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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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Is there any reason to use basic lands instead of basic snow-covered lands?

Ever since cards like Arcum's Astrolabe and Ice-Fang Coatl were printed, there've been payoffs for having snow covered lands instead of basics, with an entirely new archetype being spawned (Snowko)...
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Prismatic Piper card availability in Commander Draft

I've been planning to organize a Commander Legends draft with a few people at work. I've been looking into just how the drafting works with this format (it has a few oddities to account for the ...
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Can X be 0 when casting Avacyn's Judgment with madness?

If I discard Avacyn's Judgment, can I choose to cast it with madness with X = 0? My goal is to be able to cast it just to increase my storm count; I expect the spell itself to do nothing in this ...
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What happens if the card to be copied and bounced by Sublime Epiphany is the same?

If I play Sublime Epiphany and both bounce my Frilled Mystic and copy it, what happens. Given that the bouncing is listed first on the card, does the copying ability still see the Frilled Mystic in a ...
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What happens when you cast a spell with multiple copies of Krark, the thumbless

Using the partner commanders Krark, the Thumbless and Sakashima of a Thousand Faces. Krark has the ability: Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, return ...
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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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Snow-Covered Lands and Blood Moon interaction

How do Blood Moon and e.g. a Snow-Covered Plains interact? When I think of Field of the Dead it already seems quite counterintuitive to me that snow-covered lands increase the "distinct land ...
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Need help with keeping track of +1/+1 counters on a large amount of creatures

I have a problem keeping track of counters on my cards. For example, I have too many things to keep counters on and would prefer not to use dice. I tried using paper but there is too much to keep ...
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What does the Kaladesh Remastered (KLR) symbol represent?

Please advise: what does the set symbol for Kaladesh Remastered (KLR) represent? https://mtg.fandom.com/wiki/Kaladesh_Remastered https://scryfall.com/sets/klr
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Does Abandoned Sarcophagus exile Rebuild if I cast it?

I have recently built a cycling commander deck and have a question about an interaction between Abandoned Sarcophagus and Rebuild. If I have Abandoned Sarcophagus on the battlefield and cast Rebuild, ...
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Inspiring unicorn vs shock

I’m fairly new to Magic and still learning but got the basics. My problem is as follows. My friend person A : white deck (basic starter) Me person B : red deck (basic starter) Scenario Person A ...
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Adventure cards and Feather, the Redeemed?

Short Version: If I cast an adventure card targeting one of my creatures, while I have Feather, the Redeemed on the battlefield, am I required to return the card to my hand? Or can I leave it in ...
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Giving a 2/1 creature -2/-2 [duplicate]

The card Disfigure reads: Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn. If I used that on Highland Game, a 2/1 creature, would Highland Game still die?
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How can I play Mystic Sanctuary and not auto-lose to Boil?

Mystic Sanctuary is one of the best cards from Throne of Eldraine in eternal formats, because it can be fetched with fetchlands and guarantee a strong draw step. The cost is that it requires islands, ...
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Is Ashaya still a land while enchanted with Kenrith's Transformation?

Ashaya, Soul of the Wild has a static ability that turns all of your creatures into Forest lands. Kenrith's Transformation turns enchanted creature into a 3/3 Elk creature with no abilities. My ...
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Why don't I get an chance to respond to the Extinction Event choice?

Extinction Event reads Choose odd or even. Exile each creature with converted mana cost of the chosen value. Why can't I respond to my opponent's choice of odd/even, for example by activating my ...
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Why didn't Crawling Barrens grow larger when mutated with my Gemrazer?

My turn on M:tG Arena. I've got my Crawling Barrens as a 12/12 creature due to twelve 1/1 counters. Then I mutated a Gemrazer over it (aka "above"). The Crawling Barrens stayed 12/12. After ...
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If my commander's mana cost is colorless, but it has an ability that includes another mana type, what cards can be in my deck?

Morophon, the Boundless has a mana cost is 7 colorless mana, but he has an ability that includes all mana types. If he is my commander, what cards can be in my deck?
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What happens if I take damage with Worship out while at negative life?

Let's say I'm at -10 life but Phyrexian Unlife is keeping me alive. I have a random creature in play as well as Worship when opponent hits me for 5 damage. Does my life total go back up to 1? -10 life ...
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Which, if any, colored cards can be made colorless after being cast?

Which, if any, colored cards can be made colorless after being cast? I'm not interested in cards that use some factor to determine color at moment of casting (such as Devoid).
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MTG reacting instant speed on creature entering game [duplicate]

When I play MTG, sometimes I can't kill creature which entered the battlefield under opponent's control right away. To give example Lurrus of the Dream-Den entered the battlefield but I could not kill ...
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MTG reactive play denied in MTG Arena

I played MTG Arena today and I attacked with Zulaport Duelist on which my opponent reacted with Stomp adventure of Bonecrusher Giant and instead of letting me change my Duelist for Zareth it simply ...
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Gifts ungiven vs. hexproof

What happens when my opponent cast Gifts Ungiven while I have hexproof (like from Veil of Summer)? Does it fizzle or give them all four of the cards?
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Can I select zero colors for Prismatic Lace?

I noticed that Prismatic Lace explicitly states "color or colors" in it's rules text: Target permanent becomes the color or colors of your choice. I realise "colorless" is not ...
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What happens with Jared and a dying monarch?

Assume I'm the active player and I've cast Jared Carthalion, True Heir (alternate link before CMR releases) this turn. Part of his ETB trigger is "You can't become the monarch this turn." I ...
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Can a single card have multiple activations on a stack?

For further context, it has to do with Ghost Town in my landfall deck. It has the ability "0: Return Ghost Town to owner's hand." If I activate it during an opponent's upkeep and they ...
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Would Averna, the Chaos Bloom allow you to get out all of your lands if you cascade and don't have a lower CMC spell in your deck?

If you fail to find a lower CMC spell in your deck while cascading, would Averna, the Chaos Bloom drop all of the land in your deck into play on one turn? The wording on the card is: As you cascade, ...
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How does Proliferate interact with Exalted and other temporary +1/+1 buffs? [duplicate]

I understood Proliferate to be an ability that allows you to, given any number of permanents and players of your choosing, add another counter of each existing counter type that is already on there. ...
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MTG Returning lands at upkeep

I have a card that says: "At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice this card unless you return a land you control to its owner's hand." If I have two of these on the battlefield, do I ...
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“Sacrifice a Creature” cost on as an ability: is there a limitation to how many times you can use it each turn?

Say I have a zombie knight on the field, as well as a Carrion Feeder(sacrifice a creature: put a +1/+1 counter on Carrion Feeder), Haakon, Stromgald Scourge (as long as Haakon in in play, you may play ...
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Is there a way to save a X = 0 Stonecoil Serpent?

If I cast Stonecoil Serpent with X = 0, it starts with 0/0, and immediately resolves so it dies? Is there a way to save it?
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Stonecoil Serpent with X = 0 + The Great Henge

If I cast Stonecoil Serpent with X = 0, but I have The Great Henge in battlefield, does the Serpent die, or get the +1/+1 counter and stills alive? And also, if it dies, I still draw a card, or not?
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Why does a blocking 1/1 creature with double strike kill a 3/2 creature?

I was playing MTG Arena and had a 3/2 creature get blocked by a 1/1 creature with double strike. What I thought would happen: First strike: Attacker down to 3/1 (but still alive) Normal combat: ...
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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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