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Kogarashi on Inverter of Truth Ability

7 hours ago

Your original library stays in exile.

When Inverter of Truth enters the battlefield, its ability triggers. When that resolves, two things happen. First, your library as it currently is goes into exile face-down (so no one, including you, can look at the cards). Second, your graveyard becomes your library, getting shuffled and placed face-down where your library goes.

The ability doesn't specify anything else happening, so you end with a new library, no graveyard, and a pile of face-down cards (your previous library) in exile.

If it were an effect that gave you your library back from exile, it would say so. For instance, ending the ability with "then put the exiled cards into your graveyard," would result in your previous library becoming your graveyard. An example of how this might work can be seen on Living Death and Living End, which ultimately swap all the creatures on the battlefield with all the creatures in the graveyards. You can see there that there is wording for the exiled creatures to then go to the battlefield. Inverter of Truth doesn't have such wording, so your exiled cards stay exiled until something else interacts with them (Riftsweeper, a Processor creature of some sort).

TypicalTimmy on Inverter of Truth Ability

7 hours ago

Your library is exiled first, then any cards in your graveyard are shuffled and become your new library.

Lots of cards around that time allowed players to access their exile zone, so what Inverter of Truth did was essentially turn your library into a "second hard" by giving you access to everything in there - so long as you have access to the exile zone in the first place.

9-lives on Inverter of Truth Ability

8 hours ago

Inverter of Truth

When I exile my library, then shuffle into my deck my graveyard, do I get my library back? How does this work?

Raging_Squiggle on Mutate mechanic and Karador

10 hours ago

Yep. Mutate is an alternate casting method, but it still casts the creature card, which can be done from the graveyard via Karador.

Enral on Mutate mechanic and Karador

10 hours ago

Can I cast Nethroi, Apex of Death using its mutate ability from my graveyard with Karador, Ghost Chieftain in play?

Yesterday on Can an equipment attach to ...

17 hours ago

Cheers.

Kogarashi on Can an equipment attach to ...

18 hours ago

No, the equipment doesn't actually detatch and reattach. Since it's already attached to the creature you're trying to attach it to, the effect does nothing (though you can still activate the ability and pay the cost).

  • 701.3b If an effect tries to attach an Aura, Equipment, or Fortification to an object or player it can’t be attached to, the Aura, Equipment, or Fortification doesn’t move. If an effect tries to attach an Aura, Equipment, or Fortification to the object or player it’s already attached to, the effect does nothing. If an effect tries to attach an object that isn’t an Aura, Equipment, or Fortification to another object or player, the effect does nothing and the first object doesn’t move.

Yesterday on Can an equipment attach to ...

18 hours ago

When a creature is equipped with an equipment, you can pay the equip cost again, targeting the same creature. If this resolves, does the equipment at any point detach from the creature, and/or attach to it?

I'm asking with regards to a card that's just been spoiled, Sanctuary Blade, which has the new text "As ~ becomes attached to a creature".

Raging_Squiggle on If I steal a manifested ...

1 day ago

To elaborate a bit, flipping a card face-up Doesn’t make it change zones, it just changes the card’s status from face down to face up, remaining the same entity the entire time.

Rhadamanthus on Double Sewer Nemesis effect?

1 day ago

FerrusMattus: Since it's clear you got a satisfactory answer to your question, I marked one as the "Accepted answer" so this topic can move out of the list of unanswered questions. Please remember to take care of this yourself in the future.

FerrusMattus on Double Sewer Nemesis effect?

2 days ago

Thanks guys, clears it up nicely

Gidgetimer on Double Sewer Nemesis effect?

2 days ago

As dragonstryke said Sewer Nemesis's first ability is not a triggered ability so Yarok has no interaction with it.

If we use something that does have an ETB that is also part of a set of linked abilities the other ability will see and interact with both choices. For example Phyrexian Ingester will get buffed from both cards exiled with its Imprint ability.

607.3. If, within a pair of linked abilities, one ability refers to a single object as “the exiled card,” “a card exiled with [this card],” or a similar phrase, and the other ability has exiled multiple cards (usually because it was copied), the ability refers to each of the exiled cards. If that ability asks for any information about the exiled card, such as a characteristic or converted mana cost, it gets multiple answers. If these answers are used to determine the value of a variable, the sum of the answers is used. If that ability performs any actions on the exiled card, it performs that action on each exiled card.

Boza on If I steal a manifested ...

2 days ago

Yes, it is the same object, just face-up, so you have to return it.

ogglas on If I steal a manifested ...

2 days ago

So you are saying that if the card is manifested or it got the morph ability and I pay the cmc/morph-cost I still have to return the creature at the end of turn?

Boza on If I steal a manifested ...

3 days ago

Ixidron does not manifest creatures. It just simply turns them face down. if the creature was not manifested or has the morph/megamorph ability, you will not be able to turn it face up.

So, instead, lets say you steal with Yasova Dragonclaw a facedown creature put on the battlefield with the effect of Ethereal Ambush. In that case, you will get to keep the creature until the end of turn - it is the same permanent, so the same duration of the control-changing effect applies to it.

ogglas on If I steal a manifested ...

3 days ago

For example, I play Ixidron manifesting all creatures. Later I steal a manifested creature with Yasova. I pay the creatures mana cost and flip it over. On Yasova it says I have control of the creature until end of turn. But does that then count as the manifest creature? Will I keep the creature that I payed for?

dragonstryke58 on Double Sewer Nemesis effect?

3 days ago

The first ability of Sewer Nemesis is not an ETB triggered ability. It is a replacement effect that modifies how it enters the battlefield. Therefore, Yarok, the Desecrated does not interact with Sewer Nemesis (it will not trigger twice, resolve twice, and remember the last choice as it is not a triggered ability).

The ETB's Yarok, the Desecrated interacts with are triggered abilities of permanents you control which trigger off a permanent entering the battlefield and not replacement effects. The key here is that triggered abilities begin with "When", "Whenever", or "At".

Relevant Rules:

603.6a Enters-the-battlefield abilities trigger when a permanent enters the battlefield. These are written, “When [this object] enters the battlefield, . . . “ or “Whenever a [type] enters the battlefield, . . .” Each time an event puts one or more permanents onto the battlefield, all permanents on the battlefield (including the newcomers) are checked for any enters-the-battlefield triggers that match the event.

and

614.1c Effects that read “[This permanent] enters the battlefield with . . . ,” “As [this permanent] enters the battlefield . . . ,” or “[This permanent] enters the battlefield as . . . “ are replacement effects.

toolmakesmedrool on Double Sewer Nemesis effect?

3 days ago

It will trigger and resolve twice but will only remember the last choice.

FerrusMattus on Double Sewer Nemesis effect?

3 days ago

I’m going to use a Sewer Nemesis in my Yarrok the Desecrated EDH deck and I wonder if the Nemesis’s ETB effect triggers twice? And if so, does it count the cards in two players graveyards and combine the numbers?

Rhadamanthus on [Unset] What happens when someone ...

3 days ago

comfuzzled: Correct answers to your questions have been up for a while. I chose one to mark as the "Accepted answer" so that this topic can move out of the list of unanswered questions. Please remember to take care of this yourself in the future.

I try to avoid choosing my own response when I do this, but in this case it seemed like the most complete option.

Rhadamanthus on Do Creatures that simultaneously ETB ...

3 days ago

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Monomanamaniac on Balan and instant speed equipment

4 days ago

Thanks guys, I've had to deal with the situation of murder effects before and dodged them, but not with counterspells. Glad I found out before I fell prey to it

Kogarashi on Balan and instant speed equipment

4 days ago

While we're at it, not only is a creature spell not a legal target for equip abilities (because it's a spell, not a permanent), you can't activate the ability of a permanent before it's on the battlefield, unless it specifically says it can be activated in a different zone (such as Reassembling Skeleton, where the ability can be activated in the graveyard).

While Balan, Wandering Knight is on the stack, you can't activate its ability at all. It's still a spell waiting to resolve. You'll have to protect it from counterspells some other way.

Once it's on the field, if your opponent targets it with Murder, Unsummon, etc., you can activate Balan's ability in response to give it whatever equipment you have out, and if it's something defensive, it will save him (Shroud/Hexproof means he's no longer a legal target, Indestructible saves him from destroy effects, etc.).

jaymc1130 on Balan and instant speed equipment

4 days ago

A creature spell on the stack isn’t in play and therefore isn’t a legal target for equip abilities. A creature must resolve and be in play in order to be equipped or enchanted with an aura.

Instant speed equipping can save a creature from removal effects (depending on the circumstances) but not from permission elements such as Counterspell, Remand, or Mindbreak Trap.

Monomanamaniac on Balan and instant speed equipment

4 days ago

So I have Balan, Wandering Knight in my command zone and 6 mana. I cast the commander and opponent goes to interrupt by countering my commander. In response I activate Balan, giving him Swiftfoot Boots and Darksteel Plate. My thoughts are that those get equipped and whatever counter or destroy target effect just fizzles. The part I'm confused on is can I activate his ability while I'm casting him and can an equipment be placed on a creature while it is essentially still a spell

Genderfluidia on If I have multiple things ...

4 days ago

Awesome, thanks! :]

GerryAvalanche on Does Night of Souls' Betrayal ...

4 days ago

Yeah that's kind of what I expected, that's why I put 'triggered' that way, I didn't know the right term for that though.

Thanks a lot!

Kogarashi on Does Night of Souls' Betrayal ...

4 days ago

Your creature would die before it could explore, but the exploration still happens.

First important note, Night of Souls' Betrayal has a static ability. It doesn't "trigger" at all. It always affects creatures that are on the battlefield.

Jadelight Ranger has a triggered ability (begins with "when," "whenever," or "at") that triggers when it enters the battlefield. Triggers always go on the stack when a player would next receive priority, but state-based actions are checked before they can resolve.

What happens is your Ranger enters the battlefield, triggering its explore ability. The trigger goes on the stack when a player next receives priority, but that's also when state-based actions are checked. SBAs see that your Ranger is receiving -1/-1 from Betrayal, giving it a toughness of 0, and your Ranger is sent to the graveyard. Then the Ranger's trigger resolves, and you complete the explore actions twice. If you reveal a nonland, you won't put a +1/+1 counter on anything, but you can still put it into your graveyard or back on your library. Anything that triggers "whenever a creature you control explores" still triggers from this, even though the Ranger is in the graveyard.

GerryAvalanche on Does Night of Souls' Betrayal ...

4 days ago

Say a Night of Souls' Betrayal is already in play and I were to play a Jadelight Ranger. Would the creature die before it could explore?

Raging_Squiggle on If I have multiple things ...

5 days ago

Yep! If you control multiple objects going on the stack at the same time, you may choose in what order those objects go on the stack, therefore deciding in what order they resolve.

Genderfluidia on If I have multiple things ...

5 days ago

For instance with Smokestack, can I choose to add a soot counter after I do my sacrificing?

Slayne on Do uncounterable counter spells work ...

5 days ago

Assuming the original spell, say Shock, is still the stack, your opponent could Negate it.

Player 1 casts Shock. Player 2 casts Negate targeting Shock. Player 1 casts Dovin's Veto targeting P2's Negate. Player 2 responds with a second Negate targeting the Shock still on the stack.

The second Negate will resolve to counter the Shock, and Dovin's Veto would counter the first Negate.

Sledjer on Do uncounterable counter spells work ...

5 days ago

Some counter spells, such as Dovin's Veto say that they cannot be countered. This works great for offensively countering a big card someone wants to play. However, counters are also useful for defending your own dangerous cards. If I were to cast a big spell and someone were to counter it, I could obviously counter the counter with a spell like Dovin's Veto. However, what if my opponent has another counter spell to use as well? Would Dovin's Veto preclude any future counters? Or could they simply ignore Dovin's Veto and target the original spell?

Rhadamanthus on Populate a non legendary token ...

5 days ago

Use double square brackets around a card's name to create a reference link: Feldon of the Third Path. It's the best way to make sure everyone understands what's going on with your question.

You won't sacrifice the populated copy. It also won't have haste.

A copy effect just copies what's written on the original card, and in the case of tokens, it just copies whatever characteristics the token was created with. The "gains haste" and "sacrifice it at the beginning of the next end step" parts of Feldon's effect aren't abilities given to the token as it's created, so they aren't copied (being an artifact is copied).

This is also covered by one of the rulings notes in Feldon's Gatherer entry:

11/7/2014: If another creature becomes a copy of, or enters the battlefield as a copy of, the token, that creature will copy the creature card the token is copying, except it will also be an artifact. This is true even if the creature card that was copied by Feldon of the Third Path is no longer in the graveyard at that time. However, the new copy won't gain haste and you won't sacrifice it at the beginning of the next end step.

parjokovic on Populate a non legendary token ...

5 days ago

Will the token from populate ability be sacrificed by the end of the turn or will is stay?

AcryiA on Can ownership of a card ...

6 days ago

Thought as much. Nice idea though if anyone knows of a card combo that would do that.

Thanks for the input.

Rhadamanthus on How do enchantment creatures work?

6 days ago

Yes, that's part of the special way bestow works.

spyguy144 on How do enchantment creatures work?

6 days ago

So if the enchanted creature dies the enchantment creature stays on the battlefield as a creature?

Rhadamanthus on Can God-Eternal Bontu sacrifice her ...

6 days ago

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Rhadamanthus on How do enchantment creatures work?

6 days ago

It's just an aura, not a separate creature.

When you cast a spell with bestow using the bestow cost (example: Nylea's Emissary), it's an aura spell that will enter the battlefield enchanting the creature you chose to target. It isn't a creature and just gives its bonus to the creature it's enchanting.

A special rule for bestow is that if the aura becomes unattached from the creature it's enchanting (usually because that creature left the battlefield for some reason) then the aura will turn back into a creature and stay on the battlefield.

spyguy144 on How do enchantment creatures work?

6 days ago

When playing an enchantment creature, if you cast it for the bestow cost does it become attached to the creature that is enchanted or does it function as its own creature?

Like if an enchanment creature with 3/3 and if it is bestowed it gives +3/3 to the enchanted creature. If you were to cast it for its bestow cost on a 1/1 creature would you then have a 4/4 creature and a 3/3 creature or just a 4/4 creature?

Spook9MM on What is the timing of ...

6 days ago

Thank you both for the in depth clarification. I'm sure I can still find a feasible solution. Either way, its more casual than competitive. Thanks again!

Kogarashi on What is the timing of ...

6 days ago

Both the cumulative upkeep of Sheltering Ancient and the ability of Erhnam Djinn trigger at the beginning of your upkeep. You control both triggers, so you can choose in which order to put them on the stack.

However, targets must be chosen for the Djinn's ability when you put it on the stack, while you do not choose which creature you'll be giving counters to until the Ancient's ability resolves. Willbreaker will trigger when you target your opponent's creature with the Djinn ability, and that trigger will go on the stack at the top and resolve first. You will gain control of the creature, and then when you resolve the Ancient's ability, you won't be able to put counters on that creature anymore because it's no longer your opponent's creature.

Kogarashi on Can ownership of a card ...

6 days ago

The video may have been confusing Gift of Immortality with other auras that would do what they describe. Fool's Demise, for instance, does something similar, except it returns to the battlefield "under your control" instead of "it's owner's control." Journey to Eternity  Flip and Unholy Indenture also function like that.

As mentioned, the owner of a card is set at the start of the game.

  • 108.3. The owner of a card in the game is the player who started the game with it in their deck. If a card is brought into the game from outside the game rather than starting in a player’s deck, its owner is the player who brought it into the game. If a card starts the game in the command zone, its owner is the player who put it into the command zone to start the game. Legal ownership of a card in the game is irrelevant to the game rules except for the rules for ante. (See rule 407.)

Kogarashi on How does creating copies work ...

6 days ago

For reference, here's the relevant rule:

  • 706.2. When copying an object, the copy acquires the copiable values of the original object’s characteristics and, for an object on the stack, choices made when casting or activating it (mode, targets, the value of X, whether it was kicked, how it will affect multiple targets, and so on). The “copiable values” are the values derived from the text printed on the object (that text being name, mana cost, color indicator, card type, subtype, supertype, rules text, power, toughness, and/or loyalty), as modified by other copy effects, by its face-down status, and by “as . . . enters the battlefield” and “as . . . is turned face up” abilities that set power and toughness (and may also set additional characteristics). Other effects (including type-changing and text-changing effects), status, and counters are not copied.

The last line is why the copy is not an artifact. The copied land has been made an artifact via a type-changing effect, which is not copied.

Spook9MM on What is the timing of ...

6 days ago

Follow up q then... Erhnam Djinn on field as well. Can the ancient's counters be placed on the creature, and then targetted by djinn's forestwalk, and THAT triggers Willbreaker??

Spook9MM on What is the timing of ...

6 days ago

Is this because it says "a creature" rather than "target creature" ?

Raging_Squiggle on How does creating copies work ...

6 days ago

It would be a non-artifact land. Copiable attributes are those that are literally printed on the card being copied.

Raging_Squiggle on Can ownership of a card ...

6 days ago

The owner of a card never changes in a game outside of Ante cards which are banned in all formats.

The creature will return under its owner’s control, not to whoever controlled it last (unless it was the owner), and Gift of Immortality will continue to enchant said creature after it returns as well.