Lancer des sorts avec Mystique tintegriffe (ce n’est pas une capacité de mana)

De nombreuses extensions ont des créatures productrices de mana à faible coût, et les Khans de Tarkir ne font pas exception. Voyez la , une créature qui n’a pas une, mais deux capacités qui produisent du mana. Aujourd’hui, nous allons voir spécifiquement si ce sont des capacités de mana, c’est à dire des capacités qui […]

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Devotion and Counterspells

By far the biggest chunk of questions I’ve gotten from my players and my threads the past week are all about the last mechanic we’re covering this week (sorry, Scry): Devotion. Devotion is more or less a reworking of Chroma, an ability word from back in Lorwyn block. Put simply, “Devotion to COLOR” is measured […]

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Stony Silence and Artifact Lands

To finish out this week’s Modern flair, let’s talk about a deck called Robots (or back in my crotchety days, “Affinity”). It uses lots of artifacts to make your opponent and his life total very sad. The Legacy version (and the original Standard version) made delightful use of the artifact lands like and pulling double […]

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You can’t tap a Cluestone for mana to activate its own “draw a card” ability.

There’s a small caveat in Magic: you can only pay any given cost for one ability or spell; you can’t use the same cost to pay for two separate abilities. That’s just not how life (or Magic) works. Very simple here with the Cluestones. Since the Cluestone’s abilities require it to tap for both the […]

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“Eggs” vs. Rest in Peace – Know when NOT to draw.

These two artifacts look very similar, and both see play in the popular and successful “Eggs” deck in Modern. But since is also a very popular sideboard card, you should be careful to note the difference! is rather unique. It includes “Draw a card.” in the same ability as “Add one mana of any color […]

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Spreading Seas vs. the Urza’s lands.

So by now, most people are familiar with the “Urzatron” decks that are popular in Modern. They revolve around getting the three different Urza’s lands (Power Plant, Mine, and Tower) to cast large spells rather quickly, getting 7 colorless mana from just 3 lands. In an attempt to combat the deck, one trick people have […]

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