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Gidgetimer on Does an interrupt count as ...

42 minutes ago

If you are going to be literal and technical about wording of cards you also need to be aware that all cards no matter what is actually printed on the cardboard are treated as if they have the current Oracle text on them. I was not trying to belittle you, I thought that the fact that they are currently printed as instants would lead everyone to realize that the current Oracle has Counterspell as an instant. I apologize for assuming everyone was aware that every card with the same English name was treated as if it has the same exact text no matter what is printed on the cardboard.

Neotrup on How do triggers work with ...

2 hours ago

Also, Zur the Enchanter is Legendary. This means that if you control two of them, the Legendary rule requires you to pick one to keep and put the rest in the graveyard. However, if there is a Mirror Gallery on the battlefield you can ignore this rule in which case piemanDW's answer applies, only the attacking Zur triggers.

Shane on Quirion Ranger/Wirewood Symbiote interaction with ...

9 hours ago

Yes you can. You get to play one land pet turn. Regardless of what you have done prior to.

Pskytzo on Does an interrupt count as ...

9 hours ago

Raging_Squiggle thank you for answering my question like I'm a human being and not belittling me like Gidgetimer did.

Pskytzo on Does an interrupt count as ...

9 hours ago

Gidgetimer i'm unaware of how to link a specefic printing of a card. I am also aware they are now printed as instants; however, you should be aware how my circle works as all magic circles should. We will be very literal and technical when it comes to wording so i wanted to be sure i was correct before the gauranteed argument that will come from playing it insues.

40cal on Quirion Ranger/Wirewood Symbiote interaction with ...

10 hours ago

So say It's t2 and I have 1 Forest and a Llanowar Elves in play both untapped, I tap one forest for Quirion Ranger, and after that I use her ability instantly to remove the Forest. I then untap Llanowar Elves, and tap it again to play Wirewood Symbiote, I then use his ability to return Quirion Ranger and untap my Llanowar Elves again. Now, my question begins here... Am I able to play that Forest I returned to my hand if I had not played a land prior that turn?

Gidgetimer on Does an interrupt count as ...

11 hours ago

Looks at the linked art of Counterspell... er.. umm... at least you aren't trolling because you didn't decide to link Counterspell.

abby315 on Heroic +1/+1 Counters Question

11 hours ago

Heroic triggers when you cast the Command, and Hardened Scales triggers on that, so it resolves and replaces the original counter with two counters. So +2 counters.

Then dromoka's Command puts a counter on your Hoplite, which triggers Scales again. scales resolves and replaces that counter with two counters. So +2 counters. Total of 4.

Just remember scales is a replacement effect, and you have two separate counters triggering it.

Raging_Squiggle on Heroic +1/+1 Counters Question

11 hours ago

There are 2 separate effects giving your creature a +1/+1 counter: that from Dromoka's Command, and from the Heroic trigger itself.

Hardened Scales applies to each individual effect that puts a counter on your creature, so it will end up with 4 counters in total.

Dr_Moosh on Heroic +1/+1 Counters Question

11 hours ago

Let's say I have a Hardened Scales and a Favored Hoplite on the battlefield. Then, let's say I play Dromoka's Command and give my creature a +1/+1 counter and whatever else, will my creatue get 3 total counters? Or 4? Or some other number of counters? I know it is at least 3 :P

GlistenerAgent on Breakneck Rider

12 hours ago

Breakneck Rider  Flip is a spell, so casting it on your turn counts as a spell for that turn, and it won't flip on the next upkeep.

The only way transform creatures like this will flip immediately on the next upkeep is if they were put into play by some activated or triggered ability, say a Matter Reshaper putting Breakneck Rider  Flip into play with no other spells cast.

Also, make sure to ask your next rules question in the Rules Q&A section.

Jakethorn on Breakneck Rider

12 hours ago

Does Breakneck Rider transform at the next players upkeep the exact turn after being casted? The card states if no spells were cast last turn, does breakneck count as a spell and not transform?

hyperlocke on Fighting Wurmcoil Engines

18 hours ago

Please link your cards, so that we know what you're talking about.

[[card:Wurmcoil Engine]]

Wurmcoil Engine

Scenario: Player A casts Pit Fight, targeting his and player B's Wurmcoil Engine.

The general rule for multiple abilities triggering at the same time is this:

603.3b If multiple abilities have triggered since the last time a player received priority, each player, in APNAP order [Active Player, Non-Active Player], puts triggered abilities he or she controls on the stack in any order he or she chooses. [...]

If player A is active, his Wurmcoil's abilitiy will be put on the stack first, followd by player B's ability. That means that player B's gets his Wurmcoil tokens first. If B is active, it's the other way around.

Liszt on Fighting Wurmcoil Engines

18 hours ago

Let's say two Wurmcoil Engines are fighting. Which goes on the stack first and why?

Raging_Squiggle on Does an interrupt count as ...

19 hours ago

The same is true for old prints of cards that might say "mana source" instead of "instant" or "sorcery".

Raging_Squiggle on Does an interrupt count as ...

19 hours ago

All cards with "Interrupt" in their type line have been errata'd to be "Instant"s instead, so yes it would count.

Pskytzo on Does an interrupt count as ...

19 hours ago

Counterspell in graveyard + Enigma Drake on the battlefield.

piemanDW on Can I make a creature ...

20 hours ago

The only application would be for changing blockers through a spell or ability (eg. False Orders).

piemanDW on How do triggers work with ...

20 hours ago

When a card references its own name, what it really means is "this object." If a card references another card it will contain the words "a card named [that card]" or "a creature named [that creature]," etc.

Zur the Enchanter references itself, and only triggers when it attacks.

SemperThorn on How do triggers work with ...

21 hours ago

What happens when there are 2 Zur the Enchanter in play, and one of them is declared as an attacker? Do they both trigger? I've looked around and have not been able to find an answer.

Profet93 on Word of Command

1 day ago

Neotrup

That is worth noting. I almost forgot about that. Thank you for your input. I appreciate it.

Shane on Untapping and Tapping Planeswalkers

1 day ago

Everything untaps at your untap step. Unless stated otherwise. Tapped planeswalkers can still use their abilities. But the use of Deadlock Trap stops the use of activated abilities for the turn it's activated.

XBlaze on Untapping and Tapping Planeswalkers

1 day ago

I have a question about the rules of new Kaladesh card Deadlock Trap. It says that if you tap it and spend one energy counter, you can tap a creature or planeswalker. If you tap a planeswalker, what happens? (I don't mean turn it sideways). Do planeswalkers untap during your untap step? Can you use a planeswalker's abilities if it is tapped? I don't need the answers to these questions that much, as Deadlock Trap is not very good and isn't going in any of my decks, but the help is appreciated none the less.

Epochalyptik on Quarantine field + Doubling season? ...

1 day ago

Good catch. I don't know why targeting completely slipped my mind.

Neotrup on Quarantine field + Doubling season? ...

1 day ago

Changing the number it enters with, such as with Doubling Season will let you hit more (or less) targets. Changing the number after it triggers but before it resolves, such as with Proliferate or Hex Parasite will not change the number of targets. Changing the number of counters after it resolves will also do nothing.

griffstick on Quarantine field + Doubling season? ...

1 day ago

@Neotrup Use the number of isolation counters on Quarantine Field as its triggered ability is put on the stack to determine how many targets you may choose. This means the combo will work on both accounts.

And then it says this and I'm confused

Once the targets are chosen, the number of targets the ability has is locked in. Changing the number of isolation counters on Quarantine Field wont change how many nonland permanents are exiled. @Neotrup I think it's referring to proliferate or any other way of adding counters after it's all resolved right?

pinecone2k3 on Does "May" equal "May not"?

1 day ago

The way it's worded, in this specific case, "may", and the implied choice not to, refer to casting the exiled card, not paying the mana cost. So, if you "choose not to", you don't cast the exiled card at all, and it stays exiled. If you do choose to cast the card, you do not pay the mana cost.

CaiusV on Does "May" equal "May not"?

1 day ago

If a card like Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge says "you may cast ... without paying it's mana cost", can I CHOOSE to pay it's mana cost instead of playing the spell for no mana cost since it says "MAY"?

Neotrup on Quarantine field + Doubling season? ...

1 day ago

Most replacement effects are static abilities, such as Quarantine Field's ability. Some are the result of a spell, activated, or triggered ability's resolution. Static Ability or Replacement Effect are both appropriate terms for this situation. Because the targets are chosen as soon at the ability is put on the stack, adding or removing counters won't actually change how many things you exile. From Gatherer:

8/25/2015 Use the number of isolation counters on Quarantine Field as its triggered ability is put on the stack to determine how many targets you may choose. Once the targets are chosen, the number of targets the ability has is locked in. Changing the number of isolation counters on Quarantine Field wont change how many nonland permanents are exiled.

Neotrup on Word of Command

1 day ago

It's worth noting that while they do benefit from the Expropriate, you can minimize their benefit as for each money vote you can choose a fairly worthless permanent to gain control of.

Neotrup on imortal servitude

1 day ago

A creature with a mana cost of or with no mana cost have a CMC of 0. Examples are Ornithopter or Dryad Arbor. To choose X=0 you'll still have to pay 3 mana as a combination of black and/or white mana.

Epochalyptik on imortal servitude

1 day ago

In the future, please link all cards in your question. It makes it much easier for us to understand what's going on if we can see the cards involved. You can link cards by using double square brackets:

[[Island]] 
Island

Immortal Servitude

If you declare X=0 (and pay the colored portion of Immortal Servitude's mana cost), you'll return all creatures with CMC 0.

beast_of_war on Can I card:Hijack opponent's creature ...

1 day ago

Thank You and Thank You!!!

thechrisgeddes on imortal servitude

1 day ago

If there are creatures have no converted mana cost can I just pay nothing and bring those creatures back.

Markroux on Can I card:Hijack opponent's creature ...

1 day ago

If you take control of a creature you may sacrifice it to fling.

Shane on Can I card:Hijack opponent's creature ...

1 day ago

Hijack, Fling

You most certainly can. It's quite fun too.

Profet93 on Word of Command

1 day ago

Raging_Squiggle

Dropping some knowledge. Alright, that is also good to know. Thank you for the further clarification.

Raging_Squiggle on Word of Command

1 day ago

Randomdeath you do not choose the target for Reclamation Sage's etb ability.

The duration you control the opponent ends the moment the spell you force them to cast has resolved or been countered.

While the spell does say "you make all decisions it calls for" that refers to targets (i.e. Doom Blade), modes, and choices while it is still a spell on the stack. It's not talking about etb effects.

Profet93 on Word of Command

1 day ago

You are correct

Link. My mistake. Thank you for the clarification. I can however make them tap a land that makes a boatload of mana (Ex: Cabal Coffers and two swamps) to add 8 mana (if they have 8 swamps) and only use 4 of it for Damnation, leaving 4 extra mana used which does not transfer during phases of the turn.

Randomdeath on Word of Command

1 day ago

Unless you found a rule that i havent seen the player whos is forced to cast the spell only has to spent mana equal to the cmc of the spell. If you wanna mess with the person Mana Short is fun.

Profet93 on Word of Command

1 day ago

DrukenReaps

Thank you for your detailed response. Those make sense

Randomdeath

Thank you for your correction. That is VERY good to know :) I am looking forward to making my friend's lives miserable.

Also after doing research, I can use this card at their upkeep and make them cast a spell (Ex: Damnation) and tap all their lands to pay for it if I'm not mistaken. Then since mana does not float from one stage to another, then they would have no mana for their main phase :)

beast_of_war on Can I card:Hijack opponent's creature ...

1 day ago

Fling says to sacrifice a creature. Hijack says that you take control of target creature until the end of turn. Just a little confusing.

40cal on Wings of velis vel

1 day ago

forget it I read this card all wrrong lol.

DrukenReaps on Word of Command

1 day ago

I made a whoops...

you choose the target for the sage...

40cal on Wings of velis vel

1 day ago

does Wings of Velis Vel have summoning sickness?

Randomdeath on Word of Command

1 day ago

The key wording that you gotta look at is, "that player plays the card but you make all decisions it calls for."

Randomdeath on Word of Command

1 day ago

In the case of the expropriate you make the choices but you do not get the benefit of the choices (now if it said target player then it would be a whole different story). As for the rec sage you make the choice of what it targets cause of how command is worded.