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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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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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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 ...
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What Is The Optimal Innistrad Sealed Deck From This Card Pool? [closed]

This weekend I participated in a very casual Innistrad Sealed Deck event with four of my friends. Opening my packs I discovered the following pool: White Selfless Cathar Avacynian Priest Elder ...
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What happens with excess damage from a blocked creature

If you play and your opponent attacks you with a 5/5 creature, and you block with a 1/1, your creature dies, but does the extra 4 damage from the opponent just go to waste? Or does it do damage to ...
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When does the activated ability resolve?

I cast a Fiery Temper targeting Electrostatic Pummeler. My opponent then pays 6 Enery Counters so that Pummeler can be a 4/4 but I responded with triggering Dynavolt Tower dealing another 3 damage to ...
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Do I gain life if a creature I control with lifelink deals damage to another creature or player?

I control Stonehorn Chanter, which has lifelink. If Stonehorn Chanter deals damage to an opposing player, do I gain life? If Stonehorn Chanter deals damage to an opposing creature, do I gain life?
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Does Standard Type 2 Rules applies for lands? MTG [closed]

Does Standard Type 2 Cycling Rules applies for lands too? Those lands that generates two, three manas for example?
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Magic the gathering changing creature types [duplicate]

So me and a couple friends were playing a hand of MTG. While doing so, I played a card called Seraph Sanctuary which has the ability Whenever an Angel enters the battlefield under your control, you ...
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Whenever someone enchants a creature, do they “control” that creature

For example, if someone casts claustrophobia on my creature, do they control it?
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Do instants active before combat damage is dealt? [closed]

I activated Ætherize do I still receive the combat damage from the monsters
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Can I untap an attacking creature and avoid exchanging combat damage? [duplicate]

Can I untap an opponent's attacking creature with Kiora's Follower's ability, and avoid the combat damage that I would be dealt by that creature in the combat phase?
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If Nighthowler is attached as an Enchantment to a Creature, what different things can it do?

Do you add the Power and Toughness of Nighthowler to the Creature's Power and Toughness? If the Creature is tapped, while the Nighthowler is attached to it, can the Nighthowler both attack or block at ...
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If a player kills all blockers, is the damage redirected to the face? [duplicate]

After my opponent declares a blocking creature, I use an instant to deal 2 damage which kills it. Do they take combat damage to the face?
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Do I need mana in my mana pool to summon a creature card? [closed]

Is there a limit to how many creatures I can summon in a turn?
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Can I use a card from Eighth Edition in Modern Format? [duplicate]

If I'm playing Modern Format, can I use an Eighth Edition Air Elemental?
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Looking for a specific playmat [closed]

I was at the prerelease this weekend and someone had a mat that a friend of mine mentioned that he wanted. I tried some googling, but didn't have much success and was hoping someone here might ...
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can you give me a website that has a list of prices for old mtg cards? [duplicate]

I have a lot of magic cards from year 2009-2000 and i want to sell them but i dont know which one of my cards have value but i dont know if there is a website that has a list of old mtg cards that ...
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Multiple permanents entering the battlefield simultaneously and “Enter the Battlefield” effects [duplicate]

There are many cards that can put multiple permanents onto the battlefield simultaneously, such as Scapeshift, Living Death, or Pyxis of Pandemonium. How do these interact with the following types of ...
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I have been out of the MTG loop for the past year and i'm wondering how I can get back in [closed]

I picked up MTG around the start or mid last year. I purchased a Rakdos intro deck, and was pleased with it. I pushed some friends into MTG as well and they as well got a deck. For Christmas last year,...
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What is the expansion symbol of Face the Hydra set?

What is the expansion symbol from the Face the Hydra set?
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MTG Emrakul like cards [closed]

What are good cards like Emrakul, the Aeons Torn that are good for a green-black deck that revolves around Deathrender?
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Why people have to play every card and do the longest combo before closing? [closed]

So usually when I get to low HP and have no cards to fight, I pass the turn so that the opponent can finish me off. But 99% of the times they have to play every card they can and just waste time with ...
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Do I have to spend 4 mana on Nissa, Steward of Elements to put 1 counter on her?

Do I have to cast Nissa, Steward of Elements for 4 mana in order to put 1 loyalty counter on her?
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Why does rule 608.2b counter Last Word, when Last Word can't be countered? [duplicate]

After reading Can uncounterable spells still be countered somehow?, I am confused by a conflict between two of Magic's rules. At risk of being labelled a duplicate, I want to cover this edge case in ...
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How to calculate devotion in specific situations

I am trying to calculate my devotion to blue and I am unsure how much to count for these situations: What is the devotion to blue from a Awoken Horror (flipped Thing in the Ice) one? Does a suspended ...
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How does first strike work with multiple blockers? [closed]

I have an Edgar Markov that is currently attacking as a 10/10. My opponent assigns four creatures with a total of 20 power to block it. Does Edgar kill all of those blockers or does he only kill two ...
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Can you respond to a mandatory action loop?

I was thinking about triggered abilities that form a mandatory loop. For example, an opponent loses a life which triggers the enchantment 'Exquisite Blood' causing you to gain a life which triggers ...
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exiling cards from graveyard. can each trigger for multiple cards in play [closed]

if i have multiple cards in play with activated abilities involving exiling cards from my graveyard can each exiled card activate for each of my cards in play? card gets +1+1 for each card exiled and ...
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Ulamog, the ceaseless hunger and strionic resonator combo [closed]

Let's assume Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger's ability gets copied to a differently named card. When Ulamog is the only attacking creature, will the total number of exiled cards be 20 or 40? Because of ...
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Consequences of killing a blocking creature

I've not been playing for years, so I'm a bit rusty. A creature attacks, it is blocked, and the blocked creature gets shocked. What happens now? As far as I know, the attacking creature is now ...
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Do players have to get priority the same number of times? [duplicate]

I have a question regarding priority. Do players have to get it the same numbers of time during a step? I mean, for example, it's my turn, after declaring blockers, I get priority and decide to cast a ...
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Magic the gathering deck foundation [duplicate]

I have 800 cards dated between 2004 up to 2011.... Is it cool to to build a deck from a variety of sets? Trying to get into mtg and need a boost of knowledge.
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When playing with Unstable cards when and by whom the distance metrics is chosen?

I know this question might sound crazy but as defined on card Just Desserts the π is equal to the ratio of (let's suppose unit) circle's circumference to its diameter. But nowhere is specified how the ...
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Extreme price on a MTG card [closed]

I was at a store and I saw this I was looking around the price and in tcgplayer says its 16 cents. How can it be 1k that card?
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What Are Guilds of Ravnica Guild Kits?

What is a Guilds of Ravnica guild kit? Are they legal to use? What's special about them over other preconstructed product?
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Can you cast a card with Madness multiple times when it is discarded? [closed]

If a card has madness and I have discarded it to exile, can I cast it multiple times or only once?
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Where can I play magic in Berlin? [closed]

I am in Berlin right now. Does anybody knows some good pub, where it is possible to play Magic: The Gathering?
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Are blue/red cards blue and red, for preventing damage by protection circles?

If my opponent attacks with a Niv-Mizzet, can I prevent the damage with a Circle of Protection: Blue?
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Put two +1/+1 counters and -1/-1

What does it mean when some creatures put two +1/+1 counters onto another creature? Does that mean a) target 3/3 creature becomes 5/5 or b) the creature is now 1/1 + 1/1 + 3/3 and the enemy has to ...
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Does splicing change the target of a spell [closed]

I cast an instant and my opponent casts a counter and I splice an additional spell to my original instant does this prevent the counter.
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Does Day of Judgment destroy my own creatures, too?

I have read all the other questions on the card Day Of Judgment, but none of them state if the card destroys all the creatures on my battlefield. So, in Magic, The Gathering does the card Day Of ...