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acbooster here, 20-year old aspiring judge from the Akron, Ohio area! My favorite formats are EDH and Pauper, and I plan to start getting into Modern soon. I love answering rules questions and deckbuilding, though when I work with EDH decks I don't build for power more than I build for flavor. EDH to me is a casual format that's meant to be a slower, more relaxed format than the 60-card constructed formats.

Current EDH deck: 30-05-16-jank-primers-mishra-copy

Next EDH deck: the-secret-star-of-the-hero-association

Current project: the-secret-star-of-the-hero-association

As of June 8th, 2015, after playing since RTR and spending who knows how much on Magic, I opened my first foil mythic from a pack of MM15, a foil Mox Opal

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For future reference do not repost a question that has been answered. Neotrup's answer for the second scenario is correct and he even cited the correct rule for the situation. For the sake of posterity, here's what he said again:

If your opponent controls two creatures, one of which is provoked, both creatures must block a creature with menace. The reason is rule 509.1c, which because it can be confusing, it provides an example very similar to your situation:

Example: A player controls one creature that "blocks if able" and another creature with no abilities. If a creature with menace attacks that player, the player must block with both creatures. Having only the first creature block violates the restriction created by menace (the attacking creature can't be blocked except by two or more creatures). Having only the second creature block violates both the menace restriction and the first creature's blocking requirement. Having neither creature block fulfills the restriction but not the requirement.

April 27, 2017 4:20 p.m.

Said on provoke and menace...


For the first scenario, no you cannot. The reminder text for Provoke says that the creature blocks if able, and Goblin War Drums makes it so that your creatures can't be blocked except by two or more creatures. Since your opponent only has one creature, all you'll really do is untap it.

For the second scenario, I don't believe so though I may be wrong. Your opponent still gets to choose what other creatures they block with, and if they choose just the Provoked Squire then it won't be able to block and nothing will happen.

April 27, 2017 4:06 a.m.

Neither Anointed Procession nor Panharmonicon trigger. They both have static replacement effects.

They both look for an event, which is the first clause. If they see the event, they modify it which is the second clause.

April 25, 2017 1:01 p.m.

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Your permanent will lose the aura. This is because Auras are always checking to see if they're on a permanent or player they're allowed to be on. If a permanent becomes illegal (by gaining/losing types or colors) then the Aura falls off the next time state-based actions are checked.

April 25, 2017 12:35 p.m.

Panharmonicon does not interact with either Anointed Procession nor Parallel Lives.

Both Anointed Procession and Parallel Lives have a replacement effect that changes a specific event. In this case, the event is one or more tokens being placed onto the battlefield. If they were triggered abilities, they would read, "Whenever one or more creature tokens enter the battlefield under your control, create X more where X is the number of tokens that entered."

This alone would mean it goes infinite with itself, and we can't have a card that does that. So instead it simply sees tokens about to enter the battlefield, and makes twice that many instead.

April 24, 2017 9:41 p.m.

Said on Alternative costs...


It's worth noting as well that additional costs like Kicker (like on Orim's Chant) or discarding for Cathartic Reunion are still able to be used (or must be done in the case of Cathartic Reunion). Cost increases and reductions also still apply, so if your opponent had Thalia, Guardian of Thraben out, then you would still have to pay . This is because reductions and increases are applied after the cost is chosen.

April 24, 2017 1:40 p.m.

Said on How much life ......


You would get 2 life.

Honor of the Pure has a static ability that modifiers the P/T of your creatures. This starts to apply as soon as a creature would go to enter the battlefield and ends as soon as a creature leaves the battlefield. So, your 1/1 would enter as a 2/2 and you would gain 2 life.

April 24, 2017 9:53 a.m.

Provided you destroy the Heart of Kiran before the Declare Blockers Step, you'd be correct.

Rhonas the Indomitable would have to be able to block at the beginning of the Declare Blockers Step to be declared as a blocker. If you use Unlicensed Disintegration to destroy the Heart of Kiran during the Declare Blockers Step, your opponent would have already been able to declare Rhonas as a blocker and you would only stop the Heart from being able to block.

April 20, 2017 1:21 a.m.

Said on The chicken or ......


Here's what will happen:

Hangarback Walker enters the battlefield with X = 0, meaning it enters with 0 +1/+1 counters.
Cathars' Crusade triggers and the ability goes on the stack.
Before it can resolve or anyone can respond, state-based actions are checked and Hangarback Walker goes to the graveyard for having 0 toughness.
Cathars' Crusade's ability resolves, putting a +1/+1 counter on any other creatures you may have on the field.

April 20, 2017 1:18 a.m.

You would be correct.

Note that since there are two combat damage steps if a creature with first or double strike is in combat, Yidris' ability will trigger and resolve during the first strike damage step and during the regular damage step. They won't be on the stack at the same time, so you would either copy it before or after normal combat damage is dealt.

April 15, 2017 7:24 a.m.

Awesome, that's what I thought would happen. Now it's time for me to make a deck that does absolutely nothing, literally!

April 15, 2017 1:30 a.m.

See that's where my question comes from. Does Torrent of Souls see it as the color it's being used as, or the color it really is?

April 14, 2017 10:37 p.m.

So I opened some packs of MM17 today and got a Torrent of Souls, a card I had forgotten about. I've been using Mycosynth Lattice a lot lately and it made me wonder:

If I have Mycosynth Lattice out and use a green mana to pay for the hybrid red/black and don't use any red or black mana for Torrent of Souls, what happens? Does the spell resolve and do nothing? Does it constitute as an illegal play and the game gets rewound? Or does it accept the green mana as one or the other for the purpose of the spell?

April 14, 2017 9:20 p.m.


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