Interaction Between Strip Mine, Candle, and Rings
Asked by Profet93 10 months ago
Am I allowed to do the following....
Tap strip mine to destroy target land. Copy the ability with rings, then use the candle to untap strip mine and use it's ability again, totaling for the destruction of 3 lands.
Does this work, if not, why not?
Sacing the strip mine is part of the activation cost
May 27, 2016 3:02 p.m.
So because sacrificing it is a part of the cost, I wouldn't be able to untap it to destroy a 3rd land. I would only be able to use rings to destroy 2 lands, correct?
May 27, 2016 3:11 p.m.
As PepsiAddicted says, Strip Mine has sacrificing it as part of its cost. You can copy the ability with Rings of Brighthearth to create another instance of it on the stack, but you won't be able to untap it with Candelabra of Tawnos after you activate its second ability. The reason being, when you activated it, you had to pay the cost (tap it, sacrifice it) so it's already in the graveyard even if its ability has not yet resolved.
May 27, 2016 3:13 p.m.
Ok, just wanted to be sure. Thank you so much for the clarification :)
May 27, 2016 3:18 p.m.
Sorry to bother you again. On an unrelated note, can I use rings to copy the activated ability of the candleabra?
May 27, 2016 3:28 p.m.
Profet93, yes you can. It isn't a mana ability and is an activated ability.