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  • posted a message on Yarok, the Desecrated and hideaway land question.
    Where Mosswort Bridge says "the exiled card", it means each card exiled with Mosswort Bridge (C.R. 607.3). If two cards are somehow exiled with Mosswort Bridge, you may choose to play any number of those cards "if creatures you control have total power 10 or greater". (This relies on a similar ruling for the third ability of Chandra, Pyromaster, which says "You may cast the copies..."; see also this thread.)
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  • posted a message on "Attacking" question
    Once a creature attacks (or enters the battlefield attacking), it remains an attacking creature for the rest of the combat phase unless it's removed from combat (C.R. 506.4, 511.3; see also C.R. 508.1k). For example, Reconnaissance's ability can target any "attacking creature you control", even after it has assigned combat damage, and even during the end of combat step (C.R. 115.1c). See also this thread and this thread.
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  • posted a message on Tarfire question
    For the purposes of Goblin Matron and Goblin Ringleader, Tarfire is a "Goblin card" because it has the Goblin creature type (C.R. 109.2a, 205.3m; compare with Warren Instigator).
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  • posted a message on It that Betrays and a Dead Player
    Under C.R. 800.4a, if a player leaves the game, all objects owned by them leave the game. Thus, for example, if you bring a card from that player's graveyard to the battlefield with It That Betrays, and that player then leaves the game, that object will leave the game along with that player.
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  • posted a message on Necrotic Ooze Question
    If two or more of a given creature card occur among all graveyards (not just in yours), Necrotic Ooze will have all activated abilities (not: effects) of each one of them. Thus, for example, if there are four Kozilek's Translator cards among all graveyards, Necrotic Ooze will have four instances of "Pay 1 life: Add C. Activate this ability only once each turn." this way (C.R. 108.1), and each such instance works separately (C.R. 113.2c), meaning each one can be activated once each turn (see also C.R. 602.5c).

    EDIT: Edited after comment 3 was posted.
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  • posted a message on Can a creature ability be activated while an ETB trigger is still unresolved?
    Quote from HandsomeP »
    If I have Portcullis in play and there are two creatures on the battlefield and I bring in a creature with a non-ETB, non-tap ability, for example Sakura-Tribe Elder, is the creature able to activate it's ability before it is exiled under Portcullis?
    In general, you can activate an activated ability of a creature (such as Sakura-Tribe Elder's) in response to an enters-the-battlefield ability such as Portcullis's that triggered upon that creature entering the battlefield (unless the activated ability has the tap symbol or the untap symbol in its cost and the creature doesn't have haste) (C.R. 302.6, 702.10c, 117.7).
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  • posted a message on Oran Reif the Vastwood question
    In this scenario, an otherwise 1/1 creature (such as Llanowar Elves) will enter the battlefield as 0/0 under the opponent's control (C.R. 613.1g, 613.3b, 613.4, 611.3b, 112.6) and so go to the graveyard as a state-based action (C.R. 704.5f) — and this happens before any player gets priority to activate abilities, including Oran-Rief, the Vastwood's last ability (C.R. 117.5, 117.1b). See also this thread.
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  • posted a message on Feather, the Redeemed and Misdirection
    Feather's triggered ability cares what the instant or sorcery spell targets only at the time the spell is cast (C.R. 601.2i, 603.2). The ability doesn't care what the spell targets at any other time, including when that spell or that ability would resolve or when that spell's targets change (Feather's triggered ability doesn't have an intervening "if" clause, for example [C.R. 603.4; compare that ability with Ink-Treader Nephilim's]). (However, a spell with targets will fail to resolve if all of them are illegal [C.R. 608.2b].) See also this thread, this thread, this thread, and this thread.

    As a result, if Double Cleave targeted a creature you controlled as you cast that spell, Feather's triggered ability will trigger for that spell, and the ability will still get to resolve even if Double Cleave's target is no longer a creature you control, or becomes illegal, in the meantime (see also C.R. 113.7a).

    On the other hand, if Double Cleave didn't target a creature you controlled as you cast that spell, Feather's triggered ability won't trigger for that spell, even if Double Cleave's target then changes to a creature you control.
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  • posted a message on Casting spells in response to assigning a flash-in blocker?
    Quote from cyberium_neo »
    Thank you. So the moment a blocker is assigned, the attacker is considered blocked, even if I cast CR at this point?
    An attacking creature that becomes blocked doesn't become unblocked merely because all its blockers are returned to their owners' hands or otherwise removed from combat (C.R. 509.1h, 506.4).
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  • posted a message on Casting spells in response to assigning a flash-in blocker?
    If your opponent casts a creature spell, then when the spell resolves the creature will enter the battlefield (C.R. 608.3), then players get priority (C.R. 117.3b). (Once you get priority, you can cast Cyclonic Rift at that time [C.R. 117.1a].) All this happens during the declare attackers step (so well before blockers are declared), and all this doesn't end the declare attackers step (which generally happens only if all players pass in a row on an empty stack) (C.R. 506.1, 508.2a; see also C.R. 500.2).

    See also this thread.
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  • posted a message on Conspire and Harvest Season
    Harvest Season checks the number of tapped creatures you control as the spell resolves, not at the time you cast it (C.R. 608.2g). Thus, when Harvest Season resolves, if you control two tapped creatures, you search your library for up to two basic land cards. See also this thread.
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  • posted a message on Living Death and Teferi's Protection interaction
    The text "All permanents you control phase out" on Teferi's Protection expresses a one-shot effect, not a continuous effect — phasing out changes a permanent's status just as tapping does (C.R. 110.5, 610.1; compare with C.R. 611.1). That effect applies only to "permanents you control" at the time Teferi's Protection resolves (C.R. 608.2c, 608.2g, 610.1; compare with C.R. 611.2c, which applies to continuous effects from resolving spells and abilities).
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  • posted a message on MoWH x Own Creature
    With Core Set 2020, the answer to comment 1 has changed.

    The rule update for Core Set 2020 deleted the exception that applied, among other things, to the "any number" on Master of the Wild Hunt's second ability (compare C.R. 107.1c and 608.2d in Modern Horizons with those rules in Core Set 2020). Before Core Set 2020, the damage dealt by the targeted creature due to that ability couldn't be divided among zero of the Wolves that ability refers to if it was possible to divide that damage among one or more of those Wolves. Once Core Set 2020 is released (and in prereleases), that damage can be divided this way among none of those Wolves even if it is possible to divide that damage among one or more of those Wolves instead.
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  • posted a message on Copying Clones
    With Core Set 2020, Cryptoplasm's Oracle text was changed, in relevant part, to "...you may have Cryptoplasm become a copy ..., except it has this ability", making it clear that the ability mentioned in that text is part of Cryptoplasm's copiable values, so that it can be copied by other copy effects (C.R. 706.9a, 706.2).
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  • posted a message on Lazav and Layers
    With Core Set 2020, Cryptoplasm's Oracle text was changed, in relevant part, to "...you may have Cryptoplasm become a copy ..., except it has this ability", making it clear that the ability mentioned in that text is part of Cryptoplasm's copiable values, so that it can be copied by other copy effects (C.R. 706.9a, 706.2).
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