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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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If my creature is temporarily under my opponents control, and it dies, do they get the ‘when this creature dies’ effect or do I?

If my opponent takes control of my creature with Act of Treason, or a similar spell, and the creature they take control dies, do I control the when this creature dies effects, or does my opponent? For ...
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What's the golgari stance on an “earth god” like Gaia?

From my understanding of Golgari philosophy Gaia would at least not be a problem/conflict. But in fact be a great symbol for what they believe in in the first place. Reasoning: Things living and dying ...
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Is there any reason to use basic lands instead of basic snow-covered lands?

Ever since cards like Arcum's Astrolabe and Ice-Fang Coatl were printed, there've been payoffs for having snow covered lands instead of basics, with an entirely new archetype being spawned (Snowko)...
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How does Panglacial Wurm and Imoti interact?

Let's say I control Imoti, Celebrant of Bounty. I then cast Panglacial Wurm while searching my library. Panglacial Wurm will have cascade. Since the library is kept in the same order while searching, ...
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Heliod, Sun-crowned combo with Walking Ballista

I've recently picked up the Heliod Collected Company deck and I'm not sure how the opponent can interact with the combo. Obviously counter spells will prevent me from playing the cards and hand ...
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When planeswalkers become creatures, are they no longer planeswalkers?

Sarkhan the Masterless has the ability: +1: Until end of turn, each planeswalker you control becomes a 4/4 red Dragon creature and gains flying. There is a ruling associated with this Sarkhan that ...
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Heliod, Sun-Crowned and Walking Ballista combo [duplicate]

I'm not sure how an opponent can interrupt the Walking Ballista combo with Heliod, Sun-Crowned when I've got Conclave Mentor and Heliod on the battlefield and 6 mana available. If I play the Walking B ...
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How to clone a Legendary permanent?

I want to clone Geist of Saint Traft without falling prey to the legend rule and without using Mirror Gallery. Are there any cards that allow you to copy a card's text without copying its name? I was ...
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What happens to permanents modified by effects like Chance for Glory that change their card type?

For instance, Chance for Glory grants creatures indefinite indestructibility. What if said creature was a temporarily animated artifact, land, or enchantment that then loses the creature card type at ...
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Why did deathtouch not work against a double strike or first strike creature?

I am new to mtg, but I come across a lot of technical things that don’t make sense to me. One major thing that has infuriated me is why deathtouch doesn’t work when I block with it. I had Orzhov ...
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Responding to a Triggered Ability, multiple times

My opponent is at 3 life and has a Dread on board. I have a Fungal Plots, and a Slimefoot, the Stowaway, a 1/1 green Saproling token, and 8 mana open. I attack with my token, and he blocks. My token ...
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How many artifact lands can I play a turn?

I bought the 5 artifact lands from Mirrodin to add to my artifact deck; it works with the artifact theme (having all of my cards be artifacts) and goes well with my Darksteel Juggernauts. The thing ...
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Are you required to search your deck when playing a search card?

I had a miss click while playing arena and played a search card and it automatically showed me my deck. In the paper magic could you play a search card and choose not to look at your deck if you had ...
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Card advantage: scry v. surveil

I've heard it said that Scry 1 is equivalent to 0.5-0.75 of a drawn card; is there a similar number of card draw that Surveil 1 represents? Edit: this link has a reddit discussion that attempts to put ...
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What happens if a creature has 'cant be blocked' and 'must be blocked'

Lets say i have a creature that says it can't be blocked, like a Slither Blade, and then you cast Bloodscent targeting it. Would one override the other or would it be unblockable?
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Magic: The Gathering Question: Do cards like Cranial Extraction, Slaughter Games, and Memoricide get around protection?

Let's just use Memoricide as an example since all 3 cards have the same effect. The card's oracle text reads: Choose a nonland card name. Search target player's graveyard, hand, and library for any ...
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MTG Arena: Enter battlefield ability denied by killing the creature causing it?

I played Acquisitions Expert in MTG Arena. My opponent reacted with Stomp adventure of Bonecrusher Giant and killed the Acquisitions Expert. Even though I saw my Acquisitions Expert's ability still ...
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MTG Arena: Current shuffler (and matchmaker) functionality and rules [closed]

Bit on a rant intro, not necessary to understand the question. There is a heated debate between Arena players if (not) is the card shuffler (and matchmaker) rigged. I myself experienced very strange ...
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MTG: Yorion, Sky Nomad played into Yorion, Sky Nomad

I've been playing MTG Arena and played a game where my opponent played Yorion, Sky Nomad when another copy was already in game. If I'm correct, he chose to keep the copy which was already in the play ...
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Will Recoil still have creatures controller discard card?

I play recoil on a creature of my opponent. He responds by playing a vapor snag on this target. Will recoil still have him discard a card or will it fizzle completely?
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What are the correct official abbreviations for Commander's Anthology & Arsenal?

In Magic: the Gathering both Commander's Anthlogy and Commander's Arsenal are listed as having CMA as three letter abbreviation: COMMANDER'S ARSENAL, Commander Anthology. In the Wikipedia article ...
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Prismatic Piper card availability in Commander Draft

I've been planning to organize a Commander Legends draft with a few people at work. I've been looking into just how the drafting works with this format (it has a few oddities to account for the ...
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Can X be 0 when casting Avacyn's Judgment with madness?

If I discard Avacyn's Judgment, can I choose to cast it with madness with X = 0? My goal is to be able to cast it just to increase my storm count; I expect the spell itself to do nothing in this ...
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How does Sundial of the Infinite help you avoid losing turns to Eater of Days?

This article on Wizards of the Coast website claims that Eater of Days "lose your next two turns" can be avoided by use of Sundial of the Infinite. I can't figure that out. There are no rulings on ...
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What happens if the card to be copied and bounced by Sublime Epiphany is the same?

If I play Sublime Epiphany and both bounce my Frilled Mystic and copy it, what happens. Given that the bouncing is listed first on the card, does the copying ability still see the Frilled Mystic in a ...
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What happens when you cast a spell with multiple copies of Krark, the thumbless

Using the partner commanders Krark, the Thumbless and Sakashima of a Thousand Faces. Krark has the ability: Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, return ...
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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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Need help with keeping track of +1/+1 counters on a large amount of creatures

I have a problem keeping track of counters on my cards. For example, I have too many things to keep counters on and would prefer not to use dice. I tried using paper but there is too much to keep ...
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Snow-Covered Lands and Blood Moon interaction

How do Blood Moon and e.g. a Snow-Covered Plains interact? When I think of Field of the Dead it already seems quite counterintuitive to me that snow-covered lands increase the "distinct land ...
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What does the Kaladesh Remastered (KLR) symbol represent?

Please advise: what does the set symbol for Kaladesh Remastered (KLR) represent? https://mtg.fandom.com/wiki/Kaladesh_Remastered https://scryfall.com/sets/klr
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Does Abandoned Sarcophagus exile Rebuild if I cast it?

I have recently built a cycling commander deck and have a question about an interaction between Abandoned Sarcophagus and Rebuild. If I have Abandoned Sarcophagus on the battlefield and cast Rebuild, ...
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Why would you want to play with a deck that had 3 or more colors in it in Magic? (limited and constructed)

Background: I'm currently writing a strategy guide for magic as my pet project, and I'm trying to explain decks with multiple colors. Here's what I have so far: Dual color decks are useful because ...
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Inspiring unicorn vs shock

I’m fairly new to Magic and still learning but got the basics. My problem is as follows. My friend person A : white deck (basic starter) Me person B : red deck (basic starter) Scenario Person A ...
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Can I sacrifice a creature that is only temporarily under my control?

A creature is placed "under my control until the end of turn" through a sorcery spell. Do I have the option of sacrificing said creature if I cast a "sacrifice a creature" instant, or have a creature ...
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Adventure cards and Feather, the Redeemed?

Short Version: If I cast an adventure card targeting one of my creatures, while I have Feather, the Redeemed on the battlefield, am I required to return the card to my hand? Or can I leave it in ...
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How can I play Mystic Sanctuary and not auto-lose to Boil?

Mystic Sanctuary is one of the best cards from Throne of Eldraine in eternal formats, because it can be fetched with fetchlands and guarantee a strong draw step. The cost is that it requires islands, ...
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Giving a 2/1 creature -2/-2 [duplicate]

The card Disfigure reads: Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn. If I used that on Highland Game, a 2/1 creature, would Highland Game still die?
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Why don't I get an chance to respond to the Extinction Event choice?

Extinction Event reads Choose odd or even. Exile each creature with converted mana cost of the chosen value. Why can't I respond to my opponent's choice of odd/even, for example by activating my ...
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If my commander's mana cost is colorless, but it has an ability that includes another mana type, what cards can be in my deck?

Morophon, the Boundless has a mana cost is 7 colorless mana, but he has an ability that includes all mana types. If he is my commander, what cards can be in my deck?
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Is Ashaya still a land while enchanted with Kenrith's Transformation?

Ashaya, Soul of the Wild has a static ability that turns all of your creatures into Forest lands. Kenrith's Transformation turns enchanted creature into a 3/3 Elk creature with no abilities. My ...
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Can I equip Skullclamp on a creature I am sacrificing?

I have a "self-sacrificing" creature, such as Diligent Farmhand or Dawntreader Elk, and Skullclamp on the field. Can I pay to sacrifice the creature and then in response equip Skullclamp, Or vice ...
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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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Why didn't Crawling Barrens grow larger when mutated with my Gemrazer?

My turn on M:tG Arena. I've got my Crawling Barrens as a 12/12 creature due to twelve 1/1 counters. Then I mutated a Gemrazer over it (aka "above"). The Crawling Barrens stayed 12/12. After ...
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What happens if I take damage with Worship out while at negative life?

Let's say I'm at -10 life but Phyrexian Unlife is keeping me alive. I have a random creature in play as well as Worship when opponent hits me for 5 damage. Does my life total go back up to 1? -10 life ...
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MTG reacting instant speed on creature entering game [duplicate]

When I play MTG, sometimes I can't kill creature which entered the battlefield under opponent's control right away. To give example Lurrus of the Dream-Den entered the battlefield but I could not kill ...
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When a creature is exiled with Nightmare Shepherd, does Teysa Karlov create two copies of the creature when dying?

Example I have Teysa Karlov and Nightmare Shepherd in play. They mention, respectively: If a creature dying causes a triggered ability of a permanent you control to trigger, that ability triggers ...
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Which, if any, colored cards can be made colorless after being cast?

Which, if any, colored cards can be made colorless after being cast? I'm not interested in cards that use some factor to determine color at moment of casting (such as Devoid).
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If I cast a spell with X in its mana cost “without paying its mana cost” what is the value of X?

I want to use Omnispell Adept's ability 2U, Tap: You may cast an instant or sorcery card from your hand without paying its mana cost. to cast Entrancing Melody. Its effect reads Gain control ...
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MTG reactive play denied in MTG Arena

I played MTG Arena today and I attacked with Zulaport Duelist on which my opponent reacted with Stomp adventure of Bonecrusher Giant and instead of letting me change my Duelist for Zareth it simply ...
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Gifts ungiven vs. hexproof

What happens when my opponent cast Gifts Ungiven while I have hexproof (like from Veil of Summer)? Does it fizzle or give them all four of the cards?

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