Creatures only exist on the battlefield; in every other zone they are creature cards.

Many spells and abilities affect creatures in some way or another. When text on a card refers to creatures, it means creatures on the battlefield. This is because creatures only exist when on the battlefield. When a creature card is in any other zone, it is just that: a creature card. For example, let's say that you control and you have in your graveyard. If you cast and choose to exile the Kemba's Skyguard from your graveyard, the Corpse Lunge will only deal two damage. Honor of the Pure will

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Continuous Effects from spells only affect those creatures in play when they resolve.

Magic has a ton of spells and abilities that give creatures abilities, affect their power and toughness and change other characteristics of those creatures. It is important to note that continuous effects that are generated when a spell or ability resolves will only affect those creatures that are on the battlefield at that time. In other words there is a difference between and . Honor of the Pure is an enchantment with a static ability that generates a continuous effect. This effect is applied

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