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Said on Need a new ......


Xenagos, God of Revels is pretty fun and cheap. Xenagos, God of "You're Swinging with a HOW BIG?" is my take on it, even though it isn't fully optimized it still runs pretty well against most decks.

December 12, 2018 7:20 p.m.

You can use double brackets around card names to link them so that people can verify the exact wording of cards.


Zendikar Resurgent

You are correct. Contamination is a replacement effect. No mana is ever produced from lands while it is out besides . Zendikar Resurgent would only produce additional black mana.

December 9, 2018 5:43 p.m.

Said on Is they a ......


Arena did it right. You activate the ability and exile 7 cards from your graveyard. Desecrated Tomb's trigger says "whenever one or more..." and so only triggers once no matter how many creature cards leave as a single event, netting you 2 bats. Then Bone Dragon leaves the graveyard to be put on the battlefield, netting you 2 more bats.

December 8, 2018 10:21 a.m.

You control the flicker ability, so it exiles the Phyrexian Infiltrator and then brings it back under your control.

December 8, 2018 10:18 a.m.

Said on Stangg + Cytoshape...


Oops, you are right. Disregard the first line of each response. I apparently didn't read the card closely enough.

December 7, 2018 6:07 a.m.

Said on Would I ever?...


In UB you are running 8 counterspells. Having 14+ extra cards is just as safe and much more flexible than Iona against multicolor decks.

December 7, 2018 6:05 a.m.

Please link all cards in your question using double brackets.

Lazav, the Multifarious

Midnight Reaper

Deafening Clarion

Cleansing Nova

Yes, the game uses objects as they existed immediately before an event to see if any abilities trigger. Lazav, the Multifarious is the creature he copies with the few minor changes noted on his card. He has all abilities of those creatures and therefore he had Midnight Reaper's ability in your example.

December 6, 2018 10:23 p.m.

Said on Stangg + Cytoshape...


My second response was a bit unclear. Stangg/Stangg, But Not Really are still exiled/sacrificed even if Stangg has a midlife crisis and becomes something else. DTAs are weird and I can explain them in great detail if you like, but it is a bit beyond the scope.

December 6, 2018 10:18 p.m.

Said on Stangg + Cytoshape...


Stangg is legendary and can't be changed with Cytoshape.

If you could find a way to make him something else (no example this time since it is what took so long before since I was looking for something that could change either but not both and came up blank) the ability is still in effect since it is an ability that creates a delayed trigger and the delayed trigger is not an actual ability of Stangg. (DTAs are weird, Once created they no longer care if the objects that they are tracking still has the ability that created the DTA.)

December 6, 2018 10:15 p.m.

Said on Stangg + Cytoshape...


The token is legendary and can not be changed with Cytoshape.

Even if you found a way to make the token something else (Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer for example) Stangg would still be sacrificed if the token he creates leaves the battlefield. The ability tracks the token created and doesn't care what it is named or what other statistics it has.

December 6, 2018 10:08 p.m.

Permanents are cards and tokens on the battlefield. Cards in any other zone are not permanents. Mycosynth Lattice does not give the artifact typing to cards in other zones.

December 6, 2018 9:54 p.m.

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I assume that you are running BR reanimator? Because my preferred reanimator (UB) Griselbrand is the first reanimation target 95%+ of the time. It doesn't run Sire at all and Iona is only the correct play against mono-colored decks.

December 6, 2018 3:55 p.m.

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Neither, each opponent can't cast instants or sorceries during their next turn.

  • Assuming a 4 player game and player A cast Azor, the Lawbringer and both it and the trigger resolve.

  • During player B's next turn player B can't cast instants or sorceries. Player A, C, and D, can cast instants and any sorceries that they have a way to cast (via Quicken, Vedalken Orrery etc).

  • During player C's next turn player C can't cast instants or sorceries. Player A, B, and D, can cast instants and any sorceries that they have a way to cast.

  • During player D's next turn player D can't cast instants or sorceries. Player A, B, and C, can cast instants and any sorceries that they have a way to cast.

  • During player A's next turn everything goes back to normal.

December 6, 2018 3:45 p.m.

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I assume you meant some other card besides Hypothesizzle, but whatever card you meant isn't going to change the basis of the answer, simply the numbers.

An object's characteristics start with what is printed on the card and then continuous effects are applied in a series of layers in order. Layer 7 deals with power/toughness changes and has a series of sublayers that are applied in order. Erratic Cyclops' ability and other spells/abilities that modify P/T without setting it to a specific value are applied in layer 7c. Effects that switch P/T like Invert / Invent are applied later in 7e. The full comprehensive rules reference for layers is rule 613.

December 5, 2018 7:56 p.m.

Yes, as long as the Elite Arcanist has not left the battlefield it is the same permanent and linked abilities can find the relevant objects regardless of if the permanent has lost the abilities and regained them or not.

December 5, 2018 7:40 p.m.

No, Orim's Thunder is a white spell that has an additional effect if red mana is spent on it.

December 4, 2018 9:46 p.m.

Going a little beyond the scope of the question (since dependencies are one area of the rules I am weak on), dependencies are per permanent right? So if Illusionary Terrain is on the battlefield naming Swamps are Plains and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth enters:

  • All Basic Plains, Islands, Mountains, and Forests are Plains because of dependency.

  • All Basic Swamps are both Plains and Swamps because Illusionary Terrain applying to them is not dependent upon Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.

Do I have that right or do effects have to apply to everything in the same order?

November 27, 2018 9:59 p.m.

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$25 is pretty darn hard. At that point you are moving away from "build what you want without being concerned about expensive cards" to "actively budget build". I realize that I have a rather large collection, but I have decks thrown together from stuff I owned that are over $100. I could cut shocks and a few other $5+ cards and get them down to $50. I don't think I could get them to $25 and still be happy with how they run.

November 27, 2018 7:35 a.m.

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I second dropping the individual card price restriction. $50 is a tight enough budget that nothing too crazy can be done with a single card, but if someone finds themselves $5 or so under budget it would be nice to be able to throw in a checkland not named Rootbound Crag. Such a low price restriction is already disadvantaging certain mana bases. Per card restrictions just make some budget land and rocks options straight up unable to be played.

November 25, 2018 10:34 p.m.


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