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  • posted a message on Utopia Sprawl vs. Stifle
    Sprawl has what is called a 'triggered mana ability'. Those simply cannot be targetted.

    Rule 605.4a: A triggered mana ability doesn’t go on the stack, so it can’t be targeted, countered, or otherwise responded to. Rather, it resolves immediately after the mana ability that triggered it, without waiting for priority.
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  • posted a message on Ixalan's Binding vs Mutated Creature
    Certainly.
    From Lair of Behemoths' Release Notes:
    If a merged creature leaves the battlefield, one object leaves the battlefield and each card is put into the appropriate zone. For example, if a merged creature containing three cards dies, one creature died and three cards were put into a player’s graveyard.

    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/ikoria-lair-behemoths-and-commander-2020-edition-release-notes-2020-04-10

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  • posted a message on Planeswalkers
    Quote from dbengio »
    I was actually looking at the old Searing Spear that says "... deals 3 damage to target creature or player."
    Searing Spear DOES NOT say "...target creature or player."
    Not anymore.
    Many (!) Magic cards have had their text updated over the years; players are expected to use cards according to their latest Oracle text, whatever is printed on the piece of cardboard they hold in their hand.

    A large number of cards that used to say "target creature or player" have been updated to "any target".
    By the way, old or new, all existing Searing Spear cards have been printed with the old text.

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  • posted a message on Help with synod sanctum.
    110.1. A permanent is a card or token on the battlefield. (...) A card or token becomes a permanent as it enters the battlefield and it stops being a permanent as it’s moved to another zone (...)

    110.4a The term “permanent card” is used to refer to a card that could be put onto the battlefield. Specifically, it means an artifact, creature, enchantment, land, or planeswalker card.
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  • posted a message on Pack Rat and Mutate
    Gemrazer being on top, the mutated creature is no longer a rat; it's a beast.
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  • posted a message on Are tokens spells?
    When Teysa creates a token, it's her ability that does so, not a spell. (and a token is an object)

    109.1. An object is (...) a card [or] a token [or] a spell [or] a permanent (...)
    113.1a (...) An object’s abilities are defined by its rules text (...)
    113.3c Triggered abilities (...) usually begin with the word “when,” “whenever,” or “at.”(...)

    You might benefit from having a peek at the rulebook:
    https://magic.wizards.com/fr/game-info/gameplay/rules-and-formats/rules

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  • posted a message on Instant Adventure
    Quote from dbengio »
    For Giant Killer
    1) Is the instant considered an ability? If Prison Term is attached to it can the instant be casted?
    If you attach Prison Term to Giant Killer, this means Killer is a creature, on the battlefield: with or without Prison term, it is way too late to cast the adventure part.
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  • posted a message on Removing counters
    You seem to have it got wrong: Aether Snap removes nothing from Wayfaring Temple, because Temple does NOT have counters on it!
    Temple gets its power and toughness by counting creatures, NOT from the benefit of (nonexisting) counters.

    Aether Snap does exile tokens, however, which may reduce your creature count, which would reduce Wayfaring Temple's P/T.
    Still, as long as Temple is alive, it's a 1/1, because you DO have one creature: Temple itself.
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  • posted a message on Kaalia of the Vast + Utvara Hellkite
    508.4. If a creature is put onto the battlefield attacking, (...). Such creatures are “attacking” but, for the purposes of trigger events and effects, they never “attacked.”
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  • posted a message on Killing Kalamax in response to their first instant?
    If someone were to Twiddle Kalamax, instead of killing it, while its ability is on the stack, then the intervening if clause would fiddle the ability.
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  • posted a message on Deathtouch question
    Quote from dbengio »
    If a sorcery that forces all creatures to block one is cast and that creature has deathtouch, do all creatures blocking die or only as many as it takes to kill it?
    Neither.
    The number of blocking creatures that will die is equal to the power of the attacking creature.
    For example, a 4/5 Deathtouch would kill 4 blockers, because one single point of damage to each is enough to kill.
    It doesn't matter if the attacking-deathtouch lives or die.
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  • posted a message on Killing Kalamax in response to their first instant?
    Indeed. My bad!
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  • posted a message on Killing Kalamax in response to their first instant?
    You don't get the copy, for the reason you stated: a dead Kalamax is not tapped (nor untapped).

    IRRELEVANT
    110.5d (…) cards not on the battlefield are neither tapped nor untapped, (…)

    603.4. A triggered ability may read “When/Whenever/At [trigger event], if [condition], [effect].” When the trigger event occurs, the ability checks whether the stated condition is true. (…) it checks the stated condition again as it resolves.(…)

    EDITED after comment 5 was posted: this situation falls under Last Known Information rule.
    Kalamax WAS tapped when it left the battlefield, therefore the copy of the spell is created.
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  • posted a message on sacrificing in response
    Quote from bkeefer »
    can I choose the memnite to sacrifice and then activate arcbound ravager's ability on memnite?
    It's legal play to do that, but it will not achieve what you hope for. You'll still have to sacrifice some (other) creature to Edict.
    One sacrificed creature cannot satisfy both Edict and Ravager,
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  • posted a message on Glowstone Recluse
    Quote from Jsun »
    does Brushwagg get reach and the two +1/+1 counters on it that turn?
    The effect is immediate, as soon as your mutate-spell resolves.
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