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  • posted a message on oath of liliana
    In general, the indefinite article ("a" or "an") in an intervening "if" clause (C.R. 603.4) means "at least one" (thus, "if a planeswalker entered ..." means "if at least one planeswalker entered ..."). See also this thread.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Multiple Triggers
    Two or more abilities can trigger at the same time, but when they do, they go on the stack at the same time (C.R. 603.3b, 603.3). Specifically, "each player, in [Active Player, Nonactive Player] order, puts triggered abilities he or she controls on the stack in any order he or she chooses" (C.R. 603.3b; that rule cites C.R. 101.4).
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Gisela Bruna Brisela Commander
    If you choose to put your commander in the command zone this way, only the meld card that's your commander goes there; the other card goes where it would otherwise go (C.R. 903.9a, 903.9). (You can't choose to put both cards in the command zone. Note that the rule says "appropriate zone", but I think that is a poor word choice.) See also this thread.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Zealous Conscripts Ruling.
    Effects that last "until end of turn", such as the control change and the granting of haste, end during the cleanup step in the same turn, after the active player discards excess cards (C.R. 514.2, 514.1). This is no different than if Zealous Conscripts entered the battlefield earlier in the turn than the end step. (Note that in general, a permanent can enter the battlefield only during a step or phase [see also C.R. 500.11]).
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Liliana, the Last Hope v Inkmoth Nexus
    Liliana's first ability can target Inkmoth Nexus only while it's a creature (C.R. 114.1c, 601.2c). However, targeting a creature is optional with that ability since it uses the phrase "[u]p to one target..." (C.R. 601.2c).
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Tamiyo, Field Researcher
    Quote from Iosef14 »
    ok, what do you mean that in the turn that I activate the ability of tamiyo (turn 1) only there until it passes (turn 1 of each opponent) the 2 creatures will have the ability that if they do damage, I draw, but when it starts my next turn (Turn 2) those creatures will no longer have that ability unless they re-position Tamiyo's first ability is that way? true
    You are largely correct. (But note that Tamiyo's first ability applies only to combat damage, not to any other kind of damage, the two creatures deal.) The triggered ability created by that ability's effect will no longer trigger as soon as your next turn begins, even if they deal combat damage during that turn or future turns.
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  • posted a message on Tamiyo, Field Researcher
    The phrase "until your next turn" means "until the beginning of your next turn". (It doesn't mean that you draw a card when your next turn begins if one of the targeted creatures dealt combat damage.) Therefore, once Tamiyo's first ability resolves, you get to draw a card whenever either of the targeted creatures deals combat damage, whether it deals that damage during your turn or during another player's turn (but before your next turn begins), but not during your next turn or any turn after that, and regardless of whether Tamiyo is still on the battlefield.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Tamiyo, Field Researcher
    Note that the two targeted creatures don't gain any abilities due to Tamiyo's first ability (C.R. 112.1a; compare Tamiyo with Flash Conscription or Simic Basilisk). Thus, the delayed triggered ability will continue to apply to them as normal until the duration ends, even if an effect makes them lose all their abilities.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Tamiyo, Field Researcher
    After you activate Tamiyo's first ability, it will get to resolve even if Tamiyo leaves the battlefield before it resolves (C.R. 112.7a), and once the ability resolves, the delayed triggered ability it creates (where you get to draw a card whenever one of the targeted creatures deals combat damage) will continue to be active until your next turn (C.R. 603.7b), even if Tamiyo leaves the battlefield before your next turn begins.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Hostage Taker rules check
    A card exiled with Hostage Taker, once Hostage Taker leaves the battlefield, will return to the battlefield under its owner's control, no matter who last controlled the permanent it used to be before it was exiled this way (since Hostage Taker doesn't state otherwise) (C.R. 610.3b). See also this thread.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on player hexproof question
    Even if Cyclonic Rift were cast normally (without the use of overload), hexproof on a player wouldn't help that player, since in that case Cyclonic Rift wouldn't target a player, but rather a "nonland permanent you don't control" (C.R. 114.1a; review C.R. 702.11c; compare C.R. 102.1 with C.R. 110.1).
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on creature with first strike
    Quote from Iosef14 »
    one more question, if I block with 2 again and a creature that I control has first strike, and the attacker has first strike, how the damage is solved
    If in addition to the scenario in comment 3, one of the blockers has first strike, that blocker can assign combat damage in addition to any attacking and blocking creatures with first strike (or double strike) during the first combat damage step (C.R. 702.7b). In the next combat damage step, only "the remaining attackers and blockers that had neither first strike nor double strike as the first combat damage step began, as well as the remaining attackers and blockers that currently have double strike" will get to assign combat damage (C.R. 702.7b).
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  • posted a message on creature with first strike
    Quote from Iosef14 »
    I think it's wrong to explain, let's put it that way; they attack me with a 6/6 with a first strike, I lock with a 7/7 and a 6/6, I block first with the 7/7 and then with the 6/6, my opponent can only hurt the 6/6 that blocks from last?
    Again, you don't choose which creature "blocks" first in this scenario. When the combat damage step begins, only creatures with first strike (and double strike) can assign combat damage, since the attacker has first strike (C.R. 702.7b). Thus if your opponent chose earlier to assign combat damage to the 6/6 creature first, the attacker assigns all its combat damage (which is 6 because its power is 6 [C.R. 510.1a]) to that creature and assigns none of it to the 7/7 creature (C.R. 510.1c). And if your opponent chose earlier to assign combat damage to the 7/7 creature first, the attacker assigns all its combat damage to that creature and assigns none of it to the 6/6 creature (C.R. 510.1c). In the next combat damage step, the surviving blocking creatures (which didn't have first strike as the previous combat step began) will get to assign combat damage (C.R. 702.7b).
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  • posted a message on creature with threat
    I assume that by "threat" you mean menace. I assume that by "raising" a creature you mean destroying a creature.

    With these assumptions, the remaining blocking creature would still be blocking. Effects that restrict blocking (such as menace [C.R. 702.110b]) are relevant only at the moment blockers are declared as the declare blockers step begins (C.R. 509.1b-c), and not at any other time. Thus, removing one of the blocking creatures from the battlefield in this case would not remove the other from combat (C.R. 506.4a).
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  • posted a message on creature with first strike
    As the defending player, you don't choose which creature "blocks" first. Rather, in the case when multiple creatures block a single attacking creature, as in this case, the active player chooses the order in which those blocking creatures assign combat damage. This happens right after blockers are declared (C.R. 609.2). This answer doesn't change if one or more of the attacking and blocking creatures have first strike.
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