I'm Mike, from The Mana Pool.

I first learned to play around the release of Ice Age (1995-ish) and I've been going strong ever since. I'm a DCI-certified Rules Advisor and like to hang out in the Rules Q&A; area here on Tapped Out. If you notice a mistake in one of my responses, don't be shy about pointing it out. Above all else, I want the person's question to be answered correctly!

As a general rule, my deckbuilding is influenced far more than it should be by what I think would be "interesting/funny" instead of what's probably the better choice of cards. The friend who first taught me how to play has a very strong philosophy of "Not every card is good, but pretty much any card can be made good", and it's been a big influence on me ever since.

I also tend to design and build strictly from my existing collection. If there's a good card for a deck that I don't have in a list, there's a good chance I don't own any, but please suggest it anyway so that maybe I'll remember to go out and find it.

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Said on Stifle or Trickbind...

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That works, but it's because Stifle and Trickbind target the ability, itself, not the source of the ability. The ability on the stack is its own separate object.

In your example, when Gaea's Blessing is milled and its last ability triggers, the trigger goes onto the stack and people can make responses before it starts resolving. That's when you can target the ability with Stifle/Trickbind.

June 11, 2021 2:44 p.m.

You keep control of Mogis for as long as you control Willow Satyr and the Satyr stays tapped. Whether or not Mogis is a creature only matters when you're choosing a target for the Satyr's ability. Because the Satyr's ability doesn't say anything like "for as long as it's a creature", it doesn't matter if what you took becomes a non-creature after that point.

June 11, 2021 8:58 a.m.

Said on Tron vs. Alpine …...

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Tron would be switched off in your example. You just get 4 mana.

Alpine Moon affects all lands with the chosen name. Each of your Urza's Tower s will have its types and abilities removed by Alpine Moon's effect. Since the Tron effect works based on subtypes among the lands you control, Urza's Mine and Urza's Power Plant won't be able to benefit from your Towers.

June 10, 2021 1:44 p.m.

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Theorzhovman100: Answers to your question have been up for a while. Since there don't seem to be any follow-ups or corrections to be made, I marked one of them as the "Accepted answer" so that 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 best answered your question.

June 8, 2021 3:58 p.m.

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

June 8, 2021 3:56 p.m.

Said on Cam you use …...

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You can use double square brackets around a card's name to create a reference link. It's the best way to make sure everyone understands what's going on in your question: Rings of Brighthearth , Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

Yes that works. Both Rings will trigger every time you activate an ability. You'll have the option to pay mana and make a copy for each of the Rings triggers.

June 8, 2021 8:35 a.m.

unbendingsea: An answer to your question has been up for a while. Since there don't seem to be any corrections or follow-ups 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 best answers your question.

June 7, 2021 4:12 p.m.

MonoGreenMagnus: An answer to your question has been up for a while. Since there don't seem to be any corrections or follow-ups 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 best answers your question.

June 7, 2021 4:11 p.m.

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The Clone will just be a regular (non-artifact) Birds of Paradise .

The simple version of the explanation for copy effects is that they only copy what's written on the original. If you're copying a spell, it also takes into account choices made while casting the spell (modes, targets, whether it was kicked, etc.). If you're copying another copy of something, it will take into account any special effects of the other copy effect (for example, if you make a copy of Birds with Phyrexian Metamorph , then Clone the Metamorph copy, the Clone copy will also be an artifact).

June 4, 2021 3:40 p.m.

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Yesterday: You can put Living End into exile face-down with the "During your turn, you may pay ..." part of the Foretell ability given by Dream Devourer, you just won't be able to cast it later.

June 1, 2021 9:58 a.m.

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Living End will be stuck face-down in exile. It can't be suspended because the Suspend ability only works from the hand, and it can't be cast with foretell because Dream Devourer 's ability gave it a nonexistent/empty foretell cost that can't be paid. If we use an example with a mana cost, like Search for Tomorrow , it can be cast but not suspended.

May 31, 2021 6:22 p.m. Edited.

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You can get what you want here, but let's get the details straight: No, you aren't able to activate Cauldron of Souls before the triggered abilities given by Magus of the Tabernacle goes onto the stack, but you can respond to the the triggers going onto the stack by activating the Cauldron.

At the beginning of your upkeep, the triggered abilities given to each of your creatures by Magus will all trigger at the same time. They go onto the stack in the order of your choice. Before any of them start resolving, you can respond by activating the Cauldron. The Cauldron's ability will resolve first.

May 28, 2021 5:32 p.m.

neotazman: In your example, Ixalan's Binding will affect all cards that share a name with the combined cards. The regular rules of the game do account for situations where a card has multiple names (I believe because of some cards that were printed in the Conspiracy sets):

201.2a Two or more objects have the same name if they have at least one name in common, even if one or more of those objects have additional names. An object with no name doesn't have the same name as any other object, including another object with no name.

In the future: If you have a question related to an old discussion thread, it's better to ask the question in a new post versus replying to the old discussion. With the way this area of the site is set up, making a reply doesn't push a topic to the top of the list, so that means only the people who are still subscribed to receive notifications about it will be aware of your reply.

May 28, 2021 3:58 p.m. Edited.

You can survive this, because you get to choose the order that the Blood Artist triggers and Plumb the Forbidden copies go onto the stack.

When you sacrifice creatures as an additional cost to cast Plumb the Forbidden, the reflexive trigger in its first ability ("When you do...") and Blood Artist's ability trigger at the same time. Since the triggers are trying to go onto the stack at the same time and you control them both, you can put them onto the stack in the order of your choice. In your example, you would want to arrange the Blood Artist triggers on top and the copy-making trigger from Plumb on the bottom.

May 26, 2021 2:42 p.m.

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