Raging_Squiggle Deckspert

Hello all! Squiggle here. I've played Magic for a little while now, and started in Born of the Gods. People are usually surprised that I'm still technically a new player with the experience and how I play.

My first deck was the pre-built mill deck from Gatecrash(?). I enjoyed it a lot, but have since expanded my views and play styles.

I now mainly focus on playing commander (EDH), but I do still have 60 card casual decks. You can most commonly find me on the Q&A; area of the site.

I am technically a Rules Adviser, but officially not since the Rules Advisor test was taken down. Right now I'm working towards my L1 exam and eventually becoming an L1 judge, so if any questions arise, I will do my best to answer them! It'll help with my knowledge and experience for the exam. :)

Welcome to my profile, and as always, have good draws!

Daedalus19876 says... #1

So I have an intriguing proposition for you. PM me if you're interested :)

January 31, 2017 3:57 p.m.

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February 19, 2017 11:38 p.m.

I believe I can answer this with one correction to your question: Damage does not go on the stack.

Deathtouch is a static ability that means whenever a creature is dealt damage by a source with deathtouch, it is considered lethal damage.

When the attacking and blocking creature each deal combat damage to each other, your will be regenerated and removed from combat, and your opponent's will be destroyed due to lethal deathtouch damage.

February 19, 2017 10:46 p.m.

It is dealt to the defending player.

Protection only prevents damage dealt, it doesn't prevent the damage assignment.

Trample means that at least lethal damage has to be assigned to the blocking creature(s), and the rest is dealt to the defending player. It doesn't care whether the assigned damage is actually dealt or not.

February 18, 2017 9:39 p.m.

Well, Hardened Scales comes to mind, as does Doubling Season when it comes to speeding up the counters.

Vorel of the Hull Clade also comes to mind.

Aetherflux Reservoir can pair very well with comboing with Cloudstone. X cost creatures are also helpful, as you can dictate what the X will be to make them free each time, Hangarback Walker, Endless One, Walking Ballista

February 18, 2017 9:29 p.m.

When it comes to animar, it depends on your level of competitiveness. A casual deck can run morphs tribal. A more lethal version runs combos around Cloudstone Curio and friends, playing large eldrazi or Hangarback Walker or swinging in with an "infinitely" large Animar.

February 18, 2017 3:41 p.m.

I'm not misinterpreting the rule, I instead misread the scenario. I thought you were being attacked and therefore targeting yourself with the amulet.

What I meant to say was the opponent will decide which 1 damage to prevent, since your opponent is the one preventing the damage to himself.

February 16, 2017 4:02 a.m.

615.7. Some prevention effects generated by the resolution of a spell or ability refer to a specific amount of damagefor example, Prevent the next 3 damage that would be dealt to target creature or player this turn. These work like shields. Each 1 damage that would be dealt to the shielded creature or player is prevented. Preventing 1 damage reduces the remaining shield by 1. If damage would be dealt to the shielded creature or player by two or more applicable sources at the same time, the player or the controller of the creature chooses which damage the shield prevents. Once the shield has been reduced to 0, any remaining damage is dealt normally. Such effects count only the amount of damage; the number of events or sources dealing it doesnt matter.

You choose which source of damage is prevented.

February 15, 2017 10:15 p.m.

From Gatherer for Mercurial Pretender:

7/18/2014 Mercurial Pretender copies exactly what was printed on the original creature and nothing more (unless that creature is copying something else or is a token; see below). It doesnt copy whether that creature is tapped or untapped, whether it has any counters on it or Auras attached to it, or any non-copy effects that have changed its power, toughness, types, color, etc. For example, if Mercurial Pretender enters the battlefield as a copy of a Profane Memento with Ensoul Artifact attached to it, Mercurial Pretender will be a noncreature Profane Memento with Mercurial Pretender's added activated ability.

February 11, 2017 8:26 p.m.

Remember to check Gatherer for additional rulings as it may have the answer to your questions:

9/15/2013 If either the sacrificed creature or the target creature card leaves the graveyard before the delayed triggered ability resolves during your next upkeep, it wont return.

9/15/2013 However, if the sacrificed creature is put into another public zone instead of the graveyard, perhaps because its your commander or because of another replacement effect, it will return to the battlefield from the zone it went to.

February 10, 2017 2:38 p.m.

Said on Progenitus...


Damnation does not target the field. It's a global effect with no target at all. It affects all creatures.

Protection from X means it can't be:

  • Dealt damage by X

  • Enchanted by X

  • Blocked by X

  • Targeted by X

Known by the acronym DEBT.

Since nothing about Damnation violates DEBT, Progenitus will be destroyed.

February 3, 2017 12:05 a.m.

Said on Eggs Over Easy...


It's pretty tight already, what should I replace with these cards?

February 2, 2017 12:48 p.m.


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