Category Archives: Zones

You’ve got a graveyard stacked full of artifact creatures and a Scrap Mastery in your hand. Your opponent has a Grafdigger’s Cage on the battlefield. What happens? Will your spell exile all your good cards in your graveyard and leave …

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Courser of Kruphix and Fetchlands

All this week, we’ll be covering one specific card: Courser of Kruphix. It’s a commonly played card, and the semi-unique ability it has leads to lots of interesting rules interactions and questions. Every day this week, we’ll cover a different …

Suspension Field vs. Morphs – They return face up.

Welcome back to another week here at the Rules Tips Blog. Let’s look at today’s question: morphs and Suspension Field. Let’s say I have a face down Thousand Winds and a Secret Plans on the battlefield, making my face down …
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Don’t forget to reveal your Morphs as a game ends!

Whenever a face-down card changes zones, you must reveal it before it actually moves. This includes as a game ends and you would shuffle it into your deck. Don't get in trouble by forgetting!

Bestow cards are not auras in your library.

When you're searching your library for an aura card, it has to have aura printed in the type line. A bestow card doesn't qualify!
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Jeleva only has access to the cards it exiled, not to cards exiled by another Jeleva

Jeleva can only track the cards it exiled when it entered the battlefield as long as it remains on the battlefield. If Jeleva leaves and comes back, it forgets all the previously exiled cards.

Duress can never cause a Theros god to be discarded.

A god card is always a creature card (never a noncreature card). The only exception is while it's on the battlefield and your devotion is less than 5.

Nightveil Specter lets you play the exiled card(s), but not for free.

Unlike an explosive card such as Epic Experiment, which exiles a bunch of cards then lets you cast them right away for free, Nightveil Specter prefers to play a slower, more gradual game. When you exile a card with the …

Protection from creatures prevents targeting with Bloodrush.

To quickly remind yourself of what protection does, just think of the Orzhov guild’s favorite word: DEBT. D stands for dealing damage; E stands for enchanting/equipping; B stands for blocking; and T stands for targeting. While you might be most …

You can’t Burning Wish for exiled cards

When you wish upon a star Makes no difference who you are Anything your heart desires Will come to you But what can you Wish for in Magic? A card like Burning Wish tells you to choose a sorcery card …