If a spell like Natural Order requires you to do something as an additional cost you don't get it back if the spell is countered.
February 26, 2015 9:08 a.m.
Casting and activating abilities are completely separate actions. Casting the hammer requires you to tap . After that, you can activate the ability for . Counterspells do not counter activatated abilities, unless they specifically say so like Stifle.
Also, the payment of costs for the ability does not get refunded if it is countered. That would make counterspells useless.
February 26, 2015 9:32 a.m.
I got what happened wrong.
In which case, he was right as he would never have been able to activate the ability the caused the land to sac.
I'm pretty sure.
February 26, 2015 10:24 a.m.
That situation is correct, however in a tournament setting he probably would have got a warning for not waiting for your response.
February 26, 2015 9:07 p.m.
@sonnet666 Obviously at regular this wouldn't be anything but a quick talk from the judge telling him to wait for responses. At competitve he would get a warning for GRV-GPE.