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No, there is no opportunity to act between the Replenish starting to resolve, and the Aura being on the battlefield attached to an object or player. Rule 303.4f says If an Aura is entering the battlefield under a player’s control by any means other than by resolving as an Aura spell, and the effect putting it onto the battlefield doesn’t specify the object ...


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Removing Terror of the Peaks isn't going to do what you hope, but the good news is that there are instant-speed effects that could reduce or eliminate some of the damage. Let's start by looking at the exact wording of Terror's ability: Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, Terror of the Peaks deals damage equal to that ...


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but the active player chooses to have Terror of the Peaks enter first That's not possible, if an effect returns all dragons from a graveyard to the battlefield, they all enter at the same time. But Terror of the Peaks' ability still triggers for each other dragon; see for example Cards entering the battlefield simultaneously and "Enter the Battlefield&...


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Basic lands are a special case in a number of ways. While they're given the common set symbol, their rarity doesn't exactly correspond to “common” because of the way they're included in draft boosters: they almost always have a dedicated slot at the back of the booster, and not mixed in with other commons. Woodland Chasm isn't a basic land, but it was ...


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They have a special rarity other than common because they don't appear in the same places/frequency as regular commons in random packs like boosters. Instead, they appear as often as basic lands. From the Wizards website: As always, Kaldheim comes in Draft Boosters. These are by far the best way to play any Limited format. This is the classic Magic booster, ...


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Yes. Counterspell simply says Counter target spell and 'spell' is defined in the glossary of the comprehensive rules as: A card on the stack. Also a copy (of either a card or another spell) on the stack. See rule 112, “Spells.” It does not matter where it is on the stack.


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Murgatroid99's answer certainly is the proper answer, but I just wanted to point out something in your question. Because each player draws seven cards when the new game begins, any player with fewer than seven cards in their library will lose the game when state-based actions are checked during the upkeep step of the first turn, regardless of any mulligans ...


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Yes, players shuffle all of their cards into the library when starting a new game. The full text of rule 103.2 says After the starting player has been determined, each player shuffles their deck so that the cards are in a random order. Each player may then shuffle or cut their opponents’ decks. The players’ decks become their libraries. Your deck is not ...


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I think this analysis is incorrect; specifically, it's not consistent with rules 508.1m and 603.10. Rule 508.1 describes the process of declaring attackers: 508.1. First, the active player declares attackers. This turn-based action doesn’t use the stack. To declare attackers, the active player follows the steps below, in order.... 508.1f The active player ...


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"Find" has a specific rules meaning in Magic, per comp rule 701.19a (emphasis mine): 701.19a To search for a card in a zone, look at all cards in that zone (even if it’s a hidden zone) and find a card that matches the given description. A player only "finds" the specified number and description of cards, not the rest of the cards that ...


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If you look at the rulings for the card Opposition Agent it may answer your question. It appears you are confused as to the order of events. To make it specific, let's use an example. Say your opponent casts a Cultivate. In response, you flash in your Agent. The Agent resolves, and enters the battlefield. Then, the cultivate resolves, and you search your ...


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This is a case of one event being made up of multiple contained events. Drawing multiple cards is an event, which is made up of drawing single card events, and is the most common example of events within events in Magic. Applying replacement effects on these nested events are laid out in Rule 616.1f in the Comprehensive Rules: 616.1f While following the ...


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Yes, the copy will "transform" and the player will survive. This is covered by one of the examples under rule 712.5, although the text of the rule itself doesn't explicitly say it. 712.5. Only permanents represented by transforming double-faced cards can transform. (See rule 701.28, “Transform.”) If a spell or ability instructs a player to ...


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It does apply in this case, but not the way you think Goryo's Vengeance creates a delayed trigger, which will trigger at the beginning of the next end step, and is connected to the object represented by the creature card brought back with the spell. Unlike most other temporary reanimating effects (such as unearth) Goryo's only creates this delayed trigger ...


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There are programs that allow you to draft against a computer. Forge is a fan-created program that lets you play Magic the Gathering games against an AI opponent. One of the modes you can do so in is Drafting, and after the draft is over, you'll be able to play against the AI drafted decks. Additionally, there's the website draftsim.com. it also lets you ...


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From the Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules (found at https://WPN.Wizards.com/en/resources/rules-documents), section 7.7 "Booster Draft Procedures": Players open their first booster pack and count the cards face down, removing token cards, rules cards, and any other non-game cards. Players are not permitted to reveal hidden information of any ...


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In my way of understanding the first draft of Magic's Rules (I mean the Alpha & Beta period, early '90), there is nothing that can prevent a series of effects from being internally made up of any number of instants, interrupts, and other fast effects. Although in the regulation there is the rule, already cited at other times, according to which: "...


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Is there a newer alternative that players have moved to? Arena; that may not be the answer you want to hear, but it is where the players are. If you're reasonable at drafting (e.g. a 50% win rate or higher), it's much less than 10k gold per draft because of the gem rewards; 4-3 in a Bo1 draft is 1400 gems, which is close enough to the 1500 gems you need.


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It's explicitly stated in rule 121.2a: 121.2a An instruction to draw multiple cards can be modified by replacement effects that refer to the number of cards drawn. This modification occurs before considering any of the individual card draws. See rule 616.1f. So no, the active player can't choose to have Dredge apply before Alms Collector. If you had 2 ...


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I'm sure there are others, but probably the most common situation is if you make a token copy of Enduring Angel; because the token doesn't have a back side, it can't transform. Perhaps the most well-known case here is Garruk Relentless - if you copied Garruk and then reduced his loyalty, the game would draw due to an infinite sequence of Garruk's "...


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Clones (like Clone) and tokens copies (created by effects like Cackling Counterpart) don't have a backside and can't transform for that reason. If you would have a copy or clone of Enduring Angel and it would transform you'd lose the game. Also, if it would be under the effect of a card which stops it from transforming (like Bound by Moonsilver) you would ...


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As per 506.2 as quoted in the question, you are the defending player in this scenario. 506.3b is now relevant: If an effect would put a creature onto the battlefield attacking under the control of any player except an attacking player, that creature does enter the battlefield, but it’s never considered to be an attacking creature. So your tokens enter the ...


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Scryfall offers a produces: operator that returns cards that produce the mana you ask for. It takes into account statements like “add N mana of any color” as well as treasure production and the ability to produce additional mana (like Heartbeat of Spring). If you give produces: a set of mana types out of WUBRGC—the five colors plus colorless—it returns ...


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I found 97 matching cards on Scryfall using the following search t:artifact o:/{T}:.*\badd\b.*({[WUB]}|any|that)/ f:commander ci:wub This finds artifact cards with {T}:, add and {W} or {U} or {B}, or the word any (for "any color") or that (for "that color", referring to an earlier choice), in that order, that are legal in commander, and ...


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This is a Gatherer search for Artifacts that have a tapped ability and mention the word "add" and either white or blue mana. It looks like most of them involve mana abilities, which makes sense. Obviously some of these are not going to be appropriate for certain circumstances, and I make no claim as to which might be more easily obtainable than ...


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Yes, you can still pay for that ability's cost even if Spectral Adversary is no longer on the battlefield. Once an ability is activated or triggered, it exists independent of its source. If the creature leaves the battlefield, the ability will stay on the stack and it will still resolve as usual. In this case, the main ability just asks you to pay a cost. ...


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Kaldheim Commander's symbol simply represents a shield. That's tradition at this point: Commander decks have been using vaguely shield-like abstract designs since Commander 2013 or 2014 (depending on how you read them), as is visible from Scryfall's list of Commander sets. They don't tend to represent anything in specific, but recent Commander sets released ...


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