18 minutes ago
hmmm interesting technicalities.... did not think Removing the blocker would not cause my attacker to become unblocked. figured that would be my window to slip a 4/4 through for damage... but i guess my only hope for that is with the first option... Thanks for the detailed answer!
27 minutes ago
As Neotrup said you can put it on the battlefield. However, you need to be aware that since the ability is a replacement effect the Baloth will be on the battlefield when you are required to sacrifice a creature, and if you have no other creatures you will have to sacrifice it.
50 minutes ago
Yes, with some fine print.
As a result, you can choose one of two (really, three) options:
1: You see a potential blocker that you'd rather not give your opponent the chance to declare. You cast Voyage's End during the declare attackers step, returning that creature to its owner's hand so that it can't be declared as a blocker. Your opponent can still declare a different blocker if able.
2: You move to the declare blockers step. Your opponent declares a blocker. After blockers are declared, you cast Voyage's End and return it to its owner's hand. Your creature is still blocked, though. Once blocked, an attacking creature remains blocked until the end of combat. Removing the blocker will not cause your attacker to become unblocked.
"Other"/3: You just don't cast Voyage's End.
1 hour ago
I know the strange rule where if an opponent declares attackers and I declare blockers then sacrifice the creature that i was blocking with the damage is still considered blocked. Or if in a similar situation I declare blockers and the creature is destroyed the damage is also still blocked. However I'm curious how the trample ability would interact in this situation for example if I am attacking with a 4-4 with trample and my opponent blocks with a 4-3 then before damage is dealt I play Gideon's Reproach and destroy his blocker how will damage then be dealt and please site rules if you don't mind.
2 hours ago
The first time a player gets priority during a turn is the upkeep step. The Untap step is special in that no player gets priority. What happens during the Untap step s you simultaneously Phase in all phased out permanents you control and phase out all phased in permanents you control with phasing (this rarely comes up these days). Then you determine what permanents you control that will untap (this is usually all of them, but could be fewer), then you simultaneously untap all those permanents. Abilities can trigger during your untap step (often triggers such as "when [this permanent] untaps"), but cannot be put onto the stack until upkeep.
2 hours ago
Rule 302.6. A creatures activated ability with the tap symbol or the untap symbol in its activation cost cant be activated unless the creature has been under its controllers control continuously since his or her most recent turn began. A creature cant attack unless it has been under its controllers control continuously since his or her most recent turn began. This rule is informally called the summoning sickness rule.
So summoning sickness wouldn't apply because i had control since the start of TURN C. I think you're first response seemed to answer my question though. So even though the summoning sickness wouldn't apply and the ability activates as an instant there is no formal period with which i could activate that ability or play any other spell before untapping begins?
3 hours ago
If I play a Thermo-Alchemist on what we will call turn A then passed the turn to my opponent who is taking what we will call turn B then at the beginning of my next turn that we will will refer to as turn C before my untap phase can I tap my Thermo Alchemist to deal damage to my opponent and then untap it during the untap phase. The rules state that you cannot use a tap ability of a creature unless you have controlled that creature since the beginning of your current turn. Any help would be appreciated
7 hours ago
Yes, but you don't want to. Unexpected Results is still on the stack resolving when you cast Reverberate, so you can target it. However, it will be removed from the stack as soon as it finishes resolving, so when Reverberate tries to resolve it will no longer have a legal target and will be countered by the game rules.
8 hours ago
I have out a Ghost Quarter, and I cast Boom. The land I target is my Ghost Quarter. As Boom sits on the stack, am I allowed to tap Ghost Quarter and sacrifice it, targeting a different land my opponent controls other than the one I targeted with Boom? Effectively, yes I lose my Ghost Quarter but I throw two of their lands in the Graveyard.
15 hours ago
As a note you can use KCI to sacrifice the original in response to the Mirrorworks' trigger to float the mana, or make the sacrifice on resolution, as it is a mana ability. The only difference is whether the triggered ability from the dies trigger occurs before mirrorworks resolves or after. You can also use the mirrorworks to copy the wellspring, doubling your draws each time through the loop, but that doesn't make much difference as it has no effect on the mana math and your doing this an arbitrary number of times to draw however many cards you want.
15 hours ago
Additionally, to make extra sure, you can activate the ability of Consulate Surveillance in response to Avacyn, the Purifier Flip's damage dealing trigger. By the time that trigger is put on the stack, the creature has already transformed (that is what caused the trigger).
Note that Consulate Surveillance will not prevent damage done to creatures, only to you. And you will also prevent any combat damage from Avacyn, the Purifier Flip to you during that turn with that activation of CS on upkeep.
16 hours ago
To further clarify, unlike the Transforming Planeswalkers (Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip, for example), Archangel Avacyn Flip does not leave the battlefield when she transforms. Therefore, as far as the game is concerned, she is still the same instance of the same permanent, although some characteristics of that permanent have changed. When you choose a permanent with Consulate Surveillance, it does not matter which side she is currently on - all damage she attempts to deal to you after the resolution of the ability will be prevented.
16 hours ago
The above answer is incorrect.
On your turn, you can activate Consulate Surveillance and choose Avacyn. This will do nothing for you, as the effect wears off when you pass back to your opponent.
However, when your opponent's turn begins, first, they untap all tapped permanents, then they move to upkeep. Avacyn's ability triggers, and goes on the stack. At this moment, you can respond by activating Consulate Surveillance, choosing Avacyn. If that ability resolves, Avacyn will then transform, attempt to deal damage, and be prevented.
Alternatively, you can allow Avacyn to transform without activating CS. In this case, Avacyn completes her transformation, and puts her ability to deal damage on the stack. You can then activate CS to prevent that damage, before the ability resolves.
In either case, CS will continue to protect you from all damage, combat or otherwise, that originates from that copy of Avacyn, the Purifier Flip. Note, however, that in both cases the damage Avacyn attempts to do to creatures still happens, as CS only protects you.
16 hours ago
the source you would choose would have to be Avacyn, the Purifier Flip the flip with the 3 damage trigger on the stack you CHOOSE the source and this turn at resolution not target so spells like Reroute don't effect it
16 hours ago
Does the following loop work?
Sac the Wellspring to KCI for .
Draw a card.
Trigger Mirrorworks upon ETB.
Respond to the trigger by sacrificing Retriever to KCI for .
Get back Wellspring.
Pay for the Mirrorworks to make a copy of the Retriever.
Sacrifice the Retriever Copy to KCI for .
Get back the Retriever card from my graveyard.
Recast the Wellspring.
Draw a card.
Rinse and repeat for infinite draws through my deck, finding some other more lethal combo to finish everyone.
19 hours ago
Color identity, which is what I beleive you are thinking about, is only really applicable in Commander/EDH to determine if a card can go into the deck; it has to account for both sides of the transform card in case of varied colors.
Double-faced Card Rules:
711.4. Each face of a double-faced card has its own set of characteristics.
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 of its front face.
711.4b While a double-faced permanents back face is up, it has only the characteristics of its back face. However, its converted mana cost is calculated using the mana cost of its front face. This is a change from previous rules. If a permanent is copying the back face of a double-faced card (even if the card representing that copy is itself a double-faced card), the converted mana cost of that permanent is 0.
19 hours ago
My opponent has Akroma's Memorial in play, giving her creatures protection from red and black. I attack with Archangel Avacyn Flip (not transformed into Avacyn, the Purifier Flip), and she is blocking with an Ornithopter.
Does the pro-red from Memorial have any effect whatsoever on the white side Archangel Avacyn Flip, or has the "color identity" aspect of EDH just caused us to have a very confused perspective of double faced card colors?
Thank you for your help!
21 hours ago
To keep Archangel Avacyn Flip's flip damage from occurring, you would have to destroy her before the end of your turn or be able to counter the delayed transform trigger before the end of your turn, neither of which Consulate Surveillance can do.
The issue with Surveillance is that it is only valid for the current turn. If you were to activate it during your turn, even at the last possible moment before your opponent's turn, "this turn" would have ended. Conversely, the earliest time priority can be passed is during the upkeep step, but Avacyn would have already transformed "at the beginning" due to her delayed trigger already being on the stack from the previous turn. There is not a way for you to respond to such a trigger in a timely manner; activating Consulate on her then would only prevent you from further damage after the transform damage.
22 hours ago
Note that the rulings in Gatherer says "Consulate Surveillances second ability doesnt target anything. You choose a source of damage as it resolves." that's why I'm confused about Archangel Avacyn Flip's triggered ability and combat damage.
23 hours ago
My opponent has Archangel Avacyn Flip and it's going to flip on his upkeep. I have Consulate Surveillance and I activate it's ability to prevent the 3 damage from Archangel Avacyn Flip's flip. Question, can Archangel Avacyn Flip still deal combat damage to me?
1 day ago
I believe in this situation, where your opponent plays a Cower in Fear on your Pharika's Chosen in response to your casting Titanic Growth on the same Pharika's Chosen, the Cower in Fear would resolve first and your creature would die due to having 0 toughness, leaving Titanic Growth to resolve without a valid target (the card it targeted is in the graveyard).
1 day ago
No, because Magical Hack says "one basic land type". You could make Aysen Highway give all green creatures plainswalk if you want, but you can't make it explicitly give only your creatures plainswalk. An easier way to counter his deck would be Virtue's Ruin, though, Aysen Highway is a pretty bad card.
1 day ago
Alright so i'm wondering trying to build a plainswalk deck to fight my friends knights deck i want to use the card Aysen Highway but that would give his creatures plainswalk too. my question is could i use Magical Hack to change the text to creatures I control
1 day ago
Hexproof granted by Padeem, Consul of Innovation does not stop you from targeting Voltaic Construct, it only stops your opponent from targeting it. Shroud granted by Lightning Greaves would prevent you from targeting Voltaic Construct, if you needed to equip them to give haste, however, you can equip them to something else so you can target it again.
1 day ago
I love the following synergy in an artifact heavy deck, especially if Mycosynth Lattice comes out too
Therefore my combo above no longer works?
Many thanks, Nibsey
1 day ago
War's Toll's second ability doesn't use the stack, nor does Propaganda. Propaganda adds a restriction to the attack (requiring a mana payment), and War's Toll adds a requirement to the attack (attacking with all creatures, When you attack, you must follow all requirements you are able to without violating any restrictions. If you only attack with one creature, you are violating the War's Toll requirement, but if you were to attack with all three creatures (without paying the mana, because Propaganda cannot make you tap land if you don't want to), you would be violating a restriction, so the attack would be illegal. Because of this, the attack with a single creature is more legal than the attack with all creatures, and thus is an acceptable attack. The reason this destinction is important because if you simply had 3 creatures and none were able to produce mana, you could still attack with just one creature, even if you had six lands. (Although, you would end up tapping all your lands anyways due to War's Toll's first ability, which is a triggered ability.)
1 day ago
The Oracle texxt on cards are what always matters, which can be found on Gatherer. If they are vastly different from the most recent printing, it's possible they will change to more closely match the most recent printing, but in this case they match so you shouldn't have to worry about that. As for the meaning of bury, from the rules glossary:
Bury (Obsolete)A term that meant "put [a permanent] into its owner's graveyard." In general, cards that were printed with the term "bury" have received errata in the Oracle card reference to read, "Destroy [a permanent]. It can't be regenerated," or "Sacrifice [a permanent]."