Category Archives: Activated Abilities

How Shaman of Forgotten Ways works in 2HG

Shaman of Forgotten Ways tries to set each player's life total to a specific number, but how does that work when you have two players and only only life total? You pick one player and ignore the other when resolving the effect!

Getting value with Humble Defector.

Humble Defector's ability doesn't give away control until it resolves, and the card draw is not dependent on giving away the creature... so if you find a way to untap him and reactivate the ability, or kill it before you draw, you can get extra value out of it!

Soulfire Grand Master and Rebound (you choose).

Rebound and Soulfire Grand Master's ability are both replacement effects trying to replace the same event (spell going to graveyard as it resolves), so you get to choose which one to apply.
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I hope everyone has been enjoying all the new Commander cards and the new abilities that have come with them. One of the more exciting of these new cards is Nahiri, The Lithomancer- She gets you value through tokens and …

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Myriad Landscape: How to find two lands with different names!

Hello again! Welcome to another day of Magic Rules Tips! Let’s start with a trick question today. How many basic land names are there? If you said five, you’d be mistaken! There are actually ten- Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain and …

Tout sur les fetchlands

Les nouveaux joueurs découvrent un phénomène pour la première fois dans les plaines de Magic. Quel est donc cette incroyable technique ? Aller chercher des terrains ! Avec des cartes comme Étendues sauvages en évolution, Immensité terramorphe (tous deux ne …

An interesting situation with Kira, Mutavault, and Tec Edge.

Kira grants an ability to your creatures that triggers when the creature becomes targeted. But if Mutavault is targeted before it actually becomes a creature, it will be too late for the ability to do anything to a spell or ability already on the stack.
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Ashiok et caveau du péril : encore plus de synergie pour les decks contrôles!

  Ok! Toujours plus de synergies! Les decks contrôles souffrent de nuées agressives incessantes de créatures, du coups ont tendance à jouer des “swiper” comme pivot du destin ou mettre fin aux hostilités. (Damnation, que tu nous manques…). Mais nettoyer …

Ultimate d’Ashiok : Bien plus que de la perturbation

Nous avons dépassé le cap de la synergie à deux cartes : maintenant, nous discutons d’une synergie à UNE CARTE. Nous allons rester aux côtés d’Ashiok, tisseur de cauchemars pour l’astuce d’aujourd’hui. À l’heure actuelle, vous savez probablement que le …

Ashiok’s Ultimate: More than just disruption

We’ve gone a level past two-card synergy: now we’re discussing ONE CARD SYNERGY! Or we’re just throwing around the word ‘synergy’ more often than a late-90s office-slogan guy, take your pick. We’re sticking with Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver for today’s tip …