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. The cards represent the player's resources and available spells and their interactions lead to an often high paced battle of wits.

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Damage assignment with multiple attackers and blockers

I'm returning to Magic and I have a scenario that I can't seem to settle. In the case where I have two 4/4 creatures which I use to attack an opponent who then decides to defend with two 1/2 creatures,...
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Can you counterspell everything? (aside from lands)

Artifacts, instants, sorcery, planeswalker, creature, and enchantment spells can all be stopped by counterspells right? So if I play Veil of Summer, and someone hits me with Didn't Say Please, ...
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How can I spend the mana from Lion's Eye Diamond?

With this question, I would like to shed some light on the Lion's Eye Diamond card, and some of its possible uses. It is an incredible card, which in some ways is similar to the Black Lotus, but ...
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What is the 'duration' of Charmed Sleep?

I have a question that relates to untapping a creature enchanted by Charmed Sleep. It says "Enchanted creature doesn't untap during its controller's untap step". Does this apply to the following ...
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What is the difference between countering spells and exiling spells?

If a given spell, or a given effect, is able to exile other spells - not simply countering them - is it able to exile even uncounterable spells? It is useful to give a couple of examples. If the ...
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What happens when target of an activated ability becomes illegal (in this particular situation)?

I have a Hunting Kavu, and the opponent attacks with a Craw Wurm. I decide to use the Kavu's activated ability, in order to exile both creatures. But, in response to this, the opponent casts a Jump on ...
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What happens when I copy a card with awaken?

If I copy Part the Waterveil for which I pay 6UUU with Mirrorpool, do I get to turn one or two lands into creatures?
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Does Karmic Justice Trigger if a Planeswalker dies from combat damage?

If a creature deals enough damage to my planeswalker and destroys it does Karmic Justice trigger if I have it on the field?
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Will Sigarda, Host of Herons and Armor of Thorns cause infinite cleanup steps?

If my opponent has a Sigarda, Host of Herons in play, and I play Armor of Thorns as though it had flash and then Donate it to my opponent, will the game lock up at end of turn due to an infinite loop ...
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How fast effects work when played at end of turn

So i just played a game with my buddy and he used a fast effect when i said i end my turn. The effect said until end of turn a creature gains shroud and you draw a card. I thought it meant until end ...
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MTG charmed sleep

I have a question about the card Charmed Sleep. The card reads Enchant creature When Charmed Sleep enters the battlefield, tap enchanted creature. Enchanted creature doesn't untap during its ...
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Pentad Prism interacting with Power Sink

I'm playing with a five-color deck, and I cast a Pentad Prism using Green and Red mana. Opponent responds with Power Sink and, having noticed that I only have four untapped lands available, puts X ...
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Can you 'tap an untapped artifact you control' if it doesn't have a tap ability of its own?

The text of Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp states that it is possible to cast it by paying an alternative cost {3}{U}, plus tapping an artifact. However, it is necessary to specify that the artifact in ...
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Can I cast an instant or activate an ability between “whenever a creature dies” triggers, if the creatures die at the same time?

Let's say I'm playing Dark Prophecy, which has an ability which states Whenever a creature you control dies, you draw a card and you lose 1 life. and I have a Naturalize in my hand. Suppose I'm ...
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Does attacking Ochran Assassin ( with +1 counter) kill both Swiftblade Vindicator and Garrison Sergeant with double strike?

I saw a similar question regarding Ochran Assassin against first strike. Mine is similar, but the here it goes: I have two creatures; Swiftblade Vindicator 1/1 with Double strike, and Garrison ...
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Where does a card that is recast with Rebound end up after resolution?

The "Rebound" ability found on some cards has this reminder text: If you cast this spell from your hand, exile it as it resolves. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast this card from ...
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Can Canopy Spider block Treetop Rangers?

I know that creatures that have "can't be blocked except by creatures with flying", like Treetop Rangers, can't be blocked by creatures with reach like Giant Spider since it does not have flying. What ...
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If I counter a planeswalker what happens to them? [closed]

If I counter a planeswalkers activation, with say something like Sinister Sabotage or Unwind, does the planeswalker return to the players hand, or do they die?
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Q:Who is to activate Singing Bell Strike's ability? Who controls this Aura? [duplicate]

Singing Bell Strike is, in my opinion, a really peculiar Aura, from the point of view of ruling's exceptions. While the controller of the Aura remains the one who cast it, it is also true that the ...
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damage triggering a simultaneous modifier of damage

Earl of Squirrel and Griffin Protector both deal combat damage to player. As Earl of Squirrel creates squirrels will it trigger the effect on a Griffin Protector before the Griffin deals damage to the ...
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Who is the controller of an Aura with Enchant land placed on an opponent's land? [duplicate]

Say I enchant an opponent's land with Psychic Venom. Who controls the Psychic Venom, me or my opponent? This is important to know in case I want to sacrifice it to Forbidden Ritual, for example.
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Flip-Walkers Forcibly Transforming

If I have a Geier Reach Bandit / Vildin-Pack Alpha whos allows my werewolves to transform upon entering the battlefield. Or just a Moonmist What happens if I have a Conspiracy / Arcane Adaptation ...
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Does Cabal Paladin's ability trigger when playing an artifact land?

If I have a Cabal Paladin onto the battlefield, and I play an artifact land, such as Seat of the Synod, does the Cabal Paladin's ability trigger?
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Does proliferate give my creatures +1/+1 counters?

So I'm using proliferate cards in my white/green deck. If I use the ability proliferate on, let's say, Pollenbright Druid, does it allow me to give a +1/+1 to my druid?
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Who is the controller of an Aura when the creature it enchants is stolen?

I have a Cockatrice enchanted with an aura, Celestial Mantle, which says: Whenever enchanted creature deals combat damage to a player, double its controller’s life total. My opponent then enchants ...
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Putting creatures into play in alternative ways to summoning them

Cards like Quicksilver Amulet or Sneak Attack allow me to put creatures into play. I wonder if the following statements are correct: Cards put into play this way cannot be countered in an ordinary ...
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Golos, Tireless Pilgrim and cards with cycling

If I use Golos, Tireless Pilgrim's activated ability and hit a card with cycling, can I cycle it? And if so I assume I can't do so for free?
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Ugin's Condition Tokens & Doubling effects

Using Ugin, the ineffable's +1 ability that creates a token with the condition that if it leaves play, return the related exiled card to hand. How does this condition interact with effects such as ...
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What is the History of foiling in MTG?

Foiling has changed over the years, and it made me wonder about all of the types and processes of foiling, and when they happened. The big thing that made me wonder, is that older foiling is ...
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Does Ashiok, Nightmare Muse's ult allow affected adventure cards to be cast as adventures?

This is a spoiler for Ashiok, Nightmare Muse, a planeswalker in the upcoming expansion. Their ult reads: You may cast up to three face-up cards your opponents own from exile without paying their ...
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What happens when two global enchantments affect the same type of permanent (e.g.lands)

At some point in the game, a player puts Blanket of Night on the battlefield. Then,some turns later,another player puts Blood Moon into play. If a non-basic land capable of producing mana comes into ...
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How does murder interact with a creature being sacrificed? [duplicate]

if I cast murder on my opponent's creature that has a tap to sacrifice creature after he uses it's ability, does the activated ability happen? My friends and I had a game where one of them used a tap ...
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Cauldron of Souls and Hydra Interaction

To keep it short I'm making a Hydra Tribal edh deck and was thinking about including Cauldron of Souls. I am not sure how it interacts with hydra creatures where you have to pay X for them. If I have ...
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Copy Tokens and Clarion Ultimatum

Is it possible to use Clarion Ultimatum to search for a permanent in my deck using a token created by something like Cackling Counterpart or Fated Infatuation as one of the chosen permanents? For ...
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Wind-Scarred Crag “Add”? [duplicate]

I know the question is really basic but I just started magic yesterday and I have this land card that I don't understand On Wind-Scarred Crag, it's written that when the card is untapped I need to ...
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Are there any cards capable of modifying the mana symbols?

Are there any cards - old ones, or newest ones - capable of modifying the mana symbols? For example Shivan Dragon has the ability "{R}: Shivan Dragon gets +1/+0 until end of turn". Can this ability ...
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Do you get a counter for each Tempered Sliver on the battlefield

I'm building my first sliver deck. If I have two Tempered Slivers on the battle field and a Sliver I control deals damage to a player, would it get one +1/+1 counter or two. My gut is telling me ...
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Can I use Moonlace to allow a Lightning Bolt to target a creature with protection from red?

The action of casting a spell is only apparently simple. There are many steps, and it is for this reason that I propose this question. Taking into account rule 601.2a only (without taking into ...
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Mirror-Sigil Sergeant and Mirrorweave

Can I cast Mirrorweave in response to my own Mirror-Sigil Sergeant's upkeep ability and turn all my creatures into Mirror-Sigil Sergeant for that upkeep / turn and cause all my creatures to duplicate ...
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If Rayami, First of The Fallen is in the command zone, does his ability still activate? [duplicate]

So if Rayami, First of the Fallen is your commander and has yet to be played, does his ability still exile creatures that would normally be destroyed, or does he have to be on the battlefield for that ...
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Do creatures with Defender have summoning sickness?

Say I put down 2 Fog Banks during my turn, and once my turn ends would I be able to block creatures with trample, and cancel the effects of trample? Meaning that Fog Bank doesn't get destroyed, and no ...
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How likely am I to have a key card in my starting hand in Brawl?

I'm playing the Brawl format (a 60-card singleton format), and I really want one specific card in my starting hand. I'm willing to take two mulligans (leaving me with a starting hand of 5 cards after ...
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Snapping Sailback and the mechanics around resolving the stack [duplicate]

A person casts a Shock targeting a Snapping Sailback. Everyone passes and it resolves doing 2 damage which then triggers the Snapping Sailback's ability so putting a +1/+1 counter on it goes on the ...
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Redirecting Enrage Damage

If I have a Shaman en-Kor and creature with Enrage (For this instance lets says it's a 0/2 with Enrage). An opponent casts a spell which would deal 2 damage to all creatures. I used the Shaman's (0) ...
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Is a card with devoid colorless on the stack?

A card with devoid is colorless. But is it still colorless when it's a spell? I mean: when is it in the stack, that is, when it is not yet a permanent, and when it has not yet been resolved? As an ...
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Do spells targeting creatures work on token creatures?

My friend has Mystic Confluence and tried to target a token creature to be returned to the owner's hand. I have read that token creatures are considered creatures, but why would you be able to put a ...
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Do Adventure cards count towards “number of instant and sorcery cards in your graveyard”?

If I summon Crackling Drake while having only having a Giant Killer on my graveyard (or in exile) will my Drake be 0/4 or 1/4? I got confused by some answers. Some say that when an adventure card is ...
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Is there any way my opponent can prevent me from winning in this situation?

I have Judith, the Scourge Diva and Footlight Fiend in play, and have 1 life; my opponent has Dreadhorde Butcher and 2 life. They swing with the Butcher, I block with the Fiend, and they both die. At ...
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Is Prismite considered colorless or all colors for the purpose of Brawl/Commander decks?

Me and the person I'm playing with were making Brawl decks. And we got into an argument about if Prismite was colorless or all colors. So which is it?
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Does Lich's Mastery let me spend down to negative life with Bolas's Citadel?

Could I possibly use Lich's Mastery with Bolas's Citadel? Since I have the condition "you cannot lose the game", theoretically couldn't I go negative with my health by using BC to play cards ...

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