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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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In MTG I have a Fear card [duplicate]

How can I find out what type of expansion my fear card is from since it's either Summer Edge or Alpha. Anyway's for me to find out from what expansion it is from?
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Are lands animated by Living Lands colorless?

Living Lands says: "All Forests are 1/1 creatures that are still lands". I assume these lands are colorless? So they could still block a creature that had protection from green or protection ...
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Creature abilities in magic [duplicate]

I'm pretty new to MTG, I was playing with a friend and a question came up as to when I can activate a creature's ability. He used an instant spell that would do 3 damage to my 1/1 Red Elemental which ...
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Opponent controlled Auras and Greater Auramancy

If an opponent has cast an Aura on my creature, and then I play Greater Auramancy, does the creature get shroud, or do I have to control the Aura? Similarly, if an opponent has enchanted one of my ...
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Would a Dragon Creature Token activate Sarkhan's Unsealing?

For example, you have a token created by Skyline Despot or Lathliss, Dragon Queen, or Utvara Hellkite. Does it activate Sarkhan's Unsealing? I guess the real question is do dragon creature tokens ...
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Parallax Wave & Commander

Does 400.7h apply, when in EDH a commander gets exiled using Parallax Wave, then moved to the command zone and then later Parallax Wave leaves the battlefield? I suppose it's all about the wording, as ...
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Which player(s) does Ragavan's ability target if the creature damages the opponent team?

Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer says: Whenever Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer deals combat damage to a player, create a Treasure token and exile the top card of that player's library. Until end of turn, you may ...
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Does the 'Disturb' keyword (and the transformed effect therein) interact with card effects that reduce the casting cost of spells?

For example: I have Urza's Incubator on the table, and I declare Spirits as my creature type. I then want to cast Mirrorhall Mimic (A spirit creature) from my graveyard for its Disturb cost which ...
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Does Predators' Hour apply to creatures that come into play after it resolves?

If I control Adeline, Resplendent Cathar and play Predators' Hour, does the effect apply to the token Adeline produces while attacking?
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What happens if Mirrorhall Mimic copies a transforming creature?

Mirrorhall Mimic is a transforming double-faced card added in the new set that copies a creature as it enters the battlefield. Unlike previous clones, that weren't physically on double-faced cards, if ...
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If Storm Herald leaves the battlefield before the Auras it returns, are they still exiled?

If the following things happen in order... I cast Storm Herald, returning an Aura from my graveyard attached to a creature Before the next end step, Storm Herald leaves the battlefield Before the ...
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What are all the Magic the Gathering Arena expansion set abbreviations?

I'm sorry if this isn't the correct exchange for this question, but I couldn't find anything I thought would work better. In the Magic the Gathering Arena computer game's search function you are able ...
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Can bridge-style duplicate play work for Magic and other CCGs?

As I understand bridge, you form teams with four players even though only two play at a table. The idea is that there are two identical hands. Two players in your team play North-South with one of the ...
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What's with the "When ~ enters the battlefield, if it’s on the battlefield" text?

Some cards like Necromancy, Animate Dead, and Dance of the Dead have text like "When ~ enters the battlefield, if it’s on the battlefield, do something". What is the purpose of the "if ...
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Ancient Greenwarden and Simic Growth Chamber

If I have Ancient Greenwarden on the field and I play Simic Growth Chamber, since Greenwarden's third ability isn't a may it means that Chambers ETB goes on the stack twice. My question is if I can ...
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What happens if you clone Harvest Hand and sacrifice the clone?

Harvest Hand reads "When Harvest Hand dies, return it to the battlefield transformed under your control." If a creature copying Harvest Hand died, it wouldn't be able to transform when the ...
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Does anyone have any tips on how to use Worldslayer in a Knight deck in Magic?

I know that anyone that uses Worldslayer tends to put it in decks with high res abilities such as Gravedigger and Raise Dead where you can easily retrieve your creatures from the graveyard making it ...
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Can I select the same creature for sacrifice twice? [duplicate]

I am playing an Edgar Markov deck with plenty of 1/1 tokens and an Indulgent Aristocrat on the field. Indulgent Aristocrat has the ability {2}, sacrifice a creature: put a +1/+1 counter on each ...
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Island Sanctuary and additional card draws

Let's say I have Island Sanctuary in play and someone casts Braingeyser on me, forcing me to draw X cards. Island Sanctuary's Oracle text says "If you would draw a card during your draw step, ...
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What is the fastest way to get infinite mana in Historic?

I'm looking for the combo using the fewest cards from the start of the game that allows you to generate unlimited mana using Historic-legal cards. It doesn't have to be viable or practical, but I have ...
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If Invocation of Saint Traft, or similar card enchants an opponent's creature what happens?

If Invocation of Saint Traft enchants an opponent's creature, is the opponent the one who creates the creature token or is it the owner/controller of the aura card? For what it's worth, I would still ...
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Should I tell opponent they can't draw a card if they try to cantrip when I have a "can't draw more than one card a turn" effect in play?

Say I have Spirit of the Labyrinth in play and opponent plays a Preordain. Spirit stops them from drawing a card, but they might simply have forgotten about it. Or they might think they need to scry 2 ...
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Does a non-creature card entering the battlefield as a creature trigger ETB abilities for creatures?

I have Lethal Vapors and Starfield of Nyx on the battlefield, along with three other enchantments, so that Starfield's static ability is on. When I cast another enchantment spell, it is a creature ...
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How does Maddening Hex behave in 1 vs 1?

Maddening Hex contains the following action: Then attach Maddening Hex to another one of your opponents chosen at random. When there's only one opponent, what happens to Maddening Hex?
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Does a card played with a cascade ability count for "casting" a spell?

I recently added Fires of Invention and Maelstrom Nexus to one of my decks. Fires of Invention: Enchantment. You can cast spells only during your turn and you can cast no more than two spells each ...
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Is there a timing window to respond to auras returning to the battlefield from the graveyard?

Let's say the board is: Me: Forest, Mountain Opponent: Spreading Seas in the graveyard, Replenish on the stack. When the Replenish resolves, can I take any game actions when I see which land my ...
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Is there data available on the relative strengths of the World Championship decks?

For the World Championships this year, WotC allowed Arena players to play the decks in Best of 1 against other arena players. Has untapped.gg or any similar "play monitoring" tool put ...
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Can you shoot Terror of the Peaks when it enters with a bunch of dragons, to avoid the damage?

On a recent edh game a player was returning all the dragons from his graveyard to play. One of those dragons was Terror of the Peaks, so other dragons would trigger him. All of them enter at the same ...
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What does "Rarity: Basic land" mean?

For example, in Woodland Chasm's Gatherer page, you can see the following: I am pretty sure Woodland Chasm is not a basic land, for it is not among its types, but what that "rarity" tag ...
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Is it today possible to cast spells targeting other spells placed at the bottom of the stack?

Taking up a theme I introduced "in the past" - as you can read from the question posted here: Was it possible to target spells placed at the bottom of a just-cast fast effects chain? with ...
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When restarting the game, do players shuffle all their cards into their libraries?

Karn Liberated has an ultimate ability that says Restart the game, leaving in exile all non-Aura permanent cards exiled with Karn Liberated. Then put those cards onto the battlefield under your ...
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If an action causes a creature to gain an ability, does it trigger effects that say "whenever a creature with [ability] does [action]"?

Suppose I have a Saryth, the Viper's Fang, a Hooded Blightfang, and a third creature without deathtouch or vigilance. I attack with that creature, causing it to tap so that it now has deathtouch ...
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What is "finding a card" while searching your library?

Is there a specific order/action when searching your library? Opposition Agent says: Flash You control your opponents while they're searching their libraries. While an opponent is searching their ...
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Enduring Angel and Metamorphic Alteration effects

This is a bit of an edge case: Player 1 has an Enduring Angel on the field Player 2 plays a Delver of Secrets and enchants it with Metamorphic Alteration, copying the Angel Player 2 is reduced to 0 ...
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Drafting Double-Faced Cards and Basic Lands

I’ve just played my very first draft at my LGS and was surprised about the following two “rules”: We got to announce our double-faced cards right after opening each of the boosters. As far as I ...
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XMage alternative to draft Magic the Gathering online?

I'm getting back into Magic the Gathering at the start of Innistrad Midnight Hunt. I used to use XMage for drafts online, but while the program looks alive and well, it doesn't seem like there are any ...
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What specifically makes Alms Collector apply before other replacement effects?

The card Alms Collector has this ruling: Alms Collector’s replacement effect applies to an instruction to draw more than one card before any replacement effects apply to individual cards drawn. For ...
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Enduring Angel - when does the "you lose the game" part apply?

Why does the Enduring Angel from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt has the following text: Then if Enduring Angel didn't transform this way, you lose the game When does it apply?
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Off-turn Basri Ket and Blocking

This is a question my friend posed to me the other day, that I'm stumped by. Let's say it's the opponent's turn and I have: The emblem from Teferi, Temporal Archmage: "You may activate loyalty ...
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Goryo’s Vengeance and Ephemerate exile ruling

If I return a creature from my graveyard to the battlefield with Goryo's Vengeance, then resolve Ephemerate targeting that creature before the end step exile trigger of Goryo’s Vengeance, will the ...
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Are there any artifacts that tap for white, blue or black mana?

I'm looking for artifacts similar to the crystals from the Ikoria set (e.g. Indatha Crystal) or the banners (e.g. Abzan Banner), but instead that produce white, blue or black mana. I'm not opposed to ...
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Do permanents phase out with Spectral Adversary even if it leaves the battlefield?

I cast Spectral Adversary: When Spectral Adversary enters the battlefield, you may pay {1}{U} any number of times. When you pay this cost one or more times, put that many +1/+1 counters on Spectral ...
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What does the Kaldheim Commander expansion symbol represent?

What does the Kaldheim Commander expansion symbol represent? https://mtg.fandom.com/wiki/Kaldheim/Commander_decks https://scryfall.com/sets/khc
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Magic The Gathering - Damnable Pact timing with Psychosis Crawler - what triggers when?

In a 4 player commander game, everyone has 7 life except for Player A who has 9 life. They have a Psychosis Crawler on the battlefield. Player B casts Damnable Pact on player A, where X is 9. Player ...
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What is the most ways a player can lose the game simultaneously?

Because the game "performs all applicable state-based actions simultaneously as a single event" (rule 704.3), it's easy to imagine a player losing in 4 ways at once. They have an empty ...
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Assigning Double Strike Damage with "Block Additional Creature"

A bit of a semi-complicated hypothetical scenario question. Player A 3/3 creature with "Lifelink", "Double Strike", and "Can block an additional creature each combat". ...
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Remove counters from creature after an effect like fling

Let's say I have a 3/3 creature with two +1/+1 counters in it making it a 5/5. I then use an ability or spell like Fling that sacrifices a creature to deal damage equal to the sacrificed creatures ...
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Using Liege of the Tangle to awaken a manland

I have a Liege of the Tangle on the battlefield that has struck a player. I've resolved the ability and put an awakening counter on a Stirring Wildwood, a "manland," so to speak. What ...
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Does Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God make me lose the game if I only control a nonlegendary planeswalker?

Suppose that my opponent activates Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God's third loyalty ability, which reads: Each opponent who doesn't control a legendary creature or planeswalker loses the game. As the ability ...
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How does Oracle en-Vec work in multiplayer games?

When playing in 2v2 or 3v3, if I activate Oracle en-Vec ability, can other opponents' creatures attack? I hope no because it says: other creatures can’t attack And it doesn't say it's only other ...

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