Category Archives: Continuous Effects

Ensoul Artifact – Learn All About It!

Making a 5/5 flyer or 5/5 indestructible creature on turn two brightens my soul. Both options are possible with . works by setting the base power and toughness of any artifact to 5/5 and, if it isn’t already, makes it … Continue reading

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Resolute Archangel vs. Erebos

Setting your life total to a higher number counts as gaining life. So if you’re unable to gain life, there’s no way for your life total to increase. Continue reading

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Make it Count(ers): Why Not All +1/+1 Effects Are Counters

As we’ve probably learned over the years, cards generally do exactly what their Gatherer texts say. But some people still get confused. A major thing that I’ve seen trip people up is confusion about counters. Some people think that a … Continue reading

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Warp World and Humility (Confusion level: Expert!)

Warp World is weird, and so is Humility. Put them together, and weird things happen with triggers. If you’re less confused after reading this blog entry, I’ll be impressed! Continue reading

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Bestowing Hypnotic Siren on a creature with a Constellation trigger.

The interaction of Hypnotic Siren and Constellation abilities can be perhaps a bit unintuitive. You get the trigger if you gain control of a creature with a Constellation ability by bestowing Hypnotic Siren! Here’s an explanation of why. Continue reading

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Athreos and Mutavault (or any animated non-creature).

If Mutavault is a creature when it dies, it will trigger Athreos and will be returned to your hand unless the opponent pays 3 life. Continue reading

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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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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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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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A bestow creature can’t enter as an aura unless you cast it that way.

An enchantment creature entering from anywhere other than the stack where you paid the bestow cost will always enter as an unattached creature (never an aura). Continue reading

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