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No, it won't. Dies is a term with a very specific meaning: it means to be put in the graveyard from the battlefield. If it is put there from your hand, the ability won't trigger. 700.4. The term dies means “is put into a graveyard from the battlefield.”


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No, the Shock will not deal damage if the target gains hexproof in response. The reason is that target validity is checked both while you are casting the spell and as the spell starts to resolve. If the target becomes invalid, say by gaining hexproof, before the spell resolves, the spell will not do anything to that target, and if all of the targets are ...


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There's a clear boundary between the two types of cards (one having a 'lasting' effect, the other a 'momentary' effect), and as far as I can see that's intentional. In the history of Magic: The Gathering, a handful of instant/sorcery cards with transform and/or manifest have been printed, and with some other cards it would be possible to make permanents of ...


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The oldest reference I can find for this kind of usage of the term "dork" is an event coverage article on the Wizards website apparently dated January 1, 2000. It contains this description: "dorks" - creatures that are "ok" but not "savage" This may be establishing the use of this word in this way, or it may just be explaining the usage. The oldest ...


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On Gatherer, Yarok has the following ruling: If you somehow control two Yaroks, a permanent entering the battlefield causes abilities to trigger three times, not four. A third Yarok causes abilities to trigger four times, a fourth causes abilities to trigger five times, and so on. So, a tenth Yarok causes abilities to trigger eleven times.


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It's not "immediately after" at all. Between the bolt resolving and the strength resolving, the game goes through a whole bunch of steps that are usually glossed over in casual play. Abilities that triggered during the resolution of the bolt (e.g. "Whenever this creature is dealt damage") are put on the stack. Abilities that triggered from putting these on ...


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It's not possible, but it almost was. In 2001, Wizards added this bit of errata: The creature type of the tokens created by Splintering Wind has changed from Splinter to Sprite to prevent an unintended and strange interaction with the Splinter sorcery. They don't say what the interaction actually is, but there's a good chance that it was related to the ...


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No, the shock he used there will not deal damage to the troll. As murgatroid99 said, spells check if their targets are valid both when they are cast and when they resolve. Responding to your cast with hexproof puts his hexproof on top of your shock, so that resolves first, gives the troll hexproof, and makes it an illegal target when Shock tries to resolve. ...


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I think the definition of a dork can be beneficial in our attempt to dissect the language usage. dork NOUN North American informal A contemptible, socially inept person. Often the imagery conquered up is that a dork is a creature to inept to attack, but still useful in other ways. A mana dork is a variation on this theme being an inept creature that ...


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Sort of, but not really. As Glorfindel said, not currently. However, this card was very recently shown at a MtG event where packs contained experimental/prototype cards. It does exactly what you're looking for. Speculation: If they're testing out gameplay of this mechanic, they may be considering releasing something officially that does something like that....


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