What would happen when you Cloudshift a manifested sorcery?

Asked by SirFowler 5 years ago

Let's say you play Mastery of the Unseen and Day's Undoing is on top. You then manifest it and it becomes a creature and you have a Cloudshift in your hand. You wait until their turn and the use Cloudshift, targeting your manifested creature. When the spell comes back, is it considered casting the card? If so, would the spell resolve or would it just fizzle?

Epochalyptik says... #1

The card will be exiled and then fail to enter the battlefield because sorceries can't exist on the battlefield. Nothing else happens. You certainly don't get to cast it; nothing allows you to do so.

June 26, 2015 2:01 p.m.

TheRedMage says... Accepted answer #2

The cards get exiled, and becomes a face-up sorcery in the exile zone. Then it tries to enter the battlefield again, but the rules say:

304.4. Instants cant enter the battlefield. If an instant would enter the battlefield, it remains in its previous zone instead.
307.4. Sorceries cant enter the battlefield. If a sorcery would enter the battlefield, it remains in its previous zone instead.

So basically it tries to enter the battlefield, can't, and stays exiled instead.

As a note, in general it's safe to assume that nothing is being cast unless the word "cast" appears somewhere in the text. "Cast" is a special word in magic (kinda like "Target").

June 26, 2015 2:02 p.m. Edited.

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