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Said on Combos (again)...


So the only way to suggest a combo is to list it in a deck description?

May 24, 2017 6:22 p.m.

kk bbz

May 23, 2017 3:19 p.m.

@ Epochalyptik: All right? The page I linked has a list that's up to date and is more intuitive and links to relevant products.

May 23, 2017 12:22 p.m.

The link I provided didn't work there.

It's not on the *official card banlist for the format:

May 23, 2017 4:36 a.m.

I don't believe so. It's not on the for the format. Furthermore I was just receiving a message telling me that the deck I was working on was illegal because Command Tower and Commander's Sphere were illegal in the format, among some others, so I assume it's a temporary bug on this site.

May 23, 2017 4:35 a.m.

Said on If you control ......


"Trigger" was poor wording on my part.

I understand that Thought Reflection can't more than one time replace the one event of drawing the same card. I don't get why the effect of drawing two new cards isn't a new occurrence to be considered for replacement. Are replacement effects specifically not able to replace effects that they have caused themselves? Thought Reflection is the only one I know that could stand to do this. If I had two Thought Reflections on the field, would drawing a card cause me to draw my whole deck?

May 23, 2017 3:32 a.m.

Said on If you control ......


As I understand it, if you control Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar and a Consecrated Sphinx, if an opponent draws a card then functionally you get to filter the top three cards of your deck twice, because you would get to draw two cards from Consecrated Sphinx, and filter three instead of drawing one from the effects of Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar.

If you have a Thought Reflection and Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar on the battlefield and would draw a card, do you get to filter twice after applying Thought Reflection's ability and then the ability of Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar to the two cards you would draw? Or must you chose only a single "replacement effect" to apply?

For disclosure I guess I'm a little fuzzy on replacement effects. I understand the concept of Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar's effect replacing the act of drawing a card. I don't understand how Thought Reflection causing you to draw two cards as a replacement for drawing a card doesn't then trigger itself again as you go to draw two cards. As a replacement effect, is it immune to triggering another replacement effect?

May 22, 2017 4:05 p.m.

Sorry, another banding question.

The defending player has an Old Fogey on the battlefield and five other Game-Trail Changeling dinosaurs on the battlefield, so can block as a band.

If the attacking player has a Brontotherium and Provokes one of the defending player's creatures, can the defending player still block as a band including that creature?

Can Battlefront Krushok be blocked by a band of creatures? If not, I assume a band of creatures can block a creature with Menace like Boggart Brute?

Or if so, what exactly happens if Nacatl War-Pride is blocked by a band? And if not, I assume that the defending player would be unable to block as a band because each creature would have to individually block a different token copy of Nacatl War-Pride?

May 22, 2017 10:42 a.m.


May 21, 2017 6:08 p.m.

Yixlid Jailer wouldn't change the effect of Dracoplasm or Tarmogoyf.

May 21, 2017 5:17 p.m.

Thanks. So just to confirm, Reassembling Skeleton enters directly from the graveyard and so triggers River Kelpie's first ability (twice with Panharmonicon), but Skaab Ruinator doesn't count as entering the battlefield from the graveyard if it uses the stack to be cast from the graveyard, so only triggers River Kelpie's second ability and not the first?

May 21, 2017 5:13 p.m.

I have a two examples here that I'm looking to check.

I have a Panharmonicon on the field and I cast a Deathbringer Regent from my hand which successfully hits the battlefield. I appreciate that under most normal circumstances the ability activating twice wouldn't matter, but it does activate twice, right?

A more practical example is if I have a River Kelpie on the battlefield and I cast a Skaab Ruinator from the graveyard with a Panharmonicon on the battlefield - I get to draw a card from casting Skaab Ruinator from my graveyard, and I get to draw two cards from it entering the battlefield from the graveyard?

Finally, the rulings on the Gatherer site for Panharmonicon specify that replacement effects don't occur twice due to Panharmonicon being on the field. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this refers to creatures with Persist/Undying, and Clone effects, is that right? Is there anything else of note that doesn't trigger?

May 21, 2017 4:01 p.m.

I'm building a Reaper King deck. Functionally I was wondering that, if I had a Xenograft on the battlefield (with Scarecrow as the chosen subtype) and I had a Solemn Simulacrum return to the battlefield with Nim Deathmantle's secondary effect, would it enter the battlefield as a Scarecrow Zombie or just a Zombie?

Also (though I realise all these questions likely have the same answers), if I have a Painter's Servant on the battlefield with blue as my chosen colour, will a creature equipped with Nim Deathmantle be blue and black or just black?

Also also, if Nim Deathmantle is equipped to a Shapeshifter like Cairn Wanderer, does Nim Deathmantle override the Changeling ability and cause it to be only a Zombie?

May 21, 2017 3:43 p.m.

No worries, just covering all the bases here. Kulrath Knight is a great hate card to play against decks that focus on using +1/+1 counters to pump up their creatures. Have fun.

May 21, 2017 3:29 p.m.

Kulrath Knight specifies that any creatures your opponents control with any counters on them can't attack or block, so under normal circumstances Heroes' Bane would enter with 4 +1/+1 counters, have a functional Power and Toughness of 4/4, and be unable to attack or block. If you were to target it with Splendid Agony and put two -1/-1 counters on it, the result would be a Heroes' Bane with 2 +1/+1 counters on it.

If your opponent had a Dictate of Heliod on the battlefield and you managed to put 4 -1/-1 counters on their Heroes' Bane, it would result in a creature with no +1/+1 or -1/-1 counters on it that has a Power & Toughness of 2/2 and would be able to attack and block as normal. But that would be a silly thing for you to do, yo.

May 21, 2017 3:18 p.m.

Yes, it would still prevent them from attacking. Having +X/+X doesn't negate the fact that the creatures still have -1/-1 counters on them, and whether their Power and Toughness is the same or different from their original Power and Toughness doesn't factor.

The only thing that at a glance would seem to contradict this is if a creature has both a +1/+1 counter and a -1/-1 counter placed on it, because these counters actually cancel each other out. I.E., if a creature with a single +1/+1 counter has a single -1/-1 counter placed on it, the result is that the creature will have have no +1/+1 or -1/-1 counters on it.

May 21, 2017 2:58 p.m.

Yes. Token copies enter the battlefield and trigger the appropriate enter the battlefield effects just like the cards they're copying.

May 21, 2017 2:52 p.m.

If Iname as One is your commander and it would go to your graveyard, are you able to trigger its second ability which triggers when you chose to exile it instead of putting it into your graveyard, and then put it into the command zone? Or is putting the creature into the command zone a replacement effect and so Iname as One never hits exile to trigger its ability?

Also, how do you pronounce "Iname"? Is it in-aim or in-ah-may?

May 10, 2017 10:58 a.m.




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