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Commander (aka Elder Dragon Highlander or EDH) is a Magic:The Gathering variant which emphasises social interactions, interesting games, and creative deck building. Its primary characteristic is that decks are centered about a Legendary Creature as the Commander. Please also tag these questions with [magic-the-gathering].

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Can Riveteers Overlook go in a red and black Commander deck?

Can I include Riveteers Overlook (or other similar cards) in a Commander deck with a red and black Commander? I know the rules regarding color identity, but Riveteers Overlook specifically names ...
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Looking to protect enchantment in Mono Black

I recently aquired the Necron precon commander deck. Played it a couple of times, works pretty great out of the box. One of the better cards in the deck is Out of the Tombs. Really gives a great edge ...
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Can Word of Command be used to cast a sorcery at instant speed?

In a Commander game I cast my commander Chainer, Dementia Master. With Chainer on the stack, my opponent responds by casting Word of Command. In my hand they see Toxic Deluge and target that card ...
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Does Rith, the Awakener count only permanents I own?

Does Rith, the Awakener count only permanents I own, or should I count my opponents permanents too?
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Why is Magic Online saying I have off color cards even though I don’t?

I’m trying to make a Commander deck using Rona, Sheoldred's Faithful as my Commander but Magic Online won’t let me use it because I have off color cards. I’ve looked through the deck list 5 times ...
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How are requirements addressed during declared as attackers?

I'm making a Voltron commander with, Khârn the Betrayer at the helm for some flavorful Khorne gameplay. The main objective to to pass the commander, Khârn, around and watch as people are forced ...
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Does taking somebody's Commander phase that player out?

What does happen to the person if I take their Commander does the person phase out of the game for two turns? Because I thought I read it a couple months ago about that just not sure
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If Pitiless Pontiff sacrifices Piru, the Volatile, does it get indestructible?

If Pitiless Pontiff sacrifices Piru, the Volatile, does it get indestructible before getting killed by Piru?
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What happens to The Mightstone and Weakstone if I meld it with Urza, Lord Protector and he dies as my commander? [duplicate]

I am playing a game of commander with Urza, Lord Protector as my commander. I have played The Mightstone and Weakstone and melded them with Urza, who is now a planeswalker. Urza then dies. I choose to ...
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If a creature would die from an equipment unattaching, does that creature die with the effects of the equipment?

Grafted Wargear states: Equipped creature gets +3/+2 and whenever Grafted Wargear becomes unattached from a creature, sacrifice that creature. If I have Grafted Wargear attached to a 1/1 creature and ...
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If Drach’Nyen exiles a commander and it is put into command zone, does it still get bonus power?

If Drach'Nyen exiles a commander and it is put into command zone, does it still get bonus power? I think it is the same as with Mimic vat and it only gives menace then?
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With the new rulings is It That Betrays able to take an enemy's Commander?

I've been looking it up and back in 2016 it says that you can't because when it goes to the graveyard the player can change it to go to the command zone and because they change where it goes it can't ...
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Does Pyxis of Pandemonium trigger Pact Boon?

Player A has a Pyxis of Pandemonium. Player B has Prosper, Tome-Bound as a commander. Would the second ability of Pyxis trigger Pact Boon on Prosper Tome Bound?
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How do Faceless One and The Prismatic Piper work?

Faceless One and The Prismatic Piper are both legendary creatures (and in one case also a background) with the following ability: If CARDNAME is your commander, choose a color before the game begins. ...
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What are the best ways to tutor artifacts in mono red

I've recently built a Jaya Ballard, Task Mage EDH deck, based around stacking Jaya with equipments get the most advantage out of her burn effects. I'm having a hard time finding cards that let me find ...
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When a creature attacks you versus tapped and attacking rules

I have Hissing Miasma on the battlefield and my opponent has Kaalia of the Vast and attacks me and puts a Serra Angel tapped and attacking me off the trigger. Does my opponent lose 1 life for the one ...
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Sleeper agent and Etrata the silencer

If I play Sleeper Agent, my opponent gains control of it, and I exile it with a hit counter from Etrata, the Silencer, would it count towards the creatures they own with hit counters?
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How does Myrkul, Lord of Bones interact with Feign Death

Myrkul, Lord of Bones says: Whenever another nontoken creature you control dies, you may exile it. If you do, create a token that's a copy of that card, except it's an enchantment and loses all other ...
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MTG: Transform cards & Reanimator effects

I'm building a Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker deck, and I want to include Ecstatic Awakener in it. Would an Awoken Demon (the other side of Ecstatic Awakener) hit the graveyard as Ecstatic Awakener, ...
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Myrkul + Palisade Giant how does it work?

I was going through my cards as I worked on a Myrkul, Lord of Bones commander deck and saw my Palisade Giant. Does the giant's effect: All damage that would be dealt to you and other permanents you ...
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Alaundo the Seer removing multiple last time counters at the same time

Suppose that I have 2 or more spells in exile with exactly 1 time counter on each of them. I activate Alaundo the Seer's ability to "remove a time counter from each other card you own in exile&...
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What blue and/or black options exist for moving +1/+1 counters?

I am making a Szadek, Lord of Secrets deck, and I am looking for cards that can move +1/+1 (or similar) counters from one of my creatures to him. For instance, if I have a bunch of +1/+1 counters on ...
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If a commander is phased out, do I still controll it?

If a commander is phased out, do I still control it? For instance, do I get the extra part of Jeska's will, if my commander is in oubliette?
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When exactly do I get to return my Commander to the Command Zone after it goes to the Graveyard?

If my Commander on the field dies, and I send it to the Graveyard, its death becomes a state-based action. My question is, since a Commander has the chance to be returned to the Command Zone from the ...
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Can a commander sent to the graveyard be brought back by a sorcery or instant card or ability without costing mana? [closed]

Can a commander sent to the graveyard be brought back by a sorcery or instant card or ability without costing mana? I know I can put it in the command-zone. But does that mean I can get it back out of ...
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What do we do when we accidentally block an "unblockable" creature?

While playing a game of Commander, I attacked with Ainok Bond-Kin and activated the ability of Rogue's Passage {4}, {T}: Target creature can't be blocked this turn targeting Ainok before the ...
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How do cost reducers affect costs that include XX?

How does Mass Manipulation work with Hinata, Dawn-Crowned? How does the mana reducing ability interact with the XXUUUU mana cost?
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Does Kira negate exploit?

I am making a Kira, Great Glass-Spinner EDH deck and had a quick question. If I run a creature with an exploit ability (for example: Profaner of the Dead) where I have to sacrifice a creature to pull ...
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Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist with reconfigure

I was curious what would happen if I tried to attach an equipped with reconfigure (like The Reality Chip) to a creature using the trigger from Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist. Would it attach since it ...
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Terror of the peaks with double myriad triggers in EDH

I'm currently brewing an EDH Wulfgar of Icewind Dale Deck. I want to include both Terror of the Peaks and Blade of Selves. Now let's assume the following board state: I have my Wulfgar of Icewind Dale ...
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Does Karn Liberated's Ultimate allow you to change your Commander

After reading the answers to this question, a thought popped into my mind: if Karn Liberated's ultimate restarts the game, and declaring one of the Legendary Creatures in your deck as a Commander is a ...
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How to protect a card from RL damage (scratches, bends, cracks) and still play them?

I playing MTG for 17 years now. At first, I tried to protect my cards with simple thin sleeves and create/modify my deck without even considering the RL price of my cards. Now I play EDH mostly. I ...
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Can I produce off-color mana and activate off-color abilities outside my commander's identity?

Can a commander deck use abilities of creatures or spells, and generate mana that are not part of the commander's color identity? For example, if my commander has only black in its color identity, can ...
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Weird Lich and Laboratory Maniac situation, who wins?

In a Commander game I cast Lich + Sudden Substitution and swapped Lich for one of my opponents' creatures, giving him 0 life. My opponent plays Laboratory Maniac and proceeds to make us both draw our ...
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Ancient Greenwarden and Simic Growth Chamber

If I have Ancient Greenwarden on the field and I play Simic Growth Chamber, since Greenwarden's third ability isn't a may it means that Chambers ETB goes on the stack twice. My question is if I can ...
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Can you shoot Terror of the Peaks when it enters with a bunch of dragons, to avoid the damage?

On a recent edh game a player was returning all the dragons from his graveyard to play. One of those dragons was Terror of the Peaks, so other dragons would trigger him. All of them enter at the same ...
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Are there any artifacts that tap for white, blue or black mana?

I'm looking for artifacts similar to the crystals from the Ikoria set (e.g. Indatha Crystal) or the banners (e.g. Abzan Banner), but instead that produce white, blue or black mana. I'm not opposed to ...
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Does this Teshar combo (listed #1 on EDHREC) really work?

In the EDHREC page for Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle, there is a list of combos recommended for him as a commander. The top combo shown features these four cards: Blasting Station Myr Retriever ...
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Question about Untapping Creatures with Abilities

I’m pretty new to magic and whenever I think I know what’s going on I usually don’t. Here is the situation thanks in advance! Assuming a card like Jokulmorder comes into play and has the text: “comes ...
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Can Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice be used to name two cards for Phyrexian Revoker? Or for Stuffy Doll?

I have Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice as my commander for a deck I'm building. And looking over Phyrexian Revoker I wondered if I could copy its ability and name a second card as it comes down to lock ...
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Does it make sense to include cards from Commander decks to your main deck when playing "kitchen table magic"? [closed]

Well I don't know if cards in commander decks could be found in standard decks/sets or not but if not then there are cards in the commander decks that great to include them in your main deck that ...
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How do I address the power creep in my pod when I can't afford to keep up? (MTG)

About a year ago, a friend introduced me to MTG Arena. I played very often over the course of the pandemic and as a result have gotten pretty into Magic. My friend has been playing for three or four ...
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“Repeat this process” infinite loop rulings

I am theory crafting a deck for the new legendary planeswalkers/commander Grist, the Hunger Tide and I was wondering how his first ability works in an infinite loop. The scenario occurs when I force ...
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Does Silence stop working in the Cleanup step, allowing more spells to cast in the same turn when discard triggers effects?

In a recent CEDH game of Playing With Power MTG, one player played Silence during the turn of a The Gitrog Monster player. The Gitrog player then uses the Dredgmooor combo in his endstep and ...
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Jeskai cards that will let me draw off of either scrying or spell cast or creature entering the battlefield?

I have just finished a rough deck using Gnostro, Voice of the Crags as the commander. The deck works by using Emissary's Ploy (choosing 1) to cast the deck's creatures(most of which are 1-drops) ...
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Using Commander Abilities from the Command Zone

So I have Horde of Notions and I am wondering if I can use it's mana cost ability from the commander zone. The ability which by paying one of each color, I can bring a Elemental from the graveyard to ...
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Can Ghired, Conclave Exile and Helm of the Host go infinite?

So in a Commander match a buddy threw down Helm of the Host and Ghired, Conclave Exile. He attached the equipment to his Commander and swung out. Given the cards' rules texts, what goes onto/off of ...
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Can I activate Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar on the battlefield?

Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar's activated ability doesn't require having to declare any targets, and it only cost {1}{G} and returning two lands to hand. The ability doesn't say Multani has to be in ...
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Can you stop all attacks with Pramikon and Helm of the host?

If I have Pramikon, Sky Rampart out and attach a Helm of the Host to it, would it allow a new copy to enter, allowing me to choose the opposite direction from my original Pramikon? If so would that ...
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Maximum number of parties in MTG

Apologies if this has been answered, but How many parties can you have in MTG? I’m aware that a party consists of 0-4 so cleric, rogue, wizard and warrior. But if I have a full party and say another 4 ...

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