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. 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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Can I activate loyalty abilities of a planeswalker once per turn or once per upkeep?

For example if I have Sphinx of the Second Sun out, giving me two untap upkeep and draw steps. Could I use a Planeswalker's ability on my first main phase, then again on my second main phase due to ...
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Can you sacrifice a permanent you don't control when explicitly allowed?

I use Price of Loyalty to gain control of a creature with an attached Spare Dagger. This means, the creature I control has Whenever this creature attacks, you may sacrifice Spare Dagger. When you do, ...
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After how many iterations can I shortcut the Delina, Wild Mage / Pixie Guide combo?

I'm playing at competitive rules enforcement with Delina, Wild Mage and Pixie Guide. If I attack with Delina, Wild Mage targeting Pixie Guide with the triggered ability, I'll continue creating copies ...
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How can Gaea's Blessing be exiled by Ashiok, Dream Renderer?

My opponent activated Ashiok, Dream Render's loyalty ability. Gaea's Blessing was among the four cards milled. I would expect that Gaea's Blessing would trigger and resolve on top of the stack, ...
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Enchanting a tapped land [duplicate]

When enchanting a tapped land using New Horizons can I still produce mana using it or do I have to wait for my next turn? Knowing that the enchantment let's you produce 2 mana when tapping the ...
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How do the replacement effects from Xorn and Academy Manufactor interact?

Xorn and Academy Manufactor are both on the battlefield. I cast Thraben Inspector. How many of what tokens do I get? I see three possible options: one clue, one food, one treasure. one clue, one food,...
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Why doesn't my attack go through even after I remove the blocker?

I've played a few games and an effect happens that I do not understand: I declared an attacker Opponent declares a blocker I use Unsummon or other Instant such as Murder and remove the declared ...
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Can Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice be used to name two cards for Phyrexian Revoker? Or for Stuffy Doll?

I have Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice as my commander for a deck I'm building. And looking over Phyrexian Revoker I wondered if I could copy its ability and name a second card as it comes down to lock ...
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Why doesn't Dress Down stop Emrakul's cast trigger?

This situation happened in one of Andrea Mengucci's recent videos. Mengucci had Omniscience and Dress Down in play. He then decided to cast Emrakul, the Aeons Torn in case opponent made him shuffle ...
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Can you cheat out a card using Clone and Spy Kit?

Say I had a Ornithopter with Spy Kit attached could I use Clone to make a Spy Kit? Does Clone target the name or the actual card?
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Magic: The Gathering - Difference between card prints of the same set and same collector number, but different letter suffix

I have noticed that there are cards in Magic: The Gathering that belong to the same set, but appear under slightly different set number. For example, in scryfall, for those 2 cards: https://scryfall....
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Teferi, Time Raveler vs Creaturelands

Let's say I have a Teferi, Time Raveler in play. My opponent animates an Inkmoth Nexus and attacks me. I cast Suspend on the Inkmoth Nexus, exiling it with 2 time counters. 2 turns later I still have ...
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Can you tap three colored-mana-producing lands to produce one mana of any color?

I don't recall where I first heard of this being a thing, whether it just being from a friend mentioning it or reading it off of some random website. Regardless, my friend group and I have been ...
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When returning a card from your graveyard, if it doesn't specify who gets control of it, can I put that card under the opponent's control?

I am building a commander deck all about giving creatures to my opponent—creatures that downsize your abilities. For example, cards that make you unable to cast permanents, spells, lose life every ...
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Does it make sense to include cards from Commander decks to your main deck when playing "kitchen table magic"? [closed]

Well I don't know if cards in commander decks could be found in standard decks/sets or not but if not then there are cards in the commander decks that great to include them in your main deck that ...
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Why does Blood Moon kill Urza's Saga?

I've seen this happen on Magic Online and I don't get why. Shouldn't Blood Moon just turn Urza's Saga into an Enchantment Land - Mountain? Why does it kill the Saga instead? Only thing I can think of ...
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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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