Category Archives: Abilities

Killing Gray Merchant in response to the ETB ability.

Gray Merchant only checks devotion as its trigger resolves. You’re able to minimize your losses if you can minimize the player’s devotion in response to the trigger! Continue reading

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Responding to evolve by killing the creature that just entered.

If a creature that triggered Evolve is gone by the time the trigger resolves, the trigger just uses the last known information about that creature’s P/T when it died. That means Doom Blade or Bile Blight will give different outcomes when responding to an Evolve trigger! Continue reading

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Springleaf Drum and summoning sickness.

“Summoning Sickness” only stops creatures from attacking or being tapped to activate their own abilities that include the Tap or Untap symbol. Being “sick” doesn’t prevent tapping a creature to pay the cost of another ability. Continue reading

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Courser of Kruphix and Sphinx’s Revelation.

When drawing multiple cards at once while playing with the top card of your library revealed, each draw is interrupted by revealing the next top card before drawing it. Continue reading

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Courser of Kruphix and Shock Lands from the library.

When playing a shockland from your library, it doesn’t actually leave the library until after you’ve made the decision about whether to pay two life or not. That means you don’t get to see the next card down before making that choice! Continue reading

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Brimaz vs. Silent Arbiter.

Against Silent Arbiter, Brimaz can attack by himself, but you still end up with 2 attacking creatures. Continue reading

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Brimaz blocking with other creatures & the damage assignment order.

When Brimaz blocks, he adds a creature into the damage assignment order, and it’s the attacking player who chooses where it will be in that order. Continue reading

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Brimaz blocking flyers.

can be quite a confusing card. Things become very strange when he takes to the skies. When Brimaz has flying somehow (perhaps he’s wearing ) and blocks a flyer, his ability does in fact trigger like normal. His vigilant friend … Continue reading

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Brimaz vs. Sphere of Safety

is a quite powerful hero. There are many powerful interactions featuring this fabled feline. This week, we will be looking at a few of them in detail! To start off, Brimaz is quite strong against . Though you need to … Continue reading

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Medomai and double strike.

I’ve seen this question pop up quite a few times recently, so I think it’s high time to answer it for all to see! What happens if you give double strike (e.g., if you bestow it with )? Well, the … Continue reading

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