Do enchantments & equipment give +1/+1 counters?

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For example, the Give portion of Give // Take would put three +1/+1 counters on my Gyre Sage, but does Primal Visitation put three +1/+1 counters on it even though the card does not directly say to do so?

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There's an important difference between counters and a static bonus like form Glorious Anthem. Only if an effect actually uses the word "counter" are counters involved. Primal Visitation doesn't give any counters, just a continous bonus that ends when the aura leaves the battlefield.

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there is equipment or Auras that give counters, for example Ring of Kalonia or Forced Adaptation, but they will say "counter"
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That's what I figured, but some people in my playgroup thought otherwise. Thanks so much for helping clear it up.
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Basically the difference is that some effects put a physical thing that then modifies the p/t of the creature independent of the source, and the other effects modify the p/t directly. Some effects can interact with counters, but that doesn't work on the other kind of modifier.

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Basic way of thinking: cards do what is written on it, nothing less, but nothing MORE either. :P

An effect targets if it uses the word target, an effect puts counters on permanents if it uses the word counters.

+1/+1 counters imply a power/toughness boost if they are on a creature but a power/toughness boost does not imply the placement of counters.

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The Basic rulebook, read it! A lot of basic questions are answered there!

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Basic way of thinking: cards do what is written on it, nothing less, but nothing MORE either. :P

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An effect targets if it uses the word target

Or if it's an Aura spell. Or if it has the Equip ability, etc.

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