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The rules for entwine specify that if you entwine a spell, you must carry out the effects of each mode in the order written. There is no such rule for other modal spells that allow you to choose more than one mode. For these spells, can you choose in which order the chosen modes are performed, or must you still carry them out in the order written?
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still in order written

your Blood Artist scenario will play out exactly the same with Austere Command instead of Solar Tide
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The rules for entwine specify that if you entwine a spell, you must carry out the effects of each mode in the order written. There is no such rule for other modal spells that allow you to choose more than one mode. For these spells, can you choose in which order the chosen modes are performed, or must you still carry them out in the order written?


All spells are performed in the written order. The rules for Entwine reiterate this, but it is a reminder, not a deviation.
608. Resolving Spells and Abilities

608.2c The controller of the spell or ability follows its instructions in the order written. However, replacement effects may modify these actions. In some cases, later text on the card may modify the meaning of earlier text (for example, "Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated" or "Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put it on top of its owner's library instead of into its owner's graveyard.") Don't just apply effects step by step without thinking in these cases -- read the whole text and apply the rules of English to the text.

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