Category Archives: Static Abilities

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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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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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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Courser of Kruphix and Drawing Multiple Cards

So, we’ve covered a couple of situations where YOU know what the top few cards of your library are, but your opponent doesn’t, even with Courser of Kruphix on board. Today, we’re covering a situation where Courser makes information a …
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Courser of Kruphix and Dig Through Time

Welcome back to the penultimate day of Courser Week! Today we’ll look at how Courser functions with an increasingly popular blue card from Khans of Tarkir: Dig Through Time. Dig Through Time has you look at the top 7 cards …
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Courser of Kruphix and Scrying

Welcome back! For those of you just tuning in, we’re covering lots of things to do with Courser of Kruphix this week! The Theros block gave us back an old Mirrodin mechanic in Scry. It also gave us Courser- so …
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Tournament Tuesday: Common Courser of Kruphix Mistakes

Welcome back to our crash course(r) on Courser of Kruphix! Since today is Tuesday, we’ll be covering some IPG and MTR things about Courser of Kruphix, rather than just your normal Comprehensive Rules stuff. Mainly, we’ll be talking about the …
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You can’t see face-down creature spells with Lens of Clarity.

A creature only exists on the battlefield, while a creature spell exists on the stack. As such, Lens of Clarity doesn't let you see face down spells before you decide whether to respond to them.
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Ivorytusk Fortress vs. Icy Blast, Crippling Chill, et. al.

Ivorytusk Fortress tells you to untap your creatures with +1/+1 counters during your opponent's untap step, while Icy Blast and its kin say they don't untap during their *controller's* next untap step. This means there's no problem untapping during the opponent's turn!
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