Aether Revolt Prerelease Week: Energy Refresher

Welcome back to Aether Revolt Prerelease Week! Today we’re going over another returning mechanic from Kaladesh (and boy is it a doozy): Energy. Lots of spells and abilities from this block will grant you Energy counters. These counters are put on you, the player (much like Poison or Experience counters), and can be spent in […]

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Aether Revolt Prerelease Week: Improvise (Whose Spell Is It Anyway?)

Welcome back to the Aether Revolt Prerelease Week! Today we’re going over the other new mechanic of the set: Improvise. For those of you that remember the Ravnica block, Improvise is basically “Convoke, except with artifacts”. For those of you who want more details, read on! Improvise is a neat ability present on several spells […]

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Bomat Courier: No Strength in Numbers!

Welcome back to the Rules Tip Blog! Today we’ll be going over a tricky little delivery-robot, . On the surface it’s fairly simple; a 1/1 with Haste for 1 mana. Whenever it attacks, you exile the top card of your library face-down. The tricky bit is the third ability: You can pay a red mana, […]

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Aetherflux Reservoir Management Procedures

Welcome back! For today’s Kaladesh-based tip, we’ll be talking about the newest addition to my lifegain EDH deck: . It gains life and shoots giant life-total-powered doom lasers; what’s not to love? The first ability seems straightforward; every time you cast a spell, you gain life equal to the number of spells you’ve cast this […]

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Kaladesh Prerelease Week: Energy!

Welcome back to the Prerelease Week! Today we’ll be going over the last of the new mechanics from Kaladesh: Energy. This mechanic has actually been kicking around R&D since the original Mirrodin, waiting for a set to be used in, and now we have it! Many of the cards in Kaladesh give you energy in […]

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How Splice Works

Welcome back to the Week of Modern here at the Rules Tips Blog! Today we’re going over a core card in another deck archetype- Grishoalbrand. More specifically, we’re looking at and and how the Splice mechanic works. Splice was a mechanic introduced in the Kamigawa block about 11 years ago, and it lets you sort […]

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