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I never said that Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit will not trigger. I said that SBA's will be checked before the trigger is put to the stack resulting in the creature dying before the trigger gets put to the stack.

Basically, the trigger of Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit would not save the 0/0 creature.

April 6, 2020 2:45 p.m.

No, it will not be possible to bolster a creature before it dies.

Before any player gets priority to add anything to the stack, state-based actions will be checked. The game will see a creature with 0 toughness and move it to the graveyard. Plainly put, before anafenza kin-tree spirit 's trigger goes onto the stack, SBA's will be checked and the 0 toughness creature will die.

Relevant Rules:

704.3. Whenever a player would get priority (see rule 117, “Timing and Priority”), the game checks for any of the listed conditions for state-based actions, then performs all applicable state-based actions simultaneously as a single event. If any state-based actions are performed as a result of a check, the check is repeated; otherwise all triggered abilities that are waiting to be put on the stack are put on the stack, then the check is repeated. Once no more state-based actions have been performed as the result of a check and no triggered abilities are waiting to be put on the stack, the appropriate player gets priority. This process also occurs during the cleanup step (see rule 514), except that if no state-based actions are performed as the result of the step’s first check and no triggered abilities are waiting to be put on the stack, then no player gets priority and the step ends.

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704.5f If a creature has toughness 0 or less, it’s put into its owner’s graveyard. Regeneration can’t replace this event.

April 6, 2020 5:33 a.m.

The first ability of Sewer Nemesis is not an ETB triggered ability. It is a replacement effect that modifies how it enters the battlefield. Therefore, Yarok, the Desecrated does not interact with Sewer Nemesis (it will not trigger twice, resolve twice, and remember the last choice as it is not a triggered ability).

The ETB's Yarok, the Desecrated interacts with are triggered abilities of permanents you control which trigger off a permanent entering the battlefield and not replacement effects. The key here is that triggered abilities begin with "When", "Whenever", or "At".

Relevant Rules:

603.6a Enters-the-battlefield abilities trigger when a permanent enters the battlefield. These are written, “When [this object] enters the battlefield, . . . “ or “Whenever a [type] enters the battlefield, . . .” Each time an event puts one or more permanents onto the battlefield, all permanents on the battlefield (including the newcomers) are checked for any enters-the-battlefield triggers that match the event.

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614.1c Effects that read “[This permanent] enters the battlefield with . . . ,” “As [this permanent] enters the battlefield . . . ,” or “[This permanent] enters the battlefield as . . . “ are replacement effects.

April 1, 2020 11:49 p.m. Edited.

The planeswalker ability will be countered if it's the first spell or ability in the turn to target it.

Firstly, Kira, Great Glass-Spinner does not counter the ability. It has a static ability that provides each creature you control with a triggered ability. If a creature is targeted by a spell or ability for the first time in a turn, that creature's triggered ability will trigger to counter it.

Secondly, the triggered ability does not care if the source of an ability is a planeswalker or not. As long as it is a spell or ability that targets the creature for the first time in a turn, the ability will trigger.

March 27, 2020 12:33 a.m. Edited.

No. It will only count cards with the name Plains.

The rules text for Strata Scythe specifically says for each land on the battlefield with the same name as the exiled card. As Snow-Covered Plains do not have the same name as a Plains card, they are not counted.

March 23, 2020 5:27 p.m.

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