Asked by HunterReine 5 years ago

Can you cast Unsummon be cast on a token since you can't have a token in your hand

hyperlocke says... #1

Yes, you can. Instead of going to it's owner's hand, it ceases to exist.

August 9, 2014 6:57 a.m.

GreatSword says... #2

Any time a token goes to a zone other than the battlefield, it will cease to exist as a state-based action. Even if it's subject to an effect that would bring it back right away (ex: Cloudshift ), the token will stay in that zone instead.

August 9, 2014 7:17 a.m.

Gidgetimer says... Accepted answer #3

It is important to note that tokens DO change zones, and then cease to exist as a state-based action. It isn't a replacement effect so the token moving zones does trigger any zone change trigger it or another object has.

And as GreatSword said there is a replacement effect that prevents a token that has left the battlefield from returning. So even Cloudshift or Restoration Angel 's effects will cause the token to cease existing when state-based actions are checked.

August 9, 2014 8:49 a.m.

MagnusMTG says... #4

Good point, Gidgetimer; tokens can trigger "dies" effects and "is put into a graveyard" effects. I've had to explain that to people a couple times.

August 9, 2014 1:26 p.m.

luke141 says... #5

What about championing a token like with Boggart Mob and 1/1 goblin tokens

August 13, 2014 5:08 p.m.

Gidgetimer says... #6

You can champion the goblin token with it, but the token ceases to exist as a state-based action the next time a player would receive priority since it is in a zone besides the battlefield.

August 13, 2014 6:07 p.m.

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