Today we’ll be talking about the wording on some targeted spells and abilities- specifically, things that tell you to “return target creature to its owner’s hand”. They’ve been around since Day One with cards like , allowing you to temporarily get rid of a threat at a low cost, or even to save one of […]
Welcome back to the Rules Tip Blog! With the Kaladesh Prerelease coming up this very weekend, we’ll be going over some general tips for the prerelease, as well as a little tutorial on the new mechanics of the set. We’ll start this crash course (I will not apologize for the pun) on the first: Vehicles! […]
Some years back during Judgment, we got a cycle of rares called the Wishes. All of them would pull cards from outside the game INTO the game. Since those original five, we’ve gotten a few other “wish” type cards, including the new . Coax will pull any Eldrazi card you own from the Exile zone […]
Today we’ll be talking about another card from Eldritch Moon, but in the context of some slightly older cards. is a nifty little trick for decks that like to beef up their creatures- it lets you flash in your Auras as combat tricks or at the end of your opponent’s turn, and it lets you […]
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 […]
Welcome back to the Rules Tips Blog! This week we’ll be discussing the new mechanics from Battle for Zendikar, starting with Awaken today! Awaken is an alternate cost found on Instant and Sorcery spells, costing more than the ‘normal’ cost. If you cast the spell for the alternate “Awaken” cost, you get the added effect […]
Welcome back to Modern Masters Week! Today, we’ll be covering… Soulshift! No points for guessing, I told you that yesterday. Soulshift is another mechanic from Kamigawa block, which was heavily laden with Spirit creatures. Put simply, Soulshift lets you get back OTHER Spirits when your current Spirits end up dead. It’s always followed by a […]
Welcome to our lead-up to Modern Masters 2015! Hopefully a great many of you will be enjoying the festivities at the Grands Prix in Las Vegas, Utrecht, and Chiba this weekend (nearly the entire Rules Tips Blog team will be at GP Vegas!), and in honor of the new set and the enormous events taking […]
Gift of Immortality can return any permanent card that it was attached to if the card was a face-down manifest creature when it died. It can't return an instant or sorcery. Details inside!
Athreos triggers when any of its controller's creatures die, and no matter what they look like in the graveyard, they can still be returned unless 3 life is paid.