Category Archives: Activated Abilities

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 …
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Ashiok and Perilous Vault: Control Synergy

That’s right! MORE SYNERGY! Control decks might have a hard time dealing with swarms of creatures, so they tend to play board-wipe spells like Crux of Fate or End Hostilities (Damnation, we hardly knew ye…). But wiping the board doesn’t …
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Butcher of the Horde and Bloodsoaked Champion: Mardu Synergy

Today’s tip unfortunately doesn’t cover any of the new cards from Fate Reforged, but it’s still quite useful! Butcher of the Horde is a pretty neat card, and it lets you turn your creatures (such as the goblin tokens from …
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All about fetchlands

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

Dragon Throne of Tarkir vs. Blinding Spray

Dragon Throne checks power as the ability resolves, so if you respond to the activation by reducing power below 0, you can actually end up killing the other creatures it was supposed to be pumping!
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Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker’s +1 vs. Hero’s Downfall

Who knew that when Wizards of the Coast released an alternate-art version of Form of the Dragon in FTV: Dragons, they were foreshadowing one of Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker’s abilities: TURNING INTO A DRAGON!! And not just any dragon, but a …
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Prerelease Primer Week – Outlast with the Abzan Clan

Thanks for enduring the wait until Wednesday to learn more about the Abzan- boy would they be proud of you! The Abzan clan on Tarkir revere the endurance of the dragons, and their symbol is a pair of crossed dragon …