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There is exactly one card with the {Z} symbol: The Ultimate Nightmare of Wizards of the Coast® Customer Service. It is a silver bordered card from Unglued, and is not legal in regular play. On this card, Z functions exactly the same way X normally does, and the different letter merely serves to distinguish it from the X and Y already present on the ...


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The order of events in this case is as follows: Prosperity resolves Resolve the text on the card in its entirety, so each player draws X cards. Jace's Erasure's ability is triggered once for each card drawn, but we wait until the resolution of Prosperity is complete before putting the triggers on the stack. The triggered abilities of Jace's Erasure resolve ...


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From a ruling on Gatherer: If there is no exiled card (perhaps because the exiled permanent was a token or was a commander that moved to the command zone in the Commander variant), Ixalan’s Binding won’t stop players from casting spells. If you cast the card from exile using Ashiok then there is no more exiled card. Therefore, your opponent can ...


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Unfortunately that plan does not work. The "Declare Blockers" step only happens once during combat, and all your blockers must be declared at the same time at the beginning of that step. So if you declare one blocker and then move on to the part of the step where you can activate the sacrifice ability, it is too late to go back and declare another blocker ...


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They will now be able to cast Rampaging Baloths again. Ixalan's Binding has linked abilities on it; and in order for the second ability to do anything, the card exiled by the first ability must still be in exile. Linked Abilities 607.2a If an object has an activated or triggered ability printed on it that instructs a player to exile one or ...


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Yes, Alms Collector will replace Explosion's draw effect, for the reason you mentioned. The exact order of events is like this: Explosion starts resolving. Explosion deals 4 damage to Alms Collector. Your opponent would draw 4 cards as the result of Explosion's second instruction, but Alms Collector replaces that effect. Instead, you and your opponent each ...


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You are correct; you will still get the replacement effect. State based actions will not be checked until after Explosion fully resolves. So while Explosion is resolving, Alms Collector will have 4 damage, but it (and its static ability) will still be around. When Alms Collector has your opponent draw 4 cards, that effect will be replaced by you and your ...


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No, there is no interaction. Emissary of Grudges can change a target, but the Annihilator ability does not target. "Target" has a specific meaning in Magic. If an ability does not specifically include the word "target" somewhere, then there is no target for Emissary to change. 115.10a Just because an object or player is being affected by a spell or ...


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Yes, you can cast Emry this way. As you are casting a spell, you have an opportunity after you calculate the final cost but before you pay the cost to activate mana abilities. If you activate the Gilded Goose's last ability at that time, then the Food token gets factored in to the calculation of Emry's cost and you get the mana from sacrificing it to spend ...


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Player C has no access to Player A's secret choice and cannot activate the ability. We can see this reflected in a ruling on Emissary of Grudges: If you didn’t choose an opponent when Emissary of Grudges entered the battlefield, you can’t pay the cost to activate its last ability. This will usually happen because you gained control of another player’s ...


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You get one more trigger for each Teysa Karlov you have. So if you have 2 Teysa Karlov, you get 3 triggers. From the Rulings on the Gatherer page: 1/25/2019 — If you somehow control two Teysas, a creature dying causes abilities to trigger three times, not four. A third Teysa causes abilities to trigger four times, a fourth causes abilities to trigger ...


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No, Emissary of Grudges does not interact with Annihilator. Annihilator does not target a player, it just affects the defending player, which is the player that the creature attacked. The full definition of Annihilator is in rule 702.85a: Annihilator is a triggered ability. “Annihilator N” means “Whenever this creature attacks, defending player ...


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According to this MTG Salvation forum post, the very first EDH ban list that applied to the very first decks that were played in the format is as follows: Collector's Edition, "Promotional cards", poker cards and silver-bordered cards are banned. (I'm assuming poker cards are the 52-card, Magic-backed standard playing-card decks given to early DCI members....


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You can't activate Thallid Soothsayer's ability until you gain priority. Looking at the Declare Blockers step here, the first mention of priority is "509.4. Fourth, the active player gets priority. (See rule 117, “Timing and Priority.”)" This occurs after blockers have been declared, and well after "509.1h An attacking creature with one or more creatures ...


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Yes, you have several opportunities to cast spells and activate abilities during the combat phase. The combat phase is divided into several steps: 506.1. The combat phase has five steps, which proceed in order: beginning of combat, declare attackers, declare blockers, combat damage, and end of combat. The declare blockers and combat damage steps are ...


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Yes, you can morph anytime you could cast a spell or activate an ability. Once a creature has been declared as an attacker, it remains an attacker even if it gains defender afterwards. You may morph whenever you could cast a spell or activate an ability: 702.36e Any time you have priority, you may turn a face-down permanent you control with a morph ...


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I know this is very late, but I felt since no one else had said this, I should. In addition to the top posters scenario, the ruling also seems to make it clear that if you are in a game with multiple opponents and your creatures deal damage to more than one opponent. For example, if none of your creatures have first strike, and in the single combat step ...


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1. Suppose the second Chapter ability triggers twice, perhaps through clockspinning, and that I name the same card both times. Later, the third Chapter ability triggers and cast a spell with the chosen name. Do I draw two cards or four? 2. Same setup as question 1, except I choose different names. Later, the third Chapter ability triggers again. How ...


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Additionally to the answers already given, a card that doesn't say "target", doesn't target anything (although there are cards and abilities that "target" implicitly, for example Aura spells and Equip abilities). From the rules: 115.1d A triggered ability is targeted if it identifies something it will affect by using the phrase “target [something],” ...


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Wikipedia has a Garbage time article that defines it as follows: Garbage time is a term used to refer to the period toward the end of a timed sports competition that has become a blowout when the outcome of the game has already been decided, and the coaches of one or both teams will decide to replace their best players with substitutes. This serves to ...


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https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Declare_attackers_step 508.1. First, the active player declares attackers.508.1m Any abilities that trigger on attackers being declared trigger. You declare Bruna as an attacker in 508.1, which causes the "Whenever Bruna, Light of Alabaster attacks or blocks, you may attach to it any number of Auras ..." ability to trigger in ...


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You are correct on both accounts. Of course, if you have multiple combat phases, you could leverage it in the same turn but the "hey I just attacked" trigger only happens once, regardless of what the incoming card is capable of doing.


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No, Player C cannot activate the ability or look at the named player. From the rulings on the gatherer page of Emissary of Grudges: If you didn’t choose an opponent when Emissary of Grudges entered the battlefield, you can’t pay the cost to activate its last ability. This will usually happen because you gained control of another player’s Emissary of ...


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The Defender ability is described as "702.3b A creature with defender can’t attack." but it might be better to describe it as "A creature with defender can't be declared as an attacker". Its Defender status is checked only when attackers are declared. As long as it doesn't have Defender when it's declared as an attacker, or it isn't declared as an attacker (...


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During Warp World's resolution, you have to put enchantment creatures on the battlefield as creatures. However, during Warp World's resolution, no triggered abilities enter the stack either, so for Murderous Redcap's ability, this specific order doesn't matter. Ultimately, you can't prevent Grenzo from fetching the Faithless Looting. Warp World gives clear ...


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While Glorfindel has already answered this question, the rulings on Gatherer reinforce that Thought Sponge's effect is a replacement effect: Thought Sponge gets its +1/+1 counters at the moment it enters the battlefield. There’s not a time that it’s on the battlefield before its replacement effect has applied.


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