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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Which “enters the battlefield” effects happen first, cards that are entering, or cards already on the battlefield?

A couple scenarios: Cloudfin Raptor with evolve is at 0/1 Satyr Grovedancer (1/1) enters the battlefield causing Cloudfin Raptor to evolve to 1/2 Put the counter from Satyr Grovedancer on Cloudfin ...
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How many counters for each turn for Abzan?

I've just started playing mtg like a week ago and the first deck I've bought was Abzan Siege. Problem is I'm a bit confused on one thing, how many counters can you put on a creature at each turn? Is ...
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Are the odds of drawing mythics greater when purchasing individually packaged boosters over booster boxes?

From personal experience I tend to draw mythic rare cards about one in five purchases when buying individually packaged boosters at Target, Walmart, etc, like the ones in this picture: In booster ...
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Reverse the Sands and Sanguine Bond

If I have Sanguine Bond on the battlefield, and I play Reverse the Sands, will the redistribution of life trigger Sanguine Bond if I choose to distribute less life to my opponent than he originally ...
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Do triggered abilities still trigger if the creature is tapped?

For example if Falkenrath Noble was tapped and another creature dies then would his triggered ability still trigger or only if it was not tapped?
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When can you cast Flash after casting Collective Voyage?

After you've cast Collective Voyage, do you wait for everyone to pay and then respond with Flash, or do you have to respond immediately?
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APNAP rulings applied to world effects

Assuming you are an active player you play an Oracle of Mul Daya or Crucible of Worlds. Could you play your land before they kill Oracle of Mul Daya? Would you be able to play lands off of Crucible of ...
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How can I modify an existing deck for a wide-open environment?

Say you've got a fairly competitive Magic: the Gathering deck you really like. It's likely to be tuned to the particular environment it developed in, whether that's what's most popular among your ...
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What is the statistically favorable amount of lands for Yennett? [closed]

Recently I have been brewing up Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign, as a commander deck. The deck was going well, with only 3 cards with even mana costs, and those being Lightning Greaves, for protection, ...
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Which, and how many, dual lands?

Pretty new to playing magic, even newer to building my own decks. When playing multicolored, which and how many dual lands should be played? Also, if putting let's say 4 dual lands into a deck. Do I ...
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Walking Ballista and how it works

I assume Walking Ballista does not need to survive for the damage on the stack to resolve. Also I assume that you can remove multiple 1/1 counters before letting any of them resolve
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Enrage and damage calculation mid phase [duplicate]

I attack with Bellowing Aegisaur and other creatures and they choose to block all of my creatures. Would I, as the attacker, get to assign combat damage, and can choose Bellowing Aegisaur's attack ...
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Who controls negative creature enchantments?

If a player casts e.g. Waterknot on enemy creature, who is the controller of the Waterknot? And in case the enchantment on enemy creature has activated abilities, who can activate them? The ...
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Oath of Teferi targeting Oath of Teferi?

So I know that ETB happens before the legendary rule kicks in, and you have to choose a target for sacrifice before ETB. So if I play a new Oath of Teferi, I first choose to sacrifice the old Oath of ...
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Appetite for the Unnatural and Clone Legion vs. hexproof creatures [duplicate]

Clone Legion For each creature target player controls, create a token that's a copy of that creature. Appetite for the Unnatural Destroy target artifact or enchantment. You gain 2 life. Will ...
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Eye of the Storm—Simultaneous or Sequential?

With Eye of the Storm and Thousand-Year Storm on the battlefield, I cast Lightning Bolt. Storm count goes to one, and Eye exiles the Bolt. Through Eye, I copy and recast it, and Thousand-Year Storm ...
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3/4 creature versus a 3/3 creature, why would the 3/4 creature die?

I found myself in a situation where my adversary attacked with a 3/3 creature and I blocked him with a 3/4, what happened later was that both creatures died. Shouldn't my 3/4 creature be alive with 3/...
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How do Sliver Overlord and Mirror Entity react together?

If you activate Mirror Entity's ability to give all your creatures all creature types, can you then search for any creature in your library using Sliver Overlord's ability? I understand that you don'...
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Does Wild Onslaught put counters on Hallar, the Firefletcher before or after it's ability triggers

If I have a Hallar, the Firefletcher in play with no +1/+1 counters on it, and I cast Wild Onslaught and pay it's kicker cost would Hallar, the Firefletcher get the two +1/+1 counters from Wild ...
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Zurgo + Assault suit questions

Can people help me clarify the following situation: let's say I have Zurgo Helmsmasher, already equit with Assault Suit + some other equipment + some enchantment. It is player A's upkeep, and I give ...
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Thornbite Staff and mana cost

With Thornbite Staff, do you need to pay two mana to untap this card if a creature is put into the grave yard or is the mana cost only for doing one damage to target creature or player?
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Magic: The Gathering - Does Captivating Crew's ability resolve if I bounce it in response? [duplicate]

My opponent has Captivating Crew in play. They activate the ability to take control of one of my creatures. In response I play Perilous Voyage and bounce the Captivating Crew back to their hand. Do ...
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Can I sacrifice a sacrificed permanent? [duplicate]

If I cast Perilous Research and I choose to sacrifice my Chromatic Star, can I sacrifice Chromatic Star and get one mana and also draw two cards?
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When a creature affected by a change-of-control effect is destroyed, where does it go?

If I use Captivating Crew to gain control of opponent's creature before my combat phase and then attack with that creature, if that creature is then blocked and destroyed does it go to opponent's ...
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Magic the Gathering simple damage question

I was taught by someone who changed the rules so he would always win. I've played with others but I keep getting different answers and the examples always have a creature with the same defense and ...
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Do Attacking Creatures Deal Damage Simultaneously or Sequentially?

When I declare multiple attackers, do they deal damage at the same time, or do they attack sequentially? For an example, I attack with Aethergeode Miner and Ninth Bridge Patrol. If they attack ...
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Are token creatures considerd as a creature spell?

Are token creatures considerd creature spells? For instince when I use Drana's Chosen tap effect combined with Zendikar Resurgent would it allow me to draw a card?
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Electrostatic Pummeler with Animation Module [duplicate]

If you use Electrostatic Pummeler's ability to turn him into a 2/2 and then you use Animation Module to add an additional +1/+1 counter. Would both of those +1/+1 counters be removed at the end of ...
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Do enchantments of Crew carry over to Vehicles?

If I crew a vehicle with a creature that has an enchantment that does something such as "Whenever enchanted creature attacks, its controller loses 2 life" would that transfer to the vehicle it crews? ...
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Can I sacrifice 5 creatures?

I have Westvale Abbey, it reads: {5}, {T}, Sacrifice five creatures: Transform Westvale Abbey, then untap it. Can I just sacrifice 5 creatures? Or do I need another creature or sacrifice spell to ...
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Enchantments vs Instants in Combat Phase

Say I had a Raid Bombardment. And I swung with a 1/1 creature, say Goblin Bushwhacker. Say I wait for the defender to declare blockers, and then use a pump spell, say Brute Force? Would Raid ...
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Does Harvester of Souls trigger its own death trigger when it dies

Specifically, does a player draw a card when Harvester of Souls dies?
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If you trigger Tree of Perdition's ability, then give the tree -13/-13, does the player go to 0 life? [duplicate]

If you activate Tree of Perdition's ability, "Exchange target opponent's life total with Tree of Perdition's toughness", then play a spell before the ability resolves that brings the tree's toughness ...
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Scion of the Ur-Dragon and Torrent of Souls

When Scion of the Ur-Dragon enters the battlefield it attracts a lot of hate. So my plan is to reanimate it using Torrent of Souls to hit a surprise 16 damage attack using Scion's ability to copy ...
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Buying 36 booster packs for a magic the gathering set

On amazon, there are plenty of listings for 36 booster packs that are part of the same set. Given that there is one land card in each booster, and each pack comes with 15 cards, you would receive 14*...
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Can a blocking creature fight? How is damage dealt if it dies? [duplicate]

As the title says, can a blocking creature fight? If so, what happens if the blocking creature dies before damage is dealt? How would damage be dealt during combat? Example: Creature A is a 2/2 and ...
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In what order does Scale Blessing place counters?

I have two creatures in the field: 2/2 creature 2/2 creature with 2 +1/+1 counters on it, I then play Scale Blessing. Does it work on the creature that has more than one +1/+1 counters on it? With ...
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Essence Scatter and summoning creatures

I played Nessian Game Warden, and a friend of mine tried to counter the entire summoning using Essence Scatter. Essence scatter says: Counter target creature spell. Does Nessian Game Warden go to ...
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When does Mardu Hordechief's raid ability trigger?

I'm new to MTG and I'm quite confused about when exactly raid is triggered. For instance, say I have Mardu Hordechief (which creates 1/1 tokens) and I tapped, let's say, 2 creatures to attack. What ...
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Do pre constructed decks refresh standard rotation? [duplicate]

I'm a starting player, so I'll be getting the Fate Reforged Clash Pack coming next week to hopefully get playing into Standard. I get this clash pack can be made into a BG Dredge deck, which seems ...
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Will my opponent lose from his own Plague Spitter enchanted with Soul Link, if the Plague Spitter deals him lethal damage? [duplicate]

My opponent is at 1 life. He controls a Plague Spitter and 2 other creatures (1/1 tokens). In his second main phase, he puts Soul Link on the Plague Spitter and passes the turn. In my turn I do ...
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Does an equipped creature become an artifact creature?

Does a creature become an artifact creature when an artifact is equipped onto it or just a creature with an artifact on it?
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Can Enchantment Creature play its enchanted ability?

When I play Nylea's Emissary and decide to not pay its Bestow cost, does that mean that it is a 6/6 Enchantment Creature with Trample? Does the enchanted creature spell only work if I pay the Bestow ...
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What are the password requirements for the new Planewalker points system?

What are the requirements for the new planeswalker points login system? I attempted to log in with my DCI number today (which I don't do often) and it informed me I needed to upgrade my account. It ...
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Which cards feature direct manipulation of counter types on permanents?

Are there any magic cards that allow for direct manipulation of arbitrary counter types? Eg, "Add a counter of any kind to target permanent"? At this point (2014) I would be surprised if something ...
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Checking a +1/+1 counter requirement

Abzan Battle Priest has an ability that reads Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it has lifelink. Does it grant lifelink to creatures with two +1/+1 counters?
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Resolving triggered abilities [duplicate]

I control the following two enchantments: Bottomless Pit and Necrogen Mists. At the beginning of my opponent's upkeep do I get to choose which one of the triggered abilities that goes on the stack ...
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What to consider when naming decks [closed]

I'm relatively new to deck building, but I have noticed that sometimes players name their decks. What are the things to consider when I come to name decks? Here are a few things that I consider (...
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In what order do single spells or abilities that target multiple targets trigger?

When a spell (for example, Dauntless Onslaught) that targets more than a single target, if both of them have a reaction (Heroic, for example) to being targeted which happens first? The specific case I'...
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What's the name of the type of expansion set “packs” that MTG players can buy at release events?

I've heard that MTG vendors can have release events for expansion sets. During these events, players can spend a relatively small amount (say, $20 bucks) and get a collection of cards from that set (...