Evoke and Flickering

Asked by andypants040 7 years ago

So I have a Zur the Enchanter EDH that uses Astral Slide to abuse ETB effects. I have a question concerning Evoke.

If I evoke a Mulldrifter or a Shriekmaw can I flicker them before I have to sacrifice them?

Similarly, if I remove the last time counter from Aven Riftwatcher can I flicker it before I have to sacrifice it?

QKey says... Accepted answer #1

Short answer: Yes you can.

Long answer:

Shriekmaw and Mulldrifter, when cast with evoke, create a second enters-the-battlefield trigger, in addition to there normal enters-the-battlefield triggers, so you can react to it, just like to every other trigger.

Aven Riftwatcher has Vanishing. This means, besides that it enters the battlefield with 3 counter, that it has the following two abilities:

"At the beginning of your upkeep, if this permanent has a time counter on it, remove a time counter from it,"


"When the last time counter is removed from this permanent, sacrifice it."

You can react to both of those triggers with a flicker effect.

February 8, 2017 4:28 p.m.

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