Category Archives: Casting / playing a spell or ability

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 ’s abilities: TURNING INTO A DRAGON!! And not just any dragon, but a hasty, indestructible … Continue reading

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If Narset dies during combat, you can still cast the exiled cards this turn.

Narset’s triggered ability grants you the permission to cast the exiled cards that turn, so she doesn’t need to stick around for you to cast them after combat. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Prerelease Primer Week – The Ferocious Temur

Last and certainly not least of the five clans, we have the Temur Frontier. They live in the coldest parts of Tarkir, and revere the savagery of the dragons. Their symbol is a set of dragon’s claws, and their mechanic … Continue reading

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Prerelease Primer Week – Delve with the Sultai

The Sultai brood are an opulent and decadent clan of necromancers, naga, and naga necromancers. They revere the ruthlessness of the long-gone dragons, and their symbol is a single dragon’s fang. Even their dead fuel their war machine, thanks to … Continue reading

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Prerelease Primer Week – The Jeksai’s Prowess

The Jeskai are comprised largely of monks, martial artists, and mystics. They revere the cunning of the long-dead Dragons of Tarkir, and their symbol is a dragon’s eye. As one might expect of skilled martial artists, the Jeskai can do … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Life’s Legacy: How Many Do You Draw?

Who doesn’t love drawing a bunch of cards? It’s exciting and rewarding- Even if you have to sacrifice a creature to get those draws. But let’s say you have a enchanted by and pumped with a when you cast . … Continue reading

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How Chain Veil Really Works

The Chain Veil got a lot of speculative discussion after it was spoiled, before the release notes were available. We explain the now-official answer about how it works! Continue reading

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Cone of Flame NEEDS Three Targets

I’m sure many of you ran into at your local Magic 2015 draft. Hopefully, you were on the casting end, and not the receiving end. Today, we’re going talk about targets and . has three targets: a target creature or … Continue reading

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