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What happens if you cast a modal spell but choose illegal modes?

Phillip ia right about what happens in the game, the spell is illegal and couldn't be cast that way, so the game rewinds what it can to before it was cast if possible (some mana sources cant be ...
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What happens if you cast a modal spell but choose illegal modes?

The opponent gets to take back Izzet Charm; see below for untapping lands. The important rule here is 601.2 which states (in part): If a player is unable to comply with the requirements of a step ...
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Will Righteous Cause trigger with tapped and attacking tokens

No. The relevant trigger for the ability is "whenever a creature attacks", which is defined as declaring a creature as an attacker during the Declare Attackers step. Creature tokens which ...
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How does Persist and Finality interact with each other?

It will be exiled because of the Finality counter. Persist will not do anything, because persist is a triggered ability that triggers when a creature goes to the graveyard, while finality is a ...
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What's the smallest starting library you can have in commander?

As far as I'm aware, the answer is 98: A companion does not count as part of the 100 cards; refer to comprehensive rule 702.139a: "Before the game begins, you may reveal one card you own from ...
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What's the smallest starting library you can have in commander?

You can play Serum Powder and exile 7 cards if you draw it in your opening hand, therefore "starting" with 90 cards. You can play Shahrazad with 0 cards left in your library, to start with 0 ...
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How can I find out when a specific comprehensive rule was introduced?

The site Academy Ruins has a rule trace utility that shows the changes to a single rule through the history of the Comprehensive Rules. Currently, it only goes back to Conspiracy. For example, the ...
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Does trample damage trigger the ingest ability?

Yes, damage done to a player by a blocked trampling creature is still combat damage. 120.2a Damage may be dealt as a result of combat. Each attacking and blocking creature deals combat damage equal ...
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Does trample damage trigger the ingest ability?

Per the rules on Trample: 702.19a Trample is a static ability that modifies the rules for assigning an attacking creature’s combat damage. As the wording says, trample lets you assign excess combat ...
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Paying mana cost, Targeting, Sacrifice, and Ward

The rules for Ward are in 702.21, the most basic meaning of the ability is 702.21a: 702.21a Ward is a triggered ability. Ward [cost] means “Whenever this permanent becomes the target of a spell or ...
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