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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When a card says “you may choose new targets for the copy”, do you have to choose new targets?

For example, can you use Pyromancer's Goggles' ability to use a spell twice on a single target creature or player? Like, can my opponent cast Chandra's Fury on me twice for 8 damage?
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What happens to excess combat damage?

If I attack a target player with a 4/4 flyer and a 2/2 flyer, and the target player uses a single 1/1 flyer to block the 4/4 flyer (and doesn't block the 2/2 flyer), do they only take 2 damage (i.e., ...
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Does Hour of Reckoning destroy enchantments?

Hour of Reckoning says Destroy all nontoken creatures. Does this mean all Enchantments will be destroyed as well?
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Can Heckling Fiends cause a creature to attack on an opponent’s turn?

Can Heckling Fiends' activated ability cause an opponent to attack on another player's turn? {2}{R}: Target creature attacks this turn if able.
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If I copy a mythic rare, will both survive?

I control Keranos, God of Storms. I play Fated Infatuation, which reads: Put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of target creature you control. Can I copy Keranos as it is a mythic rare ...
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Is mana generated by a sacrifice ability permanent? [duplicate]

I have a couple of Generator Servant cards. They have {T}, Sacrifice Generator Servant: Add {2} to your mana pool. If that mana is spent on a creature spell, it gains haste until end of turn. ...
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Do two creatures with protection from each other cancel out each others' protection? [duplicate]

I've been playing MtG for a while and recently came across protection from everything. It occurred to me: can two creatures with protection from everything block each other? Or, can a blue creature ...
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Sacrificing a creature - Magic the gathering [duplicate]

My question came up after I had a disagreement over what it means when a card states “sacrifice a creature” as it’s ability. The disagreement is in whether or not this text allows a player to ...
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Magic The Gathering: keyword for power at least X

I would like to know if there is a keyword that basically means 'if the creature has a power of at least X'. A friend told me there might be, but I couldn't find it. I wouldn't be surprised if I ...
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Effect of Blood Feud

Blood Feud lets two creatures fight each other. Is it similar to normal combat? As I understand it, after a combat you use up your power and toughness. If there are 3/4 and 2/2, and they combat each ...
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Overwhelming splendor ability

Does Overwhelming Splendor get rid of static abilities like flying or in cases like Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts who has protection from creatures?
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How will spells resolve MTG [duplicate]

So I have 1/2 creature, opponent uses shock to kill it, then I answer with my giant growth and opponent responds with another shock. Will my creature survive or die? which spells will resolve first. I ...
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Can resolution of an ability be used to trigger another ability?

Part of rule 117.10 says: the resolution of a spell or ability doesn’t pay another spell or ability’s cost, even if part of its effect is doing the same thing the other cost asks for. I am ...
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How can I get red mana immediately? [closed]

I am making a mana ramp deck, and I was wondering what other ways can I get 1 red other than tapping lands. I don't mind paying life or discarding that creature, like Simian Spirit Guide, but I want ...
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can the value of x change in a turn

Suppose I have a card that gives x power to a creature until end of turn, where x is the number of creature cards in the graveyard. And then I take back a creature card from my graveyard using some ...
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How do people build a Magic deck once they have a general starting point? [closed]

In most games, such as chess, Monopoly, or Puerto Rico, I buy a game set with a specified board configuration, and specific cards and pieces in specific quantities (e.g.28 title deeds, 32 houses and ...
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Meaning of and/or in Magic The Gathering [duplicate]

Mass Manipulation says: Gain control of X target creatures and/or planeswalkers. If I choose X = 1, can I target one creature and one planeswalker (having two targets in total)? Or does it mean ...
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stack with static abilities and when does a card go to the graveyard [closed]

I have been reading up on the stack and how it works, which confuses me even more in certain situations. 1) I have Sigil Captain on the battlefield. My opponent has Engineered Plague with soldier as ...
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Can you pay more life than you have? [closed]

If I have 35 life, and I have Lich's Mirror, which If you would lose the game, instead shuffle your hand, your graveyard, and all permanents you own into your library, then draw seven cards and ...
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Cards that double mana [closed]

I am looking for a card that doubles my mana. I have found Doubling Cube, but I'm not sure if it is good or not? If anyone know something better please let me know. I have a Blue Red Black Commander ...
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Do effects that give +1/+1 counters restore those counters after they're removed? [duplicate]

Say you have a creature A that gives your creatures a +1/+1 counter, and a creature B you control with that counter on it. If that counter on B is removed, does A restore the counter on the following ...
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If I Donate a Glacial Chasm, will my opponent have to sacrifice a land?

Glacial Chasm Based on feedback a few months ago from here, I'm going to use this in conjunction with Donate to 'gift' my opponent some hell! However, one question and I could easily see this going ...
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How much worse is Rare Re-drafting for the weakest player than opening a random pack? [closed]

One way of awarding prizes in Magic Tournaments is to "rare re-draft", where you take all the higher value cards that have been opened while drafting (6-8 players, 3 packs per player, approx 1 rare ...
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How is damage dealt when a creature is blocking multiple creatures?

Let's say I have a Wall of Essence and a Brave the Sands on the battlefield. My opponent has two Mardu Woe-Reapers on the battlefield. Based on Brave the Sands description I can block both Woe-Reapers,...
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Are there Magic cards that counter activated abilities?

Are there any Magic cards that nullify activated abilities? Edit: My apologies for such an easily query-able answer. I was not aware of the existence o such comprehensive databases and easily-...
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In multiplayer MTG, what happens if a player attacking you dies before combat damage is dealt? [duplicate]

What happens if a player attacking you dies by triggered ability damage before blockers were declared and combat damage is dealt? e.g.: Player 1: Life 2: Declares attackers (2x 3dmg) to Player 2. ...
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Activated ability of Golden Guardian

Can the ability of Golden Guardian be activated at any time? Say, during another player's turn or during an attacker's or blockers fast effects phase?
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Stack resolution in stack

I have a deck, and it involves Murderous Redcap, Viscera Seer, and Geralf's Messenger. I was to sacrifice the Redcap and Messenger, remove a +1/+1 counter from the Messenger using Retribution of ...
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Is older MTG Online client not supported any more?

I have both older MTG Online III (version 3.4.82.414) and the very latest MTG Online client installed. The older one fails when running both Kicker.exe or Renamer.exe since it tries to reach which ...
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I've got too many cards in my MTG deck. Which cards should I remove and how can I make a better deck? [closed]

Here's a picture of all of the cards in my deck (Azorius): https://i.imgur.com/MAFLXC5.jpg In my experience, all of my cards play really well so I don't know what to do. If I'm asking this question ...
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Can Recycle be sacrificed?

Can you sacrifice Recycle to draw cards again if another player has destroyed all lands?
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Hexproof and reflector mage [duplicate]

My Longtusk Cub is on the battlefield. On my opponent's turn he brings in Reflector Mage, targeting my cub to return my cub to my hand. I respond with Blossoming Defense to make my cub hexproof. Does ...
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Where to buy Onslaught? [closed]

I want to buy this card but have not been able to find it on Amazon or Ebay. Is there another secondary market I can find it in? Why is this card so hard to find? It's the only card I haven't been ...
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Difference between +1+1 and +1+1 counters [duplicate]

Is there a difference between creatures receiving 2, +1+1 counters and recieving +2+2. My problem is that Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord recieves +1+1. But if I also have Corpsejack Menace, would that ...
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Order of multiple triggered abilities [duplicate]

What happens if two of my creatures, have triggered abilities, which trigger on attack, in what order it resolves? For example I have on board Prognostic Sphinx and Narset, Enlightened Master, and ...
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Does Day of Judgment remove hexproof / shrouded creatures? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Wrath of God really destroy creatures with shroud? Does this: or other similar cards remove any hexproof / shrouded creatures?
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Using tap abilities after blockers have been declared [duplicate]

Alright say i have a 3/3 gutter skulk and a paragon of open grave with a tap ability of 3 (t), another target black creature you control gains deathtouch until end of turn. I declare an attack with ...
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Does monocolored hybrid mana count within that color's identity?

Is Beseech the Queen in my commander colors identity? My commander is Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief.
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Activating abilites of enchantments [duplicate]

As an example, assume I have a Grizzly Bear in play with two enchantments on it: Dragon Breath and Dizzying Gaze. Both of these enchantments grant my Grizzly Bear an ability that I can activate by ...
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Is there a rule against combining Flash with Vigilance to attack infinite times?

This might be a bit of a silly question, I'm not sure. I'm really new to magic, I've only been playing for a week. If I were to use a spell of some sort to give vigilance to a creature with flash or ...
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Questions on Incendiary Flow and Failed Inspection

Me and my friend have been arguing about these two things for a while now. Also, I’ve been learning it from him, and haven’t played it anywhere else. First, he played Incendiary Flow on my Geralf&#...
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Does Herald of Secret Streams work with +1/+0 or +0/+1 counters?

I have Herald of Secret Streams, with his ability Creatures you control with +1/+1 counters on them can't be blocked. Say I were to put +1/+0 or +0/+1 on a creature, would Herald's ability still ...
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What is the result of a combat between creatures of 3/1 and 2/2?

I don't know which one would win a 3/1 creature or a 2/2 creature, or would they both tie. I always thought they would tie.
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What is the ability Flash about?

I am having Nephalia Seakite in my deck, and it has Flash. I read from MTG Salvation that "Flash is a keyword ability which allows cards to be played at any time you could play an Instant." But I am ...
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Can Fog Bank be killed by combat damage?

Let's say I have a 4/4 Serra Angel and my opponent has defender 0/2 Fog Bank, which has Defender, flying, prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to and dealt by Fog Bank. Since my Serra Angel ...
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Magic the gathering number of cards in a hand

In the quick reference paper they say: Shuffle your deck, then draw a hand of seven cards. The player who takes the first turn won’t draw a card that turn. That means, both players will draw 7 ...
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Removing creatures from my library in game [closed]

Looking for a way to utilise Mortal Combat as a win strategy and was wondering if there are any way to get my creatures into my graveyard without self mill. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
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Can I cast instants in response to my opponent declaring blockers? [duplicate]

When my opponent declares blockers, I want to be able to kill a blocking creature (with something like Hero's Downfall) while still doing combat damage to my opponent. Is this possible?
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Question about MTG card Flamebreak [closed]

I was using Flamebreak during the MTG pc game, and I had a 5/4 without flying. I used it, and the 5/4 died! Why? It says it only deals 3 dmg to non-flying creatures.
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RAW v. RAI concerning enumerated card names [duplicate]

Let’s say I have 2 Elvish Visionaries on the battlefield. I resolve a third EV with the other two alive. The two other EVs have the card text, “When Elvish Visionary ETB, draw a card”. Will the third ...