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So if you have a large amount of life, it happening on your turn won't end the game, but will result in you losing life equal to your library size and your grave and library shuffling to form your new library. If it happens on your opponent's turn, you lose.

If you cannot lose the game, it happening on your turn results in you losing life equal to your library size, probably putting your life negative and your grave and library shuffling to form your new library. If it happens on your opponent's turn, the game is a draw.

An alternative would be something like Darksteel Colossus or Legacy Weapon which is revealed and shuffled instead of put into your graveyard. Although it doesn't completely refill your library like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, it also never hits your graveyard so you don't lose life and the Mindcrank doesn't trigger, ending the combo then and there.

April 26, 2017 1:39 p.m.

If you control both Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger and Zendikar Resurgent, tapping a Forest for mana would result in both triggering, the net effect being adding to your mana pool.

April 25, 2017 7:51 p.m.

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Ah, Ah, had missed Asnod's + Deathmantle. Other than comboing with Darksteel Forge Mycosynth Lattice ha never really impressed me, I'd recommend Disk over it, as it's a generally useful piece played by decks that don't use it to combo, and is also a really strong combo with the Forge. It stops being land destruction if you remove the Lattice so you can maintain your personal code. Phyrexian Metamorph is also a strong card I'd recommend looking into, as is Grand Architect, though in 4-color it's not as strong as monoblue artifacts. Gonti's Aether Heart is really hard to abuse, Ugin's Nexus works a little easier, but Time Sieve is super abusable, and combos with Thopter Assembly to win.

April 25, 2017 6:52 p.m.

Yes, as Identity Thief is already attacking when it becomes a copy of Rhonas the Indomitable it will still be attacking. It will also still be a copy when the original returns, so you will have to send one the the graveyard as a state-based action.

April 25, 2017 6:50 p.m.

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So infinite combos? I'm usually pretty good at spotting these, but I'm not seeing it, just synergies. You don't even have Nevinyrral's Disk. Would also generally recommend Blightsteel Colossus over Darksteel Colossus any day. And basically any other black tutor over Beseech the Queen.

April 25, 2017 2:55 p.m.

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No. The token stops existing before you get priority, so you wouldn't be able to activate the ability while the token is in the grave. Perhaps more importantly though, Necrogenesis requires you target a card in a graveyard, and a token is not a card, even for the brief time it exists in the graveyard.

April 25, 2017 4:09 a.m.

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#7

The activated ability would be countered. You would gain control of the creature for as long as you control Willbreaker, no counters would be placed, and no player would draw a card. If Willbreaker dies before the activated ability would resolve (either before or after Willbreaker's ability resolves) Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer's ability will resolve as normal, placing the counter and drawing it's controller a card.

April 25, 2017 4:07 a.m.

Specifically how this plays out is Breya, Etherium Shaper enters the battlefield and Panharmonicon causes her ETB trigger to be put on the stack twice. The stack is now two copies of Breya's ETB. If there are no responses one copy resolves, tries to create two 1/1 blue Thopter artifact creature tokens with flying, sees Anointed Procession, and creates four 1/1 blue Thopter artifact creature tokens with flying instead. Assuming nobody responds again, the other copy of Breya's trigger resolves once again tries to create two 1/1 blue Thopter artifact creature tokens with flying, sees Anointed Procession, and creates four 1/1 blue Thopter artifact creature tokens with flying instead. The end result is eight 1/1 blue Thopter artifact creature tokens with flying, and a thankful you because had it gone infinite the game would have drawn unless you had enough mana or a sacrifice outlet to stop things from being infinite.

April 25, 2017 1:35 a.m.

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As you don't play much standard it's also worth noting that any card that taps for colorless now uses the symbol in it's oracle text on Gatherer, such as Mind Stone, Battlefield Forge, or Library of Alexandria.

April 24, 2017 6:18 p.m.

That is accurate, the current Legendary and Planeswalker Uniqueness rules only apply on a per player bases. Note that the Planeswalker Uniqueness rule looks at Planeswalker type, not card name.

April 24, 2017 11:32 a.m.

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There's no choice. The creature enters as a 2/2, because the +1/+1 is always applying. If you had Honor of the Pure and Mentor of the Meek on the battlefield and played a 2/2 white creature, Mentor of the Meek would not trigger at all because the creature enters as a 3/3. Also, to answer the initial question more accurately, if the 1/1 creature you play is white, you gain 2 life, otherwise you only gain 1 life, as Honor of the Pure only increases the toughness of white creatures.

April 24, 2017 11:30 a.m.

I'm not sure what card your specifically trying to satisfy the conditions for, but remember to check the Oracle text on the Gather website. Most likely it's been updated to say "Cast from hand."

April 24, 2017 11:25 a.m.

If you control Melira, Sylvok Outcast then you cannot pay the cost to activate Devoted Druid's second ability. It is a similar situation to having Platinum Emperion and Treasonous Ogre, for which Platinum Emperion has the following rule:

1/1/2011 You can't pay a cost that includes the payment of any amount of life other than 0 life.

This is not a combo, the cards actually hinder eachother.

April 23, 2017 11:27 p.m.

From Gatherer pages for the cards:

9/22/2011 If you control two Parallel Lives, then the number of tokens created is four times the original number. If you control three, then the number of tokens created is eight times the original number, and so on.

4/18/2017 If you control two Anointed Processions, then the number of tokens created is four times the original number. If you control three, then the number of tokens created is eight times the original number, and so on.

These aren't rulings based on the fact the permanents have the same names, but rather a property of multiple replacement effects being present.

April 23, 2017 9:44 p.m.

No. There is a single event "Create a 1/1 colorless Sliver creature token," and there are two relevant replacement effects, that of Parallel Lives and that of Anointed Procession. You choose one of those replacement effects, let's say Parallel Lives, it doesn't really matter. The event is now "Create two 1/1 colorless Sliver creature token." You now look for any replacement effects that have not been applied to the event. Anointed Procession is still relevant, and it's unlikely any new effects are relevant, so you apply the only relevant replacement effect. The event is now "Create four 1/1 colorless Sliver creature token," and it's unlikely there are any other relevant replacement effects that have not yet been applied.

April 23, 2017 9:39 p.m.

It also untaps any typeless permanent you might control, in the rare case of you controlling a typeless permanent.

April 23, 2017 3:34 p.m.

Please link cards

[[Dramatic Reversal]]

Dramatic Reversal

What Dramatic Reversal does is untap all nonland permanents you control. What it doesn't do is a rather long list, including, but not limited to, it doesn't untap your permanents, it doesn't deal damage, it doesn't destroy anything, it doesn't return anything from graveyard to field or hand, it doesn't cause your opponent to discard. At least, not directly, as it untaps permanents, it could be indirectly responsible for you doing those things if your permanents tap to cause them. Do you have a more specific question about Dramatic Reversal?

April 23, 2017 12:50 p.m.

As your creature has the ability, you draw the card.

April 23, 2017 12:35 a.m.

Also, Elite Arcanist cannot exile Beseech the Queen, as it only exiles Instants, not Sorceries.

April 22, 2017 2:20 p.m.

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If, however, it was phrased "Whenever Golden Glow Moth blocks a creature, you may gain 4 life." it would trigger 3 times, once for each time it blocked a creature. As written, Epochalyptik's answer is correct, as the event of blocking only happened once.

April 22, 2017 11:46 a.m.

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