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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Casual playing of Magic the Gathering MTG [closed]

me and my GF started playing casual MTG together. I used to play so I know alot about the game and i taught her already so we know about playing. I had alot of cards from past but now we bought "...
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What is the outcome if my board state is as follows, Bludgeon Brawl, Mycosynth Lattice, and any Planeswalker?

If I control any planeswalker, Mycosynth Lattice All permanents are artifacts in addition to their other types. All cards that aren't on the battlefield, spells, and permanents are colorless. and ...
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Can I Shatter a Lotus Petal, using mana from the Lotus Petal to pay for Shatter?

I was just thinking about the differences between how Magic is played and how the rules describe its play. In particular, I see most people cast a spell this way: Tap mana, Put spell on stack, ...
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Is there a Magic card that rearranges the stack?

I'm thinking of a card that can do this: I have Niv-Mizzet, Parun on the battlefield. Opponent casts Aether Gust on Niv-Mizzet. Niv-Mizzet triggers. Usually the trigger would resolve before Aether ...
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Does creating colored tokens affect a card's color identity?

God-Eternal Oketra is a white creature that creates black creature tokens. Is God-Eternal Oketra's color identity [White] or [White,Black]?
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What's the expected damage from playing Terror of the Peaks, when I have Mirror March out?

If I play Terror of the Peaks while I control Mirror March, what is the expected damage? That is the average of winning 1, 2, 3, ... 'Infinity' flips? I'm sure it's a converging sum, but I'm not sure ...
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Do basic land types affect a card's color identity?

A card's color identity, as I understand it, is defined by all mana symbols in its cost and rules text. This means that the color identity of Temple of Silence is black and white, since it has "{T}: ...
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Can No Escape counter planeswalker Sarkhan?

Can No Escape counter the planeswalker Sarkhan the Masterless's ability that created a 4/4 red dragon creature?
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planeswalker- Kiora on the battlefield and played Hydra and creature gained 7, does the counters fall away when planeswalker die

I have a planeswalker- Kiora on the battlefield and I played Bioessence Hydra and that creature gained 7 counters , does the counters fall away when the planeswalker die or not
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Do Obosh and Brash Taunter together cause quadruple damage to an opponent?

With the recent spoiling of Brash Taunter in M21, what would be the interaction for a combination like Obosh, the Preypiercer and Brash Taunter? Obosh causes Odd CMC (Coverted Mana cost) spells to do ...
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MTG: An Emblem that would remove itself [closed]

I recently stumbled upon another post of data on Reddit which states the unfairness of play vs. draw (Link). I saw a suggestion on "countering tempo with tempo" giving the idea similar to the "Coin" ...
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When can an object have an owner and no controller?

Rule 616.1 has an interesting line about an object having no controller but having an owner. Under what conditions is this possible? 616.1. If two or more replacement and/or prevention effects are ...
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Why is the ruling on Torbran the way it is?

Someone today asked me about an interaction between Torbran, Thane of Red Fell and the newly spoiled card Fiery Emancipation. I checked rule 616 and which states the "affected object's controller [...
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Where are token creatures created from?

I got a challenger deck with Sarkhan the Masterless which can create dragons. In the deck there are two dragons. Do they just count as part as your library and if you have only one you can only ...
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What happens to token creatures and planeswalker creatures that die?

The Allied Fires Challenger Deck from Magic 2020 contains Sarkhan the Masterless, who can both create dragon tokens, and turn other planeswalkers into dragons. If a planeswalker that becomes a dragon ...
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How long is a crewed vehicle a creature

Its my turn: I crew a vehicle with a creature meaning it becomes a creature artefact and I attack with it. Now on the opponents turn my opponent has a enchantment which targets creatures (e.g. -3 to ...
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How much damage is dealt if a 1/1 creature blocks a 3/5 creature?

If a 1/1 creature is enchanted with Druid's Call and is blocked or is blocking another creature that is a 3/5 creature, does it create 1 squirrel or 3 squirrels?
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How is damage dealt if a blocker is removed and the attacker has double strike? [duplicate]

I understand that if a creature that has been declared as blocking is removed it will still "block" the attacking creature it declared it was blocking (Comprehensive Rules for Declare Blockers Step, ...
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Does a permament gain summoning sickness if it is turned into creature? [duplicate]

If I have got, for example, a land, and it becomes land creature, does it gain summoning sickness? Can I attack with it the same turn it was turned into creature?
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Should I mill myself if I have graveyard synergies in my deck, but haven't drawn them yet?

It's well-established that one should usually choose to loot if one can. It's the strictly superior play, and there are only a few valid reasons not to do so. This question is about a different ...
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Can enchantments (briefly) go on protected creatures? [duplicate]

Protection is an ability that grants an object or player several benefits, including: 702.16c A permanent or player with protection can’t be enchanted by Auras that have the stated quality. Such ...
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Worldsoul colossos casting copies

if I have Mirror March out and cast Worldsoul Colossus with X=5. Would the copies keep the +1/+1 counters where the X paid effect would still be on the bottom of the stack under the mirror march ...
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Can I use Jegantha as a companion if I have an Apex creature in my deck because of the Alternate cost?

I'm building a mutate deck and since the deck meets the conditions for Jegantha, the Wellspring I wanted to use it, but since I'm running a few of the Apex creatures and their mutate costs don't meet ...
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Do I have to pay the Equip cost each turn to equip a creature with an Artifact Equipment?

In Magic: The Gathering, once I have cast an Artifact - Equipment and then paid the Equip cost to place it on a creature, does it come off the creature at the end of my turn? Must I pay the Equip ...
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Why don't triggered abilities immediately go on the stack?

Rule 603.2 of the Comprehensive Rules says: Whenever a game event or game state matches a triggered ability’s trigger event, that ability automatically triggers. The ability doesn’t do anything at ...
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What amount of color overlap does intimidate require?

I would like to make sure I understand intimidate well. If I have a green and blue creature, I can block a green creature with intimidate, because my creature shares a colour with it, right? And ...
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doublestrike blocking with kusari-gama

I have a 4/4 creature with double strike and equipped with Kusari-Gama. I get attacked by a 5/5 and 3 2/2's. I block the 5/5 with my 4/4. Do I take damage from the 2/2's even though they die in the ...
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How does Song of Freyalise chapters 1-2 work?

I have a question about Song of Freyalise. Chapters I and II say: Until your next turn, creatures you control gain '{T}: Add one mana of any color.' According to the wording of this effect, my ...
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Prirority and triggered abilities

When my opponent has a creature with triggered ability "At the beggining of each end step, this creature...." and it's my turn, what happens after this ability goes on the stack? Normally, I get ...
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Can you attack in stages before blockers are declared?

I have Answered Prayers, which reads: Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life. If Answered Prayers isn't a creature, it becomes a 3/3 angel with flying in ...
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Taranika, Akroan Veteran's ability

When Taranika, Akroan Veteran's ability triggers and I untap another creature, can I declare this creature as an attacker as well? Or maybe attackers are already declared? What happens here?
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Companion commander question

Haven't seen this covered, but can you use a companion card such as Jegantha, the Wellspring as your commander instead of as a companion? The text on the card reads If this card is your chosen ...
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Do multiple return to battlefield effects “stack”? [duplicate]

If a creature I control without flying has a coin counter from Athreos, Shroud-Veiled dies, and I have Luminous Broodmoth and Athreos on the field. What happens? Do I only get the original ...
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Can hexproof remove an opponent's aura already enchanting my creature?

If a creature I control is being targeted by an enchant creature my opponent controls, can I equip it with an artifact that grants hexproof to counter the existing enchant creature? Example: My ...
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Graft illegal creature

Does Graft's triggered ability use the stack? What happens to the +1/+1 counter if the creature that graft was offloading to gets removed? Does it stay on the Graft permanent? Example: Llanowar ...
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Mutate and replacement effects (Example, Darigaaz Reincarnated) and triggered abilities (ex: Sigil of the New Dawn)

How does mutate exactly work with any replacement effects? For example, lets say I have 2 creatures Mutated on top of Darigaaz Reincarnated, when that creature dies, A. Darigaaz returned with the ...
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Do I have to block a menace creature with a creature that “must block if able”?

Let's say I have two creatures, while opponent has one. Opponent plays Monstrous Step on his Menace creature, forcing one of my creatures to block, and attacks. Can I decline to block? The two ways ...
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Playing a creature with devotion

Short question about devotion. If my devotion to red is less than five, and I play Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded, does it enter the battlefield as a creature and stops being it immediately or enters the ...
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Adventure mechanic [closed]

I've got some questions regarding Adventure mechanic. I understand the basic rules of this mechanic, but I've got a few more detailed questions. If some effects allow you to find a sorcery or instant ...
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“You may cast” and timing rules

Some effects that say “you may cast” let you ignore timing rules. For example, Descendants' Path lets you cast creature spells during your upkeep. It doesn’t explicitly say that you can ignore timing ...
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Characteristcs on the stack

I've got a question regarding characteristics on the stack. I found the information that "each spell has all the characteristics associated with it". Does it mean that when card is on the stack as a ...
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Liliana, Untouched by Death and Ashes of the Fallen Interaction?

How does Liliana, Untouched by Death's +1 ability interact with Ashes of the Fallen (naming Zombie)? This question was asked about a similar interaction between Ashes and Necromancer's Stockpile, ...
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Theft: Does a Returning Creature Keep Equipment?

If I steal a creature card from my opponent with a theft card such as Wrangle, then attach an equipment such as Dead Iron Sledge to said creature. At the end of the turn, my opponent gets his ...
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Probability of drawing duplicates of a card in magic [duplicate]

Was trying to figure this out, and realized I don't know the exact math: In the card game magic you have a deck of 60 cards. You can have 4 copies of any individual card, and you are dealt a starting ...
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How do mutate and ownership rules interact?

Assume this state: I have Anax, Hardened in the Forge, which I own, on the battlefield. I've attacked with Robber of the Rich and exiled Chittering Harvester. Chittering Harvester has the "standard" ...
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Standstill, Phyrexian Tyranny and both players wanting to cast instants immediately after standstill is played. Who gets damage? [duplicate]

A question regarding Standstill; I have Phyrexian Tyranny on the table and we both have 2 life left. I play Standstill and immediately play an instant so that my fellow opponent would have to draw 3 ...
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Interaction between Vilis, Broker of Blood and Phyrexian Delver

I resolve a Phyrexian Delver etb targeting Vilis, Broker of Blood. My question is whether the life lost as a part of the Phyrexian Delver etb will then cause Vilis's "Whenever you lose life, draw that ...
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How do Butcher of Malakir and Extractor Demon interact with Barter in Blood?

Suppose my opponent has a Butcher of Malakir and an Extractor Demon on the field, and they have no other creatures, and I have a Nuisance Engine and let's say, oh, eight 0/1 colorless Pest artifact ...
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Precedent for creature tokens to exist in the hand without ceasing to exist?

In MTGA, I used Callous Dismissal to return, to it's owner's hand, a Gemrazer that had been mutated over a Cat token (the Cat had been generated by Cubwarden). MTGA showed the token in my opponent's ...
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Explanation of Selvala, Explorer Returned's ruling?

Selvala, Explorer Returned has the following ruling: If you activate Selvala's ability while casting a spell, and you discover you can't produce enough mana to pay that spell's costs, the ...

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