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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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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 [duplicate]

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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Interaction between Athreos, God of Passage and Liesa, Forgotten Archangel [Midnight Hunt spoilers]

Athreos, God of Passage has the following text. Whenever another creature you own dies, return it to your hand unless target opponent pays 3 life. The recently spoiled Liesa, Forgotten Archangel has ...
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How to determine the card pool used by Pool of Vigorous Growth?

Short Version: Is there a list of all creatures in Arena? Long Version: If you go to scryfall, and look at all the 9 mana value creatures available in historic you get a list of 5 cards (as of 2021-09-...
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If I mutate over a creature to be sacrificed later, is it still sacrificed?

If I create a token using Purphoros's Intervention's first mode, and then I mutate a creature over it, do I still sacrifice the resulting creature at the next end step?
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Tiger-Tribe Hunter and temporary power/toughness changes

I played AFR draft on MTG Arena last night and encountered something that doesn't make sense to me. My opponent had a Zombie Ogre with a +1/+1 counter and a Death-Priest of Myrkul in play. I had a ...
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Does this Teshar combo (listed #1 on EDHREC) really work?

In the EDHREC page for Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle, there is a list of combos recommended for him as a commander. The top combo shown features these four cards: Blasting Station Myr Retriever ...
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What is written at the back of Half-Elf Monk Art Card (AFR)?

Regarding the card Half-Elf Monk Art Card (AFR): https://scryfall.com/card/aafr/28/half-elf-monk-half-elf-monk What is the written at its back? ?? (??), Challenge ?? Armor Class ??, Hit Points ?? ...
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Trigger order for sacrificing creatures

I have Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest as my Commander. If I sacrifice a creature using Ghoulcaller Gisa, which effect comes first, Putting Zombie tokens onto the battlefield or putting the +1/+1 ...
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Was it possible to target spells placed at the bottom of a just-cast fast effects chain?

[ This is a follow-up from this question about how various effects interacted in the earliest releases of Magic: the Gathering ] In an Alpha & Beta Series Magic Game something like this happens: ...
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Will a copy of Volo's triggered ability create another copy of the creature spell?

If I copy Volo, Guide to Monsters triggered ability with Strionic Resonator after casting a unique creature, does the original triggered ability check "doesn’t share a creature type with a ...
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Chances of getting a card in Commander

I have four different tutors in my Commander deck of 100 cards. What are the odds that I will draw at least one of them in my first seven cards drawn for my hand? Back in the day I knew how to do ...
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MTG: Can you have a commander that has all five colors but the deck has one or more colors missing?

As a joke, me and my buddy's wanted to make decks without our favorite colors, but I wanted us to use five color commanders and just not insert our favorite colors, they agreed but I was curious if ...
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What playtest or silver-bordered cards were eventually tweaked and printed in black border?

The playtest card Boneyard Aberration is being printed digitally in Jumpstart Horizons. It's a digital-only black bordered equivalent to the playtest card Bone Rattler with some minor rebalancing. ...
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Where did Interrupts in Alpha & Beta Magic Editions end?

Here is another question regarding the very early Magic times, namely Alpha & Beta Edition. The old rules for spellcasting worked with a “Batch”, described in the Fourth Edition rules booklet as: ...
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When the top card of my library is permanently revealed, when is more than one card revealed?

I have an effect like Courser of Kruphix that is revealing the top card of my library. I'm trying to avoid revealing extra hidden information about what cards I'm playing in my deck to my opponent ...
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How would casting a Lightning Bolt in response to Giant Growth work in early Magic?

In early Magic—in the early nineties—the rules had a rule that made damage occur on the stack. I'd like to know how a certain situation (described below) would work in the rules at that time: I have ...
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Question about Untapping Creatures with Abilities

I’m pretty new to magic and whenever I think I know what’s going on I usually don’t. Here is the situation thanks in advance! Assuming a card like Jokulmorder comes into play and has the text: “comes ...
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How many triggers occur if I damage multiple players with Midnight Pathlighter in play?

Midnight Pathlighter says: "Whenever one or more creatures you control deal combat damage to a player, venture into the dungeon" If I attack with two creatures at two different players and ...
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Rest in Peace and Ranar, the Ever Watchful interactions

Ranar the Ever-Watchful creates a 1/1 flying token whenever "a spell or ability you control exiles one or more permanents from the battlefield" and Rest in Peace says "If a card or ...
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Chronatog: am I required to take a turn?

Assuming my opponents do not have a way to remove Chronatog from the battlefield, prevent me from activating the ability, or win the game, can I avoid ever taking another turn by simply activating it ...
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Do I have any chance to use a 0 toughness animated land before it dies?

In the event that Living Plane is in play along with Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite (or similar effects) in play, can an opponent of Elesh Norn play a land and tap it for mana before the state based board ...
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How does the devoid-granting ability of Slivdrazi Monstrosity work?

Slivdrazi Monstrosity grants devoid to all slivers. And then the Gatherer ruling says this: Due to the carefully calibrated system of layers that Magic uses to determine the interaction of continuous ...
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How does Slivdrazi Monstrosity affect Eldrazi that already have Annihilator?

Slivdrazi Monstrosity is a card that makes all Eldrazi also Slivers, and gives all Slivers Devoid and Annihilator 1. How would the effect Eldrazi creatures that already have Annihilator? Would this be ...
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Can I activate loyalty abilities of a planeswalker once per turn or once per upkeep?

For example if I have Sphinx of the Second Sun out, giving me two untap upkeep and draw steps. Could I use a Planeswalker's ability on my first main phase, then again on my second main phase due to ...
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Can you sacrifice a permanent you don't control when explicitly allowed?

I use Price of Loyalty to gain control of a creature with an attached Spare Dagger. This means, the creature I control has Whenever this creature attacks, you may sacrifice Spare Dagger. When you do, ...
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After how many iterations can I shortcut the Delina, Wild Mage / Pixie Guide combo?

I'm playing at competitive rules enforcement with Delina, Wild Mage and Pixie Guide. If I attack with Delina, Wild Mage targeting Pixie Guide with the triggered ability, I'll continue creating copies ...
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How can Gaea's Blessing be exiled by Ashiok, Dream Renderer?

My opponent activated Ashiok, Dream Render's loyalty ability. Gaea's Blessing was among the four cards milled. I would expect that Gaea's Blessing would trigger and resolve on top of the stack, ...
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Enchanting a tapped land [duplicate]

When enchanting a tapped land using New Horizons can I still produce mana using it or do I have to wait for my next turn? Knowing that the enchantment let's you produce 2 mana when tapping the ...
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How do the replacement effects from Xorn and Academy Manufactor interact?

Xorn and Academy Manufactor are both on the battlefield. I cast Thraben Inspector. How many of what tokens do I get? I see three possible options: one clue, one food, one treasure. one clue, one food,...
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Why doesn't my attack go through even after I remove the blocker?

I've played a few games and an effect happens that I do not understand: I declared an attacker Opponent declares a blocker I use Unsummon or other Instant such as Murder and remove the declared ...
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Can Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice be used to name two cards for Phyrexian Revoker? Or for Stuffy Doll?

I have Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice as my commander for a deck I'm building. And looking over Phyrexian Revoker I wondered if I could copy its ability and name a second card as it comes down to lock ...
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Why doesn't Dress Down stop Emrakul's cast trigger?

This situation happened in one of Andrea Mengucci's recent videos. Mengucci had Omniscience and Dress Down in play. He then decided to cast Emrakul, the Aeons Torn in case opponent made him shuffle ...
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Can you cheat out a card using Clone and Spy Kit?

Say I had a Ornithopter with Spy Kit attached could I use Clone to make a Spy Kit? Does Clone target the name or the actual card?
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Magic: The Gathering - Difference between card prints of the same set and same collector number, but different letter suffix

I have noticed that there are cards in Magic: The Gathering that belong to the same set, but appear under slightly different set number. For example, in scryfall, for those 2 cards: https://scryfall....
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Teferi, Time Raveler vs Creaturelands

Let's say I have a Teferi, Time Raveler in play. My opponent animates an Inkmoth Nexus and attacks me. I cast Suspend on the Inkmoth Nexus, exiling it with 2 time counters. 2 turns later I still have ...
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Can you tap three colored-mana-producing lands to produce one mana of any color?

I don't recall where I first heard of this being a thing, whether it just being from a friend mentioning it or reading it off of some random website. Regardless, my friend group and I have been ...
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When returning a card from your graveyard, if it doesn't specify who gets control of it, can I put that card under the opponent's control?

I am building a commander deck all about giving creatures to my opponent—creatures that downsize your abilities. For example, cards that make you unable to cast permanents, spells, lose life every ...
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Does it make sense to include cards from Commander decks to your main deck when playing "kitchen table magic"? [closed]

Well I don't know if cards in commander decks could be found in standard decks/sets or not but if not then there are cards in the commander decks that great to include them in your main deck that ...
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Why does Blood Moon kill Urza's Saga?

I've seen this happen on Magic Online and I don't get why. Shouldn't Blood Moon just turn Urza's Saga into an Enchantment Land - Mountain? Why does it kill the Saga instead? Only thing I can think of ...

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