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Small correction to the marked answer...

The shuffle ability on the Eldrazi Titans does not target and will not fizzle. If Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, or Emrakul, the Aeons Torn are ever put into the graveyard, the graveyard is shuffled into the library. If something leaves the graveyard between the trigger and resolution of the ability those cards obviously will not be among the cards shuffled into the library. If the entire graveyard leaves the graveyard before the ability resolves, the library will still be shuffled.

November 30, 2022 6:54 p.m.

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No, the artifact is never a spell to be copied by Errant, Street Artist. The most common (and probably only, but I am tired and don't feel like thinking through every possible edge case) way to control a spell that wasn't cast is if it was a copy created on the stack by a copy effect. So the use case for Errant is to copy spells a second time.

November 29, 2022 10:33 p.m.

Hey Guiz!

I have an idea, the comp rules mention cards in 2,479 places. To improve the rules of the game lets play with busts of British monarchs instead of cards.

November 26, 2022 7:44 p.m.

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Daveslab2022 You called them a troll and called for the thread to be shut down a month and a half ago, please stop feeding the troll.

November 25, 2022 7:24 p.m.

You can link cards by enclosing them in double square brackets.

Hulking Metamorph

Skitterbeam Battalion

Yes, "if you cat it" looks to see if the object that is being referenced was cast. You cast the Metamorph so it triggers.

November 24, 2022 7:24 a.m.

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Assuming that there is nothing stopping damage from being prevented, the damage will be prevented, the Swans will survive, and you will draw 4 cards.

Small nitpick Swans of Bryn Argoll has a replacement effect, not a triggered ability. It does not use the stack and can not be responded to. If damage would be dealt to the Swans it will be prevented and the controller of the source the damage is prevented from will draw cards before anyone receives priority.

November 20, 2022 8:39 p.m.

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Dang it I changed those hybrid symbols 3 times because I kept getting the wrong ones and still messed it up.

The ability you are referring to on Yasova Dragonclaw is a triggered ability. It triggers at the start of combat on your turn. You get the opportunity to pay exactly once each time the trigger resolves. If you copy the trigger or have multiple combat phases on your turn you can use it each time. But without other effects it is a once per turn thing.

November 20, 2022 8:34 p.m.

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The ability you are referring to on Yasova Dragonclaw is a triggered ability. It triggers at the start of combat on your turn. You get the opportunity to pay exactly once each time the trigger resolves. If you copy the trigger or have multiple combat phases on your turn you can use it each time. But without other effects it is a once per turn thing.

November 20, 2022 8:32 p.m.

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One of the creative text (names and flavor text) writers for Unfinity actually also worked on BRO. It is Kathleen DeVeer from Loading Ready Run. She has mentioned a few of the cards she worked on in streams and videos, but the only one I remember is the schematic Swiftfoot Boots

November 16, 2022 3:46 p.m.

I was having the same issue. There isn't a rule that covers the fact that the owner of a card is known to all participants. I was unaware of the ruling though, I find it a good basis for handling Triumph of Saint Katherine.

November 14, 2022 3:51 p.m.

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You could make a functional deck as you describe. Not only would it not be a perfect cEDH deck, it wouldn't be close to the best deck you could build for whichever on whatever budget you are building the deck on. But you could make a functional deck that can change commanders between those two.

November 13, 2022 10:21 p.m.

Millstone would do it if their library had 4 cards in it.

In all seriousness though, you are probably thinking of Terisian Mindbreaker. It is the closest thing I could find to what you describe.

November 13, 2022 10:17 p.m.

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Yes, it isn't looking for separate creatures with each name. You activate the Power Plant Worker and then the game checks if you control both a creature with the name Mine Worker (you do, whatever the Spy Kit is equipped on) and a creature with the name Tower Worker (you do, whatever the Spy Kit is equipped on). Much like how Wild Nacatl will be a 3/3 if you control a Sacred Foundry and no other lands.

November 13, 2022 9:02 p.m.

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I don't think there are any rulings on it, but each instance of the trigger resolving creates a cost reduction that is independent of each other and independent of Elminster. So yes, I guess not technically cumulative since you will have multiple separate cost reductions applying to the same spell, not one large cost reduction. I think that the people pointing out that it isn't actually cumulative are just being pedants. You can treat it as if it is. Each will apply to the same spell. Any extra will not be able to be used on further spells later in the turn.

I can understand what was being assumed to happen with the overwriting, I can't understand the underlying logic enough to provide a rule that would dispel the notion. I would like to provide a parallel that might make how it works in reality more clear. You can think of the Elminster cost reductions like the tokens from Alela, Artful Provocateur. Each one is distinct and creating a new one does not get rid of the old one. The only thing that gets rid of the old one is when you do something to get rid of it (cast a spell).

November 13, 2022 5:40 p.m.

With an average CMC of 3.5 I'd go with 34-35. My decks usually have an average CMC in the 2.4-3.0 range and I run 32-33. Xenagos is 3.78 and I run 35 land with 16 ramp and rarely ever have problems with mana. You are running 12 ramp and Smothering Tithe so 35-ish should be fine. There is no way you need the 40 that were in the deck when I first looked at it.

November 13, 2022 5:22 p.m.

I am starting to work through the combo list again and reviewing them to remove things that simply aren't combos.

Combos are auto added to the list when the combo syntax is used. The intent is to have a resource for people looking for combos to find combos, not just cards that have slight interactions or both happen to be in a deck. As such, please only use the combo syntax of [ [ CARD+CARD ] ] for combos and use [ [ CARD ] ] + [ [ CARD ] ] for instances where you are talking about minor interactions or two cards that perform similar roles in the deck.

If you notice that the combo syntax broke on a combo in your deck or that you linked somewhere (the plus sign will have turned white and card names are card links instead of the whole thing linking to the combo page) and you think that the person reviewing marked it as not a combo in error please mention it, along with a simple explanation of the combo, below.

November 13, 2022 5:13 p.m.

You have plenty of colored sources, entirely too many lands, and I don't really have a "preferred number" for instants. Each one needs to have a place to be included.

November 13, 2022 4:47 p.m.

It is a static ability and is unaffected by Hushbringer.

The easy way to differentiate between activated, triggered, and static abilities is to look at the structure of how they are written. Sometimes you need to look at oracle text instead of printed text of older cards, but both of the mentioned cards are pretty recent and so this is unnecessary here.

Activated abilities are written in the form COST: EFFECT. There will always be a colon.

Triggered abilities start with the words "when", "whenever", or "at". Then it will have a trigger condition and effect separated by a comma.

Static abilities are written as statements. They are simply true of the game.

November 13, 2022 4:09 p.m.

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It is cumulative. Each cost reduction created by the triggered ability on Elminster creates an effect that waits for the next instant or sorcery to be cast and then reduces the cost of that spell. Each reduction is independent and will apply to spell with the effect of reducing the cost by an amount that is the sum of all reduction effects.

I am a bit curious how the logic would go for them to not be cumulative.

November 13, 2022 3:47 p.m.

That is correct. Costs of activating abilities are before the colon in an activated ability, effects are what is after it.

Costs beyond the mana cost of casting a spell are written in the first paragraph of the Oracle text and begin with the words "As an additional cost to cast". Effects are what happens when the spell resolves.

November 13, 2022 3:41 p.m.


Arcum's Even More Budget Asylum

Commander / EDH* Gidgetimer


Oloro's Alternate Wincons

Commander / EDH Gidgetimer


Private Poland (Budget RW Hero)

Standard Gidgetimer


Crusaders of the Lost Tokens

Casual Gidgetimer


48 Card Belcher

Legacy Gidgetimer


Twisted Image Combo

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Conspiracy Plus Cube *P*

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