Gyre Sage question

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If i play a Gyre Sage, then play a Elvish Archdruid, does the sage evolve, or does it become a 2/3 from the Archdruid and not evolve?

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The moment the Archdruid enters the battlefield the gyre sage will become a 2/3.  Since that makes he evolve trigger condition false it will not trigger and the sage will not gain a counter.

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Evolve won't trigger. Trigger conditions are checked right after an event happened, so the Archdruid is on the field and its ability applies already, making the Sage a 2/3 in that check.

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Ok so state based effects like the elf pump from Archdruid get checked before any ETB triggers like evolve then, that's the rule of thumb to remember...
The pump from Archdruid is a static ability, not a state based action.

It's not checked, just "always on."
The pump from Archdruid is a static ability, not a state based action.

It's not checked, just "always on."



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