Category Archives: Resolving spells and abilities

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, …

Bile Blight vs Valorous Stance

Traditionally speaking, Bile Blight and Valorous Stance are both removal spells- you’re going to use them to get rid of something you don’t like on the other side of the board. Valorous Stance happens to have a second mode that …
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Tournament Tuesday: Goblin Rabblemaster Confusion!

Today’s post is going to be about everyone’s favorite Goblin buddy-maker (Well, second favorite for Commander players! No hard feelings, Krenko): Goblin Rabblemaster. He slices, he dices, he makes disposable bodies to feed to Butcher of the Horde and he …

You can stop a ferocious Crater’s Claws for X=0 using removal.

Crater's Claws only checks for Ferocious as it resolves. If you respond to it by getting rid of the 4+ power creature that would make it deal extra damage, you can save yourself from the 2 extra damage they were expecting!

Wurmcoil’s tokens are both named “Wurm” for Maelstrom Pulse.

A token has the same name as its creature type unless whatever created it gives it a different name. So Maelstrom Pulse can kill any "Wurm" token no matter what abilities it has or what colors it is or what its P/T might be!
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Yasova Dragonclaw pays for the trigger only on resolution

Yasova Dragonclaw's ability is a little tricky. You can't make the controller pay mana for it while not giving up control of the targeted creature. If you have a response, you have to do so after a target is chosen, but before any mana is paid.

Ashiok et caveau du péril : encore plus de synergie pour les decks contrôles!

  Ok! Toujours plus de synergies! Les decks contrôles souffrent de nuées agressives incessantes de créatures, du coups ont tendance à jouer des “swiper” comme pivot du destin ou mettre fin aux hostilités. (Damnation, que tu nous manques…). Mais nettoyer …

Courser of Kruphix: Denying Land Drops

And now we close out the week with anti-synergy: messing with your opponent’s plays! We all know that Course of Kruphix is just a circus of value- it helps you fix your land drops if you’ve got none in hand …

Ultimate d’Ashiok : Bien plus que de la perturbation

Nous avons dépassé le cap de la synergie à deux cartes : maintenant, nous discutons d’une synergie à UNE CARTE. Nous allons rester aux côtés d’Ashiok, tisseur de cauchemars pour l’astuce d’aujourd’hui. À l’heure actuelle, vous savez probablement que le …

Coursière de Kruphix et étape de pioche

Nous allons terminer la semaine avec un petit conseil pour lutter contre les synergies de votre adversaire, en mettant la pagaille dans ses plans! Nous savons tous que La coursière de Kruphix n’est qu’à elle seule une montagne d’avantages et …