how does devotion work

Asked by patrickloyd 4 months ago

from what i understand is devotion is how many permanents mana drop it is and that counts toward your devotion, if i am wrong can you give me an example

ChiefBell says... #1

I'm not sure this is in the right forum? Maybe it is though.

Anyway - devotion is the total number of a particular mana symbol that you have in permanents under your control. That doesn't count the colourless mana numbers - only mana symbols. It is not quite the same as the cmc.

Mogis's Marauder adds one black devotion, not 3.

Fanatic of Mogis adds one red devotion, not 4.

December 5, 2013 8:32 p.m.

Epochalyptik says... Accepted answer #2

I literally just answered a question about this for you. Please just ask for clarification instead of posting another question.

As I just defined for you here, devotion is the sum of all of a color's mana symbols in the mana costs of permanents you control. Devotion only counts mana symbols in mana costs. It doesn't count colored permanents or anything else.

For example, Precinct Captain counts for two devotion to white. The tokens it creates don't count toward devotion because they don't have mana costs.

December 5, 2013 8:35 p.m.

patrickloyd says... #3

is the spell you are casting plus what permanents are already are on the battle feild?

December 5, 2013 8:58 p.m.

Epochalyptik says... #4

Spells have nothing to do with devotion. Again, devotion counts only mana symbols in the mana costs of permanents you control. Spells are not permanents. Spells only exist on the stack, and permanents only exist on the battlefield.

December 5, 2013 9:07 p.m.

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