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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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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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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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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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When a card says “you may choose new targets for the copy”, do you have to choose new targets?

For example, can you use Pyromancer's Goggles' ability to use a spell twice on a single target creature or player? Like, can my opponent cast Chandra's Fury on me twice for 8 damage?
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Will a God Eternal enchanted with Deep Freeze shuffle back into the deck if it dies?

God Eternals such as God-Eternal Oketra have an effect which says: When God-Eternal Oketra dies or is put into exile from the battlefield, you may put it into its owner's library third from the top....
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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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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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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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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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Are there any cards that turn creatures into land?

There are dozens of cards that turn land into creatures, but are there any cards that turn creatures into land ?
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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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What does “play this ability only if you could play a sorcery” mean?

This is a stretch and in no way am I trying to dull the game. However, I recently ran across this potential issue. Many cards have an ability that may read, '...Play this ability only any time you ...
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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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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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What are the names for Magic's different colour combinations?

For example, Esper refers to decks made up of White, Blue and Black cards. What are the names of the other colour combinations? In particular, how do we refer to a Red-White-Black deck?
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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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Golden Guardian removed before death related trigger

Golden Guardian says: (2): Golden Guardian fights another target creature you control. When Golden Guardian dies this turn, return it to the Battlefield transformed under your control If an ...
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Why would you want to play with a deck bigger than 60 cards in MTG?

In Magic the Gathering, the decks are required to be no less than 60 cards, but can be larger. Since you can only have 4 of each card (except for basic lands), it seems you would want the limit size ...
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How many lands do I need for a Commander deck?

A Commander deck consists of 100 unique cards, of which one is designated as the Commander and must be either a Legendary Creature or an allowed Planeswalker. I'm still very unfamiliar with this ...
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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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How does Exquisite Archangel work with different ways of losing?

The card Exquisite Archangel from Aether Revolt has the following ability: If you would lose the game, instead exile Equisite Archangel and your life total becomes equal to your starting life total....
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What happens if the legend rule doesn't apply to only one of a pair of legendary creatures with the same name?

Brothers Yamazaki has the ability If there are exactly two permanents named Brothers Yamazaki on the battlefield, the "legend rule" doesn't apply to them. So, say I control two Brothers Yamazaki (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If I copy a creature spell and it resolves, is the new permanent a token?

If I copy a creature spell while it is on the stack, and then this copy resolves, I will get a creature object on my battlefield. Is this object a token? Or is it a nontoken object that happens to not ...
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What's the use of blinking a creature out (such as with Essence Flux)?

Essence Flux says: Exile target creature you control, then return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control. If it's a Spirit, put a +1/+1 counter on it. So, say I have a 1/1 ...
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How many Polyraptors?

The combination of having a Forerunner of the Empire and playing a Polyraptor is pretty well known, but I have yet to understand how many you would create. How many Raptors would a player create ...
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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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What is the Fling interaction with Removal?

I'm trying to make a Sarkhan's Unsealing deck using G/R. How does the interaction work with Fling if say; I play a creature The creature is targeted by removal when entering (Murder, Ixalan'...
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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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What happens to target creature when Essence Scatter is played?

When one plays Essence Scatter, does the target creature go back to the opponent's hand, or does it go to their graveyard?
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Can “Fling” target a Player?

If I cast Fling, can I deal damage to my opponent equal to the sacrificed creature's Power or does it only target Creatures/Planeswalkers?
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Can Mirrorworks' ability be activated multiple times for the same artifact?

Mirrorworks reads like this: Whenever another nontoken artifact enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay 2 (colorless). If you do, put a token that's a copy of that artifact onto ...
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Can Selective Adaptation be used to get equipment or enchantments?

Selective Adaptation, a green sorcery, says: Reveal the top seven cards of your library. Choose from among them a card with flying, a card with first strike, and so on for double strike, deathtouch, ...
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Are there 3 or 12 MTG FNM cards for 2018?

Usually FNM issues 12 cards per year. For 2018 we see only 3 cards in that year. Is Scryfall not up to date or has WotC stopped the FNM series?

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