Containment Priest can only affect things that enter while it's already in play. So anything that enters at the same time, like with Show and Tell, will be able to enter normally.
There have been a few cards that prevent sacrifices from opponent's effects, but "can't be sacrificed" is a new ability, so we explain exactly what it means for Assault Suit!
Sylvan Caryatid has hexproof, which means you can't target your opponent's Caryatid with Bile Blight... but there's a great trick you may not have thought about that could win you a game some time, if you control a Caryatid of your own!
Make sure you know the difference between actually "playing" a land and simply putting a land onto the battlefield.
Keeping with the long tradition of there needing to be some kind of white board wipe somewhere in Standard, M15 gave us back , a 7-mana potentially one-sided board wipe originally printed in Shadowmoor. Conveniently, goes pretty well with another card from M15 (as far as what we're discussing today, anyway): the green common, . Both of them have one thing in common (besides being in M15 and being Magic cards, I mean!): they both do something to all creatures not of a certain color. Mass Calcify
Being controlled by another player is often one of their . I mean, you can pretty much do anything they could normally do. You can make them themselves in the face, you can make their 1/1 attack into your untapped 5/5, and you can have them bestow their onto your creatures, you can look at their hand and their sideboard too! But there's one thing you can't make your opponent do, and that's concede the game. Sure, controlling an opponent's turn can set you up so you can win the game by using
Red deck wins is often one of the most popular decks in standard. Cheap burn spells, aggressive creatures and hasty threats are known for stealing games from opponents. The mono red special received a powerful tool in Journey into Nyx. This tool, A pillar on a stick, is . It combines two powerful cards, and to make... well, a pillar on a stick. is very powerful against control decks. It taxes them, burning their users each time a spell with converted mana cost 3 or less is cast. There
Boros Reckoner can only trigger if damage is actually dealt to it, so Iroas's damage prevention may be unfortunate for you when attacking!
Well, we're fresh out of mechanics to go over, and we already covered the basic "here's what to expect" on Tuesday. So what's left to discuss today? The prerelease itself! First off, you may find it very helpful to look into the Journey into Nyx Release Notes (formerly called the FAQ). This has some brief overviews on new and returning mechanics (like the articles we did this week), as well as single-card notes. Very helpful if you've seen a confusing card and want to be sure how it works before
Good morning, loyal readers! Today's Tournament Tuesday Tip will be covering this weekend's Prerelease for Journey into Nyx, the last set of the Theros block! Whether it's your very first prerelease, or the newest conquest in your storied Magical history, we hope these tips are useful to you! First, we'll go over the basic format of the event. This prerelease, like the rest of the Theros Block, will be a "Seeded Deck" event. That's a lot like SEALED, but a little different. Instead of just being