Is kicker considered a part of a card's casting cost?

Asked by keizerbuns 1 month ago

Is kicker considered a part of the casted spells mana cost, and can cards that help reduce the cost of or help pay for the cost of a spell be used to pay for the kicker costs?

In particular I'm curious about how Eldrazi Temple works with Wastescape Battlemage. If I declare intent to pay the kicker costs for Battlemage as I'm casting it, can I use Eldrazi Temple's second mana ability to help pay for the colorless man portion of its kicker cost?

Thanks in advance!

Rhadamanthus says... Accepted answer #1

Yes that works. Kicker is an optional additional cost to cast the spell, so cost reduction effects and mana that can only be used to cast particular kinds of spells can be applied to Kicker costs.

June 10, 2024 11:37 a.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #2

keizerbuns: An answer to your question has been up for a while. Since there don't seem to be any follow-ups or corrections that need to be made, I marked it as the "Accepted answer" so this topic can move out of the list of unanswered questions. In the future you can take care of this yourself using the "Mark as Answer" button on the response that you feel is the best answer to your question.

I try to avoid marking my own responses when I do this, but in this case it was the only option.

June 18, 2024 2:18 p.m.

keizerbuns says... #3

Thanks Rhadamanthus!

Sorry, I didn’t realize anyone had commented on my post until you tagged me.

June 18, 2024 10:02 p.m.

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