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  • posted a message on Multiple Triggers
    If a player controls multiple abilities that trigger at the same time, that players chooses the order that they are put on the stack.
    If multiple abilities trigger at the same time for different players, then they are put on the stack in Active Player - Non-Active Player (APNP) order. So for example, if it is your turn, and you and your opponent both have something that triggers on your upkeep, you will put your triggers on the stack first, then your opponent will put theirs on the stack above yours.

    Hope that helps.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Hostage Taker rules check
    Ok, thanks for confirming.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Hostage Taker rules check
    I need to check an interaction from a mirror match I was just playing.

    I exile and cast an opponent's creature using my Hostage Taker. If they then cast their own Hostage Taker to exile the same creature I have stole, whose control does the creature return under if I kill their Hostage Taker before they get to cast the creature?

    Does it return to the battlefield under my opponents control, its owner's? Or under my control, as I controlled it when it was last on the battlefield?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Sun Clasp + Kitsune Mystic
    Card tags should still work, so should be added:
    Kitsune Mystic
    Sun Clasp

    When the ability of Sun Clasp resolves it does as instructed. It returns the ENCHANTED creature to its owner's hand. The enchanted creature is whichever creature the Clasp is currently on when the ability resolves, not whatever creature the Sun Clasp might happened to have been on when the ability was activated.
    So in your scenario, you would end up bouncing your own creature, not your opponents.

    Hope that helps.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on GatheringMagic - Dire Fleet Ravager
    Quote from YaBoiAsavage »
    Does dire fleet ravager's ability affect planeswalkers? Does my planeswalker lose any loyalty counters?

    When wanting to ask a Rules question about a card, I would recommend you create a thread in the Rulings Forum, rather than post in a thread that hasn't had any activity for five months.

    To answer your question, Dire Fleet Ravager causes loss of life. Planeswalkers don't have any life. Non-combat damage can be redirected to your opponent's planeswalkers, life loss can not. So no, your Planewalkers won't be affected.
    Note - Damage causes loss of life, but loss of life is not damage.

    Hope that helps explain things for you.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Temple Altosaur?
    Quote from peteroupc »
    Temple Altisaur's ability applies to all Dinosaurs you control other than Temple Altisaur, not just one of them (you don't choose which of those it applies to) (C.R. 611.3a, 611.3).

    Each time a source (not just a creature [C.R. 119.7]) would deal damage (not just combat damage) to a Dinosaur you control other than Temple Altosaur, 1 of that damage is prevented.

    Slight correction, Temple Altisaur doesn't prevent 1 damage to each dinosaur. It prevents "all but 1 of that damage" to each other dinosaur. Big difference.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Upkeep rules
    Whenever multiple triggers happen at the same time, such as both Midnight Banshee and Crumbling Ashes both triggering at the beginning of your upkeep, if you control both abilities, then you can put them on the stack in whatever order you want. So yes you can stack them so Midnight Banshee's ability resolves first.

    However, the triggered ability of Crumbling Ashes targets. And you must choose a legal target when that ability goes on the stack, which is long before Midnight Banshee will put any counters on creatures this turn. So the creature you target must already have a -1/-1 counter on it.

    Hope that helps.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Zetalpa, Primal Dawn vs Everdawn Champion?
    No. You must assign lethal damage to all creatures blocking, before you can assign any damage to the defending player. You ignore any protection effects, or other damage prevention effects when assigning damage.

    So if Everdawn Champion blocks Ghalta, you have to assign at least 2 damage to it (you can assign more, but not less). Then you can assign at most 10 damage to the defending player.

    Hope that helps.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Fatal push revolted between double strike damage phases
    Your friend is correct.
    The Snapcaster Mage is put into the graveyard due to State Based Actions straight after first strike damage is dealt. State Based Actions are checked any time a player would receive priority.
    Both players will then receive priority between the First Strike step and the Regular damage step. So your friend will have the chance to cast Fatal Push with revolt active to kill your Courageous Outrider.

    Hope that helps.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on New card Profane Processions ruling.
    When an object refers to itself by name, such as the case of Profane Procession, it really means "this permanent".
    So the second Profane Procession will not transform until it has exiled three creatures, it doesn't care about how many might have been exiled by other versions of the Profane Procession.

    Also for your second question, note the wording on Tomb of the Dusk Rose, it says "Put a creature card exiled with this permanent onto the battlefield." So each one only cares about what it exiled.

    Hope that helps.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Rivals of Ixalan Sealed Pool Generator
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Why am I getting Gishath, sun's avatar more than the elder dinosaurs.

    Just luck of the draw, I guess?
    I haven't seen Gishath in any of the pools I've generated. While I have been seeing the red, blue or green elder dinosaurs several times in different pools. And also Zacama a fair bit too.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on "Golden Guardian" // "Gold-Forge Garrison" .:. BigMagic Spoiler
    Quote from xaltair »
    The key is that the land is not legendary, so if you have two of these guys out, you can block something then fight each other and they both die and you get two lands that make golem. If I were to play these in standard I'd play a full 4 in the deck.

    Except that doesn't work. The Golem will only transform if you resolve that golem's ability, and then that golem dies that turn. So if you had two, activated one of their abilities to have one fight the other, both would die but only the one that you activated would return transformed. If you tried to activate the second in response to the first, then only one of the fight abilities would resolve, and you still only get the one land.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Tireless Tracker question
    Nope. After a spell resolves, the activate player (in this case you, since it is your turn) will get priority first. So you can play your land, Tireless Tracker will trigger, only then will your opponent get priority to kill it.

    Note - They might need more than just Fatal Push to kill it... well without Revolt at least.

    Hope that helps.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Path of Mettle // Metzali, Tower of Triumph .:. WizardsEU Intagram Mobile Spoiler
    The front side wouldn't be too bad in a R/W or Naya enrage dino deck. Would be a way of triggering all your enrage abilities.

    I love the abilities on the flip side. Since this rewards you for having first strike creatures, you could quite easily block your opponents small creatures with your first strikers to kill them. Then before damage when they might only have the one big attacker left, us the last ability to "randomly" kill it."
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Golden Demise
    So Vraska's powers have grown 'stronger'. No longer is she turning people to stone, but instead is turning them to gold. Perfect touch for a treasure seeking pirate.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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