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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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Is it possible to have the same planeswalker from different editions in a Commander deck?

Is it possible to have the same card but from two different editions in Commander? For example, the planeswalker Jace Beleren.
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Words of Worship and Nefarious Lich

Suppose I have Nefarious Lich and Words of Worship in game. When I draw a card, I can pay 1 to draw 5 cards instead. But can I pay 2 and draw 9? Or, repeating this, can I pay X to draw 4X in addition ...
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Does an enchantment ability that gives -1/-1 to opponent creatures resolve before other abilities can be used on a 1/1 entering the battlefield

So I control an Ethereal Absolution that gives all opponents creatures -1/-1. On my opponents turn he sacrifices a creature to create two 1/1 white token spirits. He then wants to sacrifice these ...
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What happens if both players misunderstand the game state until it's too late?

Let's take two players, Alice and Bob. Alice has a Tarmogoyf. She asks Bob what card types are in his graveyard. Bob fans out his graveyard, they do the math, and conclude Alice's Tarmogoyf is 5/6. ...
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Overwhelming splendor ability

Does Overwhelming Splendor get rid of static abilities like flying or in cases like Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts who has protection from creatures?
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How does first strike work with multiple blockers? [on hold]

I have an Edgar Markov that is currently attacking as a 10/10. My opponent assigns four creatures with a total of 20 power to block it. Does Edgar kill all of those blockers or does he only kill two ...
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If I can see the top card of the deck, does shuffling the deck change the game state?

Follow up question to Can I mill an opponent who has Emrakul, the Aeons Torn by comboing until opponent's deck is stacked in an exact way? Suppose in addition to the mill combo I also have Lantern of ...
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How does Orcish Captain work with multiple activations?

I am thinking about adding the card Orcish Captain to my Okaun and Zndrsplt deck. I was wondering, if I activated Orcish Captain say, 7 times at once, and he dies at the first flip. Do the other 6 ...
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Energy Chamber and Armageddon Clock

Can Energy Chamber be used with Armageddon Clock? I.e. are the counters on Armageddon Clock "charge counters"?
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Under which controller does a stolen permanent come into play after being exiled?

Here's what I did on MTG Arena: Opponent exiles my The Immortal Sun with Hostage Taker, then plays it. On my turn, I cast Ixalan's Binding targeting Immortal Sun, and then Demystify my own Ixalan'...
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How does Humility interact with graft creatures?

Would Humility actually make my Aquastrand Spider bigger (assuming the spider was already in play when the humility was cast)? Would the same spider entering the battlefield after a humility has been ...
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Can I mill an opponent who has Emrakul, the Aeons Torn by comboing until opponent's deck is stacked in an exact way? [duplicate]

Let's say I'm running a mill deck. I have some kind of infinite mill combo ready and available (e.g. Semblance Anvil imprinting a creature, Myr Retriever and Grinding Station - this lets me sacrifice ...
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What is the correct way to shuffle?

What is the correct way in terms of damage to the card/have a deck well shuffled for competitive tournaments, since you can make piles; I personally consider that the best way, just one for the game.
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Does Rooftop Storm work with Arcane adaptation?

If I had Arcane Adaptation and Rooftop Storm in play, with the chosen creature type as zombie, would I be able to cast a creature such as Nemesis Of Reason for 0 mana? Or would that not work because ...
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Blocking creatures with menace and an equipment giving 'can only be blocked by one creature' [duplicate]

I ran into an interesting interaction tonight when I played Magic. So here's the setting: I have a Pyreheart Wolf out and the equipment known as Vorrac Battlehorns. Pyreheart Wolf's ability says: ...
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How should I ship cards?

Is there an agreed upon standard on how cards should be packaged and shipped when they're sold online on places like Cardmarket or similar websites? I have some valuable cards I'd like to sell, but ...
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What happens in the event of a standoff in Magic?

What happens in a game of magic if neither player can win or lose? Examples: Both players have empty libraries and control Dragon Appeasement on an otherwise empty board. One player controls ...
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If I can't win, but can stop my opponent from winning, is the game drawn? [duplicate]

Here's an article published on Hipsters of the Coast about a 107-minute MTG Arena game. The core idea is, one player was playing a deck that had no win condition except 4 Teferi, Hero of Dominaria. ...
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What happens in the case of multiple land animation effects?

Suppose I have Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper, and I cast an instant and use the trigger to put 3 counters on a Celestial Colonnade, turning it into a 3/3 colorless Elemental with haste. Now suppose I ...
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How does commander damage interact with cards that prevent you from losing the game?

If you have take the last 21 commander damage from a single commander and play a card that prevents you from losing, what happens when that card stops protecting you? Example being Angel's Grace ...
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Update to partial fizzle

I'd like to have a more precise answer to when a spell fizzles. The rule seems to have changed to when not all targets are invalid. For example: If an opponent casts Essence Capture to counter my ...
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How do I update my Magic Arena client on Mac? [closed]

I downloaded Arena on Mac using Wineskin as described here and it has worked great, however an update came (https://forums.mtgarena.com/forums/threads/46580) and now I need to update it. It doesn't do ...
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Bloodlord of Vaasgoth plus Warstorm Surge, then casting a vampire creature spell

I run vampire tribal and have a stack related question. I have a Bloodlord of Vaasgoth and Warstorm Surge in play, my main phase I cast a Vampire Nighthawk from my hand, here is my issue, how does the ...
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When is a creature a Target? [duplicate]

For a Fleecemane Lion when you pay and place a +1/+1 on it making it monstrous. Is the counter targeting Fleecemane Lion. If someone casts an effect or activates an ability to change the target does ...
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Sundial of the Infinite and end of turn effects

If I use Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker first ability, and before the end of my turn use Sundial of the Infinite. Does he stay a 4/4 indestructible dragon until my next turn? And if yes does that mean he ...
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Can I make a planeswalker harder to attack by making it a creature with flying?

So a weird combo popped into my head. If I use Memnarch to turn Nicol Bolas, the Arisen into an artifact, then use March of the Machines to turn him into Artifact Creature Planeswalker and tap Dragon ...
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Examples of Magic Cards that use rule 115.2c

What are some examples of cards in Magic the Gather that use the rule 115.2c? 115.2c Some effects allow a player to take an action at a later time, usually to end a continuous effect or to stop a ...
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What happens when I reanimate a creature with protection from black with Animate Dead?

What happens when I reanimate a creature with Animate Dead which has protection from black? Will the creature keep being in play without the enchantment or die? Or can the creature be a legal target ...
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Void Winnower against Sunforger

Does the use of Sunforger's unattach ability negate the ability of Void Winnower and let me use spells with an even converted mana cost?
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When does Myr Superion check the source?

Myr Superion is a 2 mana 5/6 that comes with the following casting restriction: Spend only mana produced by creatures to cast Myr Superion. Under most circumstances this wouldn't be ambiguous, but ...
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How to build a budget-friendly manabase for a 5-color deck?

I am a commander player who operates on a very tight budget. I recently started brewing for a 5-color Jodah chaos deck, but am having trouble building an affordable manabase. I can't afford shocklands,...
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R&D's Secret Lair + Ashnod's Coupon

Ashnod's Coupon has the ability: {T}, Sacrifice Ashnod’s Coupon: Target player gets you target drink. Errata: You pay any costs for the drink. Meanwhile, R&D's Secret Lair says: ...
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How does Phasing work with Phyrexian Unlife?

I have the card Phyrexian Unlife on the battlefield, and I have less than 0 life. If I cast Teferi's Protection, what happens? Do I lose the game because Phyrexian Unlife is phased out? Or does it ...
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Perplexing Chimera and control changing enchantments

Perplexing Chimera can steal spells but gives control of itself to that player. But if I enchanted with an enchantment that says "You control enchanted creature" (such as Hypnotic Siren) would that ...
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Can I ask for Wastes like basic lands in Limited?

My question is about limited tournaments like draft or sealed. Can I ask for Wastes for my decks like basic lands?
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Does this combo for my Rakdos EDH deck work?

I have Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Razaketh, the Foulblooded and Kozilek, Butcher of Truth in play. I have done at least 10 damage so Kozilek would be free to cast. Can I sacrifice Kozilek to Razaketh, and ...
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Removing a Commander permanently

So I was thinking of ways to get rid of Commanders other than destroying and exiling them. I found that some cards just plain out remove creatures and other permanents from game entirely. I was ...
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Why/how was Ajani's Pridemate ability made mandatory?

I just viewed this question where Ajani's Pridemate was mentioned. I noticed a small but significant difference; on all printings, including the recent Core 2019 set, its card text says ...
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Do cards that say “all creatures” affect creatures with hexproof? [duplicate]

When a creature or player has hexproof and a player casts a card such as Cleansing Nova: Choose one — Destroy all creatures. Destroy all artifacts and enchantments. Do creatures with ...
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Ogre Enforcer and Pyrohemia

How do the cards Ogre Enforcer and Pyrohemia interact if you activate Pyrohemia four times in one turn? My understanding is that the damage from multiple activations is considered to be a single ...
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MTG Arena - casting during opponent's upkeep

In MTG Arena, I keep trying to set a stop after my turn so that I can cast during my opponent's upkeep, but it always appears to skip right into their main phase. It's been a while since I played ...
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Does Fiery Cannonade affect Wayfaring Temple

Wayfaring Temple says: Wayfaring Temple’s power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures you control. Whenever Wayfaring Temple deals combat damage to a player, populate. (...
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Can I use two different cards with the same name in Commander?

I have two cards with the same name but different art and the card descriptions on the bottom. The card in question is Forsaken Sanctuary. It's a white/black land and I'm not sure if I can use both of ...
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Helm of the Host on Rakdos the Showstoper

I'm wondering if you put Helm of the Host on Rakdos, the Showstopper would his coin flip trigger when the copy enters the battlefield?
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Can I pay a “when this attacks, you may pay energy” cost multiple times?

So say I have an Aetherstream Leopard and I have 10 energy counters to spend, when I attack with it can I spend all 10 energy counters to give it a +20/+0? And same thing with an Aether Swooper, spend ...
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How can we have a permanent without a controller?

The comprehensive rules use at several points the phrasing: 109.5. [...] or its owner (if it has no controller) What are the most common cases where a permanent has no controller? I thought it ...
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Hexproof in response?

If I have a card out like Animar, Soul of Elements and my opponent cast a Murder and targets Animar, would I be able to morph my Mistfire Weaver and give Animar hexproof in response so that he doesn't ...
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What cards can I cast from exile with Dream Pillager?

Dream Pillager, after damaging an opponent, allows you to exile that many cards from the top of your library and cast any until end of turn that were exiled this way. Does this mean I may cast ANY ...
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Does Hour of Reckoning destroy enchantments?

Hour of Reckoning says Destroy all nontoken creatures. Does this mean all Enchantments will be destroyed as well?
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Arixmethes and Riot

Say I have Rhythm of the Wild out and I cast Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle. How do they interact? My understanding is that riot and the slumber counters are both replacement effects and I can choose ...