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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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Can I get multiple effects from Alhammarrett, High Arbiter when using Brago, King Eternal's ability?

I'm playing a commander deck with Brago, King Eternal as commander. I also have this card called Alhammarret, High Arbiter I'm considering adding to the deck. If I cast the arbiter, chose a spell (let'...
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What is offensive about the card “Stone-Throwing Devils”?

In 2020 Magic: The Gathering banned seven cards due to racist or offensive content. But I don't understand the inclusion of the card Stone-Throwing Devils on that list. It just shows a bunch of demons ...
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What's the most cards I can control at once?

What's the most cards I can control at once in a game, allowing the cooperation of all players, but best if not? A.k.a as many cards that can be affected by "X you control" effects like ...
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How to own the most cards possible?

What's the most cards I can own at once in a game, presumably with the cooperation of all players? I think it's something like Graveyard Busybody with an Abyssal Persecutor, so the opponent(s) can ...
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Can you stop all attacks with Pramikon and Helm of the host?

If I have Pramikon, Sky Rampart out and attach a Helm of the Host to it, would it allow a new copy to enter, allowing me to choose the opposite direction from my original Pramikon? If so would that ...
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Is there any way to turn a token into a nontoken?

Is there anything in Magic that can turn a token permanent into a nontoken permanent?
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Maximum number of parties in MTG

Apologies if this has been answered, but How many parties can you have in MTG? I’m aware that a party consists of 0-4 so cleric, rogue, wizard and warrior. But if I have a full party and say another 4 ...
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Does Complete Disregard check a creature's power or base power?

I've been playing Magic with my boyfriend and I wanted to cast Complete Disregard (CD) targeting one of his creatures, but my question is, does CD work with base power or with power after alterations? ...
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Does Increasing Devotion create 10 tokens if cast from the graveyard without flashback?

Increasing Devotion creates 5 tokens, or 10 tokens if it is cast from the graveyard. While the "normal" way to cast this from the graveyard is with its own flashback ability, do I still get ...
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Isn't Wall of Runes a Rune card?

I played Runed Crown on MTG Arena, and tried to select Wall of Runes, but wasn't able. Isn't it a Rune card? So which cards are?
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interaction between Fiery Emancipation and trample

I had Fiery Emancipation (which triples damage) on the battlefield, and attacked my opponent with a 4/1 creature with trample. My opponent had 6 life and blocked with a 5/6 creature. I believed that ...
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Can one choose a card with Bestow when searching for an Aura?

Sovereigns of Lost Alara says "you may search your library for an Aura card that could enchant that creature". Could it find a card with Bestow (that can be cast as an Aura), e.g. Ghostblade ...
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“Whenever you draw a card” trigger w/ an empty library

In Magic: The Gathering, let's say you have out Ormos, Archive Keeper as well as Psychosis Crawler and you're down to an empty library. Something allows you to attempt to draw a card from the empty ...
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How long does player have to add to “the stack?” [duplicate]

Magic the Gathering Was playing Rite of Replication, kicked, to replicate Allies. I had already started putting down tokens when my opponent suddenly remembered he had a Counterspell. This had to be a ...
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Can a creature with flash be killed before it can block?

Let's say my opponent attacks me with a Marit Lage from Dark Depths. I have a Scryb Ranger in hand and they have a Doom Blade in hand. For lack of the Doom Blade, I could chump-block with Scryb ...
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Does Weathered Runestone make Emergent Ultimatum ineffective?

Does Weathered Runestone make Emergent Ultimatum ineffective? In other words, does having Weathered Runestone on the battlefield prevent cards fetched with the ultimatum being cast?
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Why Valki returns stolen card even after the transformation?

Why Valki returns stolen cards even after the transformation? It is obvious, why Valki returns the stolen cards without the usage of its activated ability. But after becoming a copy of one of the ...
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How many Planeswalkers appear in Core Set Displays

I'm a bit confused regarding the MTG sets. Currently I'm looking at several options to buy for a draft: Core Set 2021 Display (36 Core Set boosters) Expansion Set Display (36 Expansion Set boosters) ...
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Clarification on Provoke the Trolls

I'm not sure if I understand what Provoke the Trolls spell does correctly. If I cast this spell on Knight of Obligation and it resolves, does it basically mean that it becomes a 7/1 creature until end ...
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MTG protection from color in multiple card multicolored scenario

I just played a game of MTG Arena where Questing Beast attacked while I declared my Linden, the Steadfast Queen as a blocker. I sacrificed my Alseid of Life's Bounty and gave Linden, the Steadfast ...
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Clarification on How Basri, Devoted Paladin Works

I wonder how abilities on Basri, Devoted Paladin from MtG Core Set 2021 work. Regarding the -1 ability -- am I right that every creature that attacks this turn gets +1/+1 counter? Regarding the -6 ...
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Clarification on how the emblem gained by Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor works

I have two questions regarding the exact rulings of the emblem gained by Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor. Question 1 The emblem gained by Tibalt mentions the card (Tibalt) by name. Looking at rule 201.4a ...
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Can I use “Divinity of Pride” in my mono black commander deck? If not, then what card is/similar to Divinity of Pride but is a mono black? [duplicate]

Can I use the MTG card Divinity of Pride in my mono black commander deck? It's a multi-colored card - black/white - but it pays for either four swamps (black mana) or four plains (white mana). I know ...
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Do Lands count as permanents? Did I find a bug in Magic Arena?

I played a match with Chromatic Orrery on the battlefield. I had no creatures, no enchantments or anything else on the field but around 10 Lands of 7 different types. 7 mixed and 2 single colors and ...
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Where can I find in-depth analysis of different digital card games?

(Not sure if this is on topic) I quit Magic: the Gathering some time ago, and am thinking of finding another digital card game to play. Where can I find in depth reviews of the various card games on ...
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If you have infinite life, can your life total be set to a specific number?

Earlier in the game an Infinity Elemental was given Lifelink and dealt damage, giving me infinite life. I have a Form of the Dragon in play, so that at my end step my life total becomes 5. Rule 119.5 ...
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Shouldn't Mana be a Copied Attribute?

One of the new Kaldheim cards, Blessing of Frost, has the text: Distribute X +1/+1 counters among any number of creatures you control, where X is the amount of {S} spent to cast this spell. Then draw ...
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MTG Is the commander-ness of a card always known to all players?

Haven't been able to find any definitive information about this. 903.3. Each deck has a legendary creature card designated as its commander. This designation is not a characteristic of the object ...
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Can Jinxed Idol be activated many times in a turn?

Irecently played a game with my group and I used Jinxed Idol at the beginning of my end step so I sacrificed a small 1/1 token to pass to 1 of my 3 opponents (next in turn after me) but then a game of ...
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How does color identity work in Commander?

I recently began playing commander, and have run into a few questions, mainly about color compatibility with a commander. I think I can lump them all together into this one question: What exactly ...
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Deflecting Swat and Lich's Mastery

A EDH deck I am wanting to build revolves around Lich's Mastery. I'm aware of the removal that may occur to it and that I can Stifle the ability of When Lich's Mastery leaves the battlefield you ...
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Thunder Drake second spell of the turn

If I play Thunder Drake as my first spell of the turn, then cast another spell, will it get a +1/+1 counter?
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What card types can't appear in your library?

From the new Kaldheim release notes on [Alrund, God of the Cosmos]: You may choose any card type, but the ones that may appear in your library are artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, land, ...
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Nadir Kraken and Solemnity

Say Solemnity and a Nadir Kraken are play. Obviously you won't get the counter. But will get the token. Basic FOL would suggest: P = "put a +1/+1 counter on Nadir" Q = create a 1/1 blue ...
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Can I target a tapped creature for “tap target creature, target creature doesn’t untap during its controller’s untap step.” [duplicate]

I have two cards that I’ve had disputes with. 1: Shipbreaker Kraken 2: Archipelagore The Kraken says “When Shipbreaker Kraken becomes monstrous, tap up to four target creatures. Those creatures don’t ...
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Soul-Scar Mage and Nin, the Pain Artist with lifelink

I control a Nin, the Pain Artist (without summoning sickness) equipped with a Basilisk Collar (or anything else which gives her lifelink) and a Soul-Scar Mage. When I activate Nin's ability and deal e....
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Are these the right search terms, to find all cards that have their costs reduced by Embalming Tools?

I'm using Embalmer's Tools, and want to find all (monoblue) cards that have their cost reduced by it. I have this search term (fo:/{[cwubrg1-9]}.*: .*(this|~) .* from your graveyard/ or fo:/{[cwubrg1-...
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How do 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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