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I took the mention of one mountain up and ran with it. Could have been a red-herring, but it seemed a route worth exploring. There are many ways for this to play out where you cannot kill your own Raptor Hatchling, but if you can, it is worth it.

December 11, 2017 9:32 p.m.

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Because they left a Mountain up, Player 1 could also cast Dual Shot in response to the Hostage Taker targeting Raptor Hatchling. This would cause Player 1 to create the 3/3 Dinosaur token, and cause Hostage Taker's ability to fizzle as it's target is dead. Had they not left the Mountain up, they'd have to kill it on their turn, forcing the described outcome where Player 2 gets the 3/3 Dinosaur token.

December 11, 2017 8:29 p.m.

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For example, Flesh would give Ramos, Dragon Engine 2 counters, Blood would also give 2 counters, but Flesh and Blood would only give 3 counters.

December 11, 2017 4:10 a.m.

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For a cards legality Gatherer is generally the place to go. For a card to be Modern legal it has to have been printed in a standard legal product starting with Eighth Edition, and not be on the ban list. The only standard legal product Day of the Dragons was printed in was Scourge, which was before Eighth Edition. It has been reprinted in an M15 frame in both Commander 2015 and Iconic Masters, but as neither of those products were Standard Legal products it does not change the cards legality in Modern.

TL;DR - No.

December 10, 2017 10:38 a.m.

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They technically get buffed first, but even if the time stamps were reversed the result would be the same, the game always sees them as 1/1s.

December 10, 2017 1:51 a.m.

In black boarder that can't happen. There are 3 effects that can meld cards, all of which appear on one half of the meld combos. All 3 of them state "If both own and control" with respect to both creatures. For Silver border, I would say that the creature has two owners. As such an effect is trying to create two different control effects on a single creature with the same timestamp. As such the active player (whoever's turn it is) determines which order the timestamps are applied. In short, when a player activates Homeward Path, whoever's turn it is get's to decide which of the two owners gets the creature.

December 7, 2017 5:42 p.m.

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I stand corrected. I might be referring to how the rules used to work, or was misinformed at a previous point.

December 6, 2017 12:20 p.m.

Yes, it is because all the fights come from a single ability. State based actions are only checked when a player would receive priority, not in the middle of a spell or ability resolving. It's the reason why the ability on Vein Drinker where it deals it's damage first still functions almost identically to fight, because even if it kills the other creature that creature doesn't die until after it deals it's damage.

December 6, 2017 12:19 p.m.

Sure. Why not? I'm pretty sure Slaying Mantis and all the tokens will die from that.

December 6, 2017 1:38 a.m.

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When you control seven or more Thrulls, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder's last ability triggers. It will not trigger again while it's on the stack. When it resolves, the ability will do nothing, because Assault Suit prevents you from sacrificing Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder. Then, if you still control seven or more Thrulls, the ability will trigger again. This loop can be shortcutted to nothing happening and thus evoking rule 104.4b, unless there is a method in revealed zones (such as a Ashnod's Altar on the battlefield under your control) or a player chooses to use a method that is not revealed (such as a Rout in hand). In the case of the former, you are required to end the loop, but in the case of the latter you are not.

December 6, 2017 1:37 a.m.

The colors of a spell are determined by it's mana cost, color indicator, and/or characteristic defining abilities (devoid). Alternative costs (including it's own abilities) do not change it's colors. Emrakul, the Promised End is a colorless spell. Abilities of permanents can change the colors of spells, such as Celestial Dawn or Painter's Servant, but only if they explicitly do so.

December 5, 2017 1:11 p.m.

The text boxes aren't fused, rather the combined creature has two separate text boxes. Phoebe, Head of S.N.E.A.K. functions similarly, being able to have multiple text boxes.

December 5, 2017 11:46 a.m.

Yes, but only if Starfield of Nyx has been turned into a creature. In your scenario, it is not because it's ability only applies to other non aura enchantments.

December 5, 2017 11:41 a.m.

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If either side of a double face card says "Transform" or "Transformed," both sides get the +2/+0. I believe this covers 100% of double-faced cards and 0% of meld cards, but I could be wrong.

December 5, 2017 11:36 a.m.

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Yes, No, Yes, No (see 2). According to Maro, you can distribute or assign 1/2 in silver border land, but the same ruling has not been extended to irrational numbers, this ruling has repeatedly been brought up in the context of deathtouch. The FAQ for unstable does talk about infinite life with giving Infinity Elemental lifelink, and also covers extending that to making infinite tokens, mana, etc, so you're definitely good on that front. Once you have infinite tokens, only a Wrath Effect would be able to get rid of them, as even somehow killing an infinite number would leave infinite remaining.

December 5, 2017 11:33 a.m.

If you combined Murderous Redcap and Geralf's Messenger you'd have a single creature with both undying and persist. We can do this in black border by having Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Cauldron of Souls, and Brisela, Voice of Nightmares. In the black border world, both abilities would trigger, but the first one to resolve would return both cards, Bruna, the Fading Light and Gisela, the Broken Blade to the battlefield with either a +1/+1 counter or a -1/-1 counter on each of them (same type of counter), with the second trigger doing nothing as neither card was there for it to return. Why would the silver border case of a mashed Murderous Redcap and Geralf's Messenger work differently with the triggers only returning one each?

December 5, 2017 11:25 a.m.

You create two tokens that are copies of the creature, so a 4/4 hexproof with vanishing 3 that can't be blocked. I don't know if a copy counts a a combined, I wouldn't think it would have menace, but you'd have to check with Mark Rosewater.

December 3, 2017 11:32 p.m.

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During combat, all creatures are dealt damage simultaneously and die if they lethal damage (marked damage greater than or equal to their non zero toughness) simultaneously as the result. The Thornbite Staff gives Krenko, Mob Boss a triggered ability that triggers when a creature dies, rather than when one or more creatures dies, so it will trigger 8 times, with all 8 triggers going on the stack at once. When the top most ability resolves, you will have a chance to activated Krenko's tap ability to produce goblins before the next trigger resolves. In effect, you'll be able to use Krenko's tap ability 8 times.

December 3, 2017 4:19 a.m.

Polymorphist's Jest turns the creature into a blue frog, so Clout of the Dominus only gives it +1/+1 and shroud, and it removes abilities, so that shroud part no longer matters. It will be a 2/2 blue frog with no abilities. If, however, you somehow moved Clout of the Dominus onto another creature after Polymorphist's Jest finished resolving, it would receive a new timestamp, so the creature it moved to would be a 2/2 blue frog with shroud and no other abilities.

December 3, 2017 4:13 a.m.

As an intermediary you could turn something into an artifact with Liquimetal Coating, then copy it with Phyrexian Metamorph. The Metamorph will always be an artifact, so you can enchant it with Mechanized Production safely.

December 1, 2017 11:11 a.m.


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