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Questions about how enters-the-battlefield abilities and conditions work and how they interact with other features.

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Miirym, Sentinel Wyrm entering the field at the same time [duplicate]

So, I have Miirym, Sentinel Wyrm and a lot of other dragons in the Graveyard. I cast Eerie Ultimatum bringing all permanents back which cause a lot of ETB effects to go off but would Miirym, Sentinel ...
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Can a replacement effect on a permanent apply as it enters play?

Question in the title, but here's a specific example: Let's say I cast Semester's End with Lae'zel, Vlaakith's Champion and some other creatures/planeswalkers on the field. Will all the other ...
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What's with the "When ~ enters the battlefield, if it’s on the battlefield" text?

Some cards like Necromancy, Animate Dead, and Dance of the Dead have text like "When ~ enters the battlefield, if it’s on the battlefield, do something". What is the purpose of the "if ...
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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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Does a card with "put into play" trigger an "enters the battlefield" effect?

Say I have a card which says: when a horse enters the battlefield give it +1/+1 and a card that says: put two horse tokens into play Do my horse tokens get +1/+1 even though it says they are ...
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Can I get an enters-the-battlefield effect out of a second legendary before I must sacrifice it?

If I have a legendary creature out, and I make a copy of it (such as by enchanting it with Splinter Twin or making a Clone), do I get enters-the-battlefield effects from the creature before I have to ...
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If a permanent turns into a(nother) creature, has it entered the battlefield?

I was playing a game last night with a guy who was playing a new Simic Gatecrash deck, and he claimed that if he made a land into a creature, it counted as entering the battlefield, thus triggering ...
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Do creatures that enter the battlefield at the same time see each other enter?

Let's say I have Goldnight Commander on the board. He is a 2/2 that says: Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn. I ...
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When my creature enters the battlefield as a copy of another creature, will its "enters the battlefield" abilities trigger?

The card Phyrexian Metamorph says: You may have Phyrexian Metamorph enter the battlefield as a copy of any artifact or creature on the battlefield, except it's an artifact in addition to its other ...
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