I'm Mike, from The Mana Pool.

I first learned to play around the release of Ice Age (1995-ish), and I've been going strong ever since. I was formerly a DCI-certified Rules Advisor (that certification has since been removed from the Judge Program structure), and like to hang out in the Q&A; area here on Tapped Out. If you notice a mistake in one of my responses, don't be shy about pointing it out. Above all else, I want the person's question to be answered correctly!

As a general rule, my deckbuilding is influenced far more than it should be by what I think would be "interesting/funny" instead of what's probably the better choice of cards. The friend who first taught me how to play has a very strong philosophy of "Not every card is good, but pretty much any card can be made good", and it's been a big influence on me ever since.

I also tend to design and build strictly from my existing collection. If there's a good card for a deck that I don't have in a list, there's a good chance I don't own any, but please suggest it anyway, so then maybe I'll remember to go out and get some!

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Yes, that works. Objects on the stack just resolve one at a time and everyone is given a chance to make responses in-between, so after a copied trigger resolves in your example you're allowed to respond again while the original trigger is still on the stack.

April 23, 2019 7:58 p.m.

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Yes, Overload will be copied. The important part of 706.2 for your question is where it says the copiable values for an object on the stack include "choices made when casting or activating it", and that includes the choice of whether to pay an alternate or additional cost (this is why Kicker is also copied). When the rule says that text-changing effects aren't copied over it's talking about things like Magical Hack , etc.

April 22, 2019 9:51 a.m.

Your assumption is right, there's no interaction here.

"Any time a player could cast a sorcery" is the game's shortened way of phrasing "during a main phase on that player's turn when they have priority and the stack is empty". An effect that allows a player to cast sorceries as if they had flash doesn't change the meaning of this phrase.

To think about it another way: Teferi's effect is only specifically giving you permission to cast sorcery spells as if they had flash. It doesn't say anything about a special permission for activating abilities with timing restrictions.

April 20, 2019 10:23 a.m.

To be clear: this does work. In your example: Twilight Shepherd dies, and let's say you decide to use its persist ability to bring it back with a -1/-1 counter. If it dies again then the undying ability granted by Mikaeus, the Unhallowed will bring it back with a +1/+1 counter. If it dies again then persist will bring it back, and so on and so forth.

April 19, 2019 6:36 p.m.

The aura will become unattached and go to the graveyard. When an object changes zones, the game treats it as a totally new object with no relation to what it was before (except for a few exceptions needed to make things work properly; they don't apply in this situation). In this situation, as far as the game is concerned, the creature that the aura used to be attached to is gone.

An aura will only be flickered along with the object it's attached to if the flickering effect specifically says to do that ( Flickerform , Tawnos's Coffin , Oubliette ). Otherwise it stays on the battlefield.

April 19, 2019 6:31 p.m.

Note that you can mostly accomplish what you're wanting to do if the other creature holding all the equipment has first strike or double strike. After the creature deals damage in the first strike combat damage step, you can sacrifice equipment to pump Atog before the normal combat damage step begins. Keep in mind that the other creature won't have the bonuses from the equipment anymore in the normal damage step.

April 19, 2019 9:50 a.m.

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No, you won't control the creature anymore. Because the control-changing effect on Mind Control is generated by a static ability, it's applied continuously. If Mind Control changes controllers then so will the enchanted creature.

April 17, 2019 10:11 a.m.

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To your follow-up question: Teysa Karlov doesn't interact with exploit. Exploit triggers when you take the action of sacrificing a creature to a specific exploit ability, not when the sacrificed creature is put into the graveyard. It's a very fine distinction to make but it matters in this case.

April 16, 2019 5:44 p.m.

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