Can I name a card not in my deck when casting Demonic Consultation?
Asked by Ryotenchi 5 years ago
Is this a legal action?
(If I must have a legal target in my deck, I can take care of that.)
Your only requirement as per the card is to name a legal magic card (both in terms of being an actual Magic card and being legal in the format you are playing) and make sure every opponent knows what card you are searching for i.e. "that 1/2 bird creature that has become an iconic meme for no apparent reason" would suffice in most cases.
There is no necessity to name a card in your deck:
201.3. If an effect instructs a player to name a card, the player must choose the name of a card that exists in the Oracle card reference (see rule 108.1) and is legal in the format of the game the player is playing.
April 1, 2015 6 a.m.
I couldnt find a ruling when I googled, I tried several different combinations of words.. Just failed. TYVM!
Its not that the list Im putting together needs it. Its just another win condition and I just wanted to make sure it worked without casting a Doomsday first. :3
April 1, 2015 6:05 a.m.
Note that you'd still need a way to draw, as milling out doesn't automatically result in a game loss (or win, in this case). Also, nothing targets objects in hidden zones.