Does this infinite mana combo work?
Asked by drwhosmith4 2 years ago
Now I know Recurring Nightmare is banned in EDH, which is primarily what I play but tell me if I am thinking about this wrong.
So you play Sengir Autocrat , Recurring Nightmare , and Culling the Weak in the game. You sac a serf to trigger Culling the Weak to get 4 mana, sac the Sengir Autocrat to use Recurring Nightmare to return Sengir Autocrat and use the mana to play Recurring Nightmare again. Each iteration adds one floating mana so infinite mana, right?
Culling the Weak is an instant, not an enchantment.
July 21, 2017 5:15 a.m.
Even if Culling the Weak was an enchantment, this wouldn't work.
Activating an ability works the same as casting a spell, you choose the spell's targets before actually paying the spell's cost. You can't target the creature you decide to sacrifice to Recurring Nightmare because it's not in the graveyard yet when you're choosing targets.
July 21, 2017 9:26 a.m.
July 21, 2017 10:40 a.m.
How are you going to pay for Freed from the Real with only black mana?
But this isn't a thread on infinite combos, it's a rules Q&A. So if you understand how the rules work here you should select an answer and ask any new questions in a new Q&A.