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Mar 12, 2021There's no such thing as "infinite" anything in Magic.Posted in: Magic Rulings
When you have a loop - a series of actions you can repeat "infinitely" - you need to choose a finite number of times you repeat the loop, and then you stop doing it and do something else. So you end up with an very large, but still finite, number of Treasure tokens. Something like one million treasure, or whatever.
So your opponent, while controlling you, have you sacrifice your one million treasure tokens for one million mana, then not use this mana for anything.
Mar 10, 2021You can cast Petty Theft from exile this way, for U. If you do, when Petty Theft resolves it gets exiled (again), this time "on an adventure", and then you can cast it from exile only as Brazen Borrower (for the full cost).Posted in: Magic Rulings
Mar 9, 2021Omnath, Locus of Rage, Zendikar Resurgent, Crucible of Worlds, Amulet of Vigor, Nahiri's Lithoforming.Posted in: Magic Rulings
Yes, everything checks out. Sacrificing the lands is not stated to be an additional cost, and Lithoforming doesn't target the lands, so you having less than 26 lands to sacrifice is not an issue, you just sacrifice all 14 you have. X is still 26, so you can play up to 26 lands this turn (in addition to your regular land drop for the turn).
Feb 25, 2021Keep in mind that trampling is optional.Posted in: Magic Rulings
Let's say Bloodfray Giant (5/4 trample, due to the Unleash +1/+1 counter) is blocked by a vanilla 2/2. You can:
- Assign 2 damage to the 2/2 and 3 to the player. Aegar sees the creature was dealt no excess damage, so you don't draw.
- Assign 3 damage to the 2/2 and 2 to the player. Aegar sees the excess damage, so you draw a card.
- Assign 4 damage to the 2/2 and 1 to the player. Same as above, you draw.
- Assign all 5 damage to the 2/2 and no damage to the player. Same as above, you draw.
Feb 22, 2021No, it doesn't work, for the same principle that "whenever this attacks" triggers don't work.Posted in: Magic Rulings
A creature that is put on the battlefield attacking is attacking, but it never attacked. You can't activate Boast abilities of creatures Alesha put on the battlefield.
Reference: Kaldheim release notes
If a creature with a boast ability is put onto the battlefield attacking, it was never declared as an attacker. Its boast ability can't be activated that turn.
Jan 21, 2021Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from ZasZ234 »Quote from SonofaBith75 »An elf whose job description is literally “one that makes war”, holding a sword: 1/1.
A cat: 2/2
Judging by what I assume is a warrior's shield hidden behind the HUD in the Cat token illustration I'd say the Cat is about Bear-sized, so... yeah, sure, seems right.
Esika's Chariot is the card that produces them. Those kitties are used to pull a god's chariot.
Jan 18, 2021Posted in: Magic Rulings
It is not part of your deck,
400.11. An object is outside the game if it isn't in any of the game's zones. Outside the game is not a zone.
400.11a. Cards in a player's sideboard are outside the game. See rule 100.4.
400.11b. Some effects bring cards into a game from outside of it. Those cards remain in the game until it ends.
Once the game ends, Kaheera is not part of the game anymore. The actions your performed during that game, such as bringing cards from outside the game to it, don't carry over to the second game.
While not playing a game, what you have is a list of cards that form your deck, and another list of cards that form your sideboard (including Kaheera). But as you are between games in a match, you can use the sideboard to modify the deck, so you may put Kaheera in your deck if you want to.
Jan 17, 2021willdice posted a message on Very specific question regarding the beginning of end stepIt works fine.Posted in: Magic Rulings
Mimic Vat's activated ability sets up a delayed triggered ability that triggers at the beginning of the next end step after the activated ability has resolved. It does use the stack.
So, when the end step begins, the delayed trigger to exile the Trynn-copy, and Trynn-copy's own token-creating ability, both trigger. You can put them on the stack in any order you want. You can also activate Silvar's ability in response to those triggers, sacrificing Trynn.
No matter the order they resolve, all abilities will resolve. Even if Trynn has been exiled or sacrificed, her ability is already on the stack, so the 1/1 token is still created.
Jan 10, 2021Posted in: Magic Rulings
Sure. He is a creature you control that can be Feat of Resistance's target.
Does Jorags's last ability reapply since his total counters have now changed?
The total bonus he gives to other elves is immediately updated, yes.
Jan 2, 2021CR needs to already be a LR at the moment you cycle a card.Posted in: Magic Rulings
You don't "have something trigger first". When you cycle a card, all relevant triggered abilities that currently exist trigger simultaneously. Then, you put all abilities you control that triggered on stack, in any order you choose. So you can put LR's first, then CR's, or the other way around. But in any order, CR didn't had LR's ability when you cycled, so there's no second damage trigger.
Dec 26, 2020willdice posted a message on Memory Theft on an Adventure card when there are multiple copies of the same card.Let's break it down:Posted in: Magic Rulings
Target opponent reveals their hand.
You choose a nonland card from it.
That player discards that card.
[Then] You may put a card that has an Adventure that player owns from exile into that player's graveyard.
Memory Theft doesn't exile anything, it puts up to two different cards in your opponent's graveyard - one from their hand, and one from exile.
Those effects are followed in order. So you need to first pick any nonland card that is actually on their hand (the "used" Adventure that "shows" in their hand is actually in exile, so it can't be chosen at first); it can be a non-Adventure card. This is mandatory, as long as they have at least one nonland card in hand. The selected card is discarded (goes to their graveyard).
Then, you may select an Adventure card they own in exile (either an "usable" one that the game shows on their hand, or one that was exiled some other way and is not usable), and it also gets put on their graveyard. This part is optional, so you may accidentally skip doing it.
Dec 26, 2020Butcher of Malakir's ability doesn't target anything - neither the creature, nor the player. As it doesn't target the creature, it can make your opponent sacrifice a creature enchanted with Shielding Plax.Posted in: Magic Rulings
Notice it's not about being a "sacrifice effect" - Mercy Killing is a sacrifice effect that targets the creature, so it wouldn't work here. It's all about the specific wording on the card itself.
Dec 22, 2020Posted in: Magic Rulings
Correct. X+2 needs to be odd (as that's the CMC); kicker, multikicker and other additional costs don't count towards CMC.
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Jun 11, 2018The M19 planeswalkers are Ajani, Tezzeret, Liliana, Sarkhan and Vivien. Of those, Tezzeret and Liliana are aligned with Bolas, while Sarkhan and Vivien have reasons to oppose him, so my guess is Ajani is recruiting them.Posted in: Articles
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