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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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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 ...
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Teferi, Time Raveler Interaction [duplicate]

Are you able to cast Counterspells(or other instant speed spells) when both players control a Teferi, Time Raveler and you have used the +1 Ability of yours
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Sage's Reverie + Imprisoned in the Moon

Suppose you have Imprisoned in the Moon a creature (turning it into a land) and then cast Sage's Reverie. Would you draw a card for Imprisoned in the Moon? My assumption is no, since the enchanted ...
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Can you get infinite turns with this 2 card combo?

Lets say I have imprinted Medomai the Ageless on the Mimic Vat, have at least 3 mana and an opponent wide open for attacks. Do I get unlimited turns?
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What happens if a player enchanted by cruel reality has Tamiyo, Collector of Tales on the board?

A player has Tamiyo, Collector of Tales on the battlefield, and is also the target of opponent's Cruel Reality. The player with Tamiyo can not sacrifice her, but does he lose 5 life when Cruel Reality ...
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Could I have multiple copies of a card in a commander deck if it got reprinted in different sets? [duplicate]

When making a deck for commander, a restriction is that no card can have another copy of it in the deck. What about reprints, do they avoid this rule? What I mean is: Could I have multiple copies of ...
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Omen Machine and Cards with 'X' in their casting cost [duplicate]

Omen Machine States ' At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player exiles the top card of their library. If it's a land card, the player puts it onto the battlefield. Otherwise, the player ...
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What happens when I sacrifice a creature when my Teysa Karlov is on the battlefield?

Let’s say my commander Teysa Karlov is on the battlefield, ready for action. Then, I sacrifice Resolute Watchdog. What happens? Can I give one or two creatures indestructible? The relevant details ...
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Death and revival of land-creatures

I have a question regarding MTG rules and how can be applied. In this case, it's about lands that can become creatures. I was checking this one-mana EDH deck, and I saw that the Commander has this ...
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Can I give a creature trample after blockers have been assigned?

I declare my attack with a 3/3 creature & then my opponent assigns a 1/1 creature to block. Am I allowed to use the ability of an Elvish Herder (1 Green Mana - Target creature gains trample until ...
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Interaction between Leyline of Anticipation and Teferi, Time Raveler

With the reprint of LeyLine of Anticipation in Core Set 2020, the interaction with Teferi, Time Raveler came to mind and I couldn't figure out what is right. If I have the Leyline and my opponent has ...
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What does it mean to “control target player”?

I'm looking for a nice Sorin card, for in my commander deck. I found Sorin Markov, which states: -7: You control target player during that player's next turn. What does this mean? Do I command the ...
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Dictate of Erebos and Attrition

If an opponent has Dictate of Erebos and Attrition and then activates attrition targeting one of my creatures in what order are the effects added to the stack? I assume Attrition is added first ...
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Is Famished Paladin and Resplendent Mentor a legal infinite life combo?

I know I couldn't use these in a Standard game but is it legal for a casual game? If I control both Resplendent Mentor and Famished Paladin can I gain as much life as I want as long as no spells are ...
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Will generated tokens be progressively stronger when using Cathar's Crusade and Sorin, Grim Nemesis? [duplicate]

I played a game yesterday where I had Cathars' Crusade and Sorin, Grim Nemesis on the battlefield. I managed to activate Sorin's -9 action: Put a number of 1/1 black Vampire Knight creature ...
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If I buff an infect card, is the new damage infect as well?

Let's say I have Rogue's Passage and Phyrexian Hydra and I use Rogue's Passage's ability to make Phyrexian Hydra unblockable. Then, after no spells are played that effect Phyrexian Hydra, I play ...
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What happens when Progenitor Mimic copies a legendary creature?

In a recent multiplayer game I played Progenitor Mimic to copy an opponent's Niv-Mizzet, Parun. You may have Progenitor Mimic enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, ...
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Can you use one creature for both convoke and delve for Hogaak?

Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis has both Convoke and Delve, meaning that its cost can be paid for by tapping creatures, and by exiling cards from your graveyard. Can I tap a creature for convoke, sacrifice ...
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How does Frenetic Sliver interact with the Unearth from Dregscape Sliver?

If I Unearth a sliver with Dregscape Sliver's ability and then use Frenetic Sliver's ability, what happens when I win my coinflip? Does the sliver come back at the end of turn?
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Karn, the Great Creator - Does “from outside the game” have to be Standard if we're playing casual? [duplicate]

So my sons and I are having a debate about Karn, the Great Creator's ability to use a "card from outside the game" and its format. The way I interpret the text is that in a casual, non-tournament game,...
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Teferi's Time Twist and Gideon's Sacrifice

I recently had a match with a friend. This was the situation: On my board, I had a 4/4 Zombie token produced with Amass and a Vampire Opportunist. My opponent had Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion on the ...
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Does 'counter a spell' mean 'put a creature into its owner's graveyard'? [duplicate]

For example, when I use the card Double Negative, I counter two spells. Does it mean I can put two of my opponents spells (which may be enchantments or creatures) into its owner's graveyard? I am new ...
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Are there any good white and/or blue token generators? [closed]

I’m looking for something that’ll summon 1 or more tokens per turn so I can use Soul Warden and Ajani's Pridemate at full power. Can be in modern, legacy, or standard but I prefer modern. Thank ...
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What are the mechanical differences between Adapt and Monstrosity?

If we compare Incubation Druid with Ill-Tempered Cyclops, we see respectively: Adapt 3. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put three +1/+1 counters on it.) Monstrosity 3. (If this ...
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What is the difference between state-based effects and effects on the stack?

Being new to MTG, I've learned that abilities from spells go to the stack and resolve in reversed order of their placement on the stack. But I haven't heard of the term state-based effects until ...
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Infect vs first strike [duplicate]

Let's say a creature with infect attacks and the opponent blocks with a creature that has first strike. How does the combat resolve? Does the blocking creature with first strike still get the -1/-1 ...
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What happens when one target of Paradoxical Outcome becomes illegal?

What happens when one target of Paradoxical Outcome becomes illegal and leaves the battlefield while Paradoxical Outcome is still on the stack? Does it fizzle? The rules text of Paradoxical Outcome: ...
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Can Dive Down protect a creature against Pacifism?

If my opponent casts Pacifism on my creature and in response I cast Dive Down, what happens?
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What does BREAD stand for while drafting? [duplicate]

I was just reading What are good strategies for booster drafts?, but as a new player I'm not familiar with a lot of jargon. The accepted answer mentions that BREAD is important when drafting: "...
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What exactly “triggers an additional time” in the interaction between Afterlife and Teysa Karlov?

I'm pretty new to MTG and just have built my first commander deck around Teysa Karlov. One of her passive abilities is: If a creature dying causes a triggered ability of a permanent you control to ...
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What is the interaction between Muraganda Petroglyphs and Humility?

Are all my creatures 3/3 with both Humility and Muraganda Petroglyphs in play?
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How does Ixalan's Binding work against God Eternals?

Ixalan's Binding has this text: When Ixalan's Binding enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Ixalan's Binding leaves the battlefield. Your ...
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Will Roalesk, Apex Hybrid, trigger Sharktocrab twice?

Sharktocrab reads Whenever one or more +1/+1 counters are put on Sharktocrab, tap target creature an opponent controls. That creature doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step. If I ...
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Trostani Discordant vs. In Bolas's Clutches

Say I control a Trostani Discordant. My opponent casts In Bolas's Clutches on Trostani. At the end of opponent's turn, Trostani triggers and "each player gains control of all creatures they own". ...
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Gorgon Recluse and Cunning Evasion [duplicate]

If Gorgon Recluse is blocked and returned to my hand via Cunning Evasion, does it still destroy the blocking creature at end of combat?
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Radiate and shelter

Suppose an opponent casts Shelter targeting one of their creatures and I Radiate it. What happens? Does it fizzle because my copies can't target their creatures? Do I get copies for my own creatures?
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Is it a bad idea to to run 24 tap and shock lands in standard

I am trying to figure out a good 3 color mana base in a standard constructed deck. It seems like there is a pretty straight forward answer if your wallet agrees. 4 shock lands of each of 3 colors=12 ...
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When would it be advantageous not apply Training Ground's cost reduction?

Training Grounds has an optional cost reduction ability, as indicated by the card-specific ruling: You may choose not to apply Training Ground’s cost reduction effect. You may also choose to apply ...
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Paying more mana for a Flashed creature

Flash says You may put a creature card from your hand onto the battlefield. If you do, sacrifice it unless you pay its mana cost reduced by up to 2. (emphasis mine) Does this "up to" clause mean ...
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Does setting a new type clear the rules text for non-lands?

In CR 305.7: If an effect sets a land’s subtype to one or more of the basic land types, the land no longer has its old land type. It loses all abilities generated from its rules text, its old land ...
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Ral, Storm Conduit and 2x Expansion // Explosion

Imagine I have Ral, Storm Conduit on the field. Then I cast a Shock, followed by Expansion copying the Shock. In response I cast another Expansion targeting the first Expansion. Will this create an ...
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How many times can you cast a card exiled by Release to the Wind?

Release to the Wind has the following Text. Exile target nonland permanent. For as long as that card remains exiled, its owner may cast it without paying its mana cost. Is there a limit to the ...
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What happens when the attacking player dies to damage triggers after killing the blocking creatures in the first combat step of double strike?

We were playing a commander game and the attacking player had a bunch of trample creatures, well call him Andy. The defending player, Bob, blocks with a Zulaport Cutthroat, Cruel Celebrant, Teysa ...
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Are there any Magic cards capable of generating loops alone?

My first reaction to this question was "of course not, there is no card which is able to generate such loops by itself". Such a card would be just too easy to abuse; generally speaking, one needs two ...
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Can Aminatou, the Fateshifter target herself with her -1 ability?

Can Aminatou, the Fateshifter target herself with her -1 ability? If this is the case, does it mean that she can create an infinite loop of "ETB" by herself?
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Can Ring of Ma'rûf call in cards outside of MtG?

I’m building a completely casual deck with friends, and the the restrictions on Ring of Ma'rûf aren’t entirely clear. Could I, for example, use Ring of Maruf to gradually bring in a YuGiOh ...