Sorin, Lord of Innistrad

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If I activate Sorin, Lord of Innistrad's ultimate ability targeting a creature enchanted with totem armor, does the Aura return to the battlefield under my control?
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yes (assuming you have a legal choice for it to enchant)
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Thanks.
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I wouldn't mind jumping in here for another clarification since I know it will come up in one of my games eventually.  The aura comes back because the ability states 'each card' correct?  However, the creature it was equipped to will still be alive because the armor was destroyed and not the creature.  Do I have that right?
yes (except that you used "equipped" instead of "enchanted" ;))

if it said "return each creature card put into the graveyard this way" the Aura would not return
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yes (except that you used "equipped" instead of "enchanted" ;))

if it said "return each creature card put into the graveyard this way" the Aura would not return

And it would not return manlands (except Dryad Arbor).

yes (except that you used "equipped" instead of "enchanted" ;))

if it said "return each creature card put into the graveyard this way" the Aura would not return

And it would not return manlands (except Dryad Arbor).



Nor planeswalkers. 

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Destroy up to three target creatures and/or other planeswalkers. Return each card put into a graveyard this way to the battlefield under your control.

If one of the target creatures is protected by totem armor, would Sorin’s ability return the totem aura to the field under Sorin’s controller’s control? 

The totem armor replacement effect presumably changes Sorin’s ability instruction to not destroy the target creature, but destroy the aura instead.

Would this meet the requirements of “return each card put into the graveyard this way”?

or is there an implied meaning that “this way” also means that the ability must have targeted the object represented by the card when it was on the field?

It will return. It's a card that has been put into the graveyard as a direct result of following instructions on Sorin's -6 ability.

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