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  • posted a message on Frost Lynx and Icefall Regent
    Cards do what they say. If a card doesn't say to do something, then it doesn't do that.

    The Regent says that the creature won't untap as long as you control the Regent, so that's what it does - taps the creature and prevents it from untapping as long as the Regent is in play. Frost Lynx doesn't say that - it just says to tap the creature and that the creature won't untap during its controller's next untap step. So the creature will not untap once, and will then untap like normal, whether or not the Lynx is still on the battlefield. If it stayed tapped as long as the Lynx was on the battlefield, then it would be worded like the Regent.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on God No More
    No it would not. It doesn't have the dies trigger thank to Frogify, so if the God dies with Frogify attached to it, it will go to the graveyard and stay in the graveyard.
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  • posted a message on Sacred Ground
    "Dies" is only used for creatures or planeswalker - it's not designed to be a catch all for anything that goes to the graveyard from the battlefield. For instance, cards like Brought Back and Retributive Wand don't use the word "die" or "dies" either.
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  • posted a message on Mirri vs Tilonali’s Summoners
    Mirri only affects creatures that are declared as attacker. It won't do anything about creatures that are put onto the battlefield attacking. So yes, you'll get your 10 tokens, and they will be tapped and attacking.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Lifeline + Willbreaker
    No. Lifeline doesn't target anything, since it does not use the word 'target'. It has no interaction with Willbreaker.
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  • posted a message on Sacrifice Triggers
    Quote from Craterallus »
    So just to be clear in the above example involving goblin bombardment and dissipation field (both are in play)

    If they sacrifice 100 goblins I take 100 damage despite the dissipation field? The damage is applied all at once and not as separate 1 damage triggers?


    It doesn't really matter how they do. They can sacrifice all of their creatures at once, or they can let the activation resolve, then respond to the Field's trigger by sacrificing another creature before the Bombardment is returned to their hand.
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  • posted a message on Archfiend's Vessel
    No it does not. "It" is the creature that was returned by the Lunge, which was the Vessel, not any tokens created by the creature entering. The Archfiend has a triggered ability that triggers if it enters the battlefield from the graveyard, not a replacement effect. Likewise, with the Call, the Vessel would get the counters and not the token created by its enter the battlefield trigger.
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  • posted a message on Repeated Reverberation and Narset's Reversal Ruling
    Repeated Reverberation does nothing until it resolves, and it does not target anything. It has to resolve before it will make two copies of the next spell. So the first one is wrong, because the Reverberation must resolve before you cast the Reversal to get copies of the Reversal (and that means you won't be able to target the Reverberation with the Reversal since it's no longer on the stack by the time you want to cast the Reversal).

    In your second example, you can cast the Reverberation, then respond with the Reversal on the Reverberation, but then you lose your Reversal (and the Reverberation is back in your hand), which doesn't seem to do much.
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  • posted a message on Black/white spells
    Since the Thrull has a black mana symbol and a white mana symbol in its mana cost (and nothing else is affecting its color), it is both a white and black spell. It would trigger Demon's Horn and Angel's Feather when it's cast.
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  • posted a message on Needle drop
    1. No. The Drop requires a target that's been dealt damage this turn. If nothing has been dealt damage, you cannot cast the Drop.

    2. No. Loss of life is not damage. Losing a life to activate a fetchland's ability doesn't make you a legal target for the Drop.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Lurrus of the Dream-Den - How does it work?
    Lurrus cares about the converted mana cost of the spell on the stack, not the card in your graveyard. If you have a Stonecoil Serpent in your graveyard and you want to cast it via Lurrus' ability, the largest value you can choose for X is 2. If you pick 3 or more, then the converted mana cost of the spell on the stack is 3 or more, and not castable via Lurrus' ability.
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  • posted a message on Devotion Question
    The Owl contribute 4 to devotion to white, 4 to devotion to blue, and 4 to devotion to blue and white, all at the same time. You don't just pick one color or the other, it contributes to all of them at the same time. In this case, your devotion to blue is 5, and your devotion to white is 5, so both Heliod and Thassa will be creatures.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Dust
    All is Dust doesn't target anything (you can tell because it doesn't use the word 'target' and is not an aura on the stack). But as for your question, they won't be sacrificed. A card with devoid is colorless, and All is Dust will only make players sacrifice colored permanents. Since the creature with devoid is colorless, it won't be sacrificed.
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  • posted a message on Sarkhan the Masterless and mutate
    Either way, if you use the +1 again, the whole permanent becomes a 4/4 dragon etc, like before. It keeps all of Sarkhan's and Sea-Dasher's abilities.


    If Sarkhan isn't on top, then it's not a planeswalker and won't be affected by the +1 ability on future turns.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Life and Limb with Changelings
    Life and Limb doesn't have to. Because of this rule, it only applies to permanents of that type on the battlefield:

    109.2. If a spell or ability uses a description of an object that includes a card type or subtype, but doesn’t include the word “card,” “spell,” “source,” or “scheme,” it means a permanent of that card type or subtype on the battlefield.


    Life and Limb just says "All Forests and all Saprolings", so it only affects Forests and Saprolings on the battlefield, not Forest cards or Saproling cards in other zones like the library.
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