Acceptable Losses

Acceptable Losses


As an additional cost to cast Acceptable Losses, discard a card at random.

Acceptable Losses deals 5 damage to target creature.

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Set Rarity
Odyssey (ODY) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Acceptable Losses Discussion

Gidgetimer on Tap cost question

2 years ago

Exotryptan, actually the spell/ability goes on the stack as the first step in casting/activating it. You are correct that paying costs is the last step of casting/activating spells/abilities, but the object is put on the stack as the first step. This matters in very specific corner cases such as with Acceptable Losses, when the additional cost of discarding a card a random is being payed Acceptable Losses is on the stack, not in your hand.

601.2a-i tells us that the steps to cast a spell or activate an ability are:

a Put the object on the stack.

b Announce choices for modes, kickers, buybacks, values of variables etc.

c Announce number and choice of targets,

d Announce division or distribution of effects.

e Game checks legality of casting the spell/ability and rewinds if illegal.

f Total cost of spell is calculated.

g Player gets a chance to activate mana abilities if cost includes mana payment.

h All costs are paid at the same time.

i Spell is cast or ability is activated.

SleightofFace on Worst. Burn Deck. Ever.

3 years ago

I'm quite a bit late, however I feel as though Acceptable Losses deserves a mention. Everyone seems to have forgotten about that one; probably for good reason. . .