Kalitas Week: Kalitas vs Tokens

Welcome to the last day of our Kalitas Week! This last tip is actually pretty quick-and-simple, and similar to the Anafenza situation: Kalitas simply doesn’t work on tokens! Kalitas specifically calls out “nontoken” (Anafenza doesn’t say it SPECIFICALLY- her ability …
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Kalitas Week: Kalitas and Board Wipes

Welcome to Day Four of Kalitas Week! Today we’re covering a pretty simple one rules-wise: How Kalitas interacts with a board-wipe like End Hostilities or Planar Outburst. The core question people have in this situation is “do I get zombies? …
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Kalitas Week: Kalitas vs Anafenza

Welcome back to Kalitas Week! Today we’ll be looking at another interaction you’re likely to run into: Kalitas vs. other replacement effects. The most common two that you’re likely to find in Standard are going to be Flaying Tendrils and …
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Kalitas Week: Kalitas Is Not Optional!

Welcome back to Kalitas Week here on the Rules Blog! Today we’re covering another common misconception about the Traitorous Bloodchief: what, exactly, his second ability IS. A lot of people seem to mistakenly think that Kalitas’ ability is a trigger, …
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Kalitas Week! Who Gets The Tokens?

Good morning and welcome to Kalitas Week here at the Rules Tip Blog. We’ve been noticing an awful lot of questions about the new Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet popping up, so we thought we’d take a whole week to address …
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How to determine Fall of the Titans’ Converted Mana Cost with Surge

If you Surge Fall of the Titans for X=2, it's a legal target for Disdainful Stroke.
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What your “second spell” means to Jori En or Pyromancer’s Assault

Jori En and Pyromancer's Assault trigger only on the 2nd spell. Not the 4th or 6th…
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How multiple Sylvan Advocates interact.

Each Sylvan Advocate only pumps itself (not other Sylvan Advocates) and your land creatures.
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Removing Embodiment of Insight after attackers are declared.

If Embodiment of Insight and a land creature attack, and the Embodiment is removed, the land creature is still untapped and attacking.
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How best to kill a Wandering Fumarole with burn spells.

If you're going to try to kill Wandering Fumarole with a burn spell that does 1-3 damage, your best bet is to do it in response to them turning it into a 4/1.
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