Category Archives: One-Shot Effects

Focus Fate Reforged : Renforcement

Bonjour et bonne année 2015 ! Nous commençons cette année avec un focus sur les avant-premières Fate Reforged de ce week-end ! Pendant les prochains jours, nous couvrirons les nouvelles mécaniques de ce set, de façon à ce vous sachiez à quoi …

Prerelease Primer Week: Bolster

Good morning, and Happy 2015! We’re beginning our blog posts this year with a Primer for this weekend’s Fate Reforged prereleases! Over the next few days we’ll be covering the new mechanics of the set, so you know what to …
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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 …
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Mutilate’s -X/-X won’t apply to creatures that enter later in the same turn.

When a resolving effect modifies the characteristics of objects on the battlefield (such as power/toughness), the permanents that will be affected are “locked in” as the spell/ability resolves. So when you cast Mutilate, it applies -X/-X to all creatures currently …
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Aegis Angel and effects that are applied to multiple permanents.

Aegis Angel has an enters the battlefield ability that will make another targeted permanent indestructible for as long as the Angel remains in play. Indestructible means that this permanent will not be destroyed by effects that say to destroy or …
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What Domain is.

Domain was originally introduced in Invasion block, and the mechanic had the nickname of domain but did not officially have a keyword associated with it. This is because when originally introduced ability words did not exist, they were only used …
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Creatures can regenerate when destroyed by Phyrexian Rebirth.

As has been mentioned before, cards only do what they specifically state. Phyrexian Rebirth does destroy all creatures in play, but it does not say that these creatures cannot be regenerated. Therefore, creatures can regenerate and end up ‘surviving’ the …
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