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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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Can you tap land for mana without using it, specifically I am playing with Omnath, Locust of mana

So I play with Omnath, Locus of Mana, and I've been looking in the rules, but I can't find anything that explicitly forbids generating mana without using it. But there is nothing explicitly allowing ...
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What happens if one of the targets of Role Reversal is enchanted by a spell that changes its controller?

Suppose this board state exists: Opponent controls Atraxa, Praetor's Voice I control the aura Control Magic, whose enchanted creature is Feather, the Redeemed. I cast Role Reversal, targeting my ...
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Can commander tax be proliferated?

Can you proliferate someone's commander tax? For example, after you send your opponent's commander to his/her zone you proliferate the commander tax and make sure it cant be cast again by making it ...
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Spy Kit and Leyline of Singularity

Spy Kit gives a creature the names of all non-legendary creatures. Leyline of Singularity makes all creatures on the battlefield legendary. If I have the Leyline on the battlefield, as well as a ...
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Sower of Discord, Gideon's Sacrifice and Stuffy Doll

In a 3-player game, P1 (20 life) has Sower of Discord down, with P2 (12 Life) and P3 (12 Life) the named players. P2 has Stuffy Doll on the board, naming P3. P1 attempts to deal 3 damage to P2 (say ...
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Understanding: Why is Spark Double triggering enter the battlefield abilities of the copied creature?

Spark Double reads: You may have Spark Double enter the battlefield as a copy of a creature or planeswalker you control, except it enters with an additional +1/+1 counter on it if it’s a creature, ...
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Should the information on match slips be protected? [closed]

At my LGS they have started used match slips for bigger events such a prereleases. After the event the store has been placing these slips in their scrap paper bin. So they can use the back for notes, ...
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Can I have more than four non-basic lands with the same name in my deck? [duplicate]

Am I allowed to have 5 Bottomless Vaults in my deck?
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Do Bolas's Citadel and Experimental Frenzy take reduced mana cost into account?

I am wondering how reduction in converted mana cost affects Bolas's Citadel or Experimental Frenzy, which have the following abilities: Bolas's Citadel: You may look at the top card of your ...
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In Magic: The Gathering, how does Ugin, the Ineffable's static ability interact with colorless spells that have X in their cost? [duplicate]

If I have Ugin, the Ineffable in play and I want to cast Ugin's Conjurant, how does Ugin, the Ineffable's static ability interact with paying the cost? Can I announce I want to cast Ugin's ...
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What does MLD stand for?

I've seen some references to the term "MLD" but have failed to find a definition in any list of MTG terminology or slang. What does this mean?
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Bloom Hulk and Kronch Wrangler [duplicate]

When you have a Kronch Wrangler on the battlefield Whenever a creature with power 4 or greater enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on Kronch Wrangler. and a Bloom Hulk ...
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Jaya, Venerated Firemage + Chandra's Pyrohelix = 4 damage among two targets?

I have a Jaya, Venerated Firemage in play and cast Chandra's Pyrohelix, targetting two creatures. Jaya's static ability reads: If another red source you control would deal damage to a permanent ...
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Is it possible to cast 2x Final Payment while sacrificing just one creature? [duplicate]

Situation: Player A controls 2 creatures. Player B controls 1 creature. Player B plays 1x Final Payment and declares his creature as additional cost. Before resolving the spell, Player B plays ...
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Expansion//Explosion and Siren Stormtamer

I've had this situation come up several times in Magic Arena. I cast the Explosion half of Expansion // Explosion targeting my opponent's Siren Stormtamer. Opponent sacrifices the targeted Siren ...
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Feather, the Redeemed and Dire Fleet Daredevil

It has already been clarified by WotC that Flashback and Aftermath will work with Feather, the Redeemed. Specifically, because you control both replacement effects, you choose which one resolves, ...
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What are artifact creatures in Magic lore?

In terms of flavor/lore, what is an artifact creatures in Magic? How are they made and how do they run? Is it different on different planes, in different sets, or for different creature types? I ...
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Platinum Emperion and Smash to Smithereens

If player A is at 3 life and has a Platinum Emperion in play, does player A lose if the big robot gets targeted by a Smash to Smithereens?
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Does a face down creature get the bonus from Muraganda Petroglyphs? [duplicate]

Does a face down creature get the bonus from Muraganda Petroglyphs?
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Is Vivien of the Wilds + Wilderness Reclamation a competitive combo?

Vivien, Champion of the Wilds is a new planeswalker which allows casting creatures with instant speed. I want to combine it with Wilderness Reclamation to be able to double my mana during my end step ...
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If I flash in Teferi, Time Raveler, can its passive ability counter a spell on the stack?

If I play Teferi, Time Raveler at instant speed, by way of, for example, Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage, will Teferi's passive ability counter a spell being played by an opponent at a time when they can ...
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How exactly does life link work on a weaker creature? [duplicate]

If a 9/9 creature with lifelink is blocked by a 1/1 creature does the controller of the lifelink creature gain 9 life or 1 life since it could've only dealt 1 damage?
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Can I choose the value for X for spells cast with Bolas's Citadel?

There is a new card called Bolas's Citadel which says: You may play the top card of your library. If you cast a spell this way, pay life equal to its converted mana cost rather than pay its ...
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Can an Instant spell be played during upkeep to interrupt a triggered ability?

BACKGROUND: I played a Saga Rite of Belzenlok. When the saga fully resolves you end up with four 0/1 Cleric creature tokens and a 6/6 black Demon creature with flying and trample. At the beginning ...
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Karn, the Great Creator - what defines a 'card from outside the game' in sealed?

In the upcoming set 'War of the Spark' there is the Planeswalker Karn, the Great Creator. His -2 ability reads as: -2: You may choose an artifact card you own from outside the game or in exile, ...
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Do I have to say how I'm ordering my cards after Scrying?

When you Surveil or Scry more than 1 card and announce to your opponent "I leave the 2 on Top (or bottom 2)" do you have to announce the order in which they cards are placed? "I left both on top - ...
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How does Circu, Dimir Lobotomist interact with defeated players in a Free for All?

Could an opponent cast a card with the same name as a card exiled by Circu, Dimir Lobotomist after you defeat the owner of the card in a Free for All?
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Arboreal Grazer [duplicate]

hi i have a doubt with the next card thats cames on the next set: can i put a shokland into the battlefield pay the 2 lifes and get the land untaped like withc Growth Spiral? I think is like the same ...
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Would “destroying” Wurmcoil Engine prevent its tokens from being created?

I attacked with Wurmcoil Engine and my friend blocked with Stinkweed Imp which has the ability "Whenever Stinkweed Imp deals combat damage to a creature, destroy that creature." My friend argues that ...
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Does Sylvok Lifestaff work with Bronze Bombshell?

Suppose I use Endless Whispers to gift a Bronze Bombshell to my opponent. Do I have enough time to equip a Sylvok Lifestaff that I already have on the field to the Bronze Bombshell before the ...
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Enrage and damage calculation mid phase [duplicate]

I attack with Bellowing Aegisaur and other creatures and they choose to block all of my creatures. Would I, as the attacker, get to assign combat damage, and can choose Bellowing Aegisaur's attack ...
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Whose shadow is in the background of Mox Amber?

The Dominaria printing of Mox Amber has a person's shadow on the right side of the art. It looks like the person has either a helmet or horns. They are the wrong shape for Nicol Bolas. Is this the ...
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RAW v. RAI concerning enumerated card names [duplicate]

Let’s say I have 2 Elvish Visionaries on the battlefield. I resolve a third EV with the other two alive. The two other EVs have the card text, “When Elvish Visionary ETB, draw a card”. Will the third ...
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Is there a card that has opponents discard cards whenever they lose life?

I was wondering whether I could create an infinite loop using Fell Specter and a card with an ability similar to or exactly like this one: Whenever an opponent loses life, that player discards a ...
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what does “you control enchanted creature” mean

I'm confused. Corrupted Conscience has an ability where it says you control enchanted creature. Does that mean you can put it on an opponent's creature and use that creature to attack the other player?...
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Who controls negative creature enchantments?

If a player casts e.g. Waterknot on enemy creature, who is the controller of the Waterknot? And in case the enchantment on enemy creature has activated abilities, who can activate them? The ...
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Controller change mechanics

How do abilities work when card controller changes? Playing MTGA I saw these: Taking control of Rekindling Phoenix and having it die creates the egg for the new controller, which makes sense to me. ...
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If I gain control of my opponent's Hostage Taker, can I cast card it exiled?

Hostage Taker says: When Hostage Taker enters the battlefield, exile another target creature or artifact until Hostage Taker leaves the battlefield. You may cast that card for as long as it remains ...
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Oath of Teferi targeting Oath of Teferi?

So I know that ETB happens before the legendary rule kicks in, and you have to choose a target for sacrifice before ETB. So if I play a new Oath of Teferi, I first choose to sacrifice the old Oath of ...
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On-attack triggers and removal for attacking or tapped creatures

My opponent controls creatures with on-attack triggers (e.g. Ulamog, the Infinity Gyre with its Annihilator trigger or Edgar Markov with its buff trigger). I have in my hand instant-speed removal ...
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If my opponent casts Ultimate Price on my Phantasmal Bear, can I save it by casting Snap or Curfew?

I attack with Phantasmal Bear. My opponent responds by casting Ultimate Price and targets my bear. Can I save my creature by casting Snap or Curfew? If I had a regular creature, I know that Curfew ...
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Card Tragic Slip [duplicate]

does the -1/-1 placed on a creature trigger the effect on 'Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons'. The section of the card which states 'When you put one or more -1/-1 counterson a creature'.
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Vorinclex, does my opponents land untap if they were tapped before i summoned him?

If I summon Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger and my opponent already had lands tapped before hand, do they untap on his turn or do they stay tapped?
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Does Chimeric Mass stay a creature in the grave for the rest of the turn it dies?

I control a Chimeric Mass with no charge counters on it. If I were to turn it into a creature and it dies, would it stay a creature in the graveyard until end of turn, or would it turn back into an ...
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If I can cast sorceries at instant speed, can I use sorcery-speed activated abilities at instant speed?

So Teferi, Time Raveler is down, and I have +1'ed him. I may now "cast sorcery spells as though they had flash". My Adorned Pouncer is in the graveyard, and can be Eternalized "only as a sorcery". ...
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With regards to an effect that triggers when a creature attacks, how does it entering the battlefield tapped and attacking apply?

Lets say I have Kaalia of the Vast on the battlefield. I attack with her, and cheat out Aurelia, the Warleader or Tyrant's Familiar. Would I get their "on attack" trigger? Or are they skipped.
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Would Bonds of Mortality overrule a creature equipped with Darksteel Plate?

If my opponent has a creature equipped with Darksteel Plate, and I play a Bonds of Mortality enchantment. If I activate the enchantment, does it overrule the Darksteel Plate? Or does this only effect ...
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Unbreakable Formation vs. Cry of the Carnarium

My opponent played Cry of the Carnarium in MTG Arena. I immediately played Unbreakable Formation after. The intended result was for my creatures to not die or get exiled, but they did. Shouldn't ...
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Is it possible to wait for some cards to leave the stack to use them for delve?

Imagine the situation: I am at 2 life; I have five Forests untapped in the battlefield; I have 4 Giant Growth and 1 Become Immense in my hand; I have a Brainstorm in my graveyard; I have a 1/1 ...
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Planeswalker Ability and Death Timing

A planeswalker with 7 loyalty counters has: a –7 loyalty ability that creates a 5/5 dinosaur token a passive ability that makes all summoned dinosaurs enter the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter. ...