Not Passing Priority

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So yesterday I won a game by resolving Zealous Conscripts and then Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker. My opponent tried to stop my combo with a Pestermite. Our rules advisor told me it would be less confusing to people if I said I was "not passing priority" during this play. I'm not exactly sure how priority work, I come to find out.

 

I guess the way I see this particular play working is that it doesn't matter if I pass priority or not. I play Zealous Conscripts and it resolves. I play Kiki-Jiki and it resolves. At this point, my opponent could respond with Pestermite's trigger which goes on the stack. I then can respond by tapping Kiki-Jiki and "going off". Is it at this point that i refuse to pass priority and bury the Pestermite trigger in Kiki-Jiki triggers which will all resolve before the Pestermite trigger?

EDH decks I play:

 

Prossh: http://community.wizards.com/forum/commander-edh/threads/4101381

 

Derevi: http://community.wizards.com/forum/commander-edh/threads/4115936

 

Kaalia (the beats)

 

Zur (disgusting combo)

 

Damia (Bug Elf deck)

 

Numot (Stax)

 

Griselbrand (French)

 

Ghave (Uber combo)

 

Muzzio (Oops, Blightsteel)

There's no way a Pestermite could disrupt your combo.

You can always just tap KJ in response to the trigger.

 

You are passing priority twice each iteration of your loop.

When you let KJ's activated ability resolve and when you let Conscript's trigger resolve.

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I'm not quite sure what your rules advisor friend was getting at. First of all, there is no possible way for pestermite to interrupt your combo. Secondly, "not passing priority" isn't an option... at least not in the long term. You can certainly play something, keep priority and play something in response to it, but in order for *anything* to resolve both you and your opponent must pass priority.

I recall there being something about not passing priority when you're trying to "go off" with Storm for instance, I just always thought it worked like Cyphern said: you have to pass priority for the stack to resolve. I mean, say it wasn't a Pestermite. Maybe they responded with an unsummon. Doesn't matter because I could respond with a billion KJ triggers. Yes, eventually KJ would have to go back to my hand because the unsummon would have to resolve as the stack got cleared but the damage is done and I have a billion hasty creatures which win me the game on the spot (typically).

EDH decks I play:

 

Prossh: http://community.wizards.com/forum/commander-edh/threads/4101381

 

Derevi: http://community.wizards.com/forum/commander-edh/threads/4115936

 

Kaalia (the beats)

 

Zur (disgusting combo)

 

Damia (Bug Elf deck)

 

Numot (Stax)

 

Griselbrand (French)

 

Ghave (Uber combo)

 

Muzzio (Oops, Blightsteel)

That's correct, except for one thing: "the stack" doesn't resolve, objects on the stack resolve — one at a time, and with each player passing priority in between each separate resolution.

"Proc" stands for "Programmed Random OCcurance". It does not even vaguely apply to anything Magic cards do. Don't use it.

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Your combo could be disrupted by an Unsummon.

 

You tap KJ to make a token.

He responds with Unsummon targeting KJ.

Unsummon resolves and bounces KJ.

KJ's ability resolves and creates a Conscript, but there's no KJ to untap.

Loop stops.

 

If you have the mana you could recast KJ and start it again.

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2goth4U wrote:

Your combo could be disrupted by an Unsummon.

 

You tap KJ to make a token.

He responds with Unsummon targeting KJ.

Unsummon resolves and bounces KJ.

KJ's ability resolves and creates a Conscript, but there's no KJ to untap.

Loop stops.

 

If you have the mana you could recast KJ and start it again.

 

because my trigger has to resolve to keep going, right? So Pestermite doesn't work because it's just tapping an already tapped creature. Basically, if you wanted to stop the combo you would have to respond to KJ being tapped. Like if you hit him with a Mortify, you would have to do so after he taps the first time so that your Mortify resolves before KJ is allowed to untap BUT if you just responded to KJ being on the board the KJ player can just go off and bury your Mortify on the stack...right?

EDH decks I play:

 

Prossh: http://community.wizards.com/forum/commander-edh/threads/4101381

 

Derevi: http://community.wizards.com/forum/commander-edh/threads/4115936

 

Kaalia (the beats)

 

Zur (disgusting combo)

 

Damia (Bug Elf deck)

 

Numot (Stax)

 

Griselbrand (French)

 

Ghave (Uber combo)

 

Muzzio (Oops, Blightsteel)

yep, that's right.

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