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Magic Market Index for June 8th, 2018
 
Ravnica: The Living Guildpact
 
Magic Market Index for June 1st, 2018
  • posted a message on Stonybrook Banneret and Surgespanner
    The Banneret just cares if it's a Merfolk or a Wizard. It does not care if it's both creature types. The cost to cast Surgespanner is reduced by 1, to 1UU, not by 2.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on LIBRARY OF LENG AND CYCLING OFFICAL WIZARDS RULING
    They are wrong. Library of Leng only applies if you're discarding to an effect, not a cost. When you're discarding to cycle, you're discarding as a cost, not as an effect, so the Library will not apply to the card you discard when you cycle it. They're focusing on the wrong part of the wording: they're looking at the word "may" and not the word "effect".
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Deferring RPTQ
    The only people that can answer that would be Wizards Customer Service.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on triggers and the stack
    The Sanctum's trigger goes on the stack above the instant or sorcery spell that triggered it and will always resolve first. You will always scry 1 before you resolve the Brainstorm.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Question about turns
    They still happen, but you're not required to declare attackers or blockers. So while the declare attackers step will happen, the active player is not required to attack with any creatures, even if they have creatures that can attack.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Who gets the spoils?
    Whoever controls the creature when it died gets the trigger. In this case, since Elendra dies under your opponent's control, they'll control the dies ability and they'll get the tokens, not you.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Question about Gaea's Blessing
    Yes, the ability will trigger (not activate). Since the Parting doesn't say to move it to another zone, they're still a part of your library until you put them into your hand/graveyard. The Blessing will go to the graveyard from your library, so its ability will trigger.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Sanguimancy and Life questions
    You lose the life when Sanguimancy resolves, not when you cast it. You can cast Sanguimancy, then respond with the two Cures to gain enough life to survive. You could also just cast the Cures first, let them resolve, then cast Sanguimancy.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Counters
    No. The Menace has a replacement effect. It's not "activated". It can only apply to the event of placing counters on the creature once. But you get to choose the order the replacement effects are applied in.

    For instance, if it would get one +1/+1 counter, and you applied the Menace's replacement effect first, then Scales, then the Constrictor, you double the counters (to two), then add one (to three), then add another one (to four), and it ends up with a total of four +1/+1 counters.

    If you apply Scales, then Menace, then Constrictor, you add one counter (to two), then double it (to four), then add another one (to five), which is a total of five +1/+1 counters.

    But your best bet is to apply Scales, then Constrictor, then Menace. That adds one counter (to two), adds a second counter (to three), then doubles the counters (to six), and you end up with six +1/+1 counters.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Preeminent Captain, Militia's Pride, and Thoughtweft Trio
    Since you control both the Captain and Militia triggers, you get to choose the order they're put on the stack. So yes, you can stack them so you get the token first, then put the Trio onto the battlefield and then champion the token for the Trio's trigger.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Does cipher on midnight recovery count as casting?
    The copy made by cipher is cast, so the Docent would trigger off of the Recovery being cast via cipher.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Sudden Spoiling and the stack
    After the Spoiling resolves, everyone gets priority again before you move on to the next step or phase. So yes, you will get priority to cast an instant after the Spoiling resolves, before you move on to the combat damage step (you cannot cast a sorcery, since sorceries can normally only be cast during one of your main phases when the stack is empty).
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Attacking or blocking then tapping
    Tapping or untapping an attacking or blocking creature does not remove it from combat or prevent any of its damage. So yes, you can block with the Vampires, then tap them to Urge to Feed, and they will still deal damage in combat.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Confused about what happens!
    Everything destroyed by Wrath of God goes to the graveyard at the same time, not one at a time, so technically, Liliana's ability does trigger. However, for that trigger to do anything, Liliana has to be on the battlefield when the trigger resolves. It will not pull the Liliana that's in the graveyard out of the graveyard to exile and then to the battlefield transformed. That's because the Liliana that's in the graveyard is not the same card that the trigger is looking for: when it changes zones, it becomes a different card with no link to its life in the previous zone.

    All 404.3 is doing is letting them choose the order the cards end up in the graveyard: that doesn't mean that some of them are dying before others, they just get to choose the order they end up in the graveyard.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Really confused with "When you cycle" and Madness and the stack
    Anything that triggers when you're casting a spell or activating an ability won't go on the stack until you're done casting that spell or activating that ability. They don't go on the stack in the middle of that spell being cast or that ability being activated. In the first case, the trigger from the Monitor will always go on the stack above the cycling ability and will resolve first: the land will be put onto the battlefield before the card is drawn. Likewise, in the second case, the madness trigger from the Youths will resolve before the activated ability of the Bloodseeker, so you'll have to cast the Youths (or not cast it and let it go to the graveyard) before the Bloodseeker's ability resolves.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
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