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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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Daemogoth Titan as only creature

Quick question about Daemogoth Titan rulings. The text say: Whenever Daemogoth Titan attacks or blocks, sacrifice a creature. Does this mean "whenever it attacks or blocks successfully" or ...
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Trigger an ability an additional time that triggers only once each turn

With cards like Sefris of the Hidden Ways or the new card Akki Battle Squad they have an additional line stating this ability triggers only once each turn. Will cards like Teysa Karlov and Wulfgar of ...
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Does Kira negate exploit?

I am making a Kira, Great Glass-Spinner EDH deck and had a quick question. If I run a creature with an exploit ability (for example: Profaner of the Dead) where I have to sacrifice a creature to pull ...
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Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist with reconfigure

I was curious what would happen if I tried to attach an equipped with reconfigure (like The Reality Chip) to a creature using the trigger from Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist. Would it attach since it ...
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Terror of the peaks with double myriad triggers in EDH

I'm currently brewing an EDH Wulfgar of Icewind Dale Deck. I want to include both Terror of the Peaks and Blade of Selves. Now let's assume the following board state: I have my Wulfgar of Icewind Dale ...
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Inquisitor's Flail with Trample and First Strike

This question is basically a variation on this one. Yesterday during a game I encountered a rather puzzling (for me) combat interaction involving Inquisitor's Flail. Let's say I have a 3/3 trample ...
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Responding to "Repeat this process"

I am looking into building a Grist, the Hunger Tide deck, and had a question about the "Repeat this process" ruling. If I had a creature like Viscera Seer out, could I activate Grist's +1, ...
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What is the power of Bell Borca on opponent's turns?

Bell Borca, Spectral Sergeant enters the battlefield as a 0/5, and gets power when something gets exiled. Does the power hold till the next of the controller's upkeep, or does it get reset to a 0/5 ...
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What happens when both players control a Liesa, Forgotten Archangel?

Liesa, Forgotten Archangel has a couple of abilities that respond to creatures dying: Whenever another nontoken creature you control dies, return that card to its owner's hand at the beginning of the ...
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Why do some cards say "choose target"?

In Magic, most cards that interact with a specific card will target it. For example, Giant Growth (emphasis is mine): Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn. There are lots of rules around ...
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"Reflections of Littjara" and "Glasspool Mimic" interaction

I'm currently building a new Dimir Rogue Deck and I'm unsure about a certain interaction between Reflections of Littjara and Glasspool Mimic. Let's say I have the former in place and called "...
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Does humility stop my Dryad Arbor from being able to tap for mana?

Does Humility remove the mana ability of land creatures such as Dryad Arbor?
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How does casting a spell while casting a spell affect priority?

So, in this question, a process for casting a spell while you're in the middle of casting another spell is described, and the consensus in the answers is that it works, and allows you to cast a second ...
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Could I use old lands for a standard MTG deck? [duplicate]

Could I use land cards from let’s say 8th edition in my standard format deck? Or do I have to use newer cards?
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In Magic: the Gathering, how often on average do the top players make day 2 of a tournament?

Definitions: Top player: the old platinum-ranked pros, or MPL members. If there isn't enough data for this small group, I'm also interested in the old gold-ranked players. Tournament: an open ...
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Does Karn Liberated's Ultimate allow you to change your Commander

After reading the answers to this question, a thought popped into my mind: if Karn Liberated's ultimate restarts the game, and declaring one of the Legendary Creatures in your deck as a Commander is a ...
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Can you cast Dispossess on an opponent's land (e.g., Mountain) if that opponent controls Mycosynth Lattice?

If an opponent has a Mycosynth Lattice in play and is playing Izzet (for example), would you be able to cast Dispossess and choose 'Mountain' if the opponent has at least one in play (This mountain ...
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How to protect a card from RL damage (scratches, bends, cracks) and still play them?

I playing MTG for 17 years now. At first, I tried to protect my cards with simple thin sleeves and create/modify my deck without even considering the RL price of my cards. Now I play EDH mostly. I ...
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Firesong and sunspeaker triggers for multi color multi target spells

If I have Firesong and Sunspeaker out and cast Deafening Clarion it would have lifelink. And therefore it is also a white sorcery that caused me to gain life. The question I'm posing is does it ...
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When I play Lord of Tresserhorn, can I sacrifice Doomed Dissenter and its Zombie token? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a Doomed Dissenter on the battlefield. When Doomed Dissenter dies, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token. Then I play Lord of Tresserhorn. When Lord of Tresserhorn enters the ...
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Are manaburn and damage-on-the-stack used in Pre-Modern?

There is a format called Premodern which uses sets from 4th Edition until Scourge. Modern Magic lacks such rules as mana burn and combat damage on the stack. What Magic rules flavour should I be using ...
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Why can Faceless Haven and other changelings attack if they're Walls?

Faceless Haven has "all creature types" after paying ❄️❄️❄️. So it is also a "Wall". Walls can't attack. So, why can Faceless Haven and all Shapshifters from Kaldheim attack at all?...
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Mirage Phalanx and Aurelia, the Warleader

If Mirage Phalanx soulbounds with Aurelia, the Warleader can it produce infinite combats? Does the legend rule remove the old copies of Aurelia in time for the soulbonding with the new copy to happen?
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Karn Liberated Ultimate vs Yorion

So lets say I use the +4 on Karn Liberated, exiling two cards from my opponent's hand, and my opponent also is using Yorion, Sky Nomad as their companion, with a deck size of 80. Now when I restart ...
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If I flicker a creature that was first cast from my hand, does it ETB with the cast from hand trigger?

Deathbringer Regent says When Deathbringer Regent enters the battlefield, if you cast it from your hand and there are five or more other creatures on the battlefield, destroy all other creatures. If ...
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Can I produce off-color mana and activate off-color abilities outside my commander's identity?

Can a commander deck use abilities of creatures or spells, and generate mana that are not part of the commander's color identity? For example, if my commander has only black in its color identity, can ...
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Vizier of the Menagerie and cost reducing

If I have a cost reduction on generic mana, can Vizier of the Menagerie help reduce non generic mana costs? For example, I have Animar, Soul of Elements in play with 2 +1/+1 counters on it, can Vizier ...
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Can Tale's End counter Æther Vial?

Can the spell Tale's End counter Æther Vial's activation (putting a creature on the battlefield)? Tale's End's text is: Counter target activated ability, triggered ability, or legendary ...
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How to find the spellbook for a card?

To make the question specific, I'd like to find the spellbook for Cursebound Witch. My usual go to places for cards are scryfall and Gatherer. Gatherer appears to not have Arena/Alchemy cards. I'm ...
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How do Cenn Tactician and Lifelink creatures interact?

I'm playing Magic the Gathering, running a Heliod Deck and have a question regarding interaction with Cenn's Tactician: Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it can block an ...
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Are you allowed to choose to not pay costs for a spell that you started to cast?

Say I start the process for casting a spell, and activate Selvala, Explorer Returned as part of the process of casting the spell. I have plenty of lands available to cast the spell whether Selvala ...
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Opponent has unbeatable bomb, do I sideboard in narrow hate card or hope they don't draw it?

Let's say I'm playing limited and my opponent has an unbeatable bomb. The bomb is so powerful that it effectively beats my deck on its own if it resolves. Examples of such bombs could be: Dream ...
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Can you cast a spell while casting a spell?

Suppose I start casting a simple spell, such as Sol Ring. I follow the steps in rule 601, up to 601.2g, which is where I get a chance to activate mana abilities. I tap Selvala, Explorer Returned, ...
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Can I cast Rootgrapple via Leaf-Crowned Elder?

Leaf-Crowned Elder has: Kinship — At the beginning of your upkeep, you may look at the top card of your library. If it shares a creature type with Leaf-Crowned Elder, you may reveal it. If you do, ...
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Does a Panharmonicon effect Torpor Orb's ability?

Does Torpor Orb work as usual with a Panharmonicon in play? For example, my Viridian Shaman's ability would still not trigger as is usually the case with Torpor Orb, the Panharmonicon does not change ...
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Can Strefan and the creature entered with its trigger attack different players?

Strefan, Maurer Progenitor has the following ability: Whenever Strefan attacks, you may sacrifice two Blood tokens. If you do, you may put a Vampire card from your hand onto the battlefield tapped ...
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Does Teferi's Protection protect against Infect?

Teferi's Protection has the clause your life total can't change If I get hit with a creature with Infect, what happens?
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How does Codie, Vociferous Codex work with effects that force you to cast a permanent spell?

Codie, Vociferous Codex states: You can’t cast permanent spells. Sol Talisman is a permanent with suspend. Suspend states: When the last (time counter) is removed, cast (this spell) without paying ...
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MTG first strike vs first strike and non first strike blockers

Attacking player has 6/3 first strike, The blockers are 2/2 first strike, and 4/3 without first strike - do we all die, or does the 6/3 get to live?
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Can Jodah, Archmage Eternal and Morophon, the Boundless make a card cost 0?

Jodah, Archmage Eternal's ability says that I may pay one of each color rather than pay a spell's original mana cost Morophon, the Boundless lets me choose a creature type and spells of that chosen ...
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Weird Lich and Laboratory Maniac situation, who wins?

In a Commander game I cast Lich + Sudden Substitution and swapped Lich for one of my opponents' creatures, giving him 0 life. My opponent plays Laboratory Maniac and proceeds to make us both draw our ...
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Are there abilities or effects that change the timing restriction of 'level up' abilities in M:tG?

Are there effects that change the timing restrictions of level up cards (e.g. Wizard Class)? As far as I can tell, the various effects that affect casting of sorcery spells do not affect level up ...
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Sphinx of the Second Sun & Aggravated Assault

Say I control a Sphinx of the Second Sun. At the beginning of my post-combat main phase an additional beginning phase is added after that main phase. Now I activate Aggravated Assault during my post-...
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In MTG I have a Fear card [duplicate]

How can I find out what type of expansion my fear card is from since it's either Summer Edge or Alpha. Anyway's for me to find out from what expansion it is from?
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Are lands animated by Living Lands colorless?

Living Lands says: "All Forests are 1/1 creatures that are still lands". I assume these lands are colorless? So they could still block a creature that had protection from green or protection ...
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Creature abilities in magic [duplicate]

I'm pretty new to MTG, I was playing with a friend and a question came up as to when I can activate a creature's ability. He used an instant spell that would do 3 damage to my 1/1 Red Elemental which ...
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Opponent controlled Auras and Greater Auramancy

If an opponent has cast an Aura on my creature, and then I play Greater Auramancy, does the creature get shroud, or do I have to control the Aura? Similarly, if an opponent has enchanted one of my ...
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Would a Dragon Creature Token activate Sarkhan's Unsealing?

For example, you have a token created by Skyline Despot or Lathliss, Dragon Queen, or Utvara Hellkite. Does it activate Sarkhan's Unsealing? I guess the real question is do dragon creature tokens ...
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Parallax Wave & Commander

Does 400.7h apply, when in EDH a commander gets exiled using Parallax Wave, then moved to the command zone and then later Parallax Wave leaves the battlefield? I suppose it's all about the wording, as ...
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Which player(s) does Ragavan's ability target if the creature damages the opponent team?

Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer says: Whenever Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer deals combat damage to a player, create a Treasure token and exile the top card of that player's library. Until end of turn, you may ...
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