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No, a creature cannot use Regenerate to avoid being countered. When your friend casts Mortivore, it goes on the Stack as a Spell. It is not a Creature until the spell resolves and leaves the stack. Counterspell uses the Counter keyword action, which removes a spell from the stack. This means the spell never resolves and does not have any effect. In the ...


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There's no possible interaction between Counterspell and regeneration. You can't use Counterspell on a creature (a creature card or token on the battlefield), only on a creature spell (a creature card or copy thereof on the stack). Yet Mortivore's activated ability can only be activated when it's a permanent, not a spell. This is the case for most activated ...


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Regenerate will not save the creature. The state based action that moves the creature to the graveyard in this case does not technically destroy it. 704.5f If a creature has toughness 0 or less, it’s put into its owner’s graveyard. Regeneration can’t replace this event. Even if regeneration could replace this kind of death, the creature would simply die ...


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Let's look at Venom's Oracle text, because that makes this a little easier to understand: Whenever enchanted creature blocks or becomes blocked by a non-Wall creature, destroy the other creature at end of combat. That text sets up a delayed triggered ability. 603.7. An effect may create a delayed triggered ability that can do something at a later time. A ...


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We are able to regenerate Skithiryx and assign combat damage. Option 2 is not accurately depicting how regenerate works. When we use an ability or spell that says "regenerate (some creature)", we are not then and there performing the regenerate procedure (tap it, remove it from combat, remove damage marked on it). Instead, we're applying a sort of shield. ...


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I copied the answer from here, where a similar question was answered by Daniel Kitachewsky. Daniel is a high-level Judge from France, and the goto-guy when judges don't know the answer. Planar Cleansing resolves and destroys all creatures, artifacts and enchantments. I have a Runeclaw Bears enchanted with Boar Umbra. The replacement effect of the ...


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Ok, expanding on the line of reasoning from Ikegami in that other question, the events produced by Planar Cleansing: Destroy all nonland permanents are effectively Destroy Runeclaw Bear and destroy Hyena Umbra Totem armor can replace the first event: (Remove all damage from Runeclaw Bear and destroy Hyena Umbra) and destroy Hyena Umbra. but the ...


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The creature is tapped when it would be destroyed (this turn). The most common example of this is: You attack with your creature (whom has a regenerate ability) The enemy blocks with a creature with the same or more power than your creature's toughness You recognize that your creature will die if it is not regenerated, so you activate the regenerate ability ...


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Regenerate means "The next time this creature would be destroyed this turn, instead tap it, remove all damage done to it, and if it is in combat, remove it from combat." Countering does not destroy, partially because "destroy", like many words in magic, is a word with a very precise meaning and countering doesn't say that it destroys, and partially because ...


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You cannot regenerate a countered creature. As a general rule, unless an ability only makes sense when applied in another zone (e.g. "return this card from graveyard to hand" clearly must work in the graveyard and "cannot be countered" must function on the stack) then that ability only applies while the card is a permanent on the battlefield. Regenerate ...


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Venom triggers immediately on block and marks the blocking/blocked creatures for destruction. It will destroy all those creatures even if they left combat before the actual end of combat. Besides Venom not caring abouth whether the creatures are still blocking/blocked, the end of combat step removes all creatures from combat anyway, before Venom can resolve, ...


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