Interaction Between Strip Mine, Candle, and Rings

Asked by Profet93 10 months ago

Board State: Candelabra of Tawnos, Strip Mine and Rings of Brighthearth with some swamps on the field.

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?

PepsiAddicted says... #1

Sacing the strip mine is part of the activation cost

May 27, 2016 3:02 p.m.

Profet93 says... #2


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.

nobu_the_bard says... Accepted answer #3

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.

Profet93 says... #4


Ok, just wanted to be sure. Thank you so much for the clarification :)

May 27, 2016 3:18 p.m.

Profet93 says... #5


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.

nobu_the_bard says... #6

Profet93, yes you can. It isn't a mana ability and is an activated ability.

May 27, 2016 3:34 p.m.

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