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The Scarab God uses its activated ability to exile a Hada Spy Patrol, so a black 4/4 zombie token enters the battlefield with the Level Up ability. If you level it up, does it turn into a 2/2 black zombie that can't be blocked?
June 26, 2017 11:48 p.m.
Mmkay. I'm not trying to second-guess you here, and I'm sorry if that's how it seems, it's just that this is something that I've had explained to me a few times but I keep misunderstanding.
Sometimes, you can cast spells without paying their mana costs. Cool.
If you cast a spell without paying its mana cost but it has an additional cost, like with Lightning Axe, you still have to pay its additional cost. That's cool too.
If you cast a copy of a spell without paying its mana cost, you still have to pay its additional costs if it has any. (Or, you have the option to in the case of spells like Flowstone Flood with optional additional costs). All right.
If you copy a spell (without casting a copy of that spell, like with Twincast), you don't have to pay additional costs. Also sometimes the copied spell retains attributes referred to by the original spell, including through additional costs of the original spell, and sometimes it doesn't, and apparently it's clearly defined and not arbitrary but I can't make heads or tails of it. As in, a copy that wasn't cast of Fling spell will still deal damage to a target creature equal to the power of the creature that was sacrificed for the initially cast Fling, even though no creature was sacrificed for the copied spell... but a copied Radiant Flames won't deal damage equal to the amounts of mana spent on the original spell, because there were no colours of mana spent to cast the copy.
I digress. I sort of understand, sort of.
I'll let you know when I have a deck I'm happy with. Take care!
June 11, 2017 8:35 a.m.
Thanks landofMordor for the deck-building ruling, wasn't sure about that one. Though I know that casting Flash Conscription on your own Zada, Hedron Grinder isn't the wisest of moves, but what I'm after for now is just understanding the rulings on whether the copied spells still keep the secondary attribute, and from there I'll work on a deck. So let's say I were to cast a Flash Conscription on the Ink-Treader Nephilim instead, or just cast it on any old creature and then Twincast, would the copied spell result in lifegain on both stolen creatures if white mana was spent on the initial spell?
Thanks for the tip though, I'm having fun playing around with Zada deck ATM.
June 11, 2017 6:38 a.m.
Also, if I were to cast the spell on Zada and spend white mana to cast it, would the fact that I've spent white mana on the original spell be an attribute that would copy over to all of my other creatures and grant them all pseudo-Lifelink? Or is it like Converge in that... it doesn't?
June 11, 2017 5:52 a.m.
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