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MTG Conspiracy cards allowed in modern

Cards from Conspiracy are not legal in Modern unless they were already printed in a Modern legal set. There were 65 new cards in that set, 52 are legal in Legacy and Vintage the remaining 13 are not ...
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8 votes
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Do you have to sacrifice a transformed creature put into play via Through the Breach?

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 ...
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7 votes
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Why is Modern Affinity called "Affinity"?

The answer is #3. i.e. There was a deck long ago, that exploited affinity. That deck has slowly changed over the years as the card pool has changed. As those changes have occurred, the original ...
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7 votes
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Noxious Revival and Street Wraith interaction

Yes, you can do this. Street Wraith has the ability Cycling—Pay 2 life. which (as the reminder text states) is shorthand702.28a for Pay 2 life, Discard this card: Draw a card. Since this is ...
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7 votes

Do you have to sacrifice a transformed creature put into play via Through the Breach?

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 ...
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Can I deal extra damage if I copy Booby Trap's ability with Strionic Resonator?

You can copy the triggered ability with Strionic Resonator, but after the copy resolves, the original won't do anything. Booby Trap's triggered ability is When the chosen player draws a card with ...
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5 votes

How 'hard' is a Mindslaver lock?

The primary threat to the Mindslaver player is a free instant that cannot be wasted. The simplest example is if the opponent starts out with no cards in hand, and then draws Temporal Mastery followed ...
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4 votes

Scrap Trawler triggers

You have to choose and return a valid target if there is one. You have to follow instructions of all spells and abilities that resolve. Scrap Trawler's ability requires you to target a valid card in ...
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2 votes
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Can I use a card from Eighth Edition in Modern Format?

Yes. Eighth Edition cards are legal in Modern. Air Elemental is legal in Modern, no matter what set it's from[1], because it's found in a legal set. While this isn't relevant to Air Elemental (...
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2 votes

Modern affinity deck without Mox Opal

Sad to say, you can't build a competitive Affinity deck without Mox Opal. Mox Opal is expensive for a reason - it's freakin' powerful, so powerful it's been in numerous what-card-should-be-banned-from-...
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Until end of turn effects and Doubling Season

Your friend is not correct. As you identify, Doubling Season's second ability only cares about counters being placed on permanents you control. If your opponent put a -1/-1 counter on a permanent you ...
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1 vote
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Sideboard for Modern U/G infect against Gideon

I'd say your best bet is to ignore it. Gideon of the Trials is not a common card in Modern, and with the format as wide as it is, dedicating sideboard slots to combating this rare threat is not a good ...
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Sideboard for Modern U/G infect against Gideon

There are some common sideboard cards that are effective here. Spell Pierce can keep Gideons off the field for just 1 mana. Gideons cost a lot of mana (for modern), so they should rarely be able to ...
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How do I beat U/R control with Affinity?

The answer really is to go fast. I say this as a long time UR player in Modern. By go fast, I mean you want to pressure your opponent's life total and build big creatures. It looks like you have ...

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