How does Reverberate work with Cipher?
Asked by Goalith 4 years ago
So here is the situation that I can't figure out:
Lets just assume the creature that I'm ciphering into stays alive through this whole process.
Thanks in advance
I forgot to ask:
April 5, 2013 3:46 a.m.
Is cipher a part of the spell you are copying? Answer that, and you'll have your answer.
That sounds really dickish, I apologize in advance.
April 5, 2013 3:51 a.m.
As for the second question, wait for someone else, but since it's technically a separate spell, I would imagine that both would trigger separately.
April 5, 2013 3:53 a.m.
Reverberate will copy the spell and let you choose new targets for that spell, however the cipher ability specifically states to "exile this spell card encoded on a creature you control... its controller may cast a copy of the encoded card...".
You will not be able to encode the Reverberate because it does not become a copy of the spell card itself. It merely copies the spell. So you can still tap down a creature due to the spell being copied, but the cipher ability is not functional for the copy.
April 5, 2013 3:54 a.m.
I looked into the ruling for cipher, and I was wrong.
The other guy is right.
Note: I'm sad now.
April 5, 2013 4:01 a.m.
Thanks for the answer, now I got figure something else out instead
April 5, 2013 4:04 a.m.
@ vampirelazarus lol, and yes as the other guy says, cipher can't be copied