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Black Cat - Started by CyclopsisPilot

Does sacrificing or exiling count as "death"? I only ask since the card uses the word "dies" on it. 

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CyclopsisPilot 1 day ago
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Using instants when opponent doesn't declare blockers - Started by vkhan391

Can I still use instants even if my opponent doesn't declare any blockers?...

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rezzahan 1 day ago
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Animate(not the spell) - Started by Tsukino_Kaji

What's the creature subtype if an animated object?

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rezzahan 1 day ago
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Shocking a Planeswakler - Started by FallingSoul5

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rezzahan 1 day ago
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Upkeep Triggers - Started by FezzHead

If a creature's toughness drops to 0 or less during the untap step, will that creature's "At the beginning of your upkeep" trigger before...

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Random_Kid 1 day ago
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Lifelink question... - Started by Nymmie

If i have a 7/7 Lifelink creature without trample and it is blocked by a lowly 1/1 token, how much life will i gain?...

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adeyke 1 day ago
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Devotion Question - Started by Nurm

If a player has one of the enchantment gods in play, for example Erebos, God of the Dead, which states that is not a creature unless you...

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Nurm 2 days ago
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Does realmwright make it so lands can produce a different type of mana? - Started by karn3939

Does realmwright make it so lands can produce a different type of mana? Can someone please let me know?

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Random_Kid 2 days ago
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Realm Razer - Started by FezzHead

This came up during a game yesterday, so I just wanted to confirm....

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Shard_Fenix 2 days ago
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Kira and monstrosity - Started by macewindu

Would Kira, Great Glass-Spinner counter the ability to activate Monstrosity, assuming you controlled the creature that has monstrosity?...

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Enigma256 2 days ago
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Devotion? - Started by Sammah

When Abhorrent Overlord comes into play, with no other creatures on the battlefield, does it get two harpies for the 2 black mana in it's...

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Sammah 2 days ago
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Palisade Giant - Started by ethanbell27

When damage is redirected to Palisade Giant does it deal damage to the attacking creature. Eg if a 2/2 creature with flying attack does...

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Enigma256 2 days ago
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Seance, Paralell Lives, and Sundial - Started by Rumbleguts

Pretty sure this works but thought  I would ask here to make sure....

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Argus_Panoptes 2 days ago
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Multiple Vampire Nocturnus? - Started by eyebreaker

Do the Vampire Nocturnus beifit each other (and your other vampires of course if you have more than 1 out?  

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eyebreaker 2 days ago
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Timing of costs vs instants in response - Started by FoolofaTook

I have a Necrotic Ooze in play and a Lotleth Troll in the graveyard.  I'm holding a Triskelion in hand....

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rezzahan 2 days ago
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Olivia VS Envoke/Battlefield effects - Started by Aztecha

Ok so I've tried researching this scenario and I didn't find anything on it...

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rezzahan 2 days ago
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Soulmender, and others with Tap ability - Started by Gailbert

If you attack with a Soul Mender, do you still get the +1 life gain for tapping the creature? Similarly, for other cards that let you  to...

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Chaikov 2 days ago
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Target spell on the stack - Started by Corpsehauler00

So just a quick question here... Can I counter a spell that has been played two or more spells played ago? For example, my friend plays a...

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Astarael7 3 days ago
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Casting and countering Kickers and Strive - Started by wiggel-tortoise

I have a few cards with kicker costs and strive costs as well. Since I'm currently building a Grixis to go up against an Azorius control...

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Chaikov 3 days ago
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Wizards view on Proxies - Started by Queen_Firia

Hi! I've only in the past day or so come to be aware of Proxy cards. I'm a person with a creative education and background, so I view the...

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Shard_Fenix 3 days ago
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how does Market Festival work? - Started by jayeboyz

me and my friend are fairly new to magic, so we're still trying to understand some specific card rulings. he's got the Market Festival...

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Chaikov 3 days ago
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Sacrifice problem - Started by Saarix

Hi,...

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The-D 4 days ago
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Umbilicus can't target itself? - Started by eyebreaker

Umbilicus says "If you don't have a permanent to choose, you can still choose to not pay the life and then just do nothing since there is...

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Chaikov 4 days ago
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Worldheart Phoenix casting from the graveyard? - Started by eyebreaker

Worldheart Phoenix says "rather than paying its mana cost.". Does that mean you can cast it for it's normal casting cost?...

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Chaikov 4 days ago
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Isochron Scepter Nonsense - Started by Tsukino_Kaji

So with Isochron Scepter you could say, pay the kicker on Orim's Chant right? Dose the same aply to Solidarity of Heroes and the strive...

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adeyke 4 days ago
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