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Avacyn Restored_(TM) Frequently Asked QuestionsCompiled by Matt Tabak, with contributions from Laurie Cheers, Eli Shiffrin, and Thijs van OmmenDocument last modified March 26, 2012 An FAQ is a collection of clarifications and rulings involving the cards in a new _Magic: The Gathering_(R) set. It's intended to make playing with these new cards more fun by clearing up the common misconceptions and confusion inevitably caused by new mechanics and interactions. As future sets are released, updates to the _Magic_(TM) rules may cause some of this information to become outdated. If you can't find the answer you're looking for here, please contact us at . This FAQ has two sections, each of which serves a different purpose. The first section ("General Notes") explains the mechanics and concepts in the set. The second section ("Card-Specific Notes") contains answers to the most important, most common, and most confusing questions players might ask about cards in the set. Items in the "Card-Specific Notes" section include full card text for your reference. Not all cards in the set are listed.----- GENERAL NOTES ***Release Information*** The _Avacyn Restored_ set is set 3 of 3 in the _Innistrad_(TM) block. The _Avacyn Restored_ set contains 244 cards (101 common, 60 uncommon, 53 rare, 15 mythic rare, and 15 basic land). Prerelease events: April 28-29, 2012Launch Weekend: May 4-6, 2012Game Day: May 26-27, 2012Pro Tour _Avacyn Restored_ will take place in Barcelona, Spain on May 11-13, 2012. The _Avacyn Restored_ set becomes legal for sanctioned Constructed play on its official release date: Friday, May 4, 2012. At that time, the following card sets will be permitted in the Standard format: _Scars of Mirrodin_(TM), _Mirrodin Besieged_(TM), _New Phyrexia_(TM), _Magic 2012_, _Innistrad_, _Dark Ascension_(TM), and _Avacyn Restored_. Go to to find an event or store near you. Go to for a complete list of formats and permitted card sets.----- ***New Keyword: Miracle*** The archangel Avacyn returned in the humans' darkest hour, proving that a well-timed miracle can turn the tide of battle. Miracle is a new ability found on instants and sorceries that lets you cast them for an incredibly low cost if you draw them at the right time. Cards with miracle feature a modified frame to instantly let you know you've drawn one. Revenge of the Hunted{4}{G}{G}SorceryUntil end of turn, target creature gets +6/+6 and gains trample, and all creatures able to block it this turn do so.Miracle {G} (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.) The official rules for miracle are as follows: 702.91. Miracle 702.91a Miracle is a static ability linked to a triggered ability (see rule 603.10). "Miracle [cost]" means "You may reveal this card from your hand as you draw it if it's the first card you've drawn this turn. When you reveal this card this way, you may cast it by paying [cost] rather than its mana cost." 702.91b If a player chooses to reveal a card using its miracle ability, he or she plays with that card revealed until that card leaves his or her hand, that ability resolves, or that ability otherwise leaves the stack. * You still draw the card, whether you use the miracle ability or not. Any ability that triggers whenever you draw a card, for example, will trigger. If you don't cast the card using its miracle ability, it will remain in your hand. * You can reveal and cast a card with miracle on any turn, not just your own, if it's the first card you've drawn that turn. * You don't have to reveal a drawn card with miracle if you don't wish to cast it at that time. * You can cast a card for its miracle cost only as the miracle triggered ability resolves. If you don't want to cast it at that time (or you can't cast it, perhaps because there are no legal targets available), you won't be able to cast it later for the miracle cost. * You cast the card with miracle during the resolution of the triggered ability. Ignore any timing restrictions based on the card's type. * It's important to reveal a card with miracle before it is mixed with the other cards in your hand. * Multiple card draws are always treated as a sequence of individual card draws. For example, if you haven't drawn any cards yet during a turn and cast a spell that instructs you to draw three cards, you'll draw them one at a time. Only the first card drawn this way may be revealed and cast using its miracle ability. * If the card with miracle leaves your hand before the triggered ability resolves, you won't be able to cast it using its miracle ability. * You draw your opening hand before any turn begins. Cards you draw for your opening hand can't be cast using miracle.----- ***New Keyword: Soulbond*** Soulbond is a new ability that allows creatures to work together on the battlefield, sharing abilities and other bonuses. Wingcrafter{U}Creature -- Human Wizard1/1Soulbond (You may pair this creature with another unpaired creature when either enters the battlefield. They remain paired for as long as you control both of them.)As long as Wingcrafter is paired with another creature, both creatures have flying. The official rules for soulbond are as follows: 702.92. Soulbond 702.92a. Soulbond is a keyword that represents two triggered abilities. "Soulbond" means "When this creature enters the battlefield, if you control both this creature and another creature and both are unpaired, you may pair this creature with another unpaired creature you control for as long as both remain creatures on the battlefield under your control" and "Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, if you control both that creature and this one and both are unpaired, you may pair that creature with this creature for as long as both remain creatures on the battlefield under your control." 702.92b A creature becomes "paired" with another as the result of a soulbond ability. Abilities may refer to a paired creature, the creature another creature is paired with, or whether a creature is paired. An "unpaired" creature is one that is not paired. 702.92c When the soulbond ability resolves, if either object that would be paired is no longer a creature, no longer on the battlefield, or no longer under the control of the player who controls the soulbond ability, neither object becomes paired. 702.92d A creature can be paired with only one other creature. 702.92e A paired creature becomes unpaired if any of the following occur: another player gains control of it or the creature it's paired with; it or the creature it's paired with stops being a creature; or it or the creature it's paired with leaves the battlefield. * Two paired creatures are still individual creatures in every way: they attack and block individually, they are targeted and affected by spells or abilities individually, and they change zones individually. If two paired creatures are attacking, blocking one of them has no effect on the other, for example. * Neither soulbond ability targets any creature. * You must control another unpaired creature at the moment a creature with soulbond enters the battlefield or the soulbond ability won't trigger at all. However, the creature that pairs with the creature with soulbond isn't chosen until the soulbond ability resolves. * If the pair is broken, the bonuses and abilities granted to the creatures immediately disappear. If the bonus included an increase to toughness, this may cause a creature to have damaged marked on it equal to or greater than its toughness. If that happens, the creature is destroyed. * If becoming unpaired causes a creature to no longer have an activated ability, instances of that ability that have already been activated and are on the stack are unaffected. * Certain keywords granted to paired creatures are only relevant at a specific time, usually during combat, so becoming unpaired and no longer having that ability may have no effect on the current turn. For example, if a creature with reach blocks a flying creature and then loses reach, the creature with flying will still be blocked. * A creature with soulbond may grant an ability to itself and the creature it's paired with that includes the text "this creature." In such abilities, "this creature" refers only to the creature that has that ability, not the creature it's paired with. * If a creature with soulbond is paired with another creature with soulbond, each of them will receive both bonuses. * If you control multiple unpaired creatures with soulbond and another creature enters the battlefield, each soulbond ability will trigger. Soulbond abilities that try to resolve after you pair the creature will have no effect. * If a paired creature with soulbond loses soulbond, it and the creature it's paired with remain paired.----- ***Theme: "Flickering"*** Several cards in the _Avacyn Restored_ set exile a permanent and then return that permanent to the battlefield under your control. Conjurer's Closet{5}ArtifactAt the beginning of your end step, you may exile target creature you control, then return that card to the battlefield under your control. * A permanent that returns to the battlefield after being exiled does so as an entirely new object. It will have no memory of or connection to its previous existence. * Unless an effect says otherwise, permanents enter the battlefield untapped, creatures can't attack or {T} until they've been continuously under your control since the start of your most recent turn, and double-faced cards enter the battlefield with their front face up. * Any Auras attached to a permanent that leaves the battlefield will be put into their owner's graveyard the next time state-based actions are checked. Any Equipment attached to a permanent that leaves the battlefield become unattached and remain on the battlefield. Any counters on a permanent that leaves the battlefield cease to exist. * If a token creature is exiled, it will cease to exist. It won't return to the battlefield. * If a paired creature is exiled, the pair will break. However, the creature entering the battlefield again will cause its soulbond ability (or the soulbond ability of the creature it was paired with, as appropriate) to trigger again. This may cause the creature to pair with the creature it was previously paired with or another creature. * If a creature you've gained control of temporarily (perhaps due to the ability of Zealous Conscripts) is exiled and returns to the battlefield under your control, you will control that creature indefinitely.----- ***Returning _Innistrad_ Block Themes and Mechanics*** For more information about undying and "Vampires with +1/+1 counters," see the _Innistrad_ and _Dark Ascension_ FAQs at <www.wizards.com/Magic/TCG/Resources.aspx...>.----- CARD-SPECIFIC NOTES Abundant Growth{G}Enchantment -- AuraEnchant landWhen Abundant Growth enters the battlefield, draw a card.Enchanted land has "{T}: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool." * The land retains any other abilities it has.----- Aggravate{3}{R}{R}InstantAggravate deals 1 damage to each creature target player controls. Each creature dealt damage this way attacks this turn if able. * Aggravate targets only the player. Creatures with hexproof that player controls will be dealt damage by Aggravate if it resolves. * The controller of a creature dealt damage by Aggravate still decides which player or planeswalker the creature attacks. * If, during a player's declare attackers step, a creature is tapped, is affected by a spell or ability that says it can't attack, or hasn't been under that player's control continuously since the turn began (and doesn't have haste), then it doesn't attack. If there's a cost associated with having a creature attack, the player isn't forced to pay that cost, so it doesn't have to attack in that case either.----- Alchemist's RefugeLand{T}: Add {1} to your mana pool.{G}{U}, {T}: You may cast nonland cards this turn as though they had flash. * You can cast a nonland card with flash any time you could cast an instant. * The last ability applies to nonland cards in any zone, provided something is allowing you to cast them. For example, you could cast a sorcery with flashback as though it had flash.----- Amass the Components{3}{U}SorceryDraw three cards, then put a card from your hand on the bottom of your library. * If you cast Amass the Components with fewer than three cards in your library, you'll draw the remaining cards in your library, put a card from your hand on the bottom of your library, then lose the game for drawing a card from a library with no cards in it the next time state-based actions are performed.----- Angel of Glory's Rise{5}{W}{W}Creature -- Angel4/6FlyingWhen Angel of Glory's Rise enters the battlefield, exile all Zombies, then return all Human creature cards from your graveyard to the battlefield. * Only Zombie permanents on the battlefield are exiled. Zombie cards in other zones are not.----- Angel of Jubilation{1}{W}{W}{W}Creature -- Angel3/3FlyingOther nonblack creatures you control get +1/+1.Players can't pay life or sacrifice creatures to cast spells or activate abilities. * If a spell or activated ability has a cost that requires a player to pay life (as Griselbrand's activated ability does) or sacrifice a creature (as Fling does), that spell or ability can't be cast or activated. * Other things may still cause players to pay life or sacrifice creatures, such as a resolving spell or ability. * Angel of Jubilation's last ability doesn't look for specific words on other cards. Rather, it stops players from taking specific actions. For example, you couldn't activate an ability with an activation of cost of "Sacrifice an artifact:" by sacrificing an artifact creature (although you could sacrifice a noncreature artifact).----- Angel's Tomb{3}ArtifactWhenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may have Angel's Tomb become a 3/3 white Angel artifact creature with flying until end of turn. * If Angel's Tomb is already a creature when a creature enters the battlefield, its ability will override any effects that set its power and toughness to specific values, but other changes to its power and toughness will still apply.----- Appetite for Brains{B}SorceryTarget opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a card from it with converted mana cost 4 or greater and exile that card. * If a card in a player's hand has {X} in its mana cost, X is 0.----- Arcane Melee{4}{U}EnchantmentInstant and sorcery spells cost {2} less to cast. * Arcane Melee can't reduce the colored mana requirement of an instant or sorcery spell. * If there are additional costs to cast a spell, such as a kicker cost or a cost imposed by another effect (such as Thalia, Guardian of Thraben's ability), apply those increases before applying cost reductions. * Arcane Melee can reduce alternative costs such as miracle costs. * The cost to cast an instant or sorcery spell with one generic mana in its mana cost will be reduced by {1}. For example, an instant spell with a mana cost of {1}{G} would cost {G} to cast.----- Archwing Dragon{2}{R}{R}Creature -- Dragon4/4Flying, hasteAt the beginning of the end step, return Archwing Dragon to its owner's hand. * Archwing Dragon is only returned to its owner's hand if it's on the battlefield.----- Avacyn, Angel of Hope{5}{W}{W}{W}Legendary Creature -- Angel8/8Flying, vigilanceAvacyn, Angel of Hope and other permanents you control are indestructible. * Indestructible creatures still have damage marked on them, even though that damage won't destroy them. If Avacyn leaves the battlefield, any previously indestructible creature that has lethal damage marked on it will be destroyed. *An indestructible permanent can't be destroyed, but it can still be sacrificed, exiled, put into a graveyard, and so on.----- Banners Raised{R}InstantCreatures you control get +1/+0 until end of turn. * Only creatures you control when Banners Raised resolves will get the bonus. Creatures that enter the battlefield or that you gain control of later in the turn will be unaffected.----- Barter in Blood{2}{B}{B}SorceryEach player sacrifices two creatures. * The active player chooses which creatures will be sacrificed first, then each other player in turn order does the same. Then all creatures are sacrificed simultaneously. * If a player controls only one creature, that creature is sacrificed. * Barter in Blood doesn't target any creatures and may be cast even if a player controls fewer than two creatures.----- Battle Hymn{1}{R}InstantAdd {R} to your mana pool for each creature you control. * Battle Hymn uses the stack and can be responded to. The amount of mana you add to your mana pool is based on the number of creatures you control when Battle Hymn resolves.----- Blessings of Nature{4}{G}SorceryDistribute four +1/+1 counters among any number of target creatures.Miracle {G} (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.) * You may choose up to four target creatures. You declare how many counters will be placed on each target creature as you cast Blessings of Nature. Each target must receive at least one counter.----- Blood Artist{1}{B}Creature -- Vampire0/1Whenever Blood Artist or another creature dies, target player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life. * If Blood Artist and one or more other creatures die at the same time, its ability will trigger for each of those creatures.----- Bonfire of the Damned{X}{X}{R}SorceryBonfire of the Damned deals X damage to target player and each creature he or she controls.Miracle {X}{R} (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.) * Bonfire of the Damned targets only the player. Creatures with hexproof that player controls will be dealt damage by Bonfire of the Damned if it resolves. * If the player is an illegal target when Bonfire of the Damned tries to resolve, it will be countered and none of its effects will happen. No damage will be dealt to any creature or player. * Preventing some or all of the damage dealt to the player won't affect the amount of damage dealt to each creature that player controls. The same is true for any effect that increases or decreases the amount of damage dealt to the player.----- Bower Passage{1}{G}EnchantmentCreatures with flying can't block creatures you control. * Bower Passage won't affect a blocking creature that gains flying after blockers are declared. * Creatures with reach can still block creatures you control.----- Bruna, Light of Alabaster{3}{W}{W}{U}Legendary Creature -- Angel5/5Flying, vigilanceWhenever Bruna, Light of Alabaster attacks or blocks, you may attach to it any number of Auras on the battlefield and you may put onto the battlefield attached to it any number of Aura cards that could enchant it from your graveyard and/or hand. * Only Auras that could legally enchant Bruna may be attached to it, whether they're being moved from other permanents or being put onto the battlefield. An Aura with "enchant land," for example, could not be attached to Bruna this way. * All of these Auras will become attached to Bruna before combat damage is dealt. If Bruna is attacking, these Auras become attached before blockers are declared.----- Burn at the Stake{2}{R}{R}{R}SorceryAs an additional cost to cast Burn at the Stake, tap any number of untapped creatures you control.Burn at the Stake deals damage to target creature or player equal to three times the number of creatures tapped this way. * Players may not respond to the paying of costs. Once Burn at the Stake has been announced and put on the stack, no one can try to respond by tapping any creatures. * The amount of damage Burn at the Stake deals won't change if any creatures tapped to cast it become untapped or leave the battlefield before it resolves. * All creatures tapped this way become tapped at the same time.----- Call to Serve{1}{W}Enchantment -- AuraEnchant nonblack creatureEnchanted creature gets +1/+2, has flying, and is an Angel in addition to its other types. * If the enchanted creature becomes black, Call to Serve will be put into its owner's graveyard the next time state-based actions are performed.----- Cathars' Crusade{3}{W}{W}EnchantmentWhenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control. * The creature that entered the battlefield and caused the ability to trigger will also get a +1/+1 counter, provided it's still on the battlefield when the ability resolves.----- Cavern of SoulsLandAs Cavern of Souls enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.{T}: Add {1} to your mana pool.{T}: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type, and that spell can't be countered. * You must choose an existing _Magic_ creature type, such as Zombie or Warrior. Card types such as artifact can't be chosen. * The spell can't be countered if the mana produced by Cavern of Souls is spent to cover any cost of the spell, even an additional cost such as a kicker cost. This is true even if you use the mana to pay an additional cost while casting a spell "without paying its mana cost."----- Champion of Lambholt{1}{G}{G}Creature -- Human Warrior1/1Creatures with power less than Champion of Lambholt's power can't block creatures you control.Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on Champion of Lambholt. * Creatures with power less than Champion of Lambholt can't block any creature you control, not just Champion of Lambholt. * Champion of Lambholt's ability works even if it isn't attacking. * The comparison of power is only done when blockers are declared. Increasing the power of a blocking creature (or decreasing the power of Champion of Lambholt) after this point won't cause any creature to stop blocking or become unblocked.----- Commander's Authority{4}{W}Enchantment -- AuraEnchant creatureEnchanted creature has "At the beginning of your upkeep, put a 1/1 white Human creature token onto the battlefield." * The controller of the enchanted creature gets the token.----- Corpse Traders{3}{B}Creature -- Human Rogue3/3{2}{B}, Sacrifice a creature: Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a card from it. That player discards that card. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery. * You can sacrifice Corpse Traders to pay the cost of its ability. * If you cast Corspe Traders as normal during your main phase, it will enter the battlefield and you'll receive priority. If no abilities trigger because of this, you can activate its ability before another player has a chance to cast a spell or activate an ability.----- Craterhoof Behemoth{5}{G}{G}{G}Creature -- Beast5/5HasteWhen Craterhoof Behemoth enters the battlefield, creatures you control gain trample and get +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of creatures you control. * The bonus is calculated based on the number of creatures you control when Craterhoof Behemoth's ability resolves, potentially including itself. If that number increases or decreases later in the turn, the bonus won't change. * Only creatures you control when Craterhoof Behemoth's ability resolves will get the bonus. Creatures that enter the battlefield or that you gain control of later in the turn will be unaffected.----- Crippling Chill{2}{U}InstantTap target creature. It doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.Draw a card. * Crippling Chill can target a creature that's already tapped. It still won't untap during its controller's next untap step. * Crippling Chill tracks the creature, but not its controller. If the creature changes controllers before its first controller's next untap step has come around, then it won't untap during its new controller's next untap step.----- Crypt Creeper{1}{B}Creature -- Zombie2/1Sacrifice Crypt Creeper: Exile target card from a graveyard. * You must be able to target a card in a graveyard to activate Crypt Creeper's ability. It can't target itself.----- Cursebreak{1}{W}InstantDestroy target enchantment. You gain 2 life. * If the enchantment is an illegal target when Cursebreak tries to resolve, it'll be countered and none of its effects will happen. You won't gain 2 life.----- Dangerous Wager{1}{R}InstantDiscard your hand, then draw two cards. * If you have no cards in hand when Dangerous Wager resolves, you'll simply draw two cards.----- Dark Impostor{2}{B}Creature -- Vampire Assassin2/2{4}{B}{B}: Exile target creature and put a +1/+1 counter on Dark Impostor.Dark Impostor has all activated abilities of all creature cards exiled with it. * Dark Impostor gains only activated abilities. It doesn't gain triggered abilities or static abilities. Activated abilities contain a colon. They're generally written "[Cost]: [Effect]." Some keywords are activated abilities; they have colons in their reminder text. * If an activated ability of a card in exile references the card it's printed on by name, treat Dark Impostor's version of that ability as though it referenced Dark Impostor by name instead. For example, if Marrow Bats (which says "Pay 4 life: Regenerate Marrow Bats") is exiled with Dark Impostor, Dark Impostor has the ability "Pay 4 life: Regenerate Dark Impostor." * Dark Impostor can target and exile a permanent that's only a creature temporarily, like an animated land. However, because that card isn't a creature card, Dark Impostor won't have any of that card's activated abilities. * If you control more than one Dark Impostor, each will have only the activated abilities of creature cards exiled with that specific Dark Impostor. * Once Dark Impostor leaves the battlefield, it will no longer have the activated abilities of the creature cards exiled with it. If it returns to the battlefield, it will be a new Dark Impostor with no connection to those exiled cards.----- Deadeye Navigator{4}{U}{U}Creature -- Spirit5/5Soulbond (You may pair this creature with another unpaired creature when either enters the battlefield. They remain paired for as long as you control both of them.)As long as Deadeye Navigator is paired with another creature, each of those creatures has "{1}{U}: Exile this creature, then return it to the battlefield under your control." * Once Deadeye Navigator or the creature it's paired with is exiled, the other creature will no longer have the activated ability. However, you can activate the ability of one creature in response to activating the ability of the other creature.----- Defy Death{3}{W}{W}SorceryReturn target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. If it's an Angel, put two +1/+1 counters on it. * No player can cast spells or activate abilities between returning the creature card to the battlefield and checking whether it's an Angel. * If the creature is an Angel only on the battlefield (perhaps because it's a non-Angel creature card and Xenograft is on the battlefield), it will get the +1/+1 counters.----- Demonic Rising{3}{B}{B}EnchantmentAt the beginning of your end step, if you control exactly one creature, put a 5/5 black Demon creature token with flying onto the battlefield. * If you control zero creatures or more than one creature at the beginning of your end step, the ability won't trigger. If you control zero creatures or more than one creature when the ability resolves, it will do nothing. * Although you must control exactly one creature both when the ability would trigger and when it would resolve in order for the ability to create the Demon token, that creature doesn't have to be the same one both times. For example, if the ability triggers, then you lose control of your one creature before it resolves, you can cast a creature with flash to make sure you control exactly one creature when the ability resolves.----- Demonic Taskmaster{2}{B}Creature -- Demon4/3FlyingAt the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice a creature other than Demonic Taskmaster. * If you control no other creatures, you won't sacrifice anything. * If Demonic Taskmaster leaves the battlefield after its ability triggers but before it resolves, you'll still have to sacrifice a creature. Notably, if you control two Demonic Taskmasters and no other creatures, each one will force you to sacrifice the other.---- Demonlord of Ashmouth{2}{B}{B}Creature -- Demon5/4FlyingWhen Demonlord of Ashmouth enters the battlefield, exile it unless you sacrifice another creature.Undying (When this creature dies, if it had no +1/+1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.) * Demonlord of Ashmouth's enters-the-battlefield ability will trigger no matter how it entered the battlefield, including because of its undying ability. * You don't have to sacrifice another creature, even if you control one. You may choose to exile Demonlord of Ashmouth.---- Descendants' Path{2}{G}EnchantmentAt the beginning of your upkeep, reveal the top card of your library. If it's a creature card that shares a creature type with a creature you control, you may cast that card without paying its mana cost. Otherwise, put that card on the bottom of your library. * If you cast a card "without paying its mana cost," you can't pay any alternative costs. You can pay additional costs, such as kicker costs. If the card has mandatory additional costs, you must pay those. * If the card has {X} in its mana cost, you must choose 0 as its value. * If the revealed card is a creature card that shares a creature type with a creature you control, but you choose not to cast it, it stays on top of your library.----- Descent into Madness{3}{B}{B}EnchantmentAt the beginning of your upkeep, put a despair counter on Descent into Madness, then each player exiles X permanents he or she controls and/or cards from his or her hand, where X is the number of despair counters on Descent into Madness. * For each despair counter on Descent into Madness, you'll exile a permanent you control or exile a card from your hand, not both. * First you choose the permanents and/or cards from your hand that will be exiled. Then each other player in turn order does the same. Then all the chosen permanents and cards are exiled simultaneously. Players who choose after you will know what permanents you'll be exiling when they choose. They'll know how many cards you'll be exiling from your hand, but they won't see those cards. * If there are more counters on Descent into Madness than the total number of permanents you control plus the number of cards in your hand, you'll exile all permanents you control (including Descent into Madness) and all cards from your hand. * If Descent into Madness isn't on the battlefield when its ability resolves, use the number of counters on it when it left the battlefield to determine how many permanents and/or cards from hands to exile.----- Devout Chaplain{2}{W}Creature -- Human Cleric2/2{T}, Tap two untapped Humans you control: Exile target artifact or enchantment. * You can tap any two untapped Humans you control, including ones you haven't controlled continuously since the beginning of your most recent turn, to pay the cost of Devout Chaplain's activated ability. You must have controlled Devout Chaplain continuously since the beginning of your most recent turn, however.----- Diregraf Escort{G}Creature -- Human Cleric1/1Soulbond (You may pair this creature with another unpaired creature when either enters the battlefield. They remain paired for as long as you control both of them.)As long as Diregraf Escort is paired with another creature, both creatures have protection from Zombies. * Diregraf Escort can be paired with a Zombie. The protection will have no effect on the pairing.----- Divine Deflection{X}{W}InstantPrevent the next X damage that would be dealt to you and/or permanents you control this turn. If damage is prevented this way, Divine Deflection deals that much damage to target creature or player. * Divine Deflection's only target is the creature or player it may deal damage to. You choose that target as you cast Divine Deflection, not at the time it prevents damage. * If the targeted creature or player is an illegal target by the time Divine Deflection resolves, the entire spell is countered. No damage will be prevented. * Divine Deflection can prevent damage that would be dealt to you, one or more creatures you control, and/or one or more planeswalkers you control. * Divine Deflection can prevent damage from multiple sources dealing damage simultaneously (such as during combat). If the chosen value for X won't prevent all the damage, you choose which sources to prevent damage from. * If damage is dealt to multiple permanents you control, or is dealt to you and at least one permanent you control, you choose which of that damage to prevent if the chosen value for X won't prevent all the damage. For example, if 3 damage would be dealt to you and to each of two creatures you control, and Divine Deflection will prevent the next 3 damage, you might choose to prevent the next 2 damage it would deal to you and the next 1 damage it would deal to one of the creatures, among other choices. You don't decide until the point at which the damage would be dealt. * Divine Deflection's effect is not a redirection effect. If it prevents damage, Divine Deflection (not the original source) deals damage to the targeted creature or player as part of that prevention effect. Divine Deflection is the source of the new damage, so the characteristics of the original source (such as its color, or whether it had lifelink or deathtouch) don't affect this damage. The new damage is not combat damage, even if the prevented damage was. Since you control the source of the new damage, if you targeted an opponent with Divine Deflection, you may have Divine Deflection deal its damage to a planeswalker that opponent controls. * If Divine Deflection prevents damage, excess damage (if any) dealt by that source is dealt at the same time. Immediately afterward, as part of that same prevention effect, Divine Deflection deals its damage. This happens before state-based actions are checked, and before the spell or ability that caused damage to be dealt resumes its resolution. * Whether the targeted creature or player is still a legal target is not checked after Divine Deflection resolves. For example, if a creature targeted by Divine Deflection gains shroud after Divine Deflection resolves, Divine Deflection can still deal damage to that creature. * If Divine Deflection can't deal damage to the targeted creature or player (because the creature has gained protection from white, is no longer on the battlefield, or is no longer a creature, or the player is no longer in the game, for example), it will still prevent damage. It just won't deal any damage itself.----- Dread Slaver{3}{B}{B}Creature -- Zombie Horror3/5Whenever a creature dealt damage by Dread Slaver this turn dies, return it to the battlefield under your control. That creature is a black Zombie in addition to its other colors and types. * Each time a creature dies, check whether Dread Slaver had dealt any damage to it at any time during that turn. If so, Dread Slaver's ability will trigger. It doesn't matter who controlled the creature or whose graveyard it was put into. * If Dread Slaver and a creature it was blocking or blocked by both die in combat, Dread Slaver's ability will trigger. * Dread Slaver will return if it somehow dealt damage to itself and then dies. * The card will return to the battlefield under your control only if it's still in the graveyard when the ability resolves. If it's not (perhaps because an ability like undying has already returned it to the battlefield), nothing happens.----- Dreadwaters{3}{U}SorceryTarget player puts the top X cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard, where X is the number of lands you control. * The number of cards put into the graveyard is based on the number of lands you control when Dreadwaters resolves.----- Driver of the Dead{3}{B}Creature -- Vampire3/2When Driver of the Dead dies, return target creature card with converted mana cost 2 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield. * If Driver of the Dead dies at the same time as a creature with converted mana cost 2 or less, you can target that card and return it to the battlefield.----- Druid's Familiar{3}{G}Creature -- Bear2/2Soulbond (You may pair this creature with another unpaired creature when either enters the battlefield. They remain paired for as long as you control both of them.)As long as Druid's Familiar is paired with another creature, each of those creatures gets +2/+2. * If Druid's Familiar becomes unpaired, it will immediately lose the +2/+2 bonus. If this causes it to have damage marked on it equal to it or greater than its new toughness, it will be destroyed. The same is true for the creature it was paired with.----- Druids' Repository{1}{G}{G}EnchantmentWhenever a creature you control attacks, put a charge counter on Druids' Repository.Remove a charge counter from Druids' Repository: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. * The first ability of Druids' Repository will trigger once for each creature you control that attacks. * You can activate the second ability of Druids' Repository multiple times in the same turn. It's a mana ability, doesn't use the stack, and can't be responded to.-----

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Druids' Repository{1}{G}{G}EnchantmentWhenever a creature you control attacks, put a charge counter on Druids' Repository.Remove a charge counter from Druids' Repository: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. * The first ability of Druids' Repository will trigger once for each creature you control that attacks. * You can activate the second ability of Druids' Repository multiple times in the same turn. It's a mana ability, doesn't use the stack, and can't be responded to.----- Dual Casting{1}{R}Enchantment -- AuraEnchant creatureEnchanted creature has "{R}, {T}: Copy target instant or sorcery spell you control. You may choose new targets for the copy." * The ability granted by Dual Casting can target (and copy) any instant or sorcery spell you control, not just one with targets. * The copy is created on the stack, so it's not "cast." Abilities that trigger when a player casts a spell won't trigger. The copy will then resolve like a normal spell, after players get a chance to cast spells and activate abilities. * The copy will have the same targets as the spell it's copying unless you choose new ones. You may change any number of the targets, including all of them or none of them. If, for one of the targets, you can't choose a new legal target, then it remains unchanged (even if the current target is illegal). * If the spell being copied is modal (that is, it says "Choose one --" or the like), the copy will have the same mode(s). You can't choose different ones. * If the spell being copied has an X whose value was determined as it was cast (like Earthquake does), the copy has the same value of X. * You can't choose to pay any additional costs for the copy. However, effects based on any additional costs that were paid for the original spell are copied as though those same costs were paid for the copy too. For example, if you sacrifice a 3/3 creature to cast Fling and then copy it with the ability granted by Dual Casting, the copy of Fling will also deal 3 damage to its target.----- Emancipation Angel{1}{W}{W}Creature -- Angel3/3FlyingWhen Emancipation Angel enters the battlefield, return a permanent you control to its owner's hand. * The triggered ability doesn't target a permanent. You choose which one to return to its owner's hand as the ability resolves. No one can respond to the choice. * If Emancipation Angel is still on the battlefield as its triggered ability resolves, you may return Emancipation Angel itself.----- Essence Harvest{2}{B}SorceryTarget player loses X life and you gain X life, where X is the greatest power among creatures you control. * The value of X is determined when Essence Harvest resolves. If you control no creatures that time, no life will be lost or gained. * Essence Harvest targets only the player. It doesn't target any creatures. If that player is an illegal target when Essence Harvest tries to resolve, it will be countered and none of its effects will happen. No life will be lost or gained.----- Evernight Shade{3}{B}Creature -- Shade1/1{B}: Evernight Shade gets +1/+1 until end of turn.Undying (When this creature dies, if it had no +1/+1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.) * Evernight Shade's ability doesn't put +1/+1 counters on it; it just gives Evernight Shade +1/+1 until end of turn. If Evernight Shade has no +1/+1 counters on it and dies after its ability has resolved, undying will still return it to the battlefield.----- Exquisite Blood{4}{B}EnchantmentWhenever an opponent loses life, you gain that much life. * Damage dealt to an opponent usually causes that opponent to lose life. An opponent paying life also causes loss of life. * If you and an opponent both lose life simultaneously, and this causes your life total to become 0 or less, you'll lose the game before Exquisite Blood's triggered ability can resolve.----- Fettergeist{2}{U}Creature -- Spirit3/4FlyingAt the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Fettergeist unless you pay {1} for each other creature you control. * The amount of mana you need to pay is determined when the triggered ability resolves.----- Fleeting Distraction{U}InstantTarget creature gets -1/-0 until end of turn.Draw a card. * If the targeted creature is an illegal target when Fleeting Distraction tries to resolve, it will be countered and none of its effects will happen. You won't draw a card.----- Flowering Lumberknot{3}{G}Creature -- Treefolk5/5Flowering Lumberknot can't attack or block unless it's paired with a creature with soulbond. * Whether Flowering Lumberknot is paired is checked only when attackers or blockers are declared. After that point, Flowering Lumberknot becoming unpaired won't cause it to stop attacking or blocking. * If the creature Flowering Lumberknot is paired with loses soulbond, Flowering Lumberknot will remain paired but won't be able to attack or block.----- Gallows at Willow Hill{3}Artifact{3}, {T}, Tap three untapped Humans you control: Destroy target creature. Its controller puts a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying onto the battlefield. * You can tap any three untapped Humans you control, including ones you haven't controlled continuously since the beginning of your most recent turn, to pay the cost of the activated ability. * If the targeted creature is an illegal target when the ability tries to resolve, the ability will be countered and none of its effects will happen. The creature's controller won't put a Spirit token onto the battlefield.----- Gang of Devils{5}{R}Creature -- Devil3/3When Gang of Devils dies, it deals 3 damage divided as you choose among one, two, or three target creatures and/or players. * You divide the damage as you put Gang of Devils's triggered ability on the stack, not as it resolves. Each target must be assigned at least 1 damage. (In other words, as you put the ability on the stack, you choose whether to have it deal 3 damage to a single target, 2 damage to one target and 1 damage to another target, or 1 damage to each of three targets.)----- Geist Snatch{2}{U}{U}InstantCounter target creature spell. Put a 1/1 blue Spirit creature token with flying onto the battlefield. * If the target creature spell is an illegal target when Geist Snatch tries to resolve, Geist Snatch will be countered and none of its effects will happen. You won't put a Spirit token onto the battlefield. * If Geist Snatch resolves but the creature spell can't be countered, you'll still put the Spirit token onto the battlefield.----- Ghostly Flicker{2}{U}InstantExile two target artifacts, creatures, and/or lands you control, then return those cards to the battlefield under your control. * The two targets can have different card types. For example, you can target one artifact and one creature with Ghostly Flicker.----- Ghoulflesh{B}Enchantment -- AuraEnchant creatureEnchanted creature gets -1/-1 and is a black Zombie in addition to its other colors and types. * If Ghoulflesh causes a creature to have 0 toughness or have damage marked on it equal to or greater than its toughness, it will be a black Zombie (in addition to its other colors and types) when it dies.----- Gisela, Blade of Goldnight{4}{R}{W}{W}Legendary Creature -- Angel5/5Flying, first strikeIf a source would deal damage to an opponent or a permanent an opponent controls, that source deals double that damage to that player or permanent instead.If a source would deal damage to you or a permanent you control, prevent half that damage, rounded up. * Gisela doubles damage dealt to opponents and permanents your opponents control from any source, including sources controlled by those opponents. * If multiple replacement effects would modify how damage would be dealt, the player being dealt damage (or the controller of the permanent being dealt damage) chooses the order in which to apply those effects. * If damage dealt by a source you control is being divided among multiple permanents an opponent controls or among an opponent and one or more permanents he or she controls simultaneously, divide the original amount and double the results. For example, if you attack with a 5/5 creature with trample and your opponent blocks with a 2/2 creature, you can assign 2 damage to the blocker and 3 damage to the defending player. These amounts are then doubled to 4 and 6 damage, respectively. You can't double the damage to 10 first and then assign 2 to the creature and 8 to the player.----- Gloom Surgeon{1}{B}Creature -- Spirit2/1If combat damage would be dealt to Gloom Surgeon, prevent that damage and exile that many cards from the top of your library. * Combat damage that would be dealt to Gloom Surgeon will be prevented even if you can't exile that many cards from the top of your library. * If damage that can't be prevented (such as the damage Malignus deals) is dealt to Gloom Surgeon, you'll still exile cards from your library.----- Goldnight Commander{3}{W}Creature -- Human Cleric Soldier2/2Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn. * The creature that entered the battlefield will also get +1/+1 until end of turn if it's still on the battlefield when the ability resolves.----- Goldnight Redeemer{4}{W}{W}Creature -- Angel4/4FlyingWhen Goldnight Redeemer enters the battlefield, you gain 2 life for each other creature you control. * The amount of life you gain is based on the number of other creatures you control when the ability resolves.----- Grave Exchange{4}{B}{B}SorceryReturn target creature card from your graveyard to your hand. Target player sacrifices a creature. * Grave Exchange targets both a creature card in your graveyard and a player. You can't cast it unless there is a legal target to choose for both. You can target a player who controls no creatures. * If both targets are illegal when Grave Exchange tries to resolve, it will be countered and none of its effects will happen. If only one target is legal, the effect relevant to that target will happen and the other will not.----- Griselbrand{4}{B}{B}{B}{B}Legendary Creature -- Demon7/7Flying, lifelinkPay 7 life: Draw seven cards. * You can't activate Griselbrand's ability if you have 6 or less life.----- Grounded{1}{G}Enchantment -- AuraEnchant creatureEnchanted creature loses flying. * The creature can later gain flying from another effect. That will override Grounded's effect.----- Guise of Fire{R}Enchantment -- AuraEnchant creatureEnchanted creature gets +1/-1 and attacks each turn if able. * The controller of the enchanted creature still decides which player or planeswalker the creature attacks. * If, during its controller's declare attackers step, the enchanted creature is tapped, is affected by a spell or ability that says it can't attack, or hasn't been under that player's control continuously since the turn began (and doesn't have haste), then it doesn't attack. If there's a cost associated with having a creature attack, the player isn't forced to pay that cost, so it doesn't have to attack in that case either.----- Havengul Skaab{5}{U}Creature -- Zombie Horror4/5Whenever Havengul Skaab attacks, return another creature you control to its owner's hand. * If you don't control any other creatures, the ability won't do anything.----- Herald of War{3}{W}{W}Creature -- Angel3/3FlyingWhenever Herald of War attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it.Angel spells and Human spells you cast cost {1} less to cast for each +1/+1 counter on Herald of War. * The +1/+1 counter is put on Herald of War before blockers are declared and combat damage is dealt. * The cost reduction is based on the total number of +1/+1 counters on Herald of War, not just the ones put on it by its own ability. * If there are additional costs to cast a creature spell, such as a kicker cost, apply those increases before applying cost reductions. * A creature spell that's both an Angel and a Human will cost {1} less to cast for each +1/+1 counter on Herald of War.----- Holy Justiciar{3}{W}Creature -- Human Cleric2/1{2}{W}, {T}: Tap target creature. If that creature is a Zombie, exile it. * If the creature is an untapped Zombie, it will become tapped, then exiled.----- Howlgeist{5}{G}Creature -- Spirit Wolf4/2Creatures with power less than Howlgeist's power can't block it.Undying (When this creature dies, if it had no +1/+1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.) * The comparison of power is performed only when blockers are declared. Increasing the power of a blocking creature (or decreasing the power of Howlgeist) after this point won't cause any creature to stop blocking or become unblocked.----- Infinite Reflection{5}{U}Enchantment -- AuraEnchant creatureWhen Infinite Reflection enters the battlefield attached to a creature, each other nontoken creature you control becomes a copy of that creature.Nontoken creatures you control enter the battlefield as a copy of enchanted creature. * Infinite Reflection can enchant a creature controlled by another player. * If Infinite Reflection enters the battlefield attached to a creature and then becomes attached to a different creature before its enters-the-battlefield trigger resolves, each other nontoken creature you control will become a copy of the first creature. * If Infinite Reflection leaves the battlefield or becomes attached to a different creature, none of the copy effects end. Your creatures will still be copies of whatever creature each was a copy of. * If Infinite Reflection enters the battlefield attached to a token creature, the nontoken creatures that become copies of that creature are not themselves tokens. * Creatures you control don't copy whether the enchanted creature is tapped or untapped, whether it has any counters on it, whether it has any Auras and Equipment attached to it, or any noncopy effects that have changed its power, toughness, types, color, or so on. * Because creatures you control enter the battlefield as a copy of the enchanted creature, any enters-the-battlefield triggered abilities printed on such creatures won't trigger. However, if the enchanted creature has any enters-the-battlefield triggered abilities, those will trigger. * Replacement effects that modify how a permanent enters the battlefield are now applied in the following order: control-changing effects (such as Gather Specimens), then copy effects (such as the abilities of Infinite Reflection and Clone), then all other effects. This is a recent rules change introduced with the release of the _Dark Ascension_ set. * If a creature such as Clone is entering the battlefield under your control, there will be two copy effects to apply: the creature's own and Infinite Reflection's. No matter what order these effects are applied, the creature will be a copy of the enchanted creature when it enters the battlefield. * Other enters-the-battlefield replacement abilities printed on the creature entering the battlefield won't be applied because the creature will already be a copy of the enchanted creature at that point (and therefore it won't have those abilities). For example, if the enchanted creature is Serra Angel, a creature that normally enters the battlefield tapped will enter the battlefield as an untapped copy of Serra Angel, and a creature that would normally enter the battlefield with counters on it will enter the battlefield as a copy of Serra Angel with no counters. * External abilities may still affect how a creature enters the battlefield. For example, if your opponent controls Urabrask the Hidden, which reads, in part, "Creatures your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped," a creature entering the battlefield under your control will be a tapped copy of the enchanted creature. * If you control more than one Infinite Reflection, you can apply those copy effects in any order. Creatures you control will enter the battlefield as a copy of the one whose copy effect you apply last.----- Joint Assault{G}InstantTarget creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. If it's paired with a creature, that creature also gets +2/+2 until end of turn. * Joint Assault targets only one creature. If that creature is an illegal target when Joint Assault tries to resolve, it will be countered and none of its effects will happen. No creature will get +2/+2. * Joint Assault checks whether the target creature is paired only when it resolves. If it becomes unpaired later in the turn, neither creature will lose the bonus. Similarly, if it becomes paired later in the turn, the creature it's paired with won't gain the bonus.----- Kessig Malcontents{2}{R}Creature -- Human Warrior3/1When Kessig Malcontents enters the battlefield, it deals damage to target player equal to the number of Humans you control. * The number of Humans you control is counted when the enters-the-battlefield ability resolves.----- Killing Wave{X}{B}SorceryFor each creature, its controller sacrifices it unless he or she pays X life. * First, the active player chooses whether to pay X life for each creature he or she controls. Then each other player in turn order chooses for his or her creatures. Then each player pays life and sacrifices creatures at the same time. Players will know the decisions of players who chose before them. * A player may choose to pay life for some creatures and sacrifice the rest. It's not an all-or-nothing decision. * You can't pay more life than you have. * If you can't sacrifice a creature (perhaps because of Sigarda, Host of Herons), you can choose not to pay life and nothing will happen.----- Lightning Mauler{1}{R}Creature -- Human Berserker2/1Soulbond (You may pair this creature with another unpaired creature when either enters the battlefield. They remain paired for as long as you control both of them.)As long as Lightning Mauler is paired with another creature, both creatures have haste. * A creature that loses haste after it's been declared as an attacking creature doesn't stop attacking.----- Lone Revenant{3}{U}{U}Creature -- Spirit4/4Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)Whenever Lone Revenant deals combat damage to a player, if you control no other creatures, look at the top four cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order. * You must put one of the cards into your hand, even if you'd rather put all four on the bottom of your library. * If you control Lone Revenant and any other creature (including another Lone Revenant), its ability won't trigger. * Check whether Lone Revenant's ability triggers after combat damage is dealt but before any creatures that are destroyed due to combat damage leave the battlefield. For example, if you control Lone Revenant and another creature, and that other creature takes lethal damage in the same combat damage step that Lone Revenant deals damage to a player, Lone Revenant's ability won't trigger. * If you control no creatures when Lone Revenant's ability resolves, you'll still look at the top four cards and put one into your hand.----- Lunar Mystic{2}{U}{U}Creature -- Human Wizard2/2Whenever you cast an instant spell, you may pay {1}. If you do, draw a card. * The triggered ability will go on the stack on top of the instant spell and resolve before it. * The decision to pay {1} is made when the triggered ability resolves. It's not an additional cost of the instant spell.----- Mad Prophet{3}{R}Creature -- Human Shaman2/2Haste{T}, Discard a card: Draw a card. * Discarding a card is part of the ability's activation cost. You can't activate the ability if you have no cards in hand.----- Malicious Intent{1}{R}Enchantment -- AuraEnchant creatureEnchanted creature has "{T}: Target creature can't block this turn." * Once a creature has been declared as a blocking creature, making it unable to block will have no effect.----- Malignus{3}{R}{R}Creature -- Elemental Spirit*/*Malignus's power and toughness are each equal to half the highest life total among your opponents, rounded up.Damage that would be dealt by Malignus can't be prevented. * 'If Malignus becomes blocked by a creature with protection from red, the damage Malignus deals to that creature won't be prevented.----- Mass Appeal{2}{U}SorceryDraw a card for each Human you control. * The number of Humans you control is counted only when Mass Appeal resolves.----- Mental Agony{3}{B}SorceryTarget player discards two cards and loses 2 life. * If the targeted player has fewer than two cards in his or her hand, that player will still lose 2 life (and discard one card, if applicable).----- Mist Raven{2}{U}{U}Creature -- Bird2/2FlyingWhen Mist Raven enters the battlefield, return target creature to its owner's hand. * Mist Raven's ability is mandatory. If Mist Raven is the only creature on the battlefield when its ability triggers, you must choose it as the target.----- Misthollow Griffin{2}{U}{U}Creature -- Griffin3/3FlyingYou may cast Misthollow Griffin from exile. * Misthollow Griffin can also be cast from a player's hand. * Misthollow Griffin doesn't have an ability that exiles itself. Some other effect will be needed to get the card into exile. * You must still pay Misthollow Griffin's mana cost when you cast it from exile. * Misthollow Griffin's ability doesn't change when you can cast creature spells: when you have priority during your main phase when the stack is empty.----- Natural End{2}{G}InstantDestroy target artifact or enchantment. You gain 3 life. * If the artifact or enchantment is an illegal target when Natural End tries to resolve, Natural End will be countered and none of its effects will happen. You won't gain 3 life.----- Outwit{U}InstantCounter target spell that targets a player. * The spell you target could also target other things, as long as it also targets a player.----- Pillar of Flame{R}SorceryPillar of Flame deals 2 damage to target creature or player. If a creature dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead. * A creature dealt damage by Pillar of Flame that dies that turn will be exiled even if it wasn't the target of Pillar of Flame (because the damage was redirected somehow). * A creature dealt damage by Pillar of Flame that turn will be exiled no matter why the creature would die. It could have its toughness reduced to 0 or less or be destroyed by another spell or ability.----- Primal Surge{8}{G}{G}SorceryExile the top card of your library. If it's a permanent card, you may put it onto the battlefield. If you do, repeat this process. * A permanent card is an artifact, creature, enchantment, land, or planeswalker card. * Repeating the process includes the instruction to repeat the process. That is, you'll keep exiling cards and putting them onto the battlefield until you fail to put a permanent card onto the battlefield. * If you exile a permanent card that you can't put onto the battlefield (such as an Aura with nothing legal to enchant) or one you don't want to put onto the battlefield, Primal Surge finishes resolving. * If putting any of those permanent cards onto the battlefield causes abilities to trigger, those abilities will wait to go on the stack until Primal Surge has finished resolving. Starting with the active player, each player puts his or her abilities on the stack in any order.----- Rain of Thorns{4}{G}{G}SorceryChoose one or more -- Destroy target artifact; destroy target enchantment; and/or destroy target land. * You can choose just one mode, any two of the modes, or all three. You make this choice as you cast Rain of Thorns.----- Riders of Gavony{2}{W}{W}Creature -- Human Knight3/3VigilanceAs Riders of Gavony enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.Human creatures you control have protection from creatures of the chosen type. * You must choose an existing _Magic_ creature type, such as Zombie or Warrior. Card types such as artifact can't be chosen.----- Rite of Ruin{5}{R}{R}SorceryChoose an order for artifacts, creatures, and lands. Each player sacrifices one permanent of the first type, sacrifices two of the second type, then sacrifices three of the third type. * First you choose the order for the card types. Then each player in turn order (starting with the active player) chooses one permanent he or she controls of the first card type. Then those permanents are sacrificed at the same time. Then each player in turn order chooses two permanents he or she controls of the second card type. Then those permanents are sacrificed at the same time. Finally, each player in turn order chooses three permanents of the third card type, then those permanents are sacrificed at the same time. * Permanents sacrificed for one card type won't be on the battlefield to be chosen for subsequent card types. * If any abilities trigger while Rite of Ruin is resolving, those abilities will wait until Rite of Ruin finishes resolving before going on the stack. Starting with the active player, each player puts his or her abilities on the stack in any order.----- Rush of Blood{2}{R}InstantTarget creature gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is its power. * The value of X is determined when Rush of Blood resolves. The bonus won't change later in the turn if the creature's power changes. * If the creature has power less than 0, the "bonus" will be negative. For example, a creature that's somehow become -1/3 would get -1/+0 and become -2/3.----- Scroll of Avacyn{1}Artifact{1}, Sacrifice Scroll of Avacyn: Draw a card. If you control an Angel, you gain 5 life. * Whether you control an Angel is checked when the ability resolves.----- Scroll of Griselbrand{1}Artifact{1}, Sacrifice Scroll of Griselbrand: Target opponent discards a card. If you control a Demon, that player loses 3 life. * Whether you control a Demon is checked when the ability resolves.----- Second Guess{1}{U}InstantCounter target spell that's the second spell cast this turn. * Second Guess can't be cast unless the spell it targets is the second spell cast this turn. * It doesn't matter if the first spell cast that turn has resolved yet or not. It also doesn't matter how many spells have been cast after the second one, as long as the second spell cast is still on the stack. * Most spells and abilities that copy a spell create that copy on the stack. These copies are not cast and won't count toward the number of spells cast that turn. However, a few (like Isochron Scepter's ability) instruct you to copy a spell and "cast the copy." These spells are cast and will count toward the number of spells cast that turn.----- Sheltering Word{1}{G}InstantTarget creature you control gains hexproof until end of turn. You gain life equal to that creature's toughness. (A creature with hexproof can't be the target of spells or abilities opponents control.) * If a creature gains hexproof in response to a spell or ability controlled by an opponent that targets only it, that spell or ability will countered for having an illegal target when it tries to resolve.----- Sigarda, Host of Herons{2}{G}{W}{W}Legendary Creature -- Angel5/5Flying, hexproofSpells and abilities your opponents control can't cause you to sacrifice permanents. * As a spell or ability an opponent controls resolves, if it would force you to sacrifice a permanent, you just don't. That part of the effect does nothing. If that spell or ability gives you the option to sacrifice a permanent (as Brain Gorger's ability does), you can't take that option. * If a spell or ability an opponent controls instructs you to perform an action unless you sacrifice a permanent (as Ogre Marauder does), you can't choose to sacrifice a permanent. You must perform the action. On the other hand, if a spell or ability an opponent controls instructs you to sacrifice a permanent unless you perform an action (as Killing Wave does), you can choose whether or not to perform the action. If you don't perform the action, nothing happens, since you can't sacrifice any permanents. * You may still sacrifice permanents to pay the costs of spells you cast and abilities you activate, or because a resolving spell or ability you control instructs or allows you to do so. * You may sacrifice a permanent to pay the activation cost of an ability, even if that ability comes from a permanent an opponent controls (such as Excavation). * You may sacrifice a permanent as a special action, even if the effect that allows you to do so comes from an opponent's permanent (such as Damping Engine or Volrath's Curse). No one controls special actions. * This ability affects only sacrifices. It won't stop a creature from being put into the graveyard due to lethal damage or having 0 toughness, and it won't stop a permanent from being put into the graveyard due to the "legend rule" or the "planeswalker uniqueness rule." None of these are sacrifices; they're the result of game rules.----- Somberwald Sage{2}{G}Creature -- Human Druid0/1{T}: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast creature spells. * Mana produced by Somberwald Sage can be spent on any part of a creature spell's total cost. This includes additional costs (such as kicker) and alternative costs (such as evoke costs). * Mana produced by Somberwald Sage can't be spent on activated abilities, even ones that put a creature card directly onto the battlefield, such as unearth or ninjutsu. * Mana produced by Somberwald Sage can't be spent on noncreature spells that would put creature tokens onto the battlefield.----- Somberwald Vigilante{R}Creature -- Human Warrior1/1Whenever Somberwald Vigilante becomes blocked by a creature, Somberwald Vigilante deals 1 damage to that creature. * Somberwald Vigilante's ability will trigger for each creature it becomes blocked by. * The ability resolves before combat damage is dealt, so it could cause blocking creatures to be destroyed and thus not deal combat damage.----- Soul of the Harvest{4}{G}{G}Creature -- Elemental6/6TrampleWhenever another nontoken creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may draw a card. * A creature card that enters the battlefield as a copy of a token creature is still a nontoken creature. You'll be able to draw a card.----- Stolen Goods{3}{U}SorceryTarget opponent exiles cards from the top of his or her library until he or she exiles a nonland card. Until end of turn, you may cast that card without paying its mana cost. * You cast the card from exile. Each land card exiled this way will remain exiled. * If you can't cast the nonland card (perhaps because there are no legal targets available) or if you choose not to cast it, it will remain exiled. * You must follow the normal timing restrictions of the exiled card. * If you cast a card "without paying its mana cost," you can't pay any alternative costs. You can pay additional costs, such as kicker costs. If the card has mandatory additional costs, you must pay those. * If the card has {X} in its mana cost, you must choose 0 as its value. * If there are no nonland cards left in that library, the opponent will exile all cards from his or her library, and Stolen Goods will finish resolving.-----

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Tamiyo, the Moon Sage{3}{U}{U}Planeswalker -- Tamiyo4[+1]: Tap target permanent. It doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.[-2]: Draw a card for each tapped creature target player controls.[-8]: You get an emblem with "You have no maximum hand size" and "Whenever a card is put into your graveyard from anywhere, you may return it to your hand." * Tamiyo's first ability tracks the permanent, but not its controller. If the permanent changes controllers before its first controller's next untap step has come around, then it won't untap during its new controller's next untap step. * The number of tapped creatures the player controls is determined when Tamiyo's second ability resolves. * Tamiyo's third ability creates one emblem with two abilities. * If you activate Tamiyo's third ability when she has eight loyalty counters on her, she'll be put into your graveyard before the emblem is created. She won't return to your hand. * Cards that are put into your graveyard can be returned to your hand by the emblem's ability even if they were never in your hand.----- Terminus{4}{W}{W}SorceryPut all creatures on the bottom of their owners' libraries.Miracle {W} (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.) * Each player chooses the order for his or her own creatures. This order isn't revealed to other players.----- Terrifying Presence{1}{G}InstantPrevent all combat damage that would be dealt by creatures other than target creature this turn. * Although Terrifying Presence doesn't affect the target creature, if that creature is an illegal target when Terrifying Presence tries to resolve, it will be countered and none of its effects will happen. No damage will be prevented.----- Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded{R}{R}Planeswalker -- Tibalt2[+1]: Draw a card, then discard a card at random.[-4]: Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded deals damage equal to the number of cards in target player's hand to that player.[-6]: Gain control of all creatures until end of turn. Untap them. They gain haste until end of turn. * The number of cards in the target player's hand is determined when Tibalt's second ability resolves. * When Tibalt's third ability resolves, all creatures will become untapped and gain haste, including ones you controlled before the ability resolved.----- Timberland Guide{1}{G}Creature -- Human Scout1/1When Timberland Guide enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature. * You may choose Timberland Guide as the target of its own ability.----- Tormentor's Trident{2}Artifact -- EquipmentEquipped creature gets +3/+0 and attacks each turn if able.Equip {3} * You still decide which player or planeswalker the equipped creature attacks. * If, during your declare attackers step, the equipped creature is tapped, is affected by a spell or ability that says it can't attack, or hasn't been under your control continuously since the turn began (and doesn't have haste), then it doesn't attack. If there's a cost associated with having a creature attack, you're not forced to pay that cost, so it doesn't have to attack in that case either.----- Triumph of Cruelty{2}{B}EnchantmentAt the beginning of your upkeep, target opponent discards a card if you control the creature with the greatest power or tied for the greatest power. * Triumph of Cruelty's ability will trigger at the beginning of each of your upkeeps regardless of who controls the creature with the greatest power. The ability checks whether the opponent will discard a card when it resolves.----- Triumph of Ferocity{2}{G}EnchantmentAt the beginning of your upkeep, draw a card if you control the creature with the greatest power or tied for the greatest power. * Triumph of Ferocity's ability will trigger at the beginning of each of your upkeeps regardless of who controls the creature with the greatest power. The ability checks whether you'll draw a card when it resolves.----- Tyrant of Discord{4}{R}{R}{R}Creature -- Elemental7/7When Tyrant of Discord enters the battlefield, target opponent chooses a permanent he or she controls at random and sacrifices it. If a nonland permanent is sacrificed this way, repeat this process. * Repeating the process includes the instruction to repeat the process. That is, the opponent will keep sacrificing permanents until he or she sacrifices a land. * Repeating the process does not include targeting an opponent. Only one opponent will have to sacrifice permanents. * If any abilities trigger while Tyrant of Discord's enters-the-battlefield ability is resolving, those abilities will wait until the enters-the-battlefield ability finishes resolving before going on the stack. Starting with the active player, each player puts his or her abilities on the stack in any order. * If the target opponent can't sacrifice permanents (perhaps because of Sigarda, Host of Herons), the opponent will choose a permanent at random but not sacrifice it. The ability will then finish resolving.----- Ulvenwald Tracker{G}Creature -- Human Shaman1/1{1}{G}, {T}: Target creature you control fights another target creature. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.) * The second target may be a creature any player controls, including you. * If either or both targets are illegal when Ulvenwald Tracker's ability tries to resolve, no creature will deal or be dealt damage.----- Unhallowed Pact{2}{B}Enchantment -- AuraEnchant creatureWhen enchanted creature dies, return that card to the battlefield under your control. * The card will return to the battlefield under your control only if it's still in the graveyard when Unhallowed Pact's ability resolves. If it's not (perhaps because an ability like undying has already returned it to the battlefield), nothing happens. * If Unhallowed Pact is enchanting a token creature, that creature can't return to the battlefield.----- Vanguard's Shield{2}Artifact -- EquipmentEquipped creature gets +0/+3 and can block an additional creature.Equip {3} ({3}: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.) * Abilities that allow a creature to block an additional creature are cumulative.----- Vexing Devil{R}Creature -- Devil4/3When Vexing Devil enters the battlefield, any opponent may have it deal 4 damage to him or her. If a player does, sacrifice Vexing Devil. * If a player chooses to have Vexing Devil deal 4 damage to him or her, but some or all of that damage is prevented or redirected, Vexing Devil will still be sacrificed.----- Wandering Wolf{1}{G}Creature -- Wolf2/1Creatures with power less than Wandering Wolf's power can't block it. * The comparison of power is only done when blockers are declared. Increasing the power of a blocking creature (or decreasing the power of Wandering Wolf) after this point won't cause any creature to stop blocking or become unblocked.----- Wild Defiance{2}{G}EnchantmentWhenever a creature you control becomes the target of an instant or sorcery spell, that creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn. * Wild Defiance's ability will resolve before that instant or sorcery spell. * If an instant or sorcery spell targets the same creature you control more than once, Wild Defiance will trigger only once.----- Yew Spirit{4}{G}Creature -- Spirit Treefolk3/3{2}{G}{G}: Yew Spirit gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is its power. * The value of X is determined when the ability resolves. The bonus won't change later in the turn if the creature's power changes. * If Yew Spirit has power less than 0, the "bonus" will be negative. For example, if it's somehow become -10/3, it would get -10/-10 and become -20/-7.----- Zealous Conscripts{4}{R}Creature -- Human Warrior3/3HasteWhen Zealous Conscripts enters the battlefield, gain control of target permanent until end of turn. Untap that permanent. It gains haste until end of turn. * The enters-the-battlefield ability can target any permanent, including one that's untapped or one that you already control.----- All trademarks are property of Wizards of the Coast LLC in the U.S.A. and other countries. (C)2012 Wizards.

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