Noob question> about counters

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can i consider the effect of aura cards like "Ethereal Armor" as a counter? i plan to use it in my bioshift. 
no
if a card doesn't use the word "counter" it does not grant counters

Ethereal Armor simply boosts a creature's power and toughness, no counters are involved
Bioshift cannot move this bonus
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No. Auras are not counters for any purpose, and neither are static abilities that grant bonuses to power and/or toughness. Anything that involves counters will specifically mention them.
Jeff Heikkinen DCI Rules Advisor since Dec 25, 2011
thnx for the answer
how about serra avatar + bioshift?
Serra Avatar does not normally have any +1/+1 counters to move around.
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Serra Avatar does not put counters on anything.

If a card uses the word "counter" as a noun, then counters are involved. Otherwise, no counters are involved.
i get it now thnx for the answers ^^
how about serra avatar + bioshift?

Which of these looks like Serra Avatar?

Serra Avatar

Creature - Avatar


Serra Avatar's power and toughness are each equal to your life total.
 

When Serra Avatar is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.

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Serra Avatar
 
Creature - Avatar

Serra Avatar enters the battlefield with a number of +1/+1 counters equal to your life.

If you would gain life, gain the life and add a number of +1/+1 counters to Serra Avatar equal to the life gained instead.

If you would lose life, lose the life and add a number of -1/-1 counters to Serra Avatar equal to the life lost instead. 

When Serra Avatar is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.

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notice one says counters while the other doesn't 



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