Category Archives: Shortcuts

I hope everyone has been enjoying all the new Commander cards and the new abilities that have come with them. One of the more exciting of these new cards is Nahiri, The Lithomancer– She gets you value through tokens and …

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S’exploiter pour le fun et pour profiter

Bon, vous savez certainement que quand votre adversaire tue votre Sidisi, vizir morte-vivante en réponse à sa capacité d’Exploitation, vous n’avez pas d’effet de tutorisation, mais vous pouvez toujours sacrifier une créature (sinon, nous y reviendrons un jour prochain !). …

Exploit Week: Exploiting Yourself for Fun and Profit

So, we’ve covered what happens when your opponent kills your Sidisi in response to the trigger (you get no tutor, but can still sac), and what happens if they destroy the creature you were going to sac (You can sac …
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Exploit Week: Trying to Kill the Potential Sacrifice

Welcome back to Exploit Week here on the Rules Blog! Today we’ll be covering the OTHER way of messing up Exploit (or trying to, at least): Killing the potential sacrifice. Now, as you learned yesterday, the Exploiting player doesn’t select …

Enduring Scalelord Combo

The Dromoka brood might have forbidden the Abzan’s ancestor worship, but they sure kept the love of +1/+1 counters! Not only does Bolster bring your weakest creatures up to snuff with the rest, the Dromoka have a lot of fun …
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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 …
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Shortcuts: Adding multiple objects to the stack.

Today, we’ll be looking the shortcut policy in the tournament rules, which lets you do things that aren’t technically correct but still understandable by both players. Sit tight, because we’ve got a lot to cover. One of the little-known rules …

Understanding Out-of-Order Sequencing

Magic is a complex game. With over 12,000 unique cards and a hefty set of Comprehensive Rules, it’s not reasonable to expect players to have complete mastery over the precise rules behind every action they’re taking in the game. As …

All about Lion’s Eye Diamond (yes, it’s a mana ability, but it has a timing restriction)

So Lion’s Eye Diamond is kind of a weird card. Let’s start things off by looking at its current Gatherer text: Sacrifice Lion’s Eye Diamond, Discard your hand: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool. Activate …
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Shortcut directly to X-mas! (about the X-spell shortcut)

If you’ve ever played Magic Online, sooner or later you’re going to experience the frustration of clicking too rapidly through an X spell, like Bonfire of the Damned, and ending up casting it for X=0. Luckily, in the real world …