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How Chain Veil Really Works

The Chain Veil got a lot of speculative discussion after it was spoiled, before the release notes were available. We explain the now-official answer about how it works! Continue reading

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Shield of the Avatar and Multiple Blockers

Wrapping up this week’s tips, we have a fun equipment for creature-heavy decks: . This little toy helps keep your best guy alive by putting a damage-prevention effect around that creature. How much does it prevent? Well, how many buddies … Continue reading

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Garruk’s Packleader Doesn’t Trigger from Nissa, Worldwaker

New sets usually mean new planeswalkers, and Magic 2015 is no exception! Alongside a fifth Ajani, we also got a new Garruk, and a new Nissa! We last saw a few years ago in Zendikar, where she was hanging out … Continue reading

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Rotfeaster Maggot and Seraph of the Masses

This one may have come up for some of you in the past couple of weeks since M15, and it may very well happen to you in the future if it hasn’t! is a common Black creature that eats dead … Continue reading

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Tournament Tuesday: How To Handle a Missed Roaring Primadox Trigger

Welcome back to Tournament Tuesday, where we’re going to cover our favorite topic again: Missed Triggers! Today’s missed trigger discussion is going to be about an uncommon creature from Magic 2015, originally printed in Magic 2013: . Primadox has a … Continue reading

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Mass Calcify, Hunter’s Ambush, and Multicolored Creatures

Keeping with the long tradition of there needing to be some kind of white board wipe somewhere in Standard, M15 gave us back , a 7-mana potentially one-sided board wipe originally printed in Shadowmoor. Conveniently, goes pretty well with another … Continue reading

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Inferno Fist in Combat: Choices, Choices

Among the new cards we’ve gotten questions about from M15 is a neat little aura called . As with other Auras, it’ll enchant something (in this case, a creature!) and do something neat. What Fist does, specifically, is boost your … Continue reading

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Preeminent Captain Won’t Trigger Military Intelligence

As is usual with the summer Core Set, we’ve gotten back some good old friends from days past. One of those old friends is , a very fun creature that was originally printed with all his Kithkin buddies in Morningtide. … Continue reading

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Cone of Flame NEEDS Three Targets

I’m sure many of you ran into at your local Magic 2015 draft. Hopefully, you were on the casting end, and not the receiving end. Today, we’re going talk about targets and . has three targets: a target creature or … Continue reading

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Tournament Tuesday: Redefinition of USC Major

Some of you who keep a closer ear to the tournament scene might have heard about a change to Unsporting Conduct – Major. Among other things, we’ve upgraded this penalty from a Game Loss to a Match Loss, and now … Continue reading

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