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  • posted a message on Angel's Grace against Torment of Hailfire
    No, since Torment of Hailfire doesn't deal damage, the life loss will still happen in full, and while the Feather player won't lose immediately, thanks to Angel's Grace's first effect, they will lose as soon as it wears off during the cleanup step of that turn. It's the same principe as with poison counters in that regard.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Myriad Construct and Kaya's Ghostform
    It's the latter. The sacrifice trigger goes on top of the stack above Kaya's Ghostform and resolves first. The Consctruct is not enchanted yet when it dies, so it stays in the graveyard, and the Ghostform goes there too, fizzling upon resolution for lack of a legal target.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Karlach, Fury of Avernus (I have to be reading this wrong.)
    Untapping an attacking creature doesn't remove it from combat. It remains an attacking creature.
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  • posted a message on Fires of Invention + flash
    "Can only" does fall under 101.2, because while not textually being "can't", it does directly make it so that something can't happen (casting spells outside of your turn). That's what matters.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Question about Firkraag
    Quote from Saint_00 »
    In a 1v1 match if a goaded creature attack me, Does Firkraag, Cunning Instigator's second ability trigger. Thanks in advance.
    No. Firkraag's second ability says "Whenever a creature deals combat damage to one of your opponents". You are not your own opponent.
    Quote from peteroupc »
    For purposes of Firkraag's second ability, a creature "had to attack" this combat if "one or more effects were requiring that creature to attack at the time attackers were declared in that combat" (C.R. 506.6). This includes being required to "attack each combat if able", including as part of being goaded (C.R. 701.38b).
    All true, but misleading for OP's question. The ability would indeed trigger if it was worded "whenever a creature deals combat damage to a player", but that isn't the case.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Is the ability of Maze of Ith colorless?
    Yes, Giver of Runes works here, the ability of Maze of Ith will fizzle. The Maze is colorless, and Giver makes it so the creature can't be the target of abilities from colorless sources.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on ”Exile target until this creature leaves BF” and flicker effects
    Yes, you will be able to target the same creature. That creature returns as soon as Cloudshift removes Lagrella from the battlefield, there is no delay. When you put Lagrella's ability on the stack after Cloudshift finishes resolving, the creature is there and it's a legal target.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Rushed Rebirth targeting Ornithopter
    0 isn't less than 0, so Rushed Rebirth will have you search your library for something you cannot possibly find, since there is no card in the game with mana value less than 0. You will just fail to find anything and shuffle your library.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Question about the stack and Maelstrom Wanderer
    Quote from JACENSOLO06 »
    What i want to know is if you reveal a counterspell, what happens
    You can't keep the counterspell for later; you may choose to cast it now as the cascade trigger resolves, or to not cast it at all. You can cast it provided that you have a legal target currently on the stack, but typically, the only legal target on the stack will be the spell with cascade, and you probably don't want to counter your own spell (unless you've been Mindslaver'd or something and it's your opponent making you do it). To note, with a card like Maelstrom Wanderer that cascades twice, you can't counter the other card you cascade into even you wanted to, because each cascade trigger resolves separately, and the first spell that gets cascaded into goes on top of the stack and resolves before the second cascade trigger resolves.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Couple Questions about Kaheera as my Companion
    If you declare a companion, it's outside the game until you pay 3 to bring it into your hand. It's not on the battlefield or any other game zone, so no cards from your opponents can reach it, but it also does nothing for you yet. Once you put it in your hand, from there, it's in the game and it behaves as though it came from your deck. It goes to the graveyard or exile normally, etc. It won't be able to return outside the game until the game is over. The companion mechanic often gets compared to the commander mechanic, which uses the command zone and allows commanders to return to it and be cast multiple times, but companion is different, it doesn't use a special zone and it's much more limited.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Ancient gold dragon legal in EDH?
    Since the question has been answered, I am locking this thread to avoid further power level discussion, which has no place on the Rules forum. Lock
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  • posted a message on Hammers of Moradin and Reyav, Master Smith
    The token copies of Hammers of Moradin will not have double strike, because they are put on the battlefield tapped and attacking: Reyav triggers only when an enchanted or equipped creature attacks, which means the action of declaring it as an attacker. Also, the tokens are not enchanted or equipped, and the effect of Reyav on the original Hammers of Moradin isn't copied (copy effects don't copy other effects, with the exception of other copy effects specifically).
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Shining Shoal and Lava Dart
    Quote from Mr Buttons »
    Thank you very much! Concerning Shining Shoal, I have another question: If the source I choose has infect, will the target get poison or -1/-1 counters instead of just normal damage?
    Yes, the source of damage remains the same, so if the source has infect, it will deal infect damage to Shining Shoal's target.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on the stack and taking control
    You're getting it right. Your opponent would be much better off waiting for your Dominate to resolve before playing theirs. The latest control effect overlays previous ones.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on What if I tapped my land before lich mirror activated?
    Yes, that works. You can "float" mana, attempt to lose the game in some way (you can't just concede, you need to have a way to lose all your life or something) and have Lich's Mirror replace that event, and then use the mana in you mana pool to play cards from the fresh hand that the Mirror had you draw.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
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