Voracious Reader and Collective Defiance

Asked by SunBear1988 3 years ago

Voracious Reader makes instant and sorcery spells cost (1) less to cast , does this also apply to the Escalate cost of a sorcery like Collective Defiance ?

Gidgetimer says... Accepted answer #1

The formula for the total cost of a spell is

cost(mana cost or alternative cost)+additional costs-cost reductions

So Voracious Reader  Flip makes Collective Defiance's total cost mana symbol rmana symbol r. Since cost reductions can only reduce the cost once per spell it would make Collective Defiance escalated once mana symbol 1mana symbol rmana symbol r. On the other hand Borrowed Hostility would still cost mana symbol r with Voracious Reader  Flip out since it only reduces the cost by generic mana. An escalated Borrowed Hostility would cost mana symbol 2mana symbol r because the cost before reductions now does include generic mana. So yes it does apply to escalate costs, but not how it seems you might have been hoping.

August 5, 2016 9:44 a.m.

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