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  • posted a message on 7/15 Random Card of the Day: Scorched Earth
    Quote from Selvaxri »
    eh, Icy Manipulator is better.

    In terms of overall versatility, yes, since Icy can go into any deck. But in a mono-W deck, the Scepter has Icy beat by costing one mana less and being able to tap any permanent, though most of the additional ones won't care about being tapped.
    Posted in: Casual & Multiplayer Formats
  • posted a message on Ivory mask vs master of cruelties
    Master of Cruelties
    Ivory Mask

    No. Only spells and abilities that use th actual word "target" to identify what they are going to affect target. Just being affected does not make a player or object a target.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Can a creature ability be activated while an ETB trigger is still unresolved?
    Yes. You can respond to any triggered ability that isn't mana ability. They do not resolve immediately but rather everyone has the chance to respond first.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Oran Reif the Vastwood question
    And regeneration, if you could even attempt to use an ability or spell to put a shield on the doomed elves, wouldn't save them from dying for having 0 toughness. They are simply put into the graveyard, not destroyed, just dying.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Casting spells in response to assigning a flash-in blocker?
    When blockers are declared in the turn based action of the declare blockers step, one of the last things happening is, that attackers that have been assigned a blocker, become blocked, and attackers that don't have any blockers assigned to them become unblocked. Removing the blokcer after that point will not change the "blocked" designation of the attacker. The attacker remains blocked until it is removed from combat or the combat phase ends, which ever comes first.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Conspire and Harvest Season
    Yes. Two from the copy, then two more from the original. In that order. Each of the spells (copy and original) look at the number of tapped creatures you control at the time they resolve. So you could, if you have the means, tap Wort as well in response to get a total of 6 lands, or an opponent could kill one or both tokens to deny you the lands.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Let's break Shaman of the Pack
    The Shaman's ability counts elves as it resolves. So not only will each Shaman see the other when brought out with Genesis Wave, you and your opponents all have the opportunity to change that number up (activating Mutavault for example) and down (killing elves) after the Wave has resolved but before any of the shaman triggers resolve. Barring any interference and with 9 other elves out, both triggers will make the opponent lose 11 life. Note, that this is not damage, so it cannot be prevented by damage prevention or recdirected, etc. by anything manipulating damage. Damage may cause loss of life (usually, but not always, like with infect), but loss of life never constitutes damage.
    Posted in: Multiplayer
  • posted a message on Vampire Deck Help!
    You'll have more luck posting such threads in the Casual forum. Also, please post your deck list using the forum's tags, many people won't bother following links, so you lose many potential helpers.
    Posted in: Deckbuilding/Playtest Groups
  • posted a message on +1/+1 Counters question
    Correct. The creature will get 1+1 counters, and then 1+1 counters again, for a total of 4 counters.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Saheeli, Sublime Artificer + Thoughtcast
    I don't know the specific deck you are talking about, but Affinity can only reduce generic costs, so the U has to be paid no matter how many artifacts the player controls. Also, the cost is paid as the spell is cast, so the token created by Saheeli comes way too late to add anything to the spell casting process.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Charnel Troll and Obstinate Baloth Interaction
    Quote from Impractical »
    What happens when I discard Obstinate Baloth to Charnel Troll ? Does Charnel Troll still gain his +1+1 counter?


    Yes. Just like discarding any other creature card to the Troll. Where the discarded card ends up doesn't matter, only that you did the discard. Note, though, that the Baloth behaves like any other creature card in this case, since its replacement effect doesn't apply, the Troll is an ability controlled by yourself not an opponent.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Can blinking/bouncing Patron of the Orochi allow me to reuse its ability?
    Yes. Haste will get around the summoning sickness issue.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Looking for a card
    Scuttlemutt can also help by making any creature of yours that's about to die into a multicolored one. And it add a bit more ramp to your deck as well.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Can blinking/bouncing Patron of the Orochi allow me to reuse its ability?
    The answer to the question, however, is no. Becasue the new Patron is summoning sick since you did not continuously control it since the beginning of your most recent turn. So you cannot activate its tap ability yet.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Neurok stealthsuit
    Quote from Legend »
    Battlefield unequipped

    Not nessessarily. If it was already equipped to some creature, it remains equipped to that creature.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
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