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706.2. When copying an object, the copy acquires the copiable values of the original object's characteristics and, for an object on the stack, choices made when casting or activating it (mode, targets, the value of X, whether it was kicked, how it will affect multiple targets, and so on). The "copiable values" are the values derived from the text printed on the object (that text being name,mana cost, color indicator, card type, subtype, supertype, rules text, power, toughness, and/orloyalty), as modified by other copy effects, by its face-down status, and by “as . . . enters the battlefield" and "as . . . is turned face up” abilities that set power and toughness (and may also setadditional characteristics). Other effects (including type-changing and text-changing effects), status,and counters are not copied.
October 30, 2018 4:13 p.m.
No. You copy the spell as it exists, and then can change targets. You cannot change anything else, such as mode, X, or which half is being used.
October 30, 2018 4:01 p.m.
Even though you'll have infinite combats, you are going to be tapping your creatures to attack for the second combat, so the usefulness of this combo may be limited.
October 30, 2018 3:55 p.m.
Worse than that, if you somehow make Lazav, the Multifarious a double-face card, maybe by making a Delver of Secrets Flip a copy of him, the way copy effects are handled keeps jumping through these hoops from actually paying off. Let's say you have your Delver of Secrets Flip that's a of Lazav and you have it copy another Delver of Secrets Flip in your graveyard (so now it's almost back to being what's printed, except its named Lazav, the Multifarious, is legendary, and has a cool extra ability to change what it is). During your next upkeep you reveal an instant from the top of your library and transform your creature. It's now got it's Insectile Aberration side face up, is still legendary, is still named Lazav, the Multifarious, still has the ability to copy other things, and is still a 1/1 with an upkeep trigger. Even though it transformed, it's still copying Delver of Secrets Flip, not Insectile Aberration
October 30, 2018 12:12 p.m.
For convoke, it's oddly bad. You can spend mana as though it were mana of any color, so colorless mana can pay for the colored symbols. But you can still only tap creatures to pay for colored symbols by tapping a creature of that color (which you don't have) or paying a mana of any type.
702.50a Convoke is a static ability that functions while the spell with convoke is on the stack. "Convoke" means "For each colored mana in this spell's total cost, you may tap an untapped creature of that color you control rather than pay that mana. For each generic mana in this spell's total cost, you may tap an untapped creature you control rather than pay that mana."
October 30, 2018 1:40 a.m.
Some points of terminology. Every card and permanent has a converted mana cost or CMC, which is just a number (kind of an absolute value of sorts). It's calculated from the card's mana cost, which includes color. Not all cards have a mana cost, in which case their CMC is typically 0. Card color is typically derived from mana cost as well, unless it's a token (in which case it's defined by the effect that created it), has a color indicator (like Ancestral Vision), has a characteristic defining ability (like Ghostfire), or is otherwise having it's color altered (like with Swirling Spriggan).
Double-face cards are a big exception because while they don't have a mana cost, their CMC is defined by their front side (rather than being 0) and they usually have a color indicator (with the exception of the double-face and meld eldrazi from Eldritch Moon).
October 30, 2018 1:14 a.m.
Riverfall Mimic's ability makes it so it can't be blocked this turn, which is a modification of game rules, so even when it loses all abilities, that statement will still be true. The net effect will be that the mimic is a 4/4 with flying that can't be blocked.
October 30, 2018 1:05 a.m.
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