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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how is my deck deck list? [closed]

I'm building a Teysa Karlov commander deck. I have a couple of win cons in the deck like revel in riches and pitiless plunderer with Teysa Karlov makes the treasures supper fast. I also have infinite ...
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Do enchantments attached to Bruna, Light of Alabaster trigger on the same attack/block instance?

Question 1: I have Bruna on the field, and I attack, triggering her effect. I attach Ordeal of Thassa using her effect. I am inclined to conclude that Ordeal's effect doesn't trigger during this ...
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what happens when tasya karlov is equipped with helm of the host?

what happens when you put helm of the host on to tasya karlov? do the tasyas trigger eachother making infinite copies of the death trigger? because my thinking is that it says when a triggered ability ...
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Starfield Field of Nyx and Mirror March

If you cast a Mirror March and have five enchantments on the battlefield, including a Starfield of Nyx and another Mirror March, does the preexisting Mirror March copy the Mirror March that you just ...
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Stealing Emissary of Grudges

Player A plays Emissary of Grudges and chooses Player B. Player C steals Emissary of Grudges with Mind Control. Can Player C look at the named player? Can they activate the ability and reveal the ...
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Can creatures with Defender be unmorphed while attacking?

I have a face down Monastery Flock card on the battlefield. I begin my attack phase, and declare the face down Monastery Flock as an attacker. The defending player blocks with Llanowar Elves, then ...
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Jace's Erasure with Prosperity

If I have a Jace's Erasure (Whenever you draw a card, you may have target player mill 1) out and cast Prosperity (Each player draws X cards), since we both draw at the same time, for each card ...
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What is “Z generic mana”?

According to the MtG wiki, the symbol is a "Generic mana symbol", specifically representing Generic mana in costs that only can be paid with mana from a source that can produce two or more colors ...
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Magic The Gathering - Jace, Cunning Castaway's +1

I'm confused by this ruling for Jace, Cunning Castaway: The delayed triggered ability created by Jace’s first ability can trigger more than once in a turn if creatures you control deal combat ...
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What cards were never allowed in Commander?

The Commander format has a relatively big ban-list. Which cards were banned upon Commander/EDH becoming a format? Which cards never got the chance to justify their ban on the fields of battle?
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Open the Graves and blocking segment

Let's assume the following situation: On the battlefield on my side lying these permanents: Open the Graves, Thallid Soothsayer and another non-token creature. My opponent is attacking me with two ...
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What is the most mana that can be produced by tapping a single permanent in future standard?

After Theros: Beyond Death is added to standard, what will be the most mana a permanent can be tapped to produce? Rules: Current standard sets and Theros: Beyond Death are legal No infinite combos ...
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When is Garbage time and when to scoop to it?

This is a dual question but the answer from the first part directly leads into the second. Watching Magic the gathering streamers I've heard the term "Garbage Time" used occasionally. It typically ...
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Vigilance and a tap ability

I'm attacking with a creature that has vigilance. After I declare him attacking, may I activate his ability before blockers are declared? His ability is pay 1 white and tap to tap Target creature. My ...
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Emissary of Grudges vs. Annihilator

If I have Emissary of Grudges on the battlefield and my secretly chosen player controls a creature with Annihilator which attacks me, can I activate Emissary of Grudges and choose a new target for ...
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How likely am I to have a key card in my starting hand in Brawl?

I'm playing the Brawl format (a 60-card singleton format), and I really want one specific card in my starting hand. I'm willing to take two mulligans (leaving me with a starting hand of 5 cards after ...
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How do Layers work?

Trying to expand my knowledge of Magic, and hopefully become a better player, I've come across several references to "layers." From what I've been able to find, they are as follows: Copy Control Text ...
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Auras & Humble or Kasmina's transmutation [duplicate]

Let's say there's a 2/2 Bear on the battlefield. I'm thinking of the results of cards like Humble (Until end of turn, target creature loses all abilities and has base power and toughness 0/1.) or ...
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Order of enter the battlefield effects in multiplayer (Warp World)

In a four player EDH game, Player 1 casts Warp World. Each player begins by shuffling their permanents into their library. Player 2 has a Banisher Priest on the battlefield, which currently has a ...
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Casting Emry, Lurker of the Loch with Gilded Goose & food tokens

Emry, Lurker of the Loch costs 1 generic mana less for each artifact I control. Gilded Goose can turn my food tokens into mana. Let's say I have Goose, food token, and a land in play. Emry is ...
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Expansion // Explosion and Alms Collector

If I have an Alms Collector and my opponent casts Explosion where X is 4 targeting himself and my Alms Collector, should Alms Collector still replace the draw 4 effect? I assume because Alms ...
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Can I draw something on my card and play tournaments with it?

Just out of curiosity, what can I do to the card, so it's still legal to play it in official tournaments? Can I draw something over ruling texts? Can I draw something over artwork? Can I draw ...
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How does Thought Sponge interact with Yarok, the Desecrated?

Situation I have Yarok, the Desecrated on the battlefield: If a permanent entering the battlefield causes a triggered ability of a permanent you control to trigger, that ability triggers an ...
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Ixalan's Binding and Ashiok, Nightmare Muse

I cast Ixalan's Binding, and its etb targets and exiles my opponent's Rampaging Baloths. Later in the game I use the -7 on Ashiok, Nightmare Muse, choosing to cast my opponent's exiled Rampaging ...
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What happens when a creature with flying blocks my non-flying attacker?

I’ve declared a non-flying attacker, and my opponent declared a flying blocker. When combat damage is dealt, I deal damage as normal, but can the damage dealt by the flying creature be absorbed by my ...
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Responding to a dynamic value trigger which could change the same value

If I attack with a Thundering Djinn, and in response to its trigger with something that would draw me additional cards (let’s say +2 cards and have only drawn your Draw step prior.). Will the damage ...
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Casting instants between first strike/normal strike combat phases [duplicate]

Let's say I have a 1/1 with first strike that's attacking and blocked by a vanilla 4/4. It deals first strike damage, but that's not enough to kill the defending creature. Right now, the attacking ...
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Medomai's Prophecy Repeated

I have a few related questions about Medomai's Prophecy, which has the relevant Chapter abilities: II - Choose a card name. III - When you cast a spell with the chosen name for the first time ...
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Can you counterspell everything? (aside from lands)

Artifacts, instants, sorcery, planeswalker, creature, and enchantment spells can all be stopped by counterspells right? So if I play Veil of Summer, and someone hits me with Didn't Say Please, ...
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Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx vs Contamination

In my current meta one of the players likes to play Contamination. If I have a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx in play, and my opponent has a Contamination, would it be possible to produce non-black mana with ...
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Killing opponent's Arclight Phoenixes with Massacre Girl, with Cauldron Familiar in graveyard

My board: 5 lands, Cauldron Familiar in graveyard, food token Opponent's board: 1 untapped red mana, 2 Arclight Phoenix, Shock in hand I want to play Massacre Girl and sweep up opponent's board. ...
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Does a saga's ability resolve in time to save the saga?

Suppose I have a Time of Ice and Opalescence on the battlefield. My Time of Ice (which is a creature) is at two lore counters and won't untap during my next turn because of my opponent's sleep. Does ...
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Who draws a card from Curious Obsession?

If I have enchanted an opponent's creature with Curious Obsession, which player draws the card after damage is dealt?
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Don't the Planeswalkers in Commander 2014 that say they can be your Commander contradict the fact the Commanders have to be legendary creatures?

Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath and the other Commanders in Commander 2014 say they can be your Commander. Doesn't that contradict the rule that Commanders can only be Legendary Creatures?
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Is it possible, controlling Vesuvan Doppelganger, to have two legends with the same name in play at the same time?

According to the well-known rule, Legendary Creatures - or simply Legends - can appear on the battlefield, but if a Legend with the same name as the one a player would like to summon is not already in ...
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A specific case of First Strike/Normal Strike Combat Phase, with spells cast in between [duplicate]

Taking up a theme already discussed with the question - "Q: Is it still possible to assign combat damage, and return the creature back to its owner's hand?" - which has already had its negative answer,...
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Is there a Magic the Gathering card that resembles The Hanged Man Tarot card?

I have been looking for any card which has artwork resembling an entity dangling upside down but with no luck. Potential ideas could be something to do with the Rakdos circus, an over-confident ...
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Is there a tier list of all precon Commander deck?

C19 is currently being spoiled and I am thinking about buying it. The idea is to buy a group of deck to play with friends. Here is the idea. Lets consider that we are 5 people sitting at a table. This ...
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Inalla, Archmage Ritualist and Sage of Fables interaction?

I'm curious, when you cast Sage of Fables and copy it with Inalla do both the original and the copy come in with +1/+1 counters? or does just the copy? Reading this question about Inalla and Disciple ...
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What caused “Liliana of the Veil” to double its price during a single week?

When Innistrad came out in the beginning of September 2011, the most expensive card was "Liliana of the Veil", selling for a little over $25. This card kept this price for almost a month. On ...
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Are cards of the same “rarity level” really equally rare in MTG?

In Magic the Gathering there are 4 rarity levels: common, uncommon, rare and mythical rare. In a booster pack you usually get 10 commons, 3 uncommons and 1 rare or 1 mythical rare. In Innistrad that ...
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How fast can you win against a passive opponent in the Innistrad block format?

There have been legacy decks in the past that were able to win a game in the first round, without even giving your opponent a chance to act. I wonder how many rounds minimum it would take to win a ...
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Does Cycling a card to trigger an ability allow you to target a creature protected by the color of the card you're cycling?

If I'm going to use the Cycle ability of a card of a certain color, and that activated ability is connected with a triggered ability that needs to choose a target for its correct resolution, it is ...
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Return a creature with an adventure to hand, can i cast the instant/sorcery again?

Will returning Brazen Borrower from the battlefield to my hand using the -3 ability of Teferi, Time Raveler enable me to cast Petty Theft again? The rulings say nothing against it but I have the ...
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What effects can modify mana abilities and be affected by Mana Relfection and Nyxbloom Ancient?

Considering the following: Mana abilities come in two forms, Activated and Triggered Nyxbloom Ancient/Mana Reflection only works with Activated abilities of a permanent being tapped Triggered ...
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Suggestions about certain ambiguous card text (Abzan Battle Priest) [closed]

Abzan Battle Priest text says: "Every creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it gets lifelink". It is expressively written as "a" +1/+1 counter. As some other white creature with Outcast ...
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When can opponents react to the lifegain from the mana ability of Pristine Talisman?

I have a Pristine Talisman on the board, alongside a Well of Lost Dreams. I activate the Talisman to add 1 mana and gain 1 life. Gatherer says 01.06.2011 Pristine Talisman has a mana ability. ...
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Are there any ways to lose in a “You can't lose the game” game?

Would cards like Lich's Mastery, and Door to Nothingness effect each other at all? Or Platinum Angel for that matter?
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How much mana does tapping a Forest make, with Nikya of the Old Ways & Nyxbloom Ancient?

I have Nikya of the Old Ways out on the battlefield: Whenever you tap a land for mana, add one mana of any type that land produced. I play Nyxbloom Ancient: If you tap a permanent for mana, it ...
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How does Haktos the Unscarred's protection ability work if no number was chosen?

Haktos the Unscarred has an unusual pair of abilties: As Haktos enters the battlefield, choose 2, 3, or 4 at random. Haktos has protection from each converted mana cost other than the chosen ...