Category Archives: Costs

Delve vs. Stubborn Denial

As you may know, Delve and Convoke’s basic workings were changed with the rules updates for Magic 2014. Previously, they were simply ways to reduce costs before you paid them; nowadays, the Delving/Convoking is a payment! The only real difference, …

Outpost Siege and Dash

Outpost Siege lets you cast the exiled card, but it doesn't mandate any kind of alternative cost (such as "without paying its mana cost"). That means you can choose to pay the Dash cost for the exiled card, and it will return to your hand normally at end of turn.
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All about fetchlands

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

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 …

Prerelease Week: Returning mechanics – Convoke

We offer a refresher course on how Convoke works.

Brimaz vs. Sphere of Safety

Brimaz, King of Oreskos is a quite powerful hero. There are many powerful interactions featuring this fabled feline. This week, we will be looking at a few of them in detail! To start off, Brimaz is quite strong against Sphere …

Ragemonger and Boros Reckoner work pretty well together.

A single Ragemonger will reduce the cost of Boros Reckoner by {R}.
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Bouncing an enchantment with Floodtide Serpent doesn’t use priority or the stack.

Floodtide Serpent's attacking cost works like any other cost in the way that you can't respond to it being paid.

Ashiok can’t be killed by Lightning Strike if Ashiok’s controller uses the +2 ability right away.

The active player gets priority after a spell resolves, and can use that priority to activate a loyalty ability (adding counters as a cost) before the opponent can cast an instant.

Warden of Evos Isle and Galerider Sliver

Those of you that played in the prerelease might very well know what a formidable card Warden of Evos Isle can be; an aggressively costed evasive beater that makes your other flying creatures even cheaper! The important thing about Warden …