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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How does multikicker work?

I don't understand Strength of the Tajuru. What does multikicker mean, and how would I use it in a game?
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Protection, damage and Leyline of Punishment

I was wondering about the following scenario: I have a Leyline of Punishment on board. My opponent has Auriok Champion I cast Anger of the gods. Will the damage from the Anger of the Gods still come ...
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Are there any consequences, if you cannot block Loathsome Catoblepas?

Loathsome Catoblepas doesn't tell on it's card about consequences, so I felt it's important to make sure, what happens if you cannot block this creature in any way.
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Are there specific names for the signature images in the Ravnica guilds?

Each 2 colour combination has its own name and it's own picture used on cards that have both colours involved (generally in the background of the card text). Do the pictures themselves have a name ...
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Magic the Gathering lingering spell effect

I have a question about a card sequence. Let's say I play an instant card that says "all creatures who dealt damage this turn return to owners hand" in my first main phase. Then if my opponent ...
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Hibernation Sliver and sacrifices

Hibernation Sliver states all slivers have "Pay 2 life: Return this permanent to its owner's hand". So what if you have a sliver like Necrotic Sliver that gives all slivers "3, Sacrifice this ...
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When does Thorncaster Sliver's ability resolve? [duplicate]

When you attack with Thorncaster Sliver and the ability triggers, does it do the damage from the attack first or the ability first?
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What happens if a transform trigger is copied?

Similarly to my previous question, what happens when a miracle trigger is copied?, Strionic Resonator, a new card printed in Magic 2014 could also be used to copy a transform trigger such as on ...
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Clarifications about Kunoros, Hound of Athreos

Why are the following two instructions indicated on the card Kunoros, Hound of Athreos at the same time? 1) Creature cards in graveyards can't enter the battlefield;    2) Players can't cast spells ...
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Kaya's ghostform and hanged executioner

So on MTG Arena today, I enchanted my Hanged Executioner with Kaya's Ghostform. Hanged Executioner reads in part: "{3}{W}, Exile Hanged Executioner: Exile target creature." I activated this ...
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Feather and spells turning permanents in to Creatures

If I have Feather, the Redeemed and I cast an Instant or Sorcery that turns a target permanent into a creature (Say Siege of Towers for example) Will that trigger Feather's ability to return that to ...
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Possible to use mana ability in response?

Mana abilities don't go onto the stack and are resolved immediately. If my opponent tried to play Shock (deal 2 damage) to Maraleaf Pixie, would I be able to use its mana ability in response? (Tap: ...
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Gleemax targeting

Does Gleemax allow you to choose an invalid target for a spell or ability? If you have it on the field and the other player plays and spell that say choose 2 creatures you control and place a +1/+1 ...
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Order of enter the battlefield effects in multiplayer (Warp World)

In a four player EDH game, Player 1 casts Warp World. Each player begins by shuffling their permanents into their library. Player 2 has a Banisher Priest on the battlefield, which currently has a ...
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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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What is the priority sequence during a turn?

I know that at the beginning of each step and phase the active player recieves priority, and that the active player recieves priority after a spell resolves. I want to make sure that I am right about ...
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Does Phoebe, Head of S.N.E.A.K.'s ability used by a copy make the copy retain the rules text beyond end of turn?

We're playing an Unstable draft. A player cranks a Duplication Device, targeting one of his tokens and copying a Phoebe, Head of S.N.E.A.K. Once the ability resolves, he activates the token's ability ...
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How do you calculate the likelihood of getting at least one combo after drawing so many cards in a deck with more than one combo?

With a game like Magic the Gathering, I can use a hypergeometric calculator to determine the probability of getting a specific card after so many draws. What I would like to know is how you determine ...
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Sac outlet, Cyclonic Rift overload, & Chronozoa

Say I have a Chronozoa with no counters and a free sacrifice outlet on the field when an opponent overloads Cyclonic Rift. If I were to sacrifice the Chronozoa in response, what happens? Will I create ...
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Where are the MTG Lexicon pages?

I fail to find more recent than 2005 MTG Lexicon pages in the Archives Those are the ones I already have: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/lexicon-archive-2002-01-15 https://...
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1993 collectors edition sealed box [closed]

My husband found 2 of the 1993 collectors edition boxes (still sealed, but small rips at the seems on the top). I was hoping you could tell me how much they are worth and where the best places to go ...
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What resolves first? Creatures abilities or instants? [duplicate]

Can instants be played after I decide not to block? I've been reading through this forum and google for this answer for a while now, the closest I have come to my answer is the thread linked above. ...
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MTG Android App for Cataloging [closed]

I recently began using tappedout.net to keep track of my cards and I couldn't help but wonder if there was an Android app that fulfilled the same purpose. Might you assist me in my search?
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What tools exist to manage an M:TG tournament?

I work in an office with a good number of Magic players. I'd like to try and organize some sort of pauper cube style tournament that could be run like a "season" over the course of a couple months. ...
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Do older versions of cards use the card types printed on the newest version? [duplicate]

On the older versions of the Magic: The Gathering card Lord of Atlantis the card type was listed as "Summon Lord" but on the newer versions it is listed as "Merfolk Lord". If I play the old version ...
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Source for upcoming rule changes

What is the primary source for upcoming rule changes? Who breaks the official news? I know that these changes are made publicly available before they actually take effect. For example, I found out ...
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Does Ajani's Chosen allow adding creatures from Enchantments played before this card?

I believe that Ajani's Chosen cannot use it's ability from Enchantments played before this card, but since I was asked about this and I'm not 100% sure myself either, I thought of making sure about it....
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Is it possible to determine the exact probability of getting a card in a pack?

I am building a draft cube and cannot decide how many of a certain card I should put into it. Is there anyway to know exactly how likely a specific card is so that I can attempt to duplicate the ...
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Archetypes in powered mtg-cube

What archetypes are most common/popular to include in powered cubes (preferably size 540)?
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how is my deck deck list? [closed]

I'm building a Teysa Karlov commander deck. I have a couple of win cons in the deck like revel in riches and pitiless plunderer with Teysa Karlov makes the treasures supper fast. I also have infinite ...
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Improving my retrofitter foundry casual deck [closed]

I am playing in a casual environment where lord mode or ffa is played, 4+ players. I had the idea to build a retrofitter foundry deck, because i have the cards at home. Card selections are: legcy ...
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Indestructibility or not [duplicate]

If I have a creature that says "other creatures you control have indestructible" and my opponent plays a destroy all creatures. Does it kill all creatures or just my creature that says that it gives ...
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Why did Simic become the preferred Nexus colors in M20? [closed]

In War of the Spark, Bant Nexus was a legitimate deck. That's not to say Simic Nexus was not a competitive deck, and in fact Mattias Leveratto won Mythic Championship III with it, but Bant was a real ...
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Moving +1/+1's via Combine Guildmage [duplicate]

So if I have Kumena's Speaker on the battlefield with a +1/+1 due to his ability and a Combine Guildmage that can move +1/+1 from one creature to another. Does CG duplicate the +1/+1, and does KS ...
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Gorgon Recluse and Cunning Evasion [duplicate]

If Gorgon Recluse is blocked and returned to my hand via Cunning Evasion, does it still destroy the blocking creature at end of combat?
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Is it Possible to Sacrifice a Sacrificed Creature? [duplicate]

The title is confusing, I know. Here's the scenario: I sacrifice two creatures with Whisper, Blood Liturgist, can I then, in response to the creatures becoming sacrifice targets, sacrifice one of ...
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Arboreal Grazer [duplicate]

hi i have a doubt with the next card thats cames on the next set: can i put a shokland into the battlefield pay the 2 lifes and get the land untaped like withc Growth Spiral? I think is like the same ...
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Can “board wipes” kill creatures with protection? [duplicate]

Can Crux of Fate kill a creature with protection from black? My friend says it can't because protection gives it complete defense from black.
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Using English cards in France [duplicate]

I'm an American living in France, and I want to play Magic the Gathering. Would it be a problem if I buy English printed cards to play in FNM and official tournaments here? Should I just stick to ...
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Can I play an instant mid attack/block [duplicate]

I attacked with 4/4 creature with first strike and life link. My hubby blocked with his only card, a 2/2 with “when this creature is dealt damage, it deals 5 damage to target creature an opponent ...
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MTG Enchantment vs instant [duplicate]

During the main phase my opponent plays an enchantment on my creature. I respond with an instant to give my creature hexproof. Is my creatue enchanted or not because of my instant?
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Sacrifice a blocking creature or sacrifice an attacking creature [duplicate]

I want to use Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim in my black and white aggro deck. Would it be possible if someone attacked me and I blocked with a less stronger creature causing it to die but can I activate Ayli, ...
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Can I Sacrifice a blocker and still prevent damage from getting though to me? [duplicate]

Can you block an attacking creature with a creature with a sacrifice ability in order to prevent the attacking creature from getting through to do damage?
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Quicken + Sorcery at the end step [duplicate]

Quicken allows me to cast a sorcery "any time I could cast an instant", but I don't want my opponents to know I am planning to do that, is the following legal?: The player before me pass the turn I ...
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Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh as commander [duplicate]

If I take Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh as commander (edh or tiny), is it still my commander when it's turned to planeswalker face? If so, can it be returned to command zone when it changes zone (hand, ...
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Untapping with a spell or ability remove summoning sickness? [duplicate]

Basically the title. If I summon a creature, use an ability to "untap" it before my combat step. May I attack with the creature?
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Awaken effect in battle [duplicate]

How does awaken works in battle? What if i have a 4/4 elemental creature that is still a land, got beaten by a 5/5 creature, will i lose the tokens or my land? I also tried to find more information ...
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Does Dimir Doppelganger trigger ETB effects? [duplicate]

Does Dimir Doppelganger trigger ETB (enter the battlefield) effects? My guess is, that the card doesn't trigger ETB effects, since it's already in play. But the lack of rulings that specify this case ...
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(MtG) Damaging a blocker once blockers have finished being declared [duplicate]

So, suppose I declare a 3/1 attacker. Then the defender declares a 1/1 to block it. Once it is declared a blocker. May I then cast a spell or activate an ability to kill said blocker, before combat ...
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Can I sacrifice the same permanent for two different sacrifice costs? [duplicate]

Hi im new the mtg and have a question about the deck im playing. so I use "Ravenous Intruders" ability (sacrifice an artifact gain +2/+2 until the end of the turn) the artifact I sacrifice is "...

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