an opponent's control while on the stack? Who's "YOU"?

Suppose I want to dump a loss from Pact of the Titan on my opponent. So I play Pact of the Titan. I then play Sudden Substitution. I envision this will allow me to take one of my opponent's creatures, ...
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MTG: Transform cards & Reanimator effects

I'm building a Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker deck, and I want to include Ecstatic Awakener in it. Would an Awoken Demon (the other side of Ecstatic Awakener) hit the graveyard as Ecstatic Awakener, ...
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What is the most complete collection of CR versions?

To my knowledge, this is the most complete collection of versions of the Comprehensive Rules, including a diff between successive updates. However, it has been discontinued after the Ixalan update. Is ...
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What happens to a permanent stolen with 'Invoke the Winds' after the thief leaves the game? [duplicate]

Player A steals a permanent from player B, via an effect like Invoke the Winds. Player A leaves the game. What happens to the stolen permanent? Does it leave the game as well, and goes in exile of its ...
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Kaya The Inexorable with Luxior, Giada's gift

Kaya the Inexorable has the following loyalty ability: +1: Put a ghostform counter on up to one target nontoken creature. It gains "When this creature dies or is put into exile, return it to its ...
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Myrkul + Palisade Giant how does it work?

I was going through my cards as I worked on a Myrkul, Lord of Bones commander deck and saw my Palisade Giant. Does the giant's effect: All damage that would be dealt to you and other permanents you ...
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Clergy of the Holy Nimbus VS Weakness

In the old days of Magic the Gathering, if Clergy of the Holy Nimbus was reduced to non-positive toughness by an effect such as Weakness, it would continuously Regenerate while the rest of the game ...
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