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  • posted a message on Brass Herald + Panharmonicon X4
    Brass Herald
    Panharmonicon

    The "choose a creature type" ability is a static ability creating a replacement effect. Panharmonicon does not interact with that at all. So you choose one creature type as the Herald enters, then get 5 triggers due to the four Panharmonicons, getting you all creature cards of the single chosen type from among the top 20 cards of your library into your hand.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Mystical Reflection and X cost creatures
    Alrighty, this seems to be a bit more problematic that I thought. The Altered Ego ruling is very convincing, but when reading the rules peteroupc mentioned, especially 107.3m, I'm inclined to agree with him.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Multiple Blinks during End Phase
    Yes. All "at the beginning of the end step" triggers go on the stack at the same time, and if they require targets, those targets have to be chosen at that time. If a target leaves and is returned, it is no longer the same object and anything targeting the old one won't find it anymore.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Mystical Reflection and X cost creatures
    A hypothetical scenario (for now) popped into my head and I'm not completely sure about the outcome.

    Stonecoil Serpent is on the field with some counters. Opponent plays his own Stonecoil Serpent, with let's say X=3. I respond with Mystical Reflection on my own Serpent. Does the creature enter as 3/3 or 0/0? Does the answer change if the creature spell is instead a Wildwood Scourge (X=3)?

    Fairly sure it's 0/0 in both cases.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Mystifying Maze and "donated" creatures
    Correct, yes, you get the creature back as you are its owner.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Phyrexian Obliterator and Anger of the Gods
    The Obliterator triggers when something is dealing damage to it. Anger of the Gods says that it deals damage, so it triggers the Obliterator, simple as that. Targeting doesn't even enter the equation here.

    As for two Angers damaging the Obliterator, the first one deals 3 damage to it, so it triggers, and when that resolves you sacrifice 3 permanents. The second one also deals 3 damage to it, it triggers, then dies is exiled, then the trigger goes on the stack, and when it resolves, you sacrifice 3 more permanents.

    Remember, the source of a trigger only has to be around when the trigger event occurs, which can be at any moment during the game, including during the casting of spells, or resolution of objects on the stack, among others. Once triggered, that trigger will make it to the stack and resolve, no matter what happens to the source after the trigger event.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Replacement effects in MTGArena
    Alright, I think, I figured it out. Please correct me if I'm wrong, though.

    Did a bot match to replicate the scenario. Had my Valkyrie and Sparky had some zombies, two Mystical Reflections ready to cast. With a token trigger on the stack for two tokens, I cast the first MR on the Valkyrie, let it resolve, then cast the second MR on a zombie, then let everything resolve. I chose replacement effect #1, then chose #1 again, then had to choose again, took #1 yet again. Got two zombies.

    What I gather from this is, that the first two replacement effects refered to the first token, and the rest to the other token. So the replacement effects are presented like this: all effects regarding one creature, in order of creation, then all effects regarding the next creature, in order of creation. To get my Valkyries, I have to choose second, and then last, thus choosing zombie for both tokens first, and Valkyrie second. Last copy effect wins, and Valkyries enter the battlefield.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Replacement effects in MTGArena
    (Note to the moderators: please don't move this to the Arena forum. That one is deserted and moving the thread there will make it go unanswered. Hence why I posted this here in the first place.)

    Quick question for those versed in the intricacies of MTGA. Because I had this come up in my last game, and couldn't figure it out. A wrong series of choices would have cost me the game. I ended up guessing, and luckily I guessed right at least once, and was able to win. Anyway, here's the problem:

    I had my Righteous Valkyrie on the field, and the token trigger from Omen of the Sun was on the stack. I proceeded to cast Mystical Reflection on my Valkyrie at that time, so that I would get 2 more Valkyries from the trigger. My opponent let it resolve and then cast his own Mystical Reflection on one of my human tokens already on the field. We passed, and the trigger resolved. Now the issue: I was presented with 4 choices of replecement effect, all from MR, for each token one for Valkyrie and one for human token, all looking exactly the same. Now how do I tell which one is which? I want Valkyries, not humans.

    I ended up choosing first the third option, and on the repeat the second out of three remaining, which settled the order, so my two choices refered to different tokens. I got a Valkyrie and a human. Is that enough information to figure out the right order if that happens again in the future? And what is that right order of choices?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Sakashima's will
    "Choose" is not "target", though. You "target" on cast, you "choose" on resolution. (If it's "choose target", you obviously select on cast.) Targets can be responded to, choices that aren't part of the casting process cannot.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Sakashima's will
    First, only the first mode of Sakashima's Will targets, and that target is an opponent. And no, the second mode makes all your creatures into Terror of the Peaks. As soon as that effect is created, there is no Lathliss anywhere on your side, all your creatures are Terrors. And as there is no creature yet entering, there are no triggers. Yet. Any creature entering the batlefield under your control that turn will likely wreak havoc, though.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Clarification request RE: Reaper King and Rite of Replication (or any token generation)
    Yes, each Reaper King sees the other ones enter the battlefield, then the legend rule gets rid of all but one of them, then the triggers go on the stack and you choose their targets. Eventually they will resolve, destroying those targets. That the sources of those abilities died before the triggers made it to the stack is irrelevant. They entered, their abilities triggered, and they get to resolve.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Ezuri, Claw of Fractals
    Actually, the Strixhaven Fractal tokens are created as 0/0s and then counters are put on them afterwards. So they enter as 0/0s and trigger Ezuri.

    Kasmina, Enigma Sage
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Laelia, the Blade reforged + Tainted Pact
    Essentially, yes. Repeating the process means, that you exile the cards one at a time, getting you a triger from Laelia each time. Do note, that exiling the same basic land twice will stop this as would putting any card into your hand. Also note, that Laelia gets all those counter triggers, and thus the counters, only after you've gone through Tainted Pact's repeated process until it ends. Meaning, you have to complete Tainted Pact before you get any triggers on the stack.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Balduvian Hydra and the long lost +1/+0 coumters
    The card works with +1/+0 counters like it did in the past. Cards with those old kind of power/toughness changing counters aren't printed anymore, but existing cards still use them. And note, that any such counter that is not a -1/-1 or +1/+1 counter does not get removed by any rules, even if the total would add up to 0.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Humility and Sheoldred, The Whispering One
    No. Sheoldred, like all other creatures, will be a vanila 1/1 with a blank set of abilities (like the text box was empty).
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
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