Category Archives: Abilities

Manifest and Gift of Immortality

Gift of Immortality can return any permanent card that it was attached to if the card was a face-down manifest creature when it died. It can't return an instant or sorcery. Details inside!
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Manifest and Athreos

Athreos triggers when any of its controller's creatures die, and no matter what they look like in the graveyard, they can still be returned unless 3 life is paid.
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Prerelease Primer: Dash

Welcome back to our Fate Reforged Prerelease Primer! Today we’ll be covering the Mardu’s new (or old, because time travel is weird like that) mechanic: Dash. Raid rewarded you for being aggressive before casting your spells- Dash works well with …
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Containment Priest vs. Flickerwisp

A creature that "flickers" under the purveyance of Containment Priest is not going to be able to come back to the battlefield.
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How Arcane Lighthouse works.

Similar to the Archetype cycle, Arcane Lighthouse removes hexproof/shroud and makes sure it can't be regained this turn!
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The “lieutenant” abilities know about commanders that are face-down or copying something.

A commander by any other name (or status) is still a commander, as far as the lieutenant abilities are concerned.
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Casting a god doesn’t trigger prowess (but a bestowed card will).

A god spell will always be a creature, and thus can't trigger prowess. But a bestow card cast as an aura is indeed a noncreature spell, and can trigger prowess.

Clan combos – Jeskai and Temur: You can use Prowess to “turn on” a spell’s Ferocious effect.

Prowess triggers when you cast a noncreature spell, while the spell you just cast only checks whether Ferocious is true as it resolves. Since the trigger goes on top of the spell and resolves first, this generally works out well for you!
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All about fetchlands

Learn all there is to know about "fetch lands" in today's tip.

How Trinisphere works against Delve.

Trinisphere and delve are interesting companions. Delve is pretty much the only way to "fool" Trinisphere into letting you cast a spell by paying less than 3 actual mana, because delve lets you pay "exile a card from your graveyard" instead of {1} while making payments!
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