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I'm Tyler. I mostly EDH and some Pioneer. I also love a good game of Tower. I started playing this amazing game when I was a freshman in college (2016), so right when Kaladesh block started. Magic very quickly became my primary hobby, so I might not be as experienced as some players, but that doesn't change my love of the game. Since then, I've really gotten in semi-competitive EDH and then into Pioneer.

I believe that magic is about the best personality test in existence. So, me telling you that I'm mostly a combo player that doesn't like combat and loves Jeskai (or just not green) should tell you everything you need to know about me (for better or worse). My favorite way to play is with a quick combo and "selective amounts of control."

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Other than name, the set that they were printed in (and format legality because of this), and things that might care about the keyword "Trample" (most of which refer to creatures though), there is no functional difference.

In fact, the wording on Trample recently got a change that using the "excess damage" templating".

September 23, 2020 3:38 p.m.

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It looks like you double-posted this question. You can find my answer to this question in the other thread.

September 18, 2020 2:37 p.m.

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Your spell will fizzle in your example.

The targets of a spell/ability are choice only once, when it is cast/activated. Its targets can be changed through effects like Redirect, but in general, the targets are only determined once. If, upon resolution, all the targets of a spell/ability are gone, that spell/ability will "fizzle" and do nothing.

Hope this helps!!

September 18, 2020 2:37 p.m.

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Zareth San, the Trickster isn't being cast when you use his ability. Moreover, the creature that is being returned to hand isn't being targeted.

The second ability (the one after Flash) on Zareth San is an activated ability. The cost to activate this ability is and return a creature to your hand. In order for his ability to be activated, both the mana payment and returning of a creature have to be fulfilled. So, the creature is in hand if you want to respond to the ability. In general, the costs for an activated ability are stated before the colon in that ability. All activated abilities are written "[cost(s)] : [effect(s)]".

Hope this helps!!

September 18, 2020 12:14 p.m.

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Fires of Invention only affects its controller.

There are very few things that players on a team on 2HG actually share. Among these are life total, infect counters, and their turns. Outside of those, everything is only affects one player. Any resources or effects that reference "you" aren't shared.

Hope this helps!!

September 16, 2020 3:30 p.m.

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Rhadamanthus, that's not quite accurate. It is possible to resolve a triggered ability during the resolution of a spell/ability, but it requires several moving piecing. If a spell/ability lets you cast a spell that isn't free (or you have to pay a tax on an otherwise free spell), you can activate mana abilities which could trigger one or more triggered mana abilities. Both of which will resolve immediately without using the stack. But that is, as I said, exceedingly rare.

September 15, 2020 2:39 p.m.

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There will be a bunch of Nekusar triggers that go onto the stack after Peer into the Abyss resolves.

The key thing here is that there is a difference between something triggering, the triggered ability going onto the stack, and that triggered ability resolving. When someone draws with Peer, Nekusar will trigger several times. This means that there will be several triggered abilities that will be put onto the stack, but they do not get put onto the stack yet. The rest of Peer will resolve, they will lose half of their life, and then the spell finishes resolving. After that, state-based actions are checked and performed and then all waiting triggered abilities are put onto the stack. Once on the stack, each Nekusar trigger resolves one at a time, so there is a chance to respond in between each trigger (and before the first one resolves).

It is exceedingly rare to have a triggered ability resolve during the resolution of a spell or other ability. The vast majority of the time, a spell/ability will complete resolve for any other actions can be taken

Hope this helps!!

September 15, 2020 11:05 a.m.

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abby315, your answer is, overall, correct, but there is a mistake that TriusMalarky also made. The determining of P/T is not part of state-based actions. A characteristic-defining ability (CDA), like that of Tarmogoyf, is always defined. There is no point in time where it is calculated as it is always defined. Secondly, P/T (de)buffs are applied in a sort of similar fashion. The traits of an object in the game are constantly being determined.

September 8, 2020 8:58 p.m.

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No, that combo doesn't work.

When Skyclave Shade is cast from the graveyard due to its trigger, its is a different object on the battlefield. Similarly, once you sacrifice it to Varolz, it will be yet another new object in the graveyard. This is because the game object that is represented by a card becomes anew when it changes zones. In other words, it doesn't have any "memory" of its previous existence(s).

So, the trigger from the Shade can be thought of as "you may cast this version of this Shade, not any other".

Hope this help!!

September 8, 2020 8:49 p.m.

You can not use Chandra, Torch of Defiance to cast spells that don't have a mana cost, like Ancestral Vision.

In the spell casting process, there are several steps, but the one that we're concerned about here is the process of determining and paying costs. The cost of a spell like Ancestral Vision is nonexistence. This forms an unpayable cost. There are a few ways to get around this. The easiest way is to use things like As Foretold to cast them "without paying their mana cost." This will allow you to forego the unpayable cost formed by the spell's nonexistence mana cost.

Conversely, something that simply allows you to cast a spell doesn't get around this unpayable cost. This is what Chandra does. She exiles the unpayable spell and gives you the opportunity to cast it, but "cast" is the operative word here. You still have to follow the normal process of casting a spell which will cause you to try and pay an unpayable cost.

Hope this helps!!

September 7, 2020 9:16 p.m.

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For future reference, you can link a card's image by surrounding the card's name with double brackets ("[").

To your question though, when Glen Elendra Archmage dies, it will sort of toggle between having a -1/-1 and a +1/+1 counter.

Let's say your Archmage has no counters, and you sacrifice her for her ability. Both the Persist and Undying abilities will trigger. You pick which one resolves first and the other will still resolve, but it won't do anything. Let's say you resolved the Persist ability. The Archmage will come back with a -1/-1 counter, so you activate her again. This time, only the Undying ability will trigger, so the Archmage comes back with a +1/+1 counter. This can repeat until something kills Mikaeus or the like.

Hope this helps!!

September 4, 2020 2:21 p.m.

For future reference, you can link a card's image by surrounding the card's name with double brackets ("[").

To your question though, Cascade is a cast trigger. When you cast a spell, it is put onto the stack. The Cascade trigger will be put on the top of the stack. The stack resolves in first-in-last-out order, so the Cascade ability will resolve first. During its resolution, Hypergenesis is put be put on the top of the stack, so Hypergenesis will resolve. Then, your Nantuko Tracer will resolve and ETB.

Hope this helps!!

September 4, 2020 1:04 p.m.

It is very important to read the oracle text here. The errata-ed wording in very different from the original. The oracle text says that the piles are exiled and face-down.

First, if you flicker Mangara's Tome, it will not "remember" the cards that were exiled underneath it previously. You will search for 5 more cards and exile those in a seperate face-down pile. Any previous cards remain exiled face-down. So, Flickering the Tome once the cards are all gone isn't a concern because the new Tome won't "remember" its past existence on the battlefield.

You can use Strionic Resonator to copy the trigger. In this case, you will create two separate piles. Activating the Tome will put the top card of each pile into your hand when trying to draw your next card that turn.

Hope this helps!!

September 4, 2020 12:18 p.m.
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