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You can use card sleeves, as you suggested, or use checklist cards, which were included in booster packs of Eldritch Moon. These checklist cards are single faced, and included a list of all of the double faced cards in the set. I've also seen people write on basic lands to note the card (though this isn't allowed in tournaments).


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No, a Clone'd creature cannot transform because Clone is not a double-faced card, even though it copies one face of a double-faced card. If you activate the ability, the Clone will be exiled and stay in exile. First of all, to flip a card has its own meaning in Magic. It is a mechanic used exclusively in the Kamigawa block. Even though transforming a card is ...


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This article explains that double-faced cards can be manifested and enter as 2/2's with no abilities. The actual implementation of this stems from the fact that the double-faced card must already be unidentifiable in your hand and library. As a result, you already have the card in an opaque sleeve or you have a checklist card in your deck as a placeholder, ...


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A checklist card is simply a tournament-sanctioned proxy with a specialized purpose. In casual play, you could make a proxy more-or-less any way you want. Writing with a marker on a basic land is probably the most common custom. I recommend including the mana cost as well as the card's name, so you can quickly tell whether you are able to cast it without ...


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When you blink Garruk, the Veil-Cursed, it will return as Garruk Relentless as if you had just cast it. When a permanent such as a planeswalker leaves the battlefield, it becomes a new object with no relation to its former existence. When it returns, it will enter the battlefield as if you had cast it from your hand, non-transformed and with full loyalty. ...


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Its front face (the one with the sun symbol in the top-left corner), so Huntmaster of the Fells. It's a brand new object put onto the 'field, as if you had just resolved it after casting it. It has summoning sickness; it's untapped; it doesn't have any counters, enchantments or equipment; and it's front face is up. 711.5. A double-faced card enters the ...


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The answer is simple: No. You must choose the card's front face (the face which has the sun symbol in the top-left corner.) In the case of flip cards, you must choose the card's normal characteristics. Rule reference: 711.2a In every zone other than the battlefield, and also on the battlefield with its front face up, a double-faced card has only the ...


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You can use opaque sleeves, or a "checklist" card that is included in the promo slot of packs that may contain transforming cards. These checklist cards have a normal Magic back. 711.3. Players must ensure that double-faced cards in hidden zones are indistinguishable from other cards in the same zone. To do this, the owner of a double-faced card may use ...


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This FAQ has all the answers. Tl;dr: For the majority of tournaments, you reveal all double-faced cards as they are opened. And, since picks are put in a pile in front of you, any opponent can see when you pick a double-faced card. For further details (including e.g. what happens if you don't want to pick a card until you know if your opponent is choosing a ...


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It is #2, you will end up with an Insectile Abberation. A few different rules at play here. First off, your Delver of Secrets is only copying The Ravenger side of Nicol Bolas, it doesn't have any relationship to The Arisen: 706.8. When copying a double-faced permanent, a face-up meld card, or a melded permanent, only the copiable values of the face that’...


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There are two different kinds of double-faced cards that work differently and are handled differently in the rules: modal double-faced cards, and transforming double-faced cards. Modal double-faced cards Modal double-faced cards, introduced in Zendikar Rising (the most recent set as of the time of writing this answer), are very similar to split cards. In ...


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If it's your upkeep, the last turn is the turn that has most recently concluded (usually your opponents). If it's your opponent upkeep, the last turn is usually yours. What is a turn? 500.1. A turn consists of five phases, in this order: beginning, precombat main, combat, postcombat main, and ending. Each of these phases takes place every turn, even if ...


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No, it cannot. Rule 711.4a says While a double-faced card is outside the game, in a zone other than the battlefield, or on the battlefield with its front face up, it has only the characteristics of its front face.


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Yes, there is nothing that prevents you from Transforming at anytime you could cast Waxing Moon. There are no special timing restrictions when transforming a double faced card. Lets break down your example step by step: You attack with Duskwatch Recruiter, your opponent declares a 1/1 goblin token as a blocker. After blockers are declared, but before ...


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Double-faced cards only transform when they (or another effect like Moonmist) explicitly say they transform. For example, Ulvenwald Mystics says on its front side: At the beginning of each upkeep, if no spells were cast last turn, transform Ulvenwald Mystics. and the back side (Ulvenwald Primordials) says: {G}: Regenerate Ulvenwald Primordials. At the ...


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Ulrich will be a copy of Civilized Scholar, so you can use Civilized Scholar's ability to transform it, repeatedly if you have some way to untap it. But the triggered abilities will not trigger. First, in the rules section about Copying objects, rule 706.2 says When copying an object, the copy acquires the copiable values of the original object’s ...


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You are correct about the outcome, but it is a different set of rules that deals with what happens here. In the case of a Jace token, it can’t transform because tokens cannot exist outside of the battlefield, and can’t ever come back to the battlefield after leaving. With a non-token copy, we have this rule: 711.8a If a player is instructed to put a card ...


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No, you cannot transform a token of Jace, Vryn's Prodigy this way. 110.5g A token that has left the battlefield can’t move to another zone or come back onto the battlefield. If such a token would change zones, it remains in its current zone instead. It ceases to exist the next time state-based actions are checked; see rule 704. So any effect that ...


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Yes. From the Comprehensive Rules: 711.12. When a double-faced permanent transforms, it doesn’t become a new object. Any effects that applied to that permanent will continue to apply to it after it transforms. Example: An effect gives Village Ironsmith (the front face of a double-faced card) +2/+2 until end of turn and then Village Ironsmith ...


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Yes. A transformed creature is the same creature it was before. Auras don't fall off and temporary effects don't go away. Now, "exile and return transformed" cards leave play, so they will enter as new objects.


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Yes. From the Comprehensive Rules: 711.7. When a double-faced permanent transforms, it doesn't become a new object. Any effects that applied to that permanent will continue to apply to it after it transforms. So your Werewolf will keep its Vampire subtype.


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You can't pick a double-faced card that is a land only on the back Double-faced cards only count as their front face while not on the battlefield. From the rules on double-faced cards: 711.4a While a double-faced card is outside the game, in a zone other than the battlefield, or on the battlefield with its front face up, it has only the characteristics ...


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Yes, if either Gisela or Bruna are your commander at the start of the game, when they meld together Brisela will still be considered your commander for all purposes. When and if Brisela leaves the battlefield only the original commander half will follow the commander rules for returning to command zone, the other half will behave as any other creature would. ...


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Use a different card from your collection as a proxy (whether you mark it or not is up to you). This should be fine in a casual setting. Make sure to let your opponent know before hand and pick a card that wouldn't normally be playable in your deck (eg off-color) to avoid confusion.


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If you copy a Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun, you get an Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun, not its front face. The most relevant rule from the Comprehensive Rules: 711.4b While a double-faced permanent’s back face is up, it has only the characteristics of its back face. The further down in 711.5, the rules also acknowledge the possibility of copying the back face ...


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It won't work because of the layer system and the fact that transforming a creature doesn't make it a new object. The layer system (which is way more complicated than I want to try and explain here, google it if interested) lays out how you determine what abilities a card has, power, toughness etc. It applies when anything changes a card's ...


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A "turn" is one player's go. i.e. from the start of one player's upkeep step until just before the start of the next player's upkeep step. Note that this triggers during EACH upkeep, so in your upkeep it will trigger if there were no spells during your opponent's turn and during your opponent's upkeep it will trigger if there were no spells during your ...


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You can do what you want, but NOT during the combat damage step. The combat phase is broken up into 5 steps: Beginning of combat Declare attackers Declare blockers Combat damage End of combat During combat damage step, players don't get priority until after combat damage has been dealt. That means that if you waited until combat damage step to cast Waxing ...


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Hanweir Battlements and Chandra are exiled permanently. The Metamorphic Alteration goes to the graveyard. As you already noted, only meld cards can meld. You can exile Chandra and the Battlements with Battlement's ability, but those two cards cannot return melded. 701.36b Only two cards belonging to the same meld pair can be melded. Tokens, cards that aren’...


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Yes. Perhaps the most significant is that when not on the stack, a split card is both its faces combined (CR 708.4): In every zone except the stack, the characteristics of a split card are those of its two halves combined. while a dual-faced card is only its front face (CR 711.4a): While a double-faced card is outside the game or in a zone other than the ...


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