Questions tagged [magic-the-gathering]

Magic: The Gathering is a collectible card game for 2 or more players, set in a variety of fantastical realms. The cards represent the player's resources and available spells and their interactions lead to an often high paced battle of wits.

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Can I prevent my opponent from looking at cards with Vizier of the Menagerie while I'm Mindslaving them?

Vizier of the Menagerie says "You may look at the top card of your library," and Mindslaver says you "make all decisions for the player." What I'm wondering is can the player who's being controlled ...
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How does Emissary of Grudges work exactly?

I have Emissary of Grudges in my deck and I was wondering if I use it correctly. In exemple: I play Emissary of Grudges and I secretly choose player 2. Player 2's turn. He casts Clone and targets me ...
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Mass Spell Recursion & Storm

If one overloads a card such as Mizzix's Mastery to recur a graveyard full of instant/Sorceries, including a card with Storm (Grapeshot). Will Storm trigger for each spell you're also casting from ...
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Necroskitter and creatures dying because of placing -1/-1 counters

Necroskitter has the ability to return creatures your opponents control under your control if they die with a -1/-1 counter on them. Sound perfectly fine to me, but I read here that when an undying ...
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What does this oval symbol at the bottom of Magic cards mean? [duplicate]

This is not related to game play as far as I know. Creatures such as Shivan Dragon, Victory's Herald and Glyph Keeper, and even enchantments like the double-sided Search for Azcanta, there is this ...
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Which, and how many, dual lands?

Pretty new to playing magic, even newer to building my own decks. When playing multicolored, which and how many dual lands should be played? Also, if putting let's say 4 dual lands into a deck. Do I ...
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Can I survive every enchantment, creature, and artifact in the game entering the battlefield at the same time?

This question is inspired by Frank Karsten's (pretty ridiculous) article What If Every Enchantment in Magic Entered the Battlefield at the Same Time? His conclusion at the end of the article, where he ...
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MTG: Ixidron vs Morph

I couldn't find the answer to this but what happens if you have a face down morph on the field and someone plays Ixidron? Does my morph creature stay face down or do they get turned up?
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Does having protection from Grapeshot work against the storm copies?

Do storm copies have the same name as the original card? If you name Grapeshot with Runed Halo, do you have protection from the copies as well? I remember back in the day you could not have ...
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Chandra, Awakened Inferno vs Gods Willing

If Chandra, Awakened Inferno does its last ability for -x to my creature and I respond with Gods Willing to give my creature protection from red, does Chandra's -x to my creature fizzle? I guess the ...
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Teferi's Time Twist on creature with +1/+1 counter

If I control a River Sneak with a +1/+1 counter on it and then play Teferi's Time Twist targeting my River Sneak would the river sneak return as a 4/4 or a 3/3?
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What happens to excess combat damage?

If I attack a target player with a 4/4 flyer and a 2/2 flyer, and the target player uses a single 1/1 flyer to block the 4/4 flyer (and doesn't block the 2/2 flyer), do they only take 2 damage (i.e., ...
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stack with static abilities and when does a card go to the graveyard [closed]

I have been reading up on the stack and how it works, which confuses me even more in certain situations. 1) I have Sigil Captain on the battlefield. My opponent has Engineered Plague with soldier as ...
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How does Cascade work with Teferi?

Teferi, Time Raveler says that enemies can only cast spells at sorcery speed. Does this prevent spells that are getting cast off of Cascade from casting?
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If cards exiled by Karn, Scion of Urza enter the graveyard/battlefield, do they still have the silver counter?

Let's say I have a Karn, Scion of Urza. I tick up, and one card gets exiled with a silver counter. Later, that card is processed by Wasteland Strangler, reanimated by Reanimate, and then re-exiled by ...
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Can I play a first turn Simic Growth Chamber to have 3 mana available in the second turn?

Using a card like Simic Growth Chamber (there are others for other colour combinations) in the first turn and a "normal" land in the second, can I have 3 mana available in the second turn? Simic ...
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A question about Mana Abilities and Activated abilities, then a question about a combo

So I just want to make sure I understand the following two things about Activated Abilities and Mana Abilities correctly. An Activated Ability is any ability a card has that is written as "[Cost]: [...
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magic: the gathering enchantment problem

If I have an enchantment creature with an aura attached to it, and I bestow the enchantment creature on another creature, does the aura go with it or go to the graveyard? Can an enchantment creature ...
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Aura vs enchantment

Are Auras also an enchantment. When reading a card's text can you substitute Aura for enchantment. For example Aura Barbs uses both words and is confusing as to what exactly it means.
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What are similar black and/or white permanents to Divine Visitation?

For my Commander deck I'm looking for black and/or white permanents that have similar mechanics to Divine Visitation and Teysa Karlov, respectively: If one or more creature tokens would be created ...
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Is there efficient token generation in Black or White?

Is there any black or white cards that whenever opponent loses a life (or when I gain life) create a creature token? I'm planning a combo with Corpse Knight and Impassioned Orator. If so can you ...
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Are there red cards that offer protection against mass token destruction?

I was playing MtG with a mono red goblin deck, and someone used Virulent Plague on my tokens and they all died! Is there any way to counter this with a mono red card?
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How does Kaya's Ghostform interact with Elenda, the Dusk Rose?

Let's say I have Elenda, the Dusk Rose in play, enchanted with Kaya's Ghostform. My opponent has a zombie creature token. I then cast Kaya's Wrath, destroying Elenda and the zombie. When the ...
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Mtg creature spells, instants, priority?

A Friend and I were playing a game last night. I tapped 4 mana, and I had 4 Creatures in my graveyard to help reduce Ghoultree's mana cost. So I summoned him, my friend then cast an instant that ...
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Can a deck with a mono-colored commander have cards with other colors than its commander in it?

The basic rules for building a Commander deck state: All cards must be in the color identity of the commander Then the rules summary continues with: COLOR IDENTITY A card's color identity ...
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Can one block with a protection from color creature?

With the upcoming prerelease I'm currently wondering about the new protection creatures. When playing a creature which gets protection from a certain color, is that creature then able to block an ...
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Intentionally Fizzling Mandatory ETB Effect

Can one stack several mandatory triggers on one target in such a way to make the consecutive triggers Intentionally fizzle? The situation is you have several mandatory ETB creatures coming into play (...
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Armadillo Cloak contains a triggered event that in combat resolution resolves? [duplicate]

When Armadillo Cloak's ability is triggered due to combat it is placed on the stack. My assumption is that the stack does not resolve till the second main phase and only after all players have passed....
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Do experience counters remain when the card creating them leaves the battlefield?

For example, my Mizzix of the Izmagnus created two experience counters but then gets destroyed. What happens to the counters? Do they leave as well, or stay?
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Is casting a commander from the command zone considered casting a spell?

For example, say I have God-Pharao's Statue in play: Spells your opponents cast cost {2} more to cast. Would my opponents have to pay the two extra mana when playing their commander from the ...
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Do Goblin tokens count as Goblins?

I have a typically mono red Goblins deck. My question, are tokens considered Goblins too? For example, I have 10 1/1 Goblin tokens put onto the battlefield by Krenko, Mob Boss. Can I use those ...
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A question about Morophon, the Boundless

The question is simple if an effect caused Morophon, the Boundless' enter the battlefield effect, "As Morophon, the Boundless enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.", to trigger twice would ...
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Question about targeting a Hexproof creature

I was at an official tournament held by Star City Games. It was a draft. My opponent had a Geist of Saint Traft. Having become a little frustrated with it, I had a momentary lapse in memory and I ...
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Evolutionary Leap Stack Ordering

Using Evolutionary Leap to sacrifice a creature such as Pulmonic Sliver (or another sliver w/ Pulmonic on board), in which order does the stack happen? You would place the sacrificed sliver on top, or ...
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Does Evolution Sage proliferate Blast Zone when played?

When Evolution Sage is in play, it proliferates my board every time a land is dropped. When I drop Blast Zone, it enters with 1 counter on it and then triggers the Sage. So after that the Blast Zone ...
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When must you resolve spells cast with Diluvian Primordial?

Yesterday I have cast Diluvian Primordial, and my playgroup was trying to convince me, that I can cast one of their spells during the entire turn I had cast it, and that I could cast a spell from one ...
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Can I use a Murder to kill a planeswalker if it is a creature?

Assume the other player has used Sarkhan the Masterless +1 to turn all of their planeswalkers into 4/4 Dragons can I cast Murder and destroy one of the planeswalkers, since they become creatures?
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Can planes walkers be dealt damage and killed before abilities [duplicate]

So let’s say my friend in the 5th main phase plays a planeswalker, could I then destroy the planeswalker before he has a chance to use a loyalty ability or could I use negate on the stack to counter ...
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Instants vs planeswalker abilities [duplicate]

Can you use an instant such as Sarkhan's Catharsis to kill a Planeswalker before they can use an ability?
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If a creature is blocking and it has vigilance does it still tap?

If a creature is blocking and it has vigilance does it still tap?
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Abilities with the “until” clause and the stack

If an effect or ability (are these two different cases?) lasts "until" a certain effent occurs, does this "delayed" condition use the stack? For example: I remove the Banishing Light is there a ...
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What happens when I copy a creature whose characteristics change before the copy resolves?

If I cast a spell to copy a target creature and then a second spell is put on the stack, say one which changes the creature to a 0/1 red Weird. What creature does the copy spell create?
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Chandra exiles a card, I play it, it gets exiled again

I exiled a creature card with Chandra, Fire Artisan. I then played it, and it got countered by a card that put it back into exile. Can I play it again?
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Why is exile often an intermediate step?

When card text says to place a card into exile, and then do something else with that card, what is the purpose of putting it into exile temporarily? For example, cards often either let your draw from ...
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Walking Ballista and how it works

I assume Walking Ballista does not need to survive for the damage on the stack to resolve. Also I assume that you can remove multiple 1/1 counters before letting any of them resolve
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Do Dragon Spirits like Kokusho trigger Lathliss's ability?

I have found some really cool Dragon variations to use with Lathliss, Dragon Queen, but I'm not sure if Dragon Spirits like Kokusho, the Evening Star trigger her ability. When searching for Dragon ...
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Omnispell Adept and Alternative/Additional costs of Sorceries/Instants

Can I use Omnispell Adept's ability to cast spells with alternative or kicker cost? Can I cast Roil Spout for its Awaken 4 - 4WU cost? Can I cast Saproling Migration and paying its kicker cost? Or ...
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Felidar Guardian exiling Soul Seizer

If I use Felidar Guardian to exile a transformed Soul Seizer I control, does it return as the enchantment and is put in the graveyard, or is it returned as the creature Soul Seizer? I think exiling ...
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Sacrifice blocking creature before damage is dealt no longer working (MtG Arena)?

So the following happened to me just now in MtG Arena. I declared a Dauntless Bodyguard as blocker for a creature and then sacrificed it before damage was dealt. As I'm used to in tabletop magic, this ...
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What is the strategy called which forces opponents to discard cards?

In MTG: Arena I've built a Rakdos deck with the main strategy of making my opponent discard one or more cards—each turn if I'm lucky. I'm using cards such as Burglar Rat, Fell Specter, Davriel, Rogue ...