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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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Prerelease Week! Perhaps You’ve Met My Cohort?

Welcome back to the final day of the Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease Week! Today we’re covering the final mechanic of the set, so you can go to your prereleases this weekend (or tonight, if there’s some midnight events in …

Prerelease Week! With A Little Support From Your Friends

Welcome back to Prerelease Week! Today we’re tackling one of the last two mechanics in the set: Support. Support is actually really simple; some spells will have Support N, as will some creatures. On a spell, “Support N” means “Put …

Prerelease Work! All About Surge!

Welcome back to Prerelease Week! Today we’re going to be discussing Surge- and no, not the 90s citrus soda that’s recently been brought back as proof that the universe is a kind place. Surge, the new mechanic from Oath of …

Prerelease Week! What to Expect When You’re Expecting (Eldrazi)

Welcome back to Prerelease Week! Today we’re doing a little bit of Tournament Tuesday with our Prerelease Week and giving you a little primer on what to expect at your Oath of the Gatewatch prereleases this weekend. We’ll be going …

Prerelease Week: The Colorless Out of Space

Welcome to Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease Week! In preparation for the Oath prereleases this weekend, we’re going to be going over some information you might find useful! Today, we’re starting with probably the biggest ‘new’ mechanic of the set: …
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