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Magic: The Gathering is a collectible card game for 2 or more players, set in a variety of fantastical realms. Players take on the role of a powerful wizard and duel in a battle of wits, using cards that represent resources such as creatures, objects, spells and enchantments.

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What are the names for Magic's different deck colour splashes?

Occasionally, a deck becomes famous which is a colour combination + a 'splash' of another colour. One good example is 'Moist Jund', which is Jund (Black, Red and Green) plus a small amount of blue (...
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In what order do unblocked creatures assign damage? [duplicate]

Scenario: Player A has two unblocked creatures attacking player B, each with power 3 with an ability that triggers upon dealing combat damage to a player, let's say Brago, King Eternal and Doubtless ...
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How do the +1/+1 tokens created when Hooded Hydra dies play during combat?

Recently played w/ a deck that contained Hooded Hydra (morphed to +5/+5). I was attacked with 3, 5/5 trampling rhino tokens. I assigned Hooded Hydra to block first, effectively killing it. Enter the ...
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Do creatures created after first strike damage contribute to exalted?

Let's say I have Pollenbright Wings on a creature with double strike, and I have given all my creatures exalted (say with First Slivers Chosen, and Arcane Adaptation choosing slivers). Does the ...
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Mirrodin Besieged: do I win despite failing to draw a card?

Suppose I control Mirrodin Besieged, having selected Phyrexian: Phyrexian — At the beginning of your end step, draw a card, then discard a card. Then if there are fifteen or more artifact cards in ...
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Can I respond to the mana payment for Oppressive Rays?

Oppressive rays has the text: Enchanted creature can't attack or block unless its controller pays 3. Say I have oppressive rays attached to an opponent's creature, and I have Ardenvale Tactician in ...
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Do I lose if I have an empty library and cast Brainstorm?

Brainstorm says "Draw three cards, then put two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order." If I have no cards in my library when I cast Brainstorm, do I lose? I imagine so - ...
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If a permanent is tapped, are enchantments on it also tapped?

Say I have a Forest in play enchanted with Utopia Sprawl. Opponent has a Mesmeric Orb in play, which has this text: Whenever a permanent becomes untapped, that permanent's controller mills a card. ...
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Can I kill Lurrus directly after it enters the battlefield, before it's controller gets priority to cast a permanent from their graveyard?

The two following rulings for Lurrus of the Dream-Den apply: You must follow the normal timing permissions and restrictions of the spell you cast from your graveyard. Once you begin to cast the ...
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Should “standard errata” be applied to silver-bordered cards?

Should players play cards from the Un-Sets as they stand, or should errata be applied to remain consistent with rules and Oracle updates? In the case that the general question is too broad, opinion-...
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Destroying a Planewalker before its ability is used

Say my opponent plays a planeswalker during their first main phase. I have a Hero's Downfall or some other effect that will kill it after it is already in play, but before they use any of its ...
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Mechanically is there any difference between split and double faced cards?

Are there any differences in the rules (implicitly or explicitly) between how double faced cards are treated (e.g. cast, targeted, etc) and how split cards are treated? The only difference that I came ...
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What happens if a target for removal becomes ineligible after a card has been cast?

When you have a card like Complete Disregard which reads "Exile Target Creature with power 3 or less", as I understand it, it becomes untargetable if the opponent's creature power increases thanks to ...
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Does Master of Cruelties survive being blocked by a creature with 4 or more power?

Master of Cruelties is a 1/4 with first strike and deathtouch. If I were to attack with Master of Cruelties and he gets blocked by a creature with 4 or more power, would Master of Cruelties die or ...
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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 I get rid of indestructible creatures with a Red and White deck?

I am creating a Red-White commander deck using Gisela as my commander. I noticed that my deck is incredibly weak against a deck with any sort of indestructible creature. I know of the board sweeper ...
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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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Can an ability that returns a creature to hand save it from an ability that would exile it?

So I was playing a friend and he had a Lantern Spirit on the field. I used a card ability to exile it, but he said he could pay that one blue mana to put it back in his hand. I'm pretty sure that's ...
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Attack a creature you control with instants?

While trying to build my dinosaur deck i was wondering if instants like Shock, Dual Shot, Lightning Strike may target one of your own creatures? (in this particular case some of my dino's). According ...
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How much would Spelltwine add to cards that track how many spells were cast?

If I cast Spelltwine and use it to cast two spells from my graveyard and an opponent's, how many spells were cast? It does say I cast the two spells that I pick, so it should bring me up to three ...
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Which dual lands count as having the name of their respective basic land types for certain effects?

For example, let's take a look at Arbor Elf, which has the ability "T: Untap target Forest" Which types of dual lands count as a Forest and thus can be untapped by Arbor Elf? Is there a ...
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Can an opponent kill Undercity Informer before you can sacrifice it?

If I have four open mana, one of which is {B} to cast Undercity Informer with one mana remaining, if I go to sacrifice it, can the opponent respond with a kill spell to stop me sacrificing it? In this ...
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What's the cheapest way to buy a large number of Magic: the Gathering cards on Cardmarket?

I need cards for my new EDH decks and I want to buy them on cardmarket.com. They have this neat feature called the Shopping Wizard, which does all of the work for you. Last time I needed around 60 ...
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MTG Commander Clarification on Triggered Abilities

I’m playing a 4 person game, and I’m in position #1. I cast: “Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse” with the activated ability that states: “whenever you draw your second card each turn, create a 2/2 green ...
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Mirrorweave on Double Faced Cards

I understand a good number of rules, but there is still one that I can't find the answer to: Let's say I have a Civilized Scholar and Ulrich, Uncontested Alpha in play. I activate Mirrorweave or ...
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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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Is there a card that protects me from a (self-)milling death?

Is there a card with the ability: You do not lose the game being for unable to draw a card? I've found one so far; Mine, Mine, Mine! but it applies to all players. A little back story; I have ...
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Does Stony Silence stop Salvage Titan's activated ability from the graveyard?

Salvage Titan is a black artifact with the ability "Exile three artifact cards from your graveyard: Return Salvage Titan from your graveyard to your hand." If Salvage Titan is in the ...
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How do draw effects during the discard phase work?

What happens if discarding one or more cards during the discard phase triggers an effect that draws me cards? The instance I have in mind is having The Gitrog Monster on the battlefield and more than ...
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How exactly does Xenograft work, and not work?

The Blue Enchantment Xenograft (New Phyrexia) reads like this: As Xenograft enters the battlefield, choose a creature type. Each creature you control is the chosen type in addition to its ...
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Checking target legality (esp for removal)

When an opponent targets a creature and I give it hexproof in response (e.g. with Dive Down) it becomes an illegal target for the spell or ability. This is because target legality for the spell is ...
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If I cast Path to Exile on Leonin Arbiter, can the owner search without paying {2}?

Leonin Arbiter says: Players can't search libraries. Any player may pay {2} for that player to ignore this effect until end of turn. If I cast Path to Exile on the Arbiter, its controller would ...
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Can a spell keep track of its target if the target changes controller?

Let's say I'm in a multiplayer game. I cast Assassin's Trophy targeting opponent A's Sol Ring. Opponent B controlls Aladdin and responde by activating the ability targeting the same Sol Ring. ...
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MTG Masters Edition 2 &3 Release Notes

Is there a online backup of the Masters Edition II FAQ (EN_MTGME2%20FAQ%20080918.txt from https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/masters-edition-ii-faq-2008-09-23) and Masters Edition III ...
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Restrain progenitus [duplicate]

I have a friend who has been playing magic for a long time, and he told me that in one game he could beat a player who used a card called Progenitus with a card called Norn's Annex causing him to ...
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Is there a technical (or slang) term for triggering a game loss due to attempting to draw from an empty library?

Does a game-loss triggered by meeting the conditions presented by CR 121.4 have a particular name, or rather is there a technical (or slang) word that indicates a loss via this condition?
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How does Ashaya, Soul of the Wild interact with Blood Moon?

What happens when you play Blood Moon while your opponent controls Ashaya, Soul of the Wild? What happens when you play Ashaya, Soul of the Wild and the opponent already has a Blood Moon out? How do ...
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When a card instructs an opponent to do something, how does that work in a multi-player game?

Using "Demonic Hordes" as an example, since that's the card that made me think of this: https://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=1154 If I have two opponents and don'...
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Can I sequence Twilight Drover triggers to get around an overloaded Cyclonic Rift?

If I have Twilight Drover and a bunch of tokens, along with infinite/sufficient mana, can I work around Cyclonic Rift? The overloaded Cyclonic Rift resolves. I stack the leaves the battlefield ...
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How would multiple mana doublers stack?

If I have zendikar resurgent, mirari's wake, and mana reflection on the field, how would they stack?
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Can I activate abilities in the middle of declaring blockers?

The field is set up as such: Opponent has Aerial Responder (2/3), Sun Sentinel (2/2) and Child of Night (2/1) in play. I have Ravenous Harpy(1/3, +1/+1 counter) and Doomed Dissenter (1/1) in play. ...
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Does a creature block when it is declared as a blocker or when damage is dealt?

Suppose the following scenario: It's Bob's turn. He has five open lands including a Labyrinth of Skophos and a 10/10 creature. In combat phase he declares the 10/10 creature as attacker and passes ...
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Does Soul Link give life twice in combat and fighting?

Soul Link says: Enchant Creature Whenever enchanted creature deals damage, you gain that much life. Whenever enchanted creature is dealt damage, you gain that much life. If the enchanted ...
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Can I cast Mizzium Mortars for its alternate cost with Fires of Invention?

Can I cast Mizzium Mortars for its alternate cost with Fires of Invention?
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Does recasting Omnath, Locus of creation, reset it's “Landfall Counter?”

I have Omnath, Locus of Creation out. I play 3 lands, triggering his landfall ability 3 times. I gain 4 life, add some mana, deal some damage. I decide I want to gain some more life, get some more ...
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Can Coastal Wizard bounce multiple other creatures?

I have been thinking about other ways to abuse the Aphetto Alchemist and Illusionist's Bracers combo. Aphetto Alchemist {1}{U} Creature — Human Wizard 1/1 {T}: Untap target artifact or creature. ...
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Leyline of the Void and exiling stolen permanents

What I love about M:tG is the fact that even after 10+ years of playing you always come up against new situations. This one stumped me earlier tonight though. I've gone up against Leyline of the Void ...
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Full written card lists for sets MTG

Is there anywhere where I can get a full card list just names for sets without all the mana costing and text or pictures. for example in the form: Card one card two card three and so forth.
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How does your opponent verify that you're able to cast a Companion card?

Normally, in Magic the Gathering, your library is a hidden zone; neither you nor your opponent are allowed to look at the cards in it during a game of Magic: the Gathering unless an effect says that ...
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Does Bear Umbra trigger if it was attached with Sovereigns of Lost Alara?

Say I have Sovereigns of Lost Alara and attack just with Inkwell Leviathan. Sovereigns of Lost Alara lets me search for an aura and attach it to that creature. If I attach Bear Umbra does the creature'...

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