Manifest, Ixidron, and turning face-up
Asked by LGFlatron 2 months ago
I have a non-morph creature that I manifest with Scroll of Fate, then pay the CMC to turn it face up.
Later I play Ixidron which turns it face-down again.
Can I still pay the CMC of the previously manifested creature to turn it face-up again since it is still technically a manifested creature card? Or does manifest expire after the first time it is turned face-up?
No, you will not be able to pay the cost of the creature, because it no longer has manifest affecting it. The manifest effect ends when you turn it face-up the first time. Since Ixidron merely flips it face-down, only morph, megamorph, or another effect that turns cards face-up can flip it face-up again.
- 701.33a To manifest a card, turn it face down. It becomes a 2/2 face-down creature card with no text, no name, no subtypes, and no mana cost. Put that card onto the battlefield face down. That permanent is a manifested permanent as long as it remains face down. The effect defining its characteristics works while the card is face down and ends when it’s turned face up.