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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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Does Strionic Resonator cause Medomai, the Ageless to let me take 3 turns upon hitting someone?

We are playing commander and Medomai the Ageless is my commander. If I use Strionic Resonator on the triggered ability to take an extra turn, it adds two instances of take an extra turn so it should ...
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Does Containment Priest exile Dryad Arbor?

Containment Priest has this effect: If a nontoken creature would enter the battlefield and it wasn't cast, exile it instead. Dryad Arbor is a Land Creature — Forest Dryad. If I play Dryad Arbor as ...
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Does Conspiracy remove non-creature subtypes from a creature?

This is inspired by this question, and specifically point 3 in this answer. Let's say I control a Gideon of the Trials and I've activated his second ability. 0: Until end of turn, Gideon of the ...
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What happens if there is both a tapped and untapped Archelos, Lagoon Mystic on the battlefield? (Commander Legends spoilers)

Archelos, Lagoon Mystic is a creature recently spoiled in the Commander Legends set. Archelos has two abilities on him. As long as Archelos, Lagoon Mystic is tapped, other permanents enter the ...
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Moss-Pit Skeleton and Skyclave Shadowcat - sacrificing as cost of a triggered ability and triggering another ability when the first one resolves

Suppose Alice has Moss-Pit Skeleton and Skyclave Shadowcat in game and Bob has a Kazandu Stomper (or some other strong creature, it does not matter). It is Bob's turn and he attacks with his Kazandu ...
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What happens when two players are both trying to secretly choose the highest number? (Commander Legends spoilers)

Consider the Commander Legends card Wheel of Misfortune: Each player secretly chooses a number. Then reveal those numbers. Wheel of Misfortune deals damage equal to the greatest chosen number to each ...
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Can undying retrigger a second time if its +1/+1 is cancelled out by non-lethal infect damage?

A 1/1 Glistener Elf and 1/1 Young Wolf are in combat. The Young Wolf has died before, but thanks to its undying ability came back with a +1/+1 counter on top of it. Glistener Elf dies, Young Wolf ...
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What happens when you have multiple copies of Nine Lives on the board?

I couldn't find any prior rulings to this question. So what happens if you have multiple copies of Nine Lives on the board and receive damage from any source. Do both copies trigger each time you get ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Rule 506.4a vs 509.3a (removing attackers/blockers during combat)

I'm returning to Magic after a long hiatus, so my apologies if this question is obvious. I'm trying to understand why both of these rules exist: 506.4a: Once a creature has been declared as an ...
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Treefolk Mystic and destruction effect timing

This is a fairly basic question, but there's some underlying rule or principle I think I'm missing. What happens if Treefolk Mystic blocks an attack from a land enchanted with Living Terrain? I think ...
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Still blocked *by that creature* if removed from combat?

I've read: If a blocking creature leaves the battlefield, is the attacker still blocked, or will it damage the opponent? My question is about effects which occur when a creature "blocks or is ...
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Can my opponent tap lands for mana when I have Sen Triplets on the battlefield?

I have been wracking my brain, trying to come up with interesting ways to use Piracy. UU, Sorcery Until end of turn, you may tap lands you don't control for mana. Spend this mana only to cast spells. ...
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Does stonecoil serpent count as entering battlefield when paying X=0?

Currently building a Purphoros, God of the forge deck and I'm wondering if his ability is triggered when I pay x=0 for Stonecoil Serpent or does it go straight to the graveyard without entering the ...
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How does The Ozolith work with Modular?

The Ozolith has this ability: Whenever a creature you control leaves the battlefield, if it had counters on it, put those counters on The Ozolith. Let's say I control Arcbound Worker, which has ...
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Sequence of fast and triggered effects - Enchantment Alteration, Abduction

This is a multi-part question because I have no idea how to predict the interplay of effects of two cards: Abduction Enchantment Alteration Probably I'm missing some basic timing rules information. (...
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Kukemssa Pirates combo

I have Kukemssa Pirates and several copies of Ashnod's Transmogrant. (Plus Cloak of Mists and similar cards.) If I attack with my pirates and they aren't blocked, can I use my transmogrant before ...
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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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Can you activate the abilities of a creature once its been destroyed?

My question is about Zacama, Primal Calamity or any creatures with abilities that are activated using mana. If such a creature is destroyed, can you activate its abilities as an instant after it's ...
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Under what circumstances can Carrion Grub trigger Garruk's Uprising?

Garruk's Uprising triggers whenever a creature with power >4 enters the battlefield. A ruling on the card says "If a creature is entering the battlefield under your control, consider ...
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Confused by Magic the Gathering Arena trigger damage order (Revenge of Ravens)

I was playing MTG Arena and I had a funny situation where my opponent had Revenge of Ravens (ROR). I attacked with a bunch of monsters and soon after died. Something similar happens in this video at 0:...
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servant of the scale during a board wipe

Would you be able to, as Servant of the Scale dies, pass on x amount of counters to Fertilid and then activate his ability multiple times before Fertilid is then killed by the board wipe, or would ...
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Can I target a hexproof opponent in order to trigger prowess?

Let's say an opponent has hexproof due to Leyline of Sanctity. Can I still cast a spell like Thoughtseize against them, just to let it fizzle and trigger prowess?

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