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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Do I know which card an opponent revealed?

When an opponent reveals a card in their hand, are players supposed to know when that card changes zones? My instinct says no because 400.5. The order of objects in a library, in a graveyard, or ...
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When does removing Goblin Warchief affect its cost reduction ability?

If I cast Goblin Warchief, giving my Goblins a cost reduction of 1 mana, and my opponent responds with an instant removal spell, can I play more creatures with the reduced cost? I suspect the answer ...
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Does Rayami, First of the Fallen exile itself?

If Rayami, First of the Fallen dies does its ability exile itself? Relevant card text: If a nontoken creature would die, exile that card with a blood counter on it instead.
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Abilities interrupting effects on a cast card

When casting a card with multiple effects (e.g. Fated Infatuation) targeting another card with a triggered ability (e.g. Golos, Tireless Pilgrim) at which point does Golos ETB? Ideally I cast Fated ...
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Does Touch of Moonglove need another “this turn?”

So, this question is pedantic, but still I must ask. Here is the current oracle text for Touch of Moonglove: Target creature you control gets +1/+0 and gains deathtouch until end of turn. ...
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How does the ability on Urza, Lord High Artificer interact with Treasure Nabber?

Does Treasure Nabber grab artifacts tapped with Urza, Lord High Artificer?
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Can non-rule-specified items be used to mark information that is shared but closed?

There are several questions on BCG Stack Exchange that ask about information which was previously common but "vanishes", even though it can be deduced from other common information. For example, ...
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How do two copies of Irencrag Feat interact?

The recently released preview card for ELD, Irencrag Feat reads: Add seven {R}. You can only cast one more spell this turn. Would this wording allow me to play another Irencrag Feat, which would ...
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Can Feather bring back a spell with Jump-Start?

Jump-Start is a keyword ability that allows a card to be cast from the graveyard, and then exiled afterwards. (For example, Maximize Velocity.) According to the Comprehensive Rules, the exact wording ...
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Interaction between Teferi Time Raveler and Enduring Ideal

Does Teferi, Time Raveler's static ability, which limits opponents' spells to sorcery 'speed', stop Enduring Ideal's Epic ability which functions during the upkeep?
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Can I tap all my opponent's lands while they're casting a spell to negate it?

If my opponent attempts to play Molten Disaster (along with the kicker cost which gives it split second), can I play Mind Games to tap my opponent's lands to negate Molten Disaster?
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Whispersilk cloak - does it protect from Sudden Spoiling and Condemn?

If my creature is equipped with Whispersilk Cloak, can my opponent play Sudden Spoiling and then they play Condemn to put my creature on the bottom of my library?
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How will Gadwick remember the actual amount of X mana spent?

The text for Gadwick the Wizened (from Throne of Eldraine) says: Gadwick, the Wizened XUUU Legendary Creature - Human Wizard When Gadwick, the Wizened enters the battlefield, draw X cards. ...
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Cloning a Molten Primordial at instant speed - who will end up controlling the target creatures?

This came up in a multiplayer game: I play a Molten Primordial. It resolves and I target 4 creatures controlled by 4 different opponents. Before the triggered ability resolves one of the opponents ...
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Can the card disintegrate destroy creatures with indestructible?

I was playing magic the gathering with my friend, and I was using the card Zetalpa, Primal Dawn, which has indestructible. He wanted to play the card Disintegrate on the Zetalpa to destroy it, but we ...
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Does my opponent need to prove his creature has morph?

I'm playing against an opponent who, for whatever reason, doesn't want to give away more information than they have to. (Perhaps they're trying to limit what is known about their strategy, their ...
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Does the amount of +1/+1 from Prowess remain on a creature, even when a creature gets flipped face-down by Ixidron?

I have Elsha of the Infinite on the battlefield, who has prowess: Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn. Her prowess triggered five times, making her a ...
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When is the last time tribal decks were competitive?

More or less what it says on the tin. I see a lot of meta decks that revolve more on a (thematically) random group of cards that only share a strategy. When is the last time a tribal deck was ...
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What's the etymology of Eldraine?

Ravnica is based on a Serbo-Croatian word for plain. And the other planes, like Phyrexia (basically "land of Phyresis") seem to have etymologies for their names... So, what's Eldraine's etymology?
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Does the mana ability restriction of Pithing Needle refer to the cost or the effect of an activated ability?

Pithing Needle affects cards with activated abilities, unless they are mana abilities. An activated ability comes in the form: [Cost]:[Effect] "A mana ability is an activated ability that ...
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Can Laquatus's Creativity cause an opponent to discard their hand if you have Narset, Parter of Veils on the battlefield?

Can Laquatus's Creativity cause an opponent to discard their hand if you have Narset, Parter of Veils on the battlefield?
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How does Zndrsplt work with Krark's Thumb?

How do cards like Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom (and Okaun, Eye of Chaos) work with Krark's Thumb? For example, if I win 2 coin flips, even if I only keep one, does it trigger Zyndrplt's card draw ...
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What is the statistically favorable amount of lands for Yennett? [closed]

Recently I have been brewing up Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign, as a commander deck. The deck was going well, with only 3 cards with even mana costs, and those being Lightning Greaves, for protection, ...
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At what point does a land become controlled?

Shrine of the Forsaken Gods has the ability: {T}: Add {C}{C}. Spend this mana only to cast colorless spells. Activate this ability only if you control seven or more lands. Golgari Rot Farm has ...
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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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When exactly does the commander tax get added?

Does commander tax increase for each time the commander has been cast, or for each time it has been removed from the battlefield? For example, if an opponent would kill my commander but I manage to ...
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Why do some artifacts require tapping and sacrificing as an activation cost?

With the new Food token mechanic being introduced in Throne of Eldraine, you have to both tap and sacrifice a food token to activate its ability. I noticed that the same is true for Treasure tokens, ...
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Can Adventure creatures always be cast from exile?

Throne of Eldraine will include 'Adventure' instant and sorcery subtypes, that are attached to a creature (or possibly just permanent) card. The reminder text says (Then exile this card. You may cast ...
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How to calculate the power level of a Commander deck?

I've been playing Magic casually for almost half a year now, mostly in the multiplayer Commander format. Regularly, I hear people talk about the power levels of decks. Especially when I'm playing with ...
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Is there a reason effects that introduce another combat phase also create another main phase?

In Magic, there are a number of effects that create an additional combat phase. In any example I've seen, they either also create an additional main phase, or else they can only be cast/activated ...
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Gather Specimens on Meddling Mage

You cast Meddling Mage which has you name a card as a replacement effect. An opponent responds with Gather Specimens which takes control of Meddlig Mage as a replacement effect. Who gets to name the ...
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If I cast Reality Ripple with Eon Hub out, is the target Permanently phased out?

Reality Ripple reads, "Target artifact, creature, or land phases out. (While it's phased out, it's treated as though it doesn't exist. It phases in before its controller untaps during their next untap ...
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Can doublestrike kill a creature with totem armor?

The Battlefield My opponent has a 3/3 creature in play, enchanted with a Mask token from Estrid, the Masked's -1, which grants the creature totem armor: If enchanted permanent would be destroyed, ...
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Does Master of the Veil work on Megamorphs?

Assuming I have Master of the Veil face down and Stratus Dancer face up, can I flip Stratus Dancer back over with Master of the Veil? I do not know of Megamorph falls under Morph. Are they completely ...
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What happens if I flip a token face down?

Lets say I have a Voidmage Apprentice and make a token copy of it. What happens if I target the token copy with Master of the Veil? Do I get a face-down token creature? Does it stay face up?
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copying with Saheeli, Sublime Artificer [duplicate]

If I turn an artifact into any creature for that turn that has an enter the battlefield effect, such as Vizier of the Scorpion, do I amass one? what if the artifact entered the battlefield that turn?
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Can this sequence of events cause a commander to be permanently phased out?

Suppose that you have a three-player Commander game. The players are Alice, Bob, and Carol. Bob's commander is Isamaru, Hound of Konda, a vanilla creature. On Alice's turn, she: Casts Dominate to ...
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What happens if I double Meddling Mage's 'enter the battlefield' trigger?

Let's say I play Meddling Mage while I have Panharmonicon out. What happens? Do I get to name two cards that can not be cast? Or does the second card I name overwrite the first one?
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Do artifacts count as creatures when they are put into a graveyard while March of the Machines is in play?

Say I have March of the Machines in play, along with Sunbeam Spellbomb and Salvaging Station. I pay {W} and sac the Spellbomb to gain 5 life. Does the Spellbomb trigger the untap-ability on Station? ...
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What happens if you are unable to scry because your library is empty?

What happens to a player if they have to scry (for whatever reason), but are unable to scry a card because their library is empty? Does scrying an empty library trigger a loss? Related to What ...
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What is the converted mana cost of land cards?

What is the converted mana cost (CMC) of land cards? Is it zero? For example, if I have lands in the graveyard, would Sun Titan be able to bring them to the battlefield?
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Rabid Bite mechanics [duplicate]

When a creature is summoned I understand this card has “Summoning Sickness”, where the card is not “tapped” but just cannot attack or use any abilities until the next turn. How does this work with ...
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Does equipping an equipment go on the stack?

Say we're in a game of MTG Commander/EDH. I already have Lightning Greaves on the battefield from the previous turn. I begin my main phase and I play my commander (Let's say it has no abilities or ...
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Am I required to correct my opponent's assumptions about my morph creatures?

The comprehensive rules state that You must ensure that your face-down spells and permanents can easily be differentiated from each other. You’re not allowed to mix up the cards that represent them ...
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Cloning Skullbriar

Will a creature that is a copy of Skullbriar, the Walking Grave retain it's counters as it moves to another zone? For instance, if a Clone enters the battlefield as a copy of Skullbriar, later gains ...
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What does Divine Intervention do when it resolves in a multiplayer game?

What happens in a mulitplayer game when the last counter from Divine Intervention is removed and the ability ends the game in a draw? Does it resolve as normal the only real difference being a 4-way ...
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Does Dovescape counter Enchantment Creatures?

I am really curious, does Dovescape counter enchantment creatures (such as Archetype of Aggression), or because they are also a creature, bypass it due to "noncreature spells" being part of it?
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Does Mirrorwing Dragon's ability trigger when redirects are involved?

My opponent casts Murder targeting my Storm Crow. In response, I cast Bolt Bend, changing the target to his Mirrorwing Dragon. Does this copy the spell for his other creatures?
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Anje Falkenrath and Madness order

Let's say I activate Anje Falkenrath to discard a card with madness. The madness card goes to exile instead. Do I get to draw a card before I decide to cast the madness spell? Do I get a choice to ...
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Mairsil, the Pretender Out of Battlefield abilities

Does Mairsil, the Pretender ability work on activated abilities that are not reliant on being on the battlefield? Or is his second ability only in effect while he-himself is on the field? For ...