Questions tagged [mtg-arena]

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Should trample damage get through a creature with protection from the attacker? [duplicate]

I had the below scenario happen while playing MTG Arena. I have a 1/1 soldier token. I have given it protection from Red, by sacrificing an Alseid of Life's Bounty. My opponent has a Rimrock ...
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An exiled planeswalker returned with loyalty higher than printed in Arena

In Arena, I exiled enemy's Teferi, Hero of Dominaria using Banishing Light. Some time later Banishing Light was destroyed and Teferi returned to play. It had immediately 8 loyalty. What allows this? I ...
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Isn't Wall of Runes a Rune card?

I played Runed Crown on MTG Arena, and tried to select Wall of Runes, but wasn't able. Isn't it a Rune card? So which cards are?
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MTG protection from color in multiple card multicolored scenario

I just played a game of MTG Arena where Questing Beast attacked while I declared my Linden, the Steadfast Queen as a blocker. I sacrificed my Alseid of Life's Bounty and gave Linden, the Steadfast ...
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Do Lands count as permanents? Did I find a bug in Magic Arena?

I played a match with Chromatic Orrery on the battlefield. I had no creatures, no enchantments or anything else on the field but around 10 Lands of 7 different types. 7 mixed and 2 single colors and ...
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MTG Arena: Enter battlefield ability denied by killing the creature causing it?

I played Acquisitions Expert in MTG Arena. My opponent reacted with Stomp adventure of Bonecrusher Giant and killed the Acquisitions Expert. Even though I saw my Acquisitions Expert's ability still ...
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MTG Arena: Current shuffler (and matchmaker) functionality and rules [closed]

Bit on a rant intro, not necessary to understand the question. There is a heated debate between Arena players if (not) is the card shuffler (and matchmaker) rigged. I myself experienced very strange ...
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MTG: Yorion, Sky Nomad played into Yorion, Sky Nomad

I've been playing MTG Arena and played a game where my opponent played Yorion, Sky Nomad when another copy was already in game. If I'm correct, he chose to keep the copy which was already in the play ...
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Are you required to search your deck when playing a search card?

I had a miss click while playing arena and played a search card and it automatically showed me my deck. In the paper magic could you play a search card and choose not to look at your deck if you had ...
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Is Ashaya still a land while enchanted with Kenrith's Transformation?

Ashaya, Soul of the Wild has a static ability that turns all of your creatures into Forest lands. Kenrith's Transformation turns enchanted creature into a 3/3 Elk creature with no abilities. My ...
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Why don't I get an chance to respond to the Extinction Event choice?

Extinction Event reads Choose odd or even. Exile each creature with converted mana cost of the chosen value. Why can't I respond to my opponent's choice of odd/even, for example by activating my ...
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Why didn't Crawling Barrens grow larger when mutated with my Gemrazer?

My turn on M:tG Arena. I've got my Crawling Barrens as a 12/12 creature due to twelve 1/1 counters. Then I mutated a Gemrazer over it (aka "above"). The Crawling Barrens stayed 12/12. After ...
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MTG reactive play denied in MTG Arena

I played MTG Arena today and I attacked with Zulaport Duelist on which my opponent reacted with Stomp adventure of Bonecrusher Giant and instead of letting me change my Duelist for Zareth it simply ...
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Why does a blocking 1/1 creature with double strike kill a 3/2 creature?

I was playing MTG Arena and had a 3/2 creature get blocked by a 1/1 creature with double strike. What I thought would happen: First strike: Attacker down to 3/1 (but still alive) Normal combat: ...
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How competitive are MTG Arena qualifier events?

I finished last season ranked mythic on MTG Arena. I wasn't paying attention to the season, had no idea something was up, and was simply playing for fun (like, if I'd known what was at stake and was ...
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What happens if I tap a creature in response to Tolarian Kraken's ability?

Tolarian Kraken says: Whenever you draw a card, you may pay {1}. When you do, you may tap or untap target creature. Let's say I pay {1} and target my opponent's Merfolk Looter with this ability. ...
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If a Devotion God had a tap ability, would it be able to tap on the turn it came in if you didn't have enough devotion?

If a Theros God that requires a certain Devotion enters the battlefield where you do not have enough devotion to fulfill the requirement to make it a creature does it still have summoning sickness for ...
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Can I freeze a tapped creature? [duplicate]

Suppose I have a Sharktocrab and my opponent has a Cavalier of Thorns in play. They attack with the Cavalier, and it becomes tapped. On my turn, I Adapt my Sharktocrab, putting a +1/+1 counter on it ...
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Arena, Triumphant surge without legal target

Just playing Arena using the Workshop:Heroes of Theros - Devotion deck. I tried to cast Triumphant Surge when there was only my Transcendent Envoy on the battlefield. The Triumphant Surge just hung ...
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When will Arena's Workshop: Uncharted Paths be held?

In MTG Arena: State of the Game — February 2020, Wizards introduced a three-part workshop series: Power and Glory, Heroes of Theros, and Uncharted Paths. I see on the Arena events calendar that Power ...
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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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Why does Dryad of the Ilysian Grove grant all basic land types even if it loses all abilities?

I got my Dryad of the Ilysian Grove turned into a fish on an Arena draft. It's supposed to "lose all abilities", but I could see that the Dryad was still allowing me to get mana from any color. Isn't ...
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Multiple copies of planeswalkers

I thought planeswalkers are legendary permanents and thus subject to the legend rule. While playing on Arena my opponent played three copies of Gideon Blackblade from their hand. Does this card become ...
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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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Atemsis, All-Seeing and Mask of Immolation interaction

Does sacrificing Atemsis, All-Seeing equipped with Mask of Immolation trigger Atemsis' second ability, or does it not trigger because Atemsis left the battlefield already? Atemsis' second ability: ...
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Countering an uncounterable spell, triggers, and state-based actions

So I just played a game in Arena where my opponent was at 4 life, I had 1 card left in my deck (after drawing my card for the turn), and they had two copies of Drowned Secrets on the battlefield. I ...
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Does equipping an equipment go on the stack?

Say we're in a game of MTG Commander/EDH. I already have Lightning Greaves on the battefield from the previous turn. I begin my main phase and I play my commander (Let's say it has no abilities or ...
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How can I reorder triggered abilities in Arena?

Suppose I have Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma and Bishop of Binding in play. When my creatures attack, I want the Bishop's ability to resolve first (targetting himself), so that he's big enough to get ...
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How do I tune my magic arena (MTGA) deck for 3 lands in my opening hand, under the new mulligan rule and selection algorithm?

Is it 22 lands? Did I understand the algorithm correctly and did I draw the correct conclusions, or am I getting it wrong? From what I have read, the arena algorithm takes 2 virtual copies of your ...
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In MTG Arena, does your “rank” affect what cards you can draft?

In Ranked Draft, does your own "rank", such as Bronze Tier 3, affect the general "quality" of the cards you can draft!? If you're only Bronze, most of the cards you can draft is only Common and ...
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Can I make Vitu-Ghazi Indestructible with Nissa's Emblem?

If I used a Nissa, Who Shakes the World -8 Emblem in conjunction with an Awakening of Vitu-Ghazi, could I make Vitu-Ghazi indestructible in a sense that a creature is indestructible?
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Could I play forever with this loop combination? [duplicate]

Let it be my main phase: I got Omniscience on the field and one Clear the Mind in my graveyard and another one in my hand. Could I then play forever? Because I would never run out of cards, so these ...
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Sacrifice blocking creature before damage is dealt no longer working (MtG Arena)?

So the following happened to me just now in MtG Arena. I declared a Dauntless Bodyguard as blocker for a creature and then sacrificed it before damage was dealt. As I'm used to in tabletop magic, this ...
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How to view cards in the stack below the top card in MTG Arena?

Fairly often in MTG Arena, my opponent will cast a spell that triggers effects that go on top of the original spell in the stack. How can I see the full text of the original spell or anything else ...
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MTG: Arena. Is there any way to use packs other than open them?

I was expecting there to be someway to Draft with the packs I have, but I can't find anyway to do that. Is there ANYTHING that I can do with packs other than open them and claim the cards. If not, ...
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How to get the best value out of gold and gems in MTG Arena?

I'm grinding MTG Arena pretty hard and managed to get my hands on 2-3 top tier decks by now (while still holding some wildcards). Up to now i just played Ranked Games to get the daily challenges done....
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Unbreakable Formation vs. Cry of the Carnarium

My opponent played Cry of the Carnarium in MTG Arena. I immediately played Unbreakable Formation after. The intended result was for my creatures to not die or get exiled, but they did. Shouldn't ...
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Under which controller does a stolen permanent come into play after being exiled?

Here's what I did on MTG Arena: Opponent exiles my The Immortal Sun with Hostage Taker, then plays it. On my turn, I cast Ixalan's Binding targeting Immortal Sun, and then Demystify my own Ixalan'...
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MTG Arena - casting during opponent's upkeep

In MTG Arena, I keep trying to set a stop after my turn so that I can cast during my opponent's upkeep, but it always appears to skip right into their main phase. It's been a while since I played ...
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Can a player tap lands for mana, in response to Elder Deep-Fiend tapping those lands at the beginning of the turn?

I have Elder Deep-Fiend, a creature which has flash and allows me to sacrifice another creature towards the cost of its mana. When the creature is played, it allows me to tap 4 target permanents. I ...
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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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Can't cast an instant after my opponent declares attackers in Arena

If I have an instant that gives a creature +1/+7 (Aegis of the Heavens) until end of turn, I should be able to cast this after my opponent declares their attackers, right? Because the game hasn't been ...
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If I block my opponent's Ornery Goblin with my Ornery Goblin, whose Goblin dies?

Recently this situation happened to me on Magic: Arena. My opponent attacked with Ornery Goblin, and I blocked with my own Ornery Goblin. Surprisingly, my Goblin died while his did not. I don't ...
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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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End-of-the-turn casting in Magic Arena

I'm playing Magic Arena after quite a long time away from Magic. I still remember how to play but there's something that's keeping me confused about the priority system. When I'm passing the turn, ...