Category Archives: Effects

Drown in Sorrow vs. Mutavault.

Drown in Sorrow only affects things that are creatures at the moment it resolves. Any creatures that appear later in the turn won’t be affected! Continue reading

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Acolyte’s Reward and changing Devotion.

Acolyte’s Reward only checks your devotion to white as it resolves (not before, not after). So the amount of damage that will be prevented/dealt is locked in at that moment. Continue reading

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Courser of Kruphix and Sphinx’s Revelation.

When drawing multiple cards at once while playing with the top card of your library revealed, each draw is interrupted by revealing the next top card before drawing it. Continue reading

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Courser of Kruphix and Shock Lands from the library.

When playing a shockland from your library, it doesn’t actually leave the library until after you’ve made the decision about whether to pay two life or not. That means you don’t get to see the next card down before making that choice! Continue reading

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Blood Moon doesn’t remove the Artifact type from Darksteel Citadel.

Blood Moon is pretty powerful, but it can’t do everything. While it can make a Darksteel Citadel stop being indestructible, it can’t stop it from being an artifact! Continue reading

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Arcbound Ravager vs. Rest in Peace.

Modular triggers only when Arcbound Ravager hits the graveyard. If you stop that from happening, you can stop those pesky counters from moving around! Continue reading

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Blood Scrivener vs. Spirit of the Labyrinth

Spirit of the Labyrinth is pretty straightforward, but can be a bit confusing when it comes to multiple draws and replacement effects like Blood Scrivener’s ability. Learn some interesting rules stuff in today’s explanation! Continue reading

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Using Necrobite for Inspiration.

Regeneration is a great way to tap your creatures without attacking, in order to get an inspired trigger. Just remember that they will only tap if they would be destroyed; the regen shield doesn’t tap a creature automatically. Continue reading

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Devotion to two colors and Hybrid symbols.

Hybrid symbols might seem a bit confusing with devotion to two colors, but they only count as one symbol. Continue reading

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You have to ask your opponent if they want to pay tribute.

Tribute requires an opponent to choose: To pay, or not to pay! You can’t make that choice for them by making assumptions. Continue reading

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