Abilities on creatures, artifacts, etc., can be activated on either player's turn at instant speed?

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For example, would I be able to tap Tormod's Crypt in response to my opponent playing Immortal Servitude even though it isn't my turn? 
activated abilities are generally "instant timing" (don't use "speed", there are no speeds in Magic), unless stated otherwise

you can activate Tormod's Crypt whenever you have priority
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Yes, activated abilities can be used any time you could cast an instant (unless the ability explicitly says otherwise)
Note that some abilities have built in timing restrictions that you might not see on the cards themselves. For example, the Equip ability can only be used during one of your own main phases while the stack is empty and you have priority. Planeswalker Loyalty abilities have the same timing restriction, and each planeswalker can also only use one per turn (even though this isnt stated on the cards). 

 ~ Tim
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56287226 wrote:
190106923 wrote:
Not bad. But what happens flavor wise when one kamahl kills the other one?
Zis iz a sign uf deep psychological troma, buried in zer subconscious mind. By keelink himzelf, Kamahl iz physically expressink hiz feelinks uf self-disgust ova hiz desire for hiz muzzer. [/GermanPsychologistVoice]
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57799958 wrote:
That makes no sense to me. If they spelled the ability out on the card in full then it would not be allowed in a mono-black Commander deck, but because they used a keyword to save space it is allowed? ~ Tim
Yup, just like you can have Birds of paradise in a mono green deck but not Noble Hierarch. YAY COLOR IDENTITY
56287226 wrote:
56888618 wrote:
Is algebra really that difficult?
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56883218 wrote:
57799958 wrote:
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56735468 wrote:
And no judge will ever give you a game loss for playing snow covered lands.
I now have a new goal in life. ;)
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