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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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Emerge cost reduction interaction

If I were to sacrifice Warden of Evos Isle as part of the Emerge cost of Wretched Gryff, would its cost be 1U?
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How should a creature-centric deck prepare for board wipes?

The game would be short, or so I thought. My opponent was at less than 10 life, while I was at 20, commanding an army of burly creatures with nothing to block them. Victory was mine. And then they ...
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Elderfang Venom vs Board wipe

Elderfang Venom and 10 elves are on the board and all non-land permanents are destroyed. Does the Elderfang Venom still trigger for all the elves dying at the same time?
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Is there an online archive of the art for every draft booster pack ever printed?

I'm looking for an archive of high quality photos or scans of all artwork ever printed on a draft booster pack. For example, the Mirage set had five (or more?) different booster packs printed. Recent ...
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Do I need to pay more mana to activate Outlast for other Sliver creatures in the card Enduring Sliver?

As shown in the card, you need to pay 2 additional generic mana to activate Outlast for this creature. but I was wondering about the second part that is referring to other Sliver creatures have ...
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What is the correct timing to play removal in order to stop a Niv-Mizzet + Curiosity combo?

We were playing a game of commander the other day. Player 1 already controlled Niv-Mizzet, Parun going into their turn. On their turn, they cast Curiosity, targeting Niv-Mizzet. I warn the table that ...
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How do I address the power creep in my pod when I can't afford to keep up? (MTG)

About a year ago, a friend introduced me to MTG Arena. I played very often over the course of the pandemic and as a result have gotten pretty into Magic. My friend has been playing for three or four ...
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MTG Perilous Reasearch and Improbable alliance, resolution of spell and triggered ability timing?

Perilous Research has a comma and "then" in the text description. I am unclear whether this allows triggered abilities to be considered in the middle of the spell resolution. Specifically, ...
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Can I cast spells while Teferi's Protection is in effect?

Teferi's Protection says: Until your next turn, your life total can’t change and you gain protection from everything. All permanents you control phase out. I am not phased out, and the cards in ...
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If a sorcery causes a creature of mine to deal damage to target creature or player, do I have to then tap my creature?

If I were to cast a sorcery like Rabid Bite, does that tap my creature after the damage is dealt or can I use it in my attack phase too? Can I still use it to defend? What about the sorcery Prey Upon?
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If a monstrous creature is destroyed does it lose monstrous?

If I have a creature that became monstrous, it gets destroyed, and I pull it from my graveyard, will I have to reapply monstrous or does it last until the end of the game?
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What happens if a spliced spell leaves the stack mid-resolution?

Some spells remove themselves from the stack. For example Glittering Wish exiles itself or Unexpected Results sometimes returns itself to your hand. If you splice Everdream onto such a card, what ...
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Compost and Plumb the Forbidden

What happens with copies of Plumb the Forbidden and Compost? Do the copies count as cards that hit the graveyard?
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What is the minimal number of permanents which, in a finite number of turns, can create a copy of each of themselves?

Consider the following (unlikely) scenario in a game of Magic the Gathering: You have X permanents on the battlefield, none of which have any counters on them (initially). There are no static effects ...
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How likely is Yusri to get me an omniscience effect, if I have Krark's Thumb out?

The new card Yusri, Fortune's Flame has the clause, that if you win 5 flips off it's attack trigger ability, you can cast any card in your hand, for free!. Whenever Yusri, Fortune’s Flame attacks,...
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Is it possible to activate mana abities during the resolution of Transmute Artifact?

If I play Transmute Artifact, do I have to put mana into my mana pool before Transmute Artifact resolves, or can I tap my lands during Transmute artifact resolving?
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Madness and Conspiracy Theorist

Strixhaven introduces Conspiracy Theorist, with the triggered ability: Whenever you discard one or more nonland cards, you may exile one of them from your graveyard. If you do, you may cast it this ...
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What are the rules for triggering abilities that cost mana?

I like the Seedcradle Witch card: 2GW: Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn. Untap that creature. Two questions: Given that I have the mana, can I use that ability during the turn I cast ...
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If a player forgets to create a token creature during upkeep, do they get to do it during their opponent's turn? [duplicate]

For instance, Player 1 has Dragonmaster Outcast on their battlefield, which has the ability: At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control six or more lands, create a 5/5 red Dragon creature token ...
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How does Myr Welder interact with Prototype Portal?

Lets say I have a Myr Welder on the battlefield. Within graveyards, there happens to be aPrototype Portal and a Sol Ring. Across the next few turns, I Imprint both Prototype Portal and Sol Ring onto ...
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Does Wandering Archaic trigger if the spell is countered?

If Wandering Archaic is in play, a spell is played and countered while the Wandering Archaic's ability is still on the stack, what happens when the Wandering Arachic trigger resolves? Does it fizzle ...
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Magic The Gathering: Indestructible vs damage and -1/-1 effect [duplicate]

If I give my 1/1 creatures +3/+3 in response to my opponent getting Demon of Dark Schemes out, then my opponent cast Blasphemous Act and I give my creatures indestructible. Will my creatures live or ...
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Dina Soul Steeper & Lifelink Combo

I recently pulled a Dina, Soul Steeper from a Strixhaven, School of Mages pack. I realized that Dina's activated ability, when given lifelink, could instantly win you the game. The ability reads "...
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Can Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar be cast by Aluren or by Cascade effects? (Modern Horizons 2 Spoilers)

Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar is a card recently spoiled for Modern Horizons 2. Notable on the card is a lack of an actual mana cost. The card's first line is clearly intended for how to properly ...
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“Repeat this process” infinite loop rulings

I am theory crafting a deck for the new legendary planeswalkers/commander Grist, the Hunger Tide and I was wondering how his first ability works in an infinite loop. The scenario occurs when I force ...
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How does flicker relate to a card like Ulamog's dispoiler

I was wondering how a card like Flicker and a card like Ulamog's Despoiler would work together. Since Ulamog's Despoiler returns a card from exile and flicker exiles a card snd then returns it ...
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How did a player survive 24 commander damage?

I'm referring to this clip from streamer CovertGoBlue. He had pumped his commander (Illuna, Apex of Wishes mutated on top of a 2/2 Zombie token created by Field of the Dead) to 24/24 and then damaged ...
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What happens if I mutate on top of a creature that I control until the end of a turn?

This constellation actually happened when I (PLAYER A) drafted Ikoria on MTG:Arena yesterday, but I was unsure whether it would work in my favor. And therefore I didn't try. PLAYER B has a Cavern ...
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Does Sproutback Trudge's cost reduction get applied when we cast it from the graveyard?

Sproutback Trudge is a 9-mana costing card that costs 1 less for each life you gained that turn. It can also be cast (at the beginning of the end step) from the graveyard when the owner gained life ...
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What happens if you control two Krark's Thumb and you have to flip a coin?

If I have Sakashima of a Thousand Faces out, a Krark's Thumb and a Copy Artifact that copies Krark's Thumb what happens when I have to flip a coin? Does it go infinite and result in a draw? Do I ...
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Jadzi, Oracle of Arcavios and Spells with X mana cost

Let's say that I have Jadzi, Oracle of Arcavios on the battlefield. What happens if I cast some instant or sorcery spell, reveal the top card of my library and it happens to be Ingenious Mastery? ...
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Activating Charnel Troll's ability during upkeep

In MTG Arena, I'm having some trouble with Charnel Troll. You are supposed to be able to activate it's ability to discard a creature in response to its triggered ability that makes you exile a ...
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Does Silence stop working in the Cleanup step, allowing more spells to cast in the same turn when discard triggers effects?

In a recent CEDH game of Playing With Power MTG, one player played Silence during the turn of a The Gitrog Monster player. The Gitrog player then uses the Dredgmooor combo in his endstep and ...
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Why did a triggered ability trigger after the creature holding it died?

In Arena, I had Fynn, the Fangbearer and another creature with deathtouch in play. My opponent had one creature with at least 3 power. I attacked with both creatures; my opponent blocked Fynn with ...
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Permanent to let a creature tap for two mana?

I know there are cards like Gemhide Sliver which let slivers tap for mana. Convoke lets all creatures do this once. Paradise mantle gives a creature this ability. But these examples only let the ...
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Is the Arena default deck “Line of Fire” bad or is it just me?

I'm new to Magic. One of the default decks you can unlock when you start playing Arena is called "Line of Fire". It consists of: 1 Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger 1 Liliana's ...
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MTG: Modal cards and graveyard targeted effects

In regards to modal double-faced cards there are many effects which allow you to "Cheat" in one side or another. If an effect allows you to play a land or cast a spell from among a group of ...
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To whom does Spellshock apply?

Spellshock is an enchantment that says: Whenever a player casts a spell, Spellshock deals 2 damage to that player. If I play this, do I then have to pay two life for every spell I cast? Does it not ...
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Does Ranar the Ever-Watchful's last ability trigger if he is exiled?

I have bought a commander deck for Kaldheim (Ranar the Ever-Watchful). I'm confused about Ranar's ability: Whenever a spell or ability you control exiles one or more cards from your hand and/or ...
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Does Valakut do damage if Dryad of the Ilysian Grove is in play, but dies before the trigger resolves?

Let's say my board is 5 Mountains, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, and Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle. Now I play a Plains. Because of the Dryad, the Plains is also a Mountain, so Valakut triggers. While ...
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MtG Arena - Dina and lifelink

On the board I had Dina, Soul Steeper and another creature with lifelink. My opponent had huge advantage on the board, but was at 1 life. He attacked with everything. I expected to lose dozens of ...
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Does the rule for auras remaining in their zone apply when an aura token is created?

Rule 303.4g deals with an aura that enters the battlefield without a legal choice for what to enchant: 303.4g If an Aura is entering the battlefield and there is no legal object or player for it to ...
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If I turn a token creature into an enchantment aura, can I choose to attach it to something or does it just go to the graveyard?

I'm thinking of using Replication Technique to make a token copy of an aura in conjunction with something like Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer to create a bucket load of copies of of that same aura ...
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Jeskai cards that will let me draw off of either scrying or spell cast or creature entering the battlefield?

I have just finished a rough deck using Gnostro, Voice of the Crags as the commander. The deck works by using Emissary's Ploy (choosing 1) to cast the deck's creatures(most of which are 1-drops) ...
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Lord Windgrace; Resolving the First Loyalty Ability

Lord Windgrace's first ability reads: +2: Discard a card, then draw a card. If a land card is discarded this way, draw an additional card. If a land is discarded with this ability, is the order of ...
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How are colored mana symbols ordered?

Yesterday when I organized a part of my collection I noticed something odd. I especially looked at Flying Crane Technique and Ruhan of the Fomori. Note how Flying Crane Technique's mana cost are {3}{U}...
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How many Corridor Monitors can I make with Blade Of Selves and Strionic Resonator?

I have Corridor Monitor attached with Blade of Selves. As well as this I have Strionic Resonator, and a load of spare mana. I have a way to give my creatures exalted (Sublime Archangel) or at least ...
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Killian, Ink Duelist; Target “Creature”

Something I wondered about Killian, Ink Duelist was how this card's cost-reduction ability interacted with spells that interact with creature cards or spells and not creature permanents. Spells like ...
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Are in-universe Magic characters aware of colors?

There are 5 colors in Magic and many characters are associated with one or more of these colors. The colors thematically represent aspects, but are the characters aware of the existence of these ...
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Does Containment Priest exile one's own creature?

Containment Priest says "If a nontoken creature would enter...exile it instead," but it doesn't specify "opponent," so does casting this creature mean that Containment Priest's ...

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