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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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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How does Bolas's Citadel work?

If I play the card Bolas's Citadel, do I have to pay mana costs for Planeswalkers and Creatures or do I play them for free?
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Can I cast Kheru Spellsnatcher's spell after it leaves the battlefield?

Kheru Spellsnatcher's morph ability is a good one. Suppose I've turned it face up and exiled a spell with its triggered ability, then Kheru Spellsnatcher dies. May I play the exiled spell still even ...
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Activated effects after combat damage

I am looking for some rules clarification on the sub steps during attacks. Q1a- I am told that Reconnaissance can be used AFTER combat damage has been dealt to an opponent, thus granting your ...
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Suggestions about certain ambiguous card text (Abzan Battle Priest) [closed]

Abzan Battle Priest text says: "Every creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it gets lifelink". It is expressively written as "a" +1/+1 counter. As some other white creature with Outcast ...
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Is it possible to play a land card when the stack is filled up?

Is it possible to play a land card when the stack is filled with unresolved spells and effects waiting to do their work? It may be useful since MTG came out with his new (at those times...) Landfall ...
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Maelstrom Pulse, targeting a face-down creature. Does it destroy other face-down creatures?

The big issue that needs to be addressed is that face-down creatures don't actually have a name. So while Maelstrom Pulse would normally remove most creature tokens just fine, its effect on face-down ...
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Can a creature be set up to regenerate and still deal combat damage?

Regeneration has passed through several changes in its rulings. It now says that after the regen has been resolved, creature must tap and be removed from combat. This means a lot, and it is quite ...
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Commander Damage Stacking & Player Control

In Commander/EDH, as far as I understand if a commander does 21 damage to an opponent they lose. I understand separate commanders must be tracked separately in multiplayer. How does this count if for ...
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Possible way to counter or sidestep split-second spells (like Trickbind) in a particular situation

I have on the battlefield Will-o'-the-Wisp, and my opponent (it is his turn now) is going to attack in his combat step with his flying Air Elemental. I have to face this 4/4 creature and, in ...
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Can we add to the stack after resolving part of it?

Been playing Arena in MTG and it seems to allow casting of spells after resolution on the stack. This does not seem to follow the rules as written. Which is right. For example three spells are on ...
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Do field enchantments stack?

Do field enchantments, such as cards that say "opponent puts the top two cards of their library into their graveyard", stack with multiple iterations of it on my field? The specific example I'll use ...
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Hardened Scales + Champion of Lambholt + Token Generator

Champion of Lambholt: Gets a +1/+1 counter whenever a creature enters the battlefield. Hardened Scales: Whenever 1 or more counters are put on a creature, put one more of those counters on that ...
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What, functionally, is the difference between the effect on Rooftop Storm and cards like Omniscience?

There are plenty of cards in MTG that have effects that allow you to cast cards for free, such as Aluren and Omniscience. These cards phrase their abilities as You may cast spells from your hand ...
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Lazav and Clever Impersonator

Lazav, the Multifarious is activated to become a copy of Clever Impersonator, with Caged Sun out, so it doesn't die. It is now simply a 1/1 with the name, "Lazav, the Multifarious," Lazav's ability, ...
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Lazav Ability on the Stack

I have gained control of my opponent's Lazav, the Multifarious. I activate it's ability targeting the Clone in my graveyard. If the ability resolves, Lazav will die, becoming a 0/0 with no abilities, ...
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Use of Instants During Combat Phase

I declare Grizzly Bears as an attacker. My opponent moves to declare blockers, and decides to block the bears with an Air Elemental. Looking at the creature’s power and toughness, I notice my bears ...
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Am I allowed to have a creature have 0 toughness, but still assign combat damage?

So basically, I have this card called Metropolis Sprite, and I was wondering, after blockers are declared, right before combat, can I use the ability multiple times to make it say a 3/0 or 4/-1 and ...
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Mindslavering a Mindslavered player?

If my opponent Mindslavers me, and then I Mindslaver myself, does it "override" my opponent's control? I assume it works the same as if someone, for example, Act of Treasons on a creature, and then ...
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Color Protection Attacking Creature vs hexproof Blocking Creature [closed]

Let's says I'm blocking with a Hitchclaw Recluse (a green spider with reach that is a 1/4) and I have cast the instant Woodcutter's Grit which targets the Hitchclaw recluse giving it +3/+3 + ...
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How did sorcery counter spells work?

How exactly were the rules contrived as to make False Summoning actually able both be a sorcery spell and a counterspell? Has there been any official discussion as to how this came to be or how it ...
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Can I tap Rupture Spire to pay for its own ability with an Amulet of Vigor in play?

Assuming I stack the abilities correctly can I get the Rupture Spire untapped in time to pay for its own ability with an Amulet of Vigor?
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MTG - Priority and timing between activated abilities and instants

If I have got a creature with "inflatable abilities" - just like Frozen Shade, or Granite Gargoyle - I want to know what happens when activating it. Since inflatable abilities are activated abilities, ...
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Does Rupture Spire turn your Reflecting Pool on in time to pay for the Spire's ability?

If I play a Reflecting Pool turn 1 and then a Rupture Spire / Transguild Promenade turn 2 does the spire turn on the Reflecting Pool in time to pay for the spire's activated ability?
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Redeeming sets on Magic the Gathering Online

I just got a full set from a treasure chest and was wondering if I need to open it to redeem it or if I need to leave the set in my Other Product section of MTGO.
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Detailed MTG card List

Is there a way to obtain a detailed list from WotC’s The Gatherer of magic cards? What I am looking for is a way to enter a list of magic cards and to get a print off of the card details in a nice ...
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How does Wall of Roots interact with +1/+1 counters?

Wall of Roots puts a "-0/-1" counter on itself to use its ability. How does this interact with a +1/+1 counter? Do they cancel out to make a +1/+0 counter? Does they cancel out the same as a +1/+1 and ...
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Good set for building several casual level decks [closed]

I want to build several decks for casual playing. My plan is to choose a set, buy 6-7 of each common, 3 of each uncommon, maybe some cheap rares, a stack of basic lands plus whatever tokens I need and ...
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Does the Changeling ability count for Happily Ever After?

In Magic: The Gathering, there is a card that allows you to win automatically if you meet 3 specific conditions, one of which this question is about. On the card Happily Ever After, it states that if ...
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Is a creature turned face down with Ixidron still affected by Halls of Mist?

The card Halls of Mist says that a creature cannot attack if it attacked during its controller's last turn. Does Ixidron turning the creature face down affect Halls of Mist, therefore allowing the ...
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What happens when a land attacks then stops being a creature?

The card Nature's Revolt is out, then a mountain and is declared as an attacker, then the enchantment is destroyed. What happens to the mountain? Is it still attacking, can it be blocked e.t.c.
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How do Humility and Mishra's Factory interact?

Can someone explain the layer order and interaction between Humility and Mishra's Factory?
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Can Wall of Blood and Transcendence be used to gain infinite life?

Just checking to make sure I am correct about this interaction. Transcendence on the field. Wall of Blood on the field. Life total 19. Pay one life to wall, Transcendence trigger on the stack, ...
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Quickened Seize the Day

On my opponent's turn, during main phase 2, I Quicken a Seize the Day. My opponent gets an additional combat phase, correct? One of my friends is convinced that the caster of the Seize the Day "...
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MTG - Priority and timing between instants and instants - [duplicate]

Well, returning back to the creature 2/3 just summoned, what happens if I have priority and cast an instant that gives +1/+1 to that creature, and then, giving priority to the opponent, he/she casts ...
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Can Veil of Summer force an opponent to target their own creatures with Swift End when Lucky Clover is on the battlefield?

Let's say my opponent has Lucky Clover in play. This card has the text: Whenever you cast an Adventure instant or sorcery spell, copy it. You may choose new targets for the copy. Opponent targets ...
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Priority and timing between enchantments and instants [duplicate]

If I have priority and cast an Unholy Strength on a just summoned 2/3 creature, then, passing priority, my opponent casts a Lightning Bolt on that creature, does my creature survive? The first spell ...
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Is there any way to get an instant or sorcery on the field as a permanent? What would happen if this occurred?

Is there any process or series of plays/cards that would allow an instant to be put onto the battlefield as a permanent, instead of resolving? Would it resolve anyway, even if not cast? Not including ...
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If you discard Immortal Phoenix, does it return to your hand?

Let's say I have an Immortal Phoenix in my hand, and an opponent casts a Reaper of Night (the adventure, not the creature). If I discard the Phoenix, will it return to my hand?
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What is the origin of the term 'Mana Dork'?

'Mana Dork', as a slang term, refers to a creature that taps to produce mana, such as a Llanowar Elves. What is the origin of this name? If someone simply started saying it, do we know who first ...
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Can an instant spell deal damage to a creature after responding with hexproof?

For instance I want to cast Shock on Barkhide Troll during my main phase. Then my opponent can respond to it with Troll activated ability. If I understand it correctly - he had to use Troll's Active ...
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What happens when I have 10 Yaroks out?

In the middle of a game right now. I have 10 Yarok, the Desecrated out. I play Spine of Ish Sah. How many triggers?
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Can players respond before vehicles are declared as blockers?

My question concerns players receiving priority. My opponent has a Void Stalker, and attacks with a flying creature. I have a creature with protection from blue and a flying vehicle. During the ...
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Lavinia, Azorius Renegade vs Kalia of the Vast and friends

If Lavinia, Azorius Renegade is on the field, and Kaalia of the Vast attacks me, when Kalia's effect puts a creature onto the battlefield from the hand, is it countered by Lavinia's second effect? ...
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Why doesn't the enemy's afterlife resolve first?

When my Dreadhorde Butcher destroys a Tithe Taker in combat and dies as a result of the combat during my turn, doesn't Rule 405.3 say that the afterlife should resolve first, since the Dreadhorde ...
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Can you have a permanent become all permanent types at the same time?

Is there any combination of cards that could make a permanent all permanent types simultaneously? (planeswalker, land, creature, artifact, enchantment). I'm hitting a roadblock making something a ...
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Has Counterspell always been able to target any spell on the stack?

I read this question What spells can be countered? on HNQ and was quite surprised. It is a long time I played MtG, but some 10+ years ago I was a somewhat enthusiastic player in our local town, ...
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What spells can be countered?

From the Gatherer: Does this mean it can counter anything? If so, what other counter spells are there?
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Can double-faced cards still transform if they have lost all abilities?

Let's say I have a Lone Rider and I've gained enough life to trigger it. Opponent is holding a Merfolk Trickster and wants to stop Lone Rider from transforming. Can opponent use Merfolk Trickster on ...

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