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Please do not request deck help from me. Although I was at numerous times able to devote time and effort to generating feedback for specific decklists, I no longer have sufficient free time to undertake the project. I am available to answer general or even fairly specific single questions, particularly about Commander, but I can no longer evaluate and critique full decklists.

I only enable chat for specific reasons. If you have something that must be discussed privately, then enable chat with me and post a comment on my wall explaining that you have a concern that needs to remain confidential. If you just want to ask a general question about something, post it on my wall instead.

clayperce says... #1

I just wanted to make sure that you and yeaGO saw I was doing this and that it was OK. Thanks!

June 16, 2017 3:11 p.m.

ch3ckm8t3 says... #2

Any way to make a competitive Sidisi ANT variety? Should I just rely on speed to minimize the amount of possible disruptions?

June 13, 2017 1:14 p.m.

clayperce says... #4

Could you take a look at the Recent Comments by scrotal_lozenge?

They're all pretty nasty, but stuff like on RG Pummeler really crosses the line IMO.


May 31, 2017 11:49 a.m.

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You have to go through a filter page to ask a question in the Q&A. That page specifies that the Q&A is for rules questions only. Your non-rules question has been moved to the appropriate forum.

June 24, 2017 9 p.m.

Both abilities trigger as you cast your noncreature spell, so they'll already be on the stack by the time you receive priority again. You can stack the triggers such that Tidespout Tyrant's ability resolves first, but Dovescape's ability will still resolve next and counter your spell. Abilities on the stack exist independently of their sources.

June 24, 2017 5:28 p.m.

The new thread fields all have warning banners that remind users to ask rules questions only in the Q&A. Your rules question has been moved. Please be more careful while posting.

June 24, 2017 12:10 p.m.

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The new thread fields all have warning banners that remind users to ask rules questions only in the Q&A. Your rules question has been moved. Please be more careful while posting.

June 24, 2017 11:35 a.m.

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Note that "if" is not an indicator of a replacement effect (there are triggered abilities with intervening if clauses, such as the evolve ability on Experiment One).

"Instead" is used to denote a replacement effect, with one event happening instead of another.

Note also that replacement effects do not trigger; they're static abilities, not triggered abilities. They don't use the stack, and they can't be responded to. Replacement effects only apply once to a given event. Because they're not triggered, they don't stack or invoke themselves repeatedly.

June 24, 2017 11:30 a.m.

You have to go through a filter page to ask a question in the Q&A. That page specifies that the Q&A is for rules questions only. Your non-rules question has been moved to the appropriate forum.

June 23, 2017 2:11 p.m.

Scavenging Ooze does not have a triggered ability; it has an activated ability. Activated abilities are manually activated; triggered abilities trigger automatically when their conditions are met.

Note that Gift of Immortality's ability triggers when the enchanted creature dies. "Dies" means "is put into a graveyard from the battlefield." In order for the ability to trigger, the enchanted creature has to actually hit the yard.

When that happens, the ability triggers and is put onto the stack. You can then respond to the ability, while the creature is still in your opponent's graveyard. You'll be able to exile it.

June 22, 2017 1:17 p.m.

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Note that objects in a graveyard can't be destroyed.

You can, however, exile Shivan Phoenix (SV).

SV has a triggered ability that triggers when SV dies. You can respond to this ability by activating Scavenging Ooze's ability.

June 22, 2017 noon

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First, totem armor is a static ability that defines a replacement effect. Remember that replacement effects apply as the event they replace would happen. That means that the replacement effect itself needs to exist at the time that event would occur. They also don't use the stack, so you can't respond to them.

Totem armor means that if the enchanted permanent would be destroyed, the enchantment is destroyed instead. This isn't a redirection effect, either. You're not changing Terror's target; your creature is still the target.

If you return your aura to your hand, its totem armor ability won't exist when Terror resolves, and your creature will be destroyed as a result. You don't have priority when Terror is resolving, either, so you don't even have the opportunity to take any actions once the resolution process begins.

June 22, 2017 11:13 a.m.

Note also that converted mana cost is always colorless; it's just the numerical value of all of the mana symbols in a card's upper right corner. The printed values are the card's mana cost (not CMC).

But, as Tyrant-Thanatos explained, color identity is what matters in Commander.

June 21, 2017 9:13 p.m.

Could we get a way to suppress notifications of different types? It's nice to know that people are liking decks or adding them to folders (or, in this case, accepting suggestions), but I'd like to be able to opt out of seeing those in my notification feed.

June 21, 2017 10:17 a.m.

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Another TappedOut update: we reiterated that there is to be no reproduction of or linking to leaked info about future developments. Note that leaks differ from spoilers in that spoilers are official releases from WOTC and leaks are unauthorized disclosures of WotC's content or other intellectual property.

Discussion about this rule should be directed to the thread linked above.

June 20, 2017 1:25 p.m.

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You have to go through a filter page to ask a question in the Q&A. That page specifies that the Q&A is for rules questions only. Your non-rules question has been moved to the appropriate forum.

June 20, 2017 1:20 p.m.

The advantage of a Multiverse is that you aren't limited to one of anything.

June 17, 2017 12:30 p.m.

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This is a community, but it's also a private site. Although we do often make choices based on what users would like to see, the administration is not democratic and reserves the right to make choices based on criteria beyond public opinion.

As I mentioned earlier in various threads, leaks are harmful to the game. We have chosen not to support or endorse the spread or discussion of these leaks for precisely this reason. You're welcome to have a different opinion on what should be allowed, but this is our decision and we ask that you respect (or at least follow) it. WOTC puts a great deal of time and effort into structuring this game to create not just new and exciting cards but an experience that players can fully enjoy. Leaks undo that work and degrade that experience and the effort invested in creating it.

June 16, 2017 3:52 p.m.

No, talking about leaks is not allowed. Talking about spoilers, which are released by WOTC or with their authorization, is perfectly acceptable and encourages.

Don't post leaks and there won't be a problem.

Again, if you have a problem with this stance, direct your comments to the new thread specifically about our leak policy.

June 16, 2017 3:10 p.m.

I'm not sure what the conflict is. Discussions about new formats are explicitly allowed by the above rules.

June 16, 2017 3 p.m.

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The stance is based on the damage that occurred when Oath of the Gatewatch was leaked. Leaks have a cost, which this article enumerates.

This site's stance is that we do not want to encourage or support engagement in these activities.

Please direct further discussion to the stickied thread linked by clayperce.

June 16, 2017 2:53 p.m.

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As stated numerous times in the thread to which you're referring, the appropriate response is to use the contact form to resolve issues. Creating multiple accounts will likely result in the permanent termination of all of your accounts.

June 16, 2017 12:22 p.m.

From a technical perspective, layers are part of a hierarchy describing the ordering of continuous effects (e.g., control effects apply in layer 2, while type changing effects apply in layer 4).

Individual continuous effects do not create layers. The layers are part of this hierarchy of effects. Individual continuous effects do, however, have "time stamps," which represent the point in time at which they were created.

Continuous effects that apply in the same layer are applied in time stamp order, meaning they are applied in the order in which those effects were created. Typically, this means that the newest effect will be applied last and, if they conflict with previous effects, will take precedence over previous previous effects.

There are exceptions, such as if one continuous effect's outcome is dependent upon whether another effect is applied first (dependencies). You can read more about all this here.

June 16, 2017 9:18 a.m.




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