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  • posted a message on Radha & MDFC
    Yes, you can play the land face of the modal double-faced card (MDFC) from the top of your library here. This may seem a bit counter-intuitive, as the modal double-faced card is not considered a land card while in your library and it only has the characteristics of its front face (spell face), but just like when it's in your hand, the card has the built-in capacity of being played as a land, if you can currently play a land from where it is. Radha doesn't care that it's not a land card before you take the action of playing it as a land, she allows you to take the action of playing a land from your library, and that's what you're doing.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Avenger of Zendikar and Blasting Station
    You can actually sacrifice all of the plants that Avenger of Zendikar makes with Blasting Station right after Avenger enters. In your scenario, Wwen Avenger's enter-the-battlefield ability resolves, 7 creatures are put on the battlefield, which triggers Blasting Station's untap ability 7 times. All of those 7 instances of Blasting Station's untap ability go on the stack at the same time, but they're all separate abilities on the stack, and each object on the stack resolves separately, with the possibility of casting (instant or flash) spells or activating abilities in between each instance resolving. So you can in fact tap the Station and sacrifice a token in between each untap trigger.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Flagstones of Trokair
    Thread moved to the Legacy forums.
    Posted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
  • posted a message on Understanding Crystalline Resonance
    Your understanding is 100% correct, things happen as you described. Their Aurelia was blocking a creature that looked like herself and was represented by the Crystalline Resonance card; that creature changed characteristics when it became a copy of Ohran Frostfang, but it's still the same permanent being blocked by Aurelia. Ohran Frostfang's ability is a static one, which applies to creatures its controller controls for as long as they are attacking creatures, and attacking creatures remain attacking creatures until end of combat. Deathtouch matters at the time damage happens, your creatures had it in time for it to fully work. Oh, and you do get a second combat phase, all you need for it to happen is for Aurelia's triggered ability to trigger and resolve, which it did because you attacked with a copy of Aurelia. Doesn't matter what happens to that Aurelia after its ability triggered.

    I'd advise against playing with people such as this one, who try to invent rules to their advantage instead of learning the real ones.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on using land as a sacrifice
    No, your son shouldn't have been able to sacrifice those lands. "Nonland permanent" means a permanent that's not a land, and these were lands. Something can't both be land and nonland at the same time.

    This is a common misconception with such terms, "non[thing]" : it means it's not that thing, not that it's something else besides that thing.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Rules Change Trample - Part 2 - Your not crazy
    The Magic Rulings forum is usually reserved for rules Q&A, but I'm not sure there is a better active place on the site for such a thread, and it's still about the rules and it can be interesting and helpful to some people, so I'll leave it here. Just don't make a habit of creating that type of thread. The subject's been covered in full with what's been said here, so I'm locking this. Lock
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Gain control of a card that championed?
    You are not playing the Nova Chaser and it is not entering the battlefield, it stays on the battlefield and simply changes controller. Flamekin Harbinger remains exiled. To note, if Nova Chaser leaves the battlefield while it was under your control, the Harbinger still returns to the battlefield under its owner's control.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Slimefoot the Stowaway vs Boardwipe
    It will trigger and drain opponents for each saproling. "Die triggers", and abilities that trigger from permanents leaving the battlefield in general, do trigger when something dies at the same time as the permanent with them. The game looks back in time and those abilities trigger based on their existence on the battlefield before the event.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Imprint
    Quote from davidb32 »
    Quote from MadMageQc »
    While playing, a card's color is defined by its mana cost, or its color indicator (small circle next to the type line)


    Nitpick:
    Or it's color defining CDA, of which there are currently exactly two such cards. (Transguild Courier & Sphinx of the Guildpact)
    I intended my "possibly superceded by the effects of abilities" to include those, but it is indeed worth distinguishing them as they matter for Chrome Mox while non-CDAs wouldn't, thank you.

    EDIT: Actually, now that I think about it, some non-CDAs such as Painter's Servant's can matter for Chrome Mox, as long as they affect cards in exile.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Imprint
    Quote from The planes »
    Hey everyone
    So my question is on imprint.

    so if I cast Chrome Mox and let’s say I imprint Noble Hierarch will I be able to tap the mox for any of the colors the noble hierarchcan make or only green??

    If the mox is destroyed what happens to the card imprinted?
    Noble Hierarch's color is green, and only green, so imprinting it on Chrome Mox will only allow it to produce green mana. You might be confused with the concept of color identity used in Commander and Brawl, which only pertains to these formats' deckbuilding's constraints, and nothing else. While playing, a card's color is defined by its mana cost, or its color indicator (small circle next to the type line), possibly superceded by the effects of abilities and spells.

    If the Mox is destroyed, the card imprinted simply remains exiled.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Phase out
    A triggered ability of a permanent will not trigger if it's phased out at the time it would trigger. However, if it has already triggered, phasing the permanent out doesn't affect the ability on the stack, which is independent from its source. That's the same principle as if you removed the permanent from the battlefield.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Gyruda Question
    Your suspicion about Colossus is correct, it never touches the graveyard, its ability's replacement effect puts it in the library instead. By the time you do the second part of Gyruda's ability and select creatures to animate, it's already in the library and untouchable. However, something like Kozilek is perfectly elligible, because his graveyard shuffle triggered ability doesn't go on the stack until Gyruda's ability is done resolving. The rest of that player's graveyard will still be shuffled afterwards, but Kozilek will be on the battlefield under your control by then.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Zaxara, the Exemplary + The Crowd Goes Wild
    Correct. A triggered ability like Zaxara's that triggers upon casting a spell doesn't trigger and go on the stack until the casting process for the spell is done. Since you need to choose targets during the casting process of the spell, any token that Zaxara would eventually make because of the casting of this X spell is very far from existing as you choose the spell's target(s). You can't target something that doesn't exist yet.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Gyruda and Altar of Dementia question
    Quote from ashrog »
    Quote from chaikov »
    Quote from MadMageQc »
    ...sacrifice the first Gyruda to the Altar before the second enters, and if you don't use the 2 mana immediately, you can keep it in your mana pool...
    Keep the 2 mana? I don't understand this part.


    I think maybe he was thinking of Ashnod's Altar.
    Indeed, post corrected, thank you.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Gyruda and Altar of Dementia question
    Quote from 0pTicaL »
    If a second Gyruda, Doom of Depths comes into play, is it legal to sacrifice the first Gyruda to Altar of Dementia?
    You can't respond to the legend rule, which is a state-based action and happens as soon as possible after the second copy of the same legendary permanent is on the battlefield, before you get priority (the right to cast spells and activate abilites). Note that you can, however, sacrifice the first Gyruda to the Altar before the second enters, and if you don't use the 2 mana immediately, you can keep it in your mana pool until the end of the current step or phase (presumably your main phase)EDIT: Oops, I was thinking of the wrong Altar, no mana involved, cards milled instead, but same principle. In the situation you describe, I see no reason why you would need to wait for the second Gyruda to enter the battlefield to sacrifice the first.
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