Lithoform Engine and Planeswalkers... All of their abilities???

Asked by Swebb87 1 month ago

Lithoform Engine and Planeswalkers... Can you use the first ability of lithoform engine to copy any Planeswalker ability, including those that give emblems? Or do the abilities have to target something / someone?

Rhadamanthus says... Accepted answer #1

Any activated or triggered ability can be copied with the first ability of Lithoform Engine . As-written, it doesn't specifically require the ability to have a target, it just allows you to change the targets of the copy if it does.

April 29, 2021 2:15 p.m.

Swebb87 says... #2

Thanks Rhada that's awesome news!!!

April 29, 2021 2:19 p.m.

Swebb87 says... #3

Rhadamanthus ... If you use lithoform engine to copy an opponent's planeswalker ability that specifies "you get something", as in an emblem, does it give the person who originally played the ability the second one or because the ability specifies "you", does the person copying it get the benefit of the copied ability.

April 29, 2021 6:46 p.m.

dragonstryke58 says... #4

@Swebb87

Lithoform Engine can only copy activated or triggered abilities you control. You wouldn't be able to copy a planeswalker ability that your opponent controls.

April 29, 2021 6:57 p.m. Edited.

Polaris says... #5

As a general answer though (Lithoform Engine aside), if you copy a spell or ability, you are the controller of the copy. Any "you" will refer to you, even if the original spell/ability you copied is controlled by an opponent.

April 29, 2021 11:57 p.m.

Swebb87 says... #6

Thanks everyone. Clearly misread the damn card

May 4, 2021 5:13 p.m.

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