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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What happens to a permanent I gained control over using Agent of Treachery, and I leave a multiplayer game?

Let's say Alice took control over Bob's Leyline of Abundance using Agent of Treachery, and then Alice leaves a multiplayer game. What happens with Leyline of Abundance? According to rule 800.4a 800....
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I have an Ivy Lane Denizen, how does targeting work?

I have an Ivy Lane Denizen, it says that he may put a +1/+1 counter on target creature whenever a creature enters the battlefield under my control. Does the counter go on Ivy Lane Denizen specifically ...
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What is the difference between lands and mana?

What is the relationship between lands and mana in Magic and what do each of them do? A good answer should especially include how a new player should think about them. Note: This is an attempt to ...
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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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Contaminated Ground vs. Blink of an Eye

I have a tough ruling I need some help with: On my opponent's turn he played Contaminated Ground on my Island. I tapped that Island for blue mana in response. I then wanted to let the stack resolve ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is Skullclamp banned?

The following card is banned in current tournament formats: Equipped creature gets +1/-1. When equipped creature is put into a graveyard, draw two cards. Cast 1, equip 1 (artifact). http://...
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In MTG, what happens when a player loses in multiplayer?

In Magic: The Gathering, the rules for a player losing in a multiplayer game are quite complex, so I'd like to try to understand them by example. I would be happy to ask each of these situations as a ...
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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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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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Can I block with a previously bestowed creature?

When a creature enchanted with a bestow creature dies while blocking a creature, the bestow enchantment becomes a creature. Can that creature block in the same combat, even though all the blockers ...
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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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Do commanders “die” if they go to the command zone instead?

If my commander would die and I opt to move it to the command zone instead of the graveyard, does it cause a "when a creature dies" ability trigger? An example would be Fool's Demise. If my opponent ...
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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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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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What exactly does “can't attack/block alone” mean?

Some cards, such as Loyal Pegasus and Mogg Flunkies feature the rules text Card name can't attack or block alone. For attacking, this is unambiguous; the creature can only attack if another ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the resolution of tapping a blocking creature?

Let's say I have declared a blocker during the correct phase and during the activate abilities step I choose to tap the blocker to use its ability. All the abilities resolve and now we move to the ...
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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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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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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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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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Is Mana Weaving ok if it's followed by a thorough shuffle?

My friends and I are relatively new to MtG. At some point, one of them introduced us to the idea of mana weaving, and we'd do this to declump our decks prior to a very thorough shuffling. However, at ...
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Does Proliferate work with Energy Counters?

Can a players Energy Counters be increased using Proliferate? This seems like it would be the case, as Poison Counters seem to work in a similar way.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?