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  • posted a message on Same Name Loophole -- (Solemnity / Melira -- Murderous Redcap / Geralf's Messenger -- Echoing Decay / Bile Blight)
    This doesn't work the way you want it to. Echoing Decay and Bile Blight give each creature with the same name -/- until und of turn in one shot so it gives all creatures currently on the field that minus and then that minus goes until end of turn but it is not applied to new creatures including ones entering from the GY or exile.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Where did everyone go?
    This forum has been on the decline for a few years now. Probably even before they sold to curse gaming. Some of the threads see a decent amount of use (like the rulings thread), but for the most part people sort of scattered depending on their interest. Mtgnexus has quite a few people and reddit as well between the spikes thread and the regular one.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on Bogardan + Vrondiss Triggers
    You choose targets and each target can only be chosen once. When damage is dealt it is dealt all in one shot and cannot be divided into separate instances of damage.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on How does Krosan Drover work with morph?
    It does not. Morph is an ability and not a spell so it is not cast so Krosan Drover will not apply to it.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Wishmonger protection from white?
    Quote from ncat63 »
    So once I have declared the block the opponent can't add the protection?

    The opponent can still add the protection, but at that point because it is already blocked it will remain blocked. However any damage dealt to it by a white creature (assuming they name white) will be prevented.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on How many copies do I make?
    You cast Epic Experiment for x=3 and then Melek triggers giving you one copy and none from thousand year as you haven't cast anything else before it. The copy resolves first and you exile 3 cards finding two instants you can cast. Because these are exiled and not in your library Melek won't trigger, but Thousand year storm will. Because the spell must resolve fully before things trigger you will cast both instants before putting the copies on the stack. However the storm will know which order they are cast in so whichever one you cast first will be copied once (for the Epic experiment cast before it) and the second will be copied twice (for EE and the first instant) so at that point the stack will be
    2 copies of spell two
    1 copy of spell one
    spell two
    spell one
    epic experiment.
    You may resolve the copy of spell one first if you want, but all the copies must resolve before the original spells. You then resolve all the spells and repeat for the next EE so yes your summation is essentially correct.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Fellwar Stone with Infernal Darkness or Contamination
    It actually only taps for B. If you go to gatherer and see the ruling under Fellwar Stone you'll find
    When determining what colors of mana your opponents’ lands could produce, take into account any applicable replacement effects that would apply to those lands’ mana abilities (such as Contamination’s effect, for example). If there is more than one, consider them in any possible order.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Stealing creatures with Zara
    For your first question yes it will still return to hand. Unless the card changes zones like with for example an effect that would exile it and return it to the battlefield then it will return.

    It will not override it. Cards like Act of Treason have change of control effects which are applied in time stamp order so Bazaar Trader is applied last and thus overrides the previous ones. Effects like return to hand at end of turn are not affected at all.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Fumble question
    Here's a different scenario about triggering, if I play innocent blood which causes each player to sacrifice a creature, my opponent has two creatures on the battlefield, AS HE CHOOSES one of his creatures to sacrifice, can i then play my flash minion's return onto that creature therefore making it return to my battlefield? Or can he choose his other creatures to sacrifice? Innocent blood does not actually target any creature but as he CHOOSES a creature to sacrifice, does that go on the stack and therefore I have the option of flashing minions return? Or is there no stack bc it doesn't target everyone just chooses a creature?

    Once a spell starts to resolve no player gets the ability to cast spells or activate abilities unless the spell specifically mentions it (like if it asks for a mana payment you can tap lands) so you cannot respond to their choice by flashing in Minion's Return. You will have to cast Minion's Return before innocent blood resolves, but at that point the opponent will know before they make a choice of course.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Necromantic Selection with Arashin Sovereign
    It does not prevent it. Arashin Sovereign has a triggered ability which will only resolve after Necromantic Selection has fully resolved including returning to the battlefield. At that point the card is no longer in the GY so the death trigger will do nothing.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on [AFR] Mothership 6/24— Dungeons
    Unless we get some way, way better venture into dungeon effects this will be a limited mechanic at best. Like finishing the first dungeon gives you a scry 1, a 1/1, a 1/1 counter, and a draw a card. Put that on a 2/2 body and you've got a 4 cmc card. Who wants to play a 4 mana walker that can't defend itself and then plus for 4 turns to get it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 2022 sets, return to x?
    Quote from Wizmin »
    Quote from InvictusLeon »
    The hell with those planes, where's Alara????

    Agreed. Alara has been criminally underrepresented since they started doing return sets regularly. Wouldn't mind going back to Tarkir as well. Maybe they're afraid of designing around 3 color factions again for the main theme of the set. Hard to make the 3 color costs feel worth it while keeping cards balanced sometimes

    I mean we had ikoria last year which was a tri color set.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [AFR] Flumph and Tasha's Hideous Laughter — DragonTalk Live previews
    The mill card seemed super insane until I really looked into the CMC of most decks. Even in legacy most decks actually have some high cmc cards it's just that they intend to cheat on the man cost for them. I can see it being good, but probably on the level of archive trap.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Runing fetches in monocolored decks?
    The actual gain from removing 1 card out of the deck by fetching will come up far less often than the 1 life loss and potential non-basic hate like archon of emeria type effects.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Bloodspore Thrinax complications
    So a couple things.
    When you devour you do it all at once with no other actions or triggers resolving in between so in your situation you would choose to devour all 10 tokens and then Bloodspore Thrinax enters the field with 10 counters on it. At this point Reyhan, Last of the Abzan will trigger 10 times and you may move the counters onto any creature as you choose. Felisa only trigger on non-token creatures so she wouldn't trigger at all in this scenario. If you were to have devoured 10 non token creatures then Felisa would trigger 10 times and create tokens for each based on their counters at the same time that Reyhan triggered however because the tokens did not exist when Reyhan triggered you cannot place his counters on them.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
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