Does removing a card from a graveyard then putting it back make it an invalid target?

Asked by SorcerersBone 4 years ago

I know when you blink a permanent that it makes the spell or ability have nothing to target, but does the same apply to other zones? Specifically the graveyard? More concisely...

Two Reclaims and one Harness the Storm. - Reclaim 'A' and a Forest in graveyard, Reclaim 'B' in hand, Harness on the field. - Cast B targeting A. - Harness triggers, Cast A (now outside of the graveyard) targeting a Forest. - A resolves (now back in the graveyard), Forest on top of library.

What happens? Is A still a valid target of B? Or did I pretty much just Cloudshifted my own card?

Raging_Squiggle says... Accepted answer #1

Whenever any card changes zones, it becomes a new entity with no knowledge of its previous existence. That means that if it's targeted by a spell or ability, it will no longer be a legal target if it changes zones even for a moment.

So no, A is no longer the same target that B had, and therefore B's target has become illegal and it fizzles.

April 5, 2016 1:59 a.m.

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