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Said on Muldrotha help...

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My Muldrotha deck just uses Wurmcoil Engine and Grave Titan along with a sacrifice effect to token swarm while keeping opponent's boards clear with Fleshbag Marauder effects. Mine is pretty casual though, so results may vary.

October 17, 2018 6:19 a.m.

As Boza said they would both trigger on the first spell or ability to target each of your creatures. The only corner case where this may prove useful is that a single Stifle effect will not prevent their spell from being countered.

October 15, 2018 6:55 a.m.

(Small correction to myself since I got my green ramp spells confused. Ordeal of Nylea has a Rampant Growth effect, not a Cultivate one.)

October 14, 2018 4:40 p.m.

What happens is entirely dependent on when exactly the tap spell (I am going to use Blustersquall in my scenarios just to have a spell to name, but it works with all similar spells) was cast. The combat phase has five different steps and all players must pass priority in succession with the stack empty to advance to the next step. We are only concerned with the first two steps in this scenario, the Beginning of Combat and Declare Attackers steps.

If your opponent wanted to prevent the Thriving Rhino from attacking, they should have cast Blustersquall when they got priority in the Beginning of Combat Step. This would tap the rhino before he attacked. He therefore would not be able to attack and neither his ability nor the ability of Ordeal of Nylea would trigger. The ordeal wouldn't place a counter on him, and you would not get the opportunity to pay to put a counter on him.

If your opponent lets you progress to the declare attackers step, you will be able to declare him as an attacker and tap him before any player receives priority. If you do, both his trigger and that of Ordeal of Nylea will trigger. At any time after you have declared the Rhino as an attacker your opponent can still cast Blustersquall targeting him, but tapping him at this point will not remove him from combat.

Be aware that you can not just start declaring attackers after you are done on your main phase to make the second scenario true. The flow of the game requires that each player pass priority in succession with the stack empty to proceed to the next step or phase. If you want to just keep bulling ahead in your turns, be prepared to rewind the game if anyone wants to take an action during a priority pass you skipped. If you want to be a bit more cautious with revealing your plans you can simply announce your intent to change step/phase and wait a couple of seconds before taking any actions. "Move to attacks" and a pause allows people to respond and doesn't take up too much time. I am personally in the habit of announcing each of my steps and phases because it reminds me of triggers and also allows people to respond.

As for your side question about Ordeal of Nylea; the Ordeal triggers and puts a counter on the attacking creature each time it attacks. If you already had at least one counter on the creature, you could resolve the Thriving Rhino's ability first and the sacrifice clause would sac the enchantment and trigger the Cultivate effect. It is important to note that Thriving Rhino's trigger only gives you the chance to pay once each time it attacks putting a single counter on it.

October 14, 2018 4:31 p.m.

Said on Etrata and bounce...

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If you can't do part of an effect, then you simply do as much of it as you can. In this case you would not be able to shuffle Etrata, the Silencer into your library since the permanent that the ability triggered from is no longer on the battlefield. You will still exile the targeted creature, the player would lose the game if they own three or more exiled cards with hit counters on them, and the rest of your library would be shuffled. The only exception is if an effect had targets and all of its targets become illegal, it will fizzle and do nothing.

(I had to look up the bit about the shuffling. It is CR701.19c

701.19c If an effect would cause a player to shuffle one or more specific objects into a library, that library is shuffled even if none of those objects are in the zone they’re expected to be in or an effect causes all of those objects to be moved to another zone or remain in their current zone)

October 14, 2018 10:49 a.m.

Generally all 1-for-1 effects are worse in multiplayer formats. They are pure card disadvantage because you and one other player are going down a card and all the other players are not.

October 13, 2018 11:21 p.m.

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October 7, 2018 4:44 p.m.

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October 7, 2018 4:43 p.m.

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October 7, 2018 4:43 p.m.

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October 7, 2018 4:41 p.m.

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October 7, 2018 4:41 p.m.

You have it correct. Layers have nothing to do with redirection even though replacement effects are continuous effects. All 7 layers are about changing the characteristics or control of objects so you don't even have to think about them with other continuous effects.

October 7, 2018 1:04 a.m.

Scryfall says there are 7 creatures with 8 or greater power for less than 5 mana (so 4 mana or less, IDK why I decided to do one greater or equal and the other less). Only 3 of them would be good in the deck, but Eater of Days and Phyrexian Soulgorger would be good in addition to Phyrexian Dreadnought.

October 2, 2018 6:45 a.m.

When an object copies another object it becomes exactly the second thing with any exceptions noted by the copy ability. Lazav maintains only his own name, the legendary supertype, and the copy ability when he copies a new object, because that is all he says he keeps. You could copy a creature with evasion and then copy another creature that is larger after blocks if you wanted.

October 1, 2018 7:12 p.m.

Hmmm, apparently they changed that back in April of this year. Good catch.

October 1, 2018 6:11 a.m.

Situation 1- The copy will have the same abilities as the original and an opponent will choose a type as it enters. It can be the same or different as the type chosen for the first. (This is assuming Clone, Cackling Counterpart, or other copies that enter the battlefield.)

Situation 2- Mirage Mirror (and similar things that copy without the creature entering the battlefield) will never have a creature type chosen and can therefore take control of any creature. Mirage Mirror (and other things that only copy until EOT) however will not have the ability that you may choose not to untap it, and you will lose control of the creature on your next untap step.

Situation 3- The creature will have 2 control changing effects applied to it. When one of the Callous Oppressors dies only the effect from it will end. The other one will still be granting you control of the creature.

September 30, 2018 5:37 p.m.

Artifact was never a creature type anyway. Some creatures used to not have a creature type, but other types (Artifact, Enchantment, Instant, Land, Planeswalker, Sorcery, Tribal) were never creature types.

September 30, 2018 3:15 p.m.

You are correct. Whenever all targets of a spell with targets are illegal, that spell is countered by the rules of the game.

September 30, 2018 2:47 p.m.

If you allow your commander to goto the graveyard and then it would move zones you can put it into the command zone instead, and this will trigger Desecrated Tomb. Just to complete the list of zones. Though it isn't a single card. So it doesn't fit nicely in your list.

September 30, 2018 8:18 a.m.

No, it gets hit with 78 damage once. Redirection effects do not change when the damage is dealt, or add additional damage events. They simply change what the damage is dealt to. Blasphemous Act would normally deal 13 damage to each of your 6 creatures as a single event. Saving Grace changes what that damage is dealt to making Stuffy Doll take all 78 as a single event.

September 29, 2018 9:43 p.m.

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