Questions tagged [mtg-priority]

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MTG: creature and enchantment triggered to opposite effects

The situation is my Mortus Strider has been enchanted with Unholy Indenture. The creature has when it dies, return it to his owner’s hand The enchantment says When enchanted creature dies, ...
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Is there any way my opponent can prevent me from winning in this situation?

I have Judith, the Scourge Diva and Footlight Fiend in play, and have 1 life; my opponent has Dreadhorde Butcher and 2 life. They swing with the Butcher, I block with the Fiend, and they both die. At ...
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Activated effects after combat damage

I am looking for some rules clarification on the sub steps during attacks. Q1a- I am told that Reconnaissance can be used AFTER combat damage has been dealt to an opponent, thus granting your ...
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Can you give an example why the active player wants to have priority in Beginning of Combat first?

I've read this article published on blogs.magicjudges.org explaining the combat shortcut which is about (contrary to the normal proceeding) the Not Active Player (NAP) receiving priority prior to the ...
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Rules of MTG Dive Down and spells priority

I'm playing MTGArena and I have one issue with the Dive Down spell. I have a Guttersnipe on battlefield, then my opponent cast Lightning Strike on it. I cast Dive down on Guttersnipe. And then my ...
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MTG Trapjaw Tyrant vs Butcher of Malakir and tokens

I have a question about interaction between Trapjaw Tyrant's enrage ability and Butcher of Malakir's sacrifice ability. I was playing a multiplayer EDH game with friends and one of them had the ...
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How does Hive Mind work with Counterspell in a multiplayer game?

I have a Hive Mind in play, it is my turn and I cast Wheel of Fortune (I win if my opponents don't have an answer and at least 2 of the copies resolve) everybody gets a copy, then the person in the ...
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What are the uses of holding priority?

I've recently learned about holding the priority after playing a spell or ability. I understand this can be used for beneficial effects affecting your own spells, for instance copying your own ...
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Can I have priority passed back to me during spell resolution, so that I can do more with my own spell?

So, this is a basic question, but I want to make sure I'm getting this right. Suppose I have a Lightning Bolt and a Twincast, and I want to bolt my opponent twice. I know that to do so I can do the ...
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Casting a creature and hexproofing

If I play Krenko, Mob Boss and retain priority and cast Swiftfoot Boots on Krenko Mob Boss and at the same time my opponent casts Unsummon on Krenko Mob Boss, will my creature be safe or will he be ...
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Does priority matter in Magic?

When does priority actually matter in magic? I have been playing Magic since Time Spiral and have never once seen the rules for priority matter. I've never heard a question from a player about a ...
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When is my earliest opportunity to destroy a creature I couldn't counter?

My friend has been playing a sliver commander deck and uses Root Sliver which is a thorn in the side of my control. Lets say I have an instant in my had that can destroy the Root Sliver and a counter ...