Anafenza vs. Deathmist Raptor

And we’re back! It’s Friday, so let’s get one last tip out there before we all head out to our local FNMs tonight. Let’s talk about our favorite deadly, can’t stay dead dinosaur, Deathmist Raptor. It’s hard to keep a …
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Crux of Fate vs. Protection from Black

Welcome back everyone. Today, we’re going to talk about the latest black boardwipe, Crux of Fate. You have a board full of non-dragon creatures, but your opponent has hit five mana and taps out to cast Crux of Fate, choosing …
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How Shaman of Forgotten Ways works in 2HG

Shaman of Forgotten Ways tries to set each player's life total to a specific number, but how does that work when you have two players and only only life total? You pick one player and ignore the other when resolving the effect!
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Foul-Tongue Invocation Against an Empty Board

Hey everyone, welcome back. As promised, we’re going to talk about Foul-Tongue Invocation today. Let’s say you’re playing against an aggressive mono-red player. You’ve managed to clear their board, but now they’re just pointing their burn spells at your head. …
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Silumgar’s Scorn with a Dragon on the Stack

Hi everyone, and welcome back to another week of rules tips! There’s still some Standard situations that come up, so that’s what we’re going to focus on this week. Today, we kick things off with Silumgar’s Scorn. You’re down to …
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Targeting troubles with Dromoka’s Command.

Dromoka's Command has a lot of the word "target" on it, and it can be tricky to know all the legal ways to cast it. Read and absorb some knowledge here!
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Thunderbreak Regent only triggers for Dragon permanents.

Thunderbreak Regent's ability is powerful, but don't get carried away. It only works while the Regent is on the battlefield, and it only triggers when an opponent targets one of your dragon permanents (on the battlefield). It doesn't work for dragon spells on the stack or dragon cards in the graveyard.
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Manifest and Delve (no, you can’t!)

Delve only functions while you're casting a spell, and turning a creature face-up via manifest isn't casting anything. So you can't benefit from delve when turning a manifested Gurmag Angler face up, for example.

Getting value with Humble Defector.

Humble Defector's ability doesn't give away control until it resolves, and the card draw is not dependent on giving away the creature... so if you find a way to untap him and reactivate the ability, or kill it before you draw, you can get extra value out of it!
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Soulfire Grand Master and Rebound (you choose).

Rebound and Soulfire Grand Master's ability are both replacement effects trying to replace the same event (spell going to graveyard as it resolves), so you get to choose which one to apply.
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