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Does transforming a card thats been temporarily stolen remove its target status from it?

You do keep the creature, but not because of Mystic Reflection. Whenever an object changes zones, it becomes a completely new object, with no memory of its previous existence (other than some ...
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What happens in MTG if I remove the ability of a card that is exiling one of my cards

Deputy of Detention's ability would still resolve and function normally. You would have to, among others, destroy or exile the Deputy to prevent the effect from exiling your permanents. Deputy of ...
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What happens in MTG if I remove the ability of a card that is exiling one of my cards

Removing Deputy of Detention's abilities has no effect. Deputy of Detention has a triggered ability that creates a one-shot effect that exiles chosen cards, and a delayed one-shot effect that returns ...
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MTG Corrupted Roots and Contaminated Ground

Option 2. Corrupted Roots will be unable to enchant the land, so it will fall off and go to the graveyard. From the comprehensive rules (emphasis mine): 303.4c If an Aura is enchanting an illegal ...
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Is Myrkul’s effect a replacement effect?

No, Myrkul, Lord of Bones's second ability is a triggered ability, not a replacement ability. When Solemn Simulacrum dies, it triggers both its own ability and Myrkul's ability at the same time. You ...
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What would be the ramifications of a card that had every name?

For the most part, a card's name doesn't do a lot. It is primarily used for one card to refer to another specific card, and as a proxy for determining whether two cards are the same, in that they have ...
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Choose new modes for a copy

No, when you copy a spell, you also copy all choices made for the original. 707.2. When copying an object, the copy acquires the copiable values of the original object’s characteristics and, for an ...
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What is classified as a "spell"?

With Magic, you have to be very careful about your terminology. Not only what Hackworth says in his (very correct) answer, but also what "play a" means. For instance, what you actually ...
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What is classified as a "spell"?

No, an ability is not a spell or vice versa. The fact that both use the stack is incidental. The defining feature of a spell is not that it's on the stack, but that it's a card on the stack. 112.1. A ...
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Does Death's Presence check base power or actual power of a creature?

The counters don't technically move¹, but the same amount of counters are put on another creature. When cards mention power without explicitly mentioning "base power", it always means the ...
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How does the interaction between Jon Irenicus, Shattered One and Fettergeist work?

Fettergeist's ability provides a choice for the player - they either pay a generic mana for each other creature, or will have to sacrifice Fettergeist. They are never required to pay any mana, and ...
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How to handle unintentional revealed hidden information through dexterity w.r.t. sideboarding?

Is it wrong to act upon this information? No, you're free to use the information. It's why it's advisable to conceal how you are sideboarding, and why some players will just swap some basic lands to ...
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How to handle unintentional revealed hidden information through dexterity w.r.t. sideboarding?

You are allowed to use information revealed by your opponent, but you may not acquire such information actively. You may not delay sideboarding indefinitely. As per the Magic Tournament Rules, ...
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If an effect would return a dying creature, that’s mutated, to my hand, how many of those creature cards do I return?

You return to your hand all cards making up the mutated creature. The Mutation mechanic causes creature cards to merge into one new creature. They make up that new object - which of those cards is the ...
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Does a player have the right to play two instants back-to-back uninterrupted?

The player with priority retains it until they pass it - they can add as many spells or abilities to the stack as they wish. After casting one instant, a player may retain priority and cast their ...
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Can I return a copied spell from exile to my hand via Narset's Reversal?

The latter; Comprehensive Rule 707.10a: 707.10a If a copy of a spell is in a zone other than the stack, it ceases to exist.
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Does Pyxis of Pandemonium trigger Pact Boon?

No, Pyxis of Pandemonium does not trigger Prosper, Tome-Bound because you don't play the cards through Pyxis. "Playing a card" as required by Prosper has a specific meaning in Magic. 601.1a ...
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When naming a card, can you name a card that doesn't exist?

You have to name a card that exists. 201.4. If an effect instructs a player to choose a card name, the player must choose the name of a cardin the Oracle card reference. (See rule 108.1.) A player ...
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Does a stolen tapped card, untap after changing controllers?

Taking control of a creature does not inherently cause it to untap, and the creature does have summoning sickness during the turn in which control changed. Compare Agent of Treachery's ability with ...
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If an enchanted creature is untargetable, is the enchantment on the creature directly targetable?

The enchantment can be targeted. The enchantment is a completely separate object from the creature that it’s enchanting. Enchantments can have shroud; and then they would be untargetable. See Greater ...
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Do Primal Vigor and Corpsejack Menace paired with Mycoloth create an infinite +1/+1 counter loop?

No, this does not work. Both Primal Vigor and Corpsejack Menace have replacement effects, not triggered abilities. 614.1a Effects that use the word “instead” are replacement effects. Most replacement ...
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What number is so large that one would never wish to have named a larger number?

There is no number in general While there are really big numbers, most of those are likely not allowed under tournament rules because they cannot be explained to the average opponent in a reasonable ...
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How can I translate a Magic card printed in a language that I don't know?

I assume you're aware of Google Translate, so presumably the issue is that you have an image rather than text. You don't make any mention of Cyrillic, which makes me think that perhaps you aren't ...
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How do Faceless One and The Prismatic Piper work?

The rules in question are the following (emphasis mine): 903.4a Color identity is established before the game begins. 903.4b If a commander has a static ability that causes a player to choose its ...
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Triggered ability resolution order (603.3b) for multiple players

Yes, your interpretation of the rules is correct. And yes, waiting for your opponent's turn to cast the spell would change the outcome because a different player would be the active player, so the ...
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Why do Sagas trigger on entering the battlefield?

Sagas work correctly as per the rules. When a permanent enters the battlefield with counters on it, they count as having been placed on that permanent. You are correct in that a Saga enters the ...
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What number is so large that one would never wish to have named a larger number?

Hall of Famer Frank Karsten once recommended a googol (10^100) or a googolplex (10^10^100). Suppose that player A has the Melira “infinite life” combo with 47 cards left in their deck. Player B ...
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What number is so large that one would never wish to have named a larger number?

There isn't a specific number that generally applies, or a way to phrase it, other than "high enough". Assuming player B has a non-infinite combo which they will fire after/in response to ...
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What are the best ways to tutor artifacts in mono red

Your tutor options in red are limited and/or risky by design, or require certain other resources as payment that aren't necessarily easy to come by, but here are a few staples and other options that ...
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What number is so large that one would never wish to have named a larger number?

There isn't one. The question you're asking is a bit like asking this: My friend and I can both eat infinite numbers of hotdogs. What number of hotdogs do I have to eat such that my friend can't then ...
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In what way are cards simultaneously milled by multiple players?

It is option 1. Rule 101.4 is what governs this: 101.4. If multiple players would make choices and/or take actions at the same time, the active player (the player whose turn it is) makes any choices ...
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