Category Archives: Triggered Abilities

Transformers! How to transform Nissa.

Hi everyone, and we’re back! Let’s get right to it and talk about our final creature/planeswalker, Nissa! Nissa, Vastwood Seer will transform into Nissa, Sage Animist, if you play a land and you control seven or more lands after that …
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Transformers! How to transform Chandra.

Hi everyone, and welcome back. Let’s dive right in today, and talk about today’s creature/planeswalker, Chandra. Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh is able to transform into Chandra, Roaring Flame if you activate Chandra’s activated ability and have dealt 3 or more …
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Transformers! How to transform Kytheon/Gideon

Welcome back. I know, it’s weird. It’s the weekend, and we’re updating! It’s not what you’re used up. But creatures transforming into planeswalkers is also weird, and we’re just so excited about these new planeswalkers that we want to talk …
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Repeal and Precursor Golem

Precursor Golem has an interesting effect- and in Magic, interesting often means confusing. With cards like Repeal floating around, players might get a little hungry thinking about bouncing their opponent’s Precursor team with a single card. Not so fast! As …
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Tournament Tuesday: Pillory of The Sleepless

Welcome to this week’s installment of Tournament Tuesday! Today’s topic: Triggers! Handling triggers and rules involving triggers have changed throughout the years so it’s important we all stay on the same page. Let’s use Pillory of the Sleepless as an …
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Modern Masters Week: Persist and +1/+1 Counters

Hello and welcome to our third day of Modern Masters Week! Today we’ll be covering a mechanic from the Shadowmoor block (one half of the Lorwyn megablock): Persist. Those of you who were playing during Avacyn Restored and Dark Ascension …

Modern Masters Week: I’ve got Soul(shift)

Welcome back to Modern Masters Week! Today, we’ll be covering… Soulshift! No points for guessing, I told you that yesterday. Soulshift is another mechanic from Kamigawa block, which was heavily laden with Spirit creatures. Put simply, Soulshift lets you get …

Thunderbreak Regent only triggers for Dragon permanents.

Thunderbreak Regent's ability is powerful, but don't get carried away. It only works while the Regent is on the battlefield, and it only triggers when an opponent targets one of your dragon permanents (on the battlefield). It doesn't work for dragon spells on the stack or dragon cards in the graveyard.
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Reef Worm is an interesting and potentially frustrating card for your opponents to deal with. It doesn’t seem to matter how they kill it, it just keeps coming back bigger. Not all hope is lost for your opponent though! They …

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There has always been some confusion among players with how triggered abilities work. Sometimes the ability is so clearly written it just makes sense. Sometimes however, cards like Raving Dead use language that creates a slight amount of ambiguity as …

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