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coleman984 asked: Kicked Rite of Replication on Elish(sp?) Norn that you control. Total of 6 Norn's. Do state based actions remove the 5 excess Norns before -12/-12 is applied? Or could you kick Rite to board wipe?

You could do this, and everything will get -12/-12 for a brief moment, but RoR kicked on Massacre Wurm seems like a much better way to clear your opponent’s board AND to win in the process!

That’s me! :3
The coverage can be rewatched here. I was on the even-numbered rounds of the Standard Open.

That’s me! :3

The coverage can be rewatched here. I was on the even-numbered rounds of the Standard Open.

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flyingzombiesharks asked: If you were to get an emblem from a planeswalker's ability, and then the planeswalker leaves play for whatever reason, do you retain the emblem or does it go away? Can anything make you lose an emblem (besides losing the game)? Thank you!!

You keep the emblem. Nothing can get rid of an emblem short of the game ending or restarting.

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viperkilo asked: If a creature enters the battlefield with 0 toughness, say due to the effect of heartless summoning, does the summoned card still trigger any entering the battlefield effects?

Yes.

It still entered the battlefield before it died.

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pynnaners asked: Somebody told me that Prophetic Flamespeaker's ability allows it to cast instants that are exiled with its first strike combat damage before it assigns its regular combat damage. i.e., he deals 1 first strike damage to a player, reveals Titan's Strength, which the player can then cast, targeting him, so that he does 4 damage in the regular combat damage step. This sounds awesome, but I was wondering if it was true? Does first strike damage use the stack?

This is all true.
First strike damage happens in an extra combat damage step, and players get priority before the game progresses to the second combat damage step.

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cannibalchrismtg asked: If I'm Mindslavered and I'm my opponent forces me to cast Overrun, what creatures get the boost. Mine or his?

Yours.

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killstealington asked: If I Domineer an artifact creature and it loses its artifact type, does the creature stay under my control?

No.

Domineer can only legally enchant an artifact creature, so if it stops being one or both of those types, the aura falls off and lose control of it.

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viltere asked: if i have multiple prophet of kruphix out and a kruphix can i untap float mana untap again because of the different prophets or is it just a single time it untaps

It’s only a single untap, since it’s a static ability and not a trigger.

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crypsys asked: My friend likes to use Flash (the card from Mirage) at the end of my turn to put in Jin-Gitaxias, let it die, and make me discard my hand in the cleanup step due to maximum hand size even though Jin-Gitaxias is dead by that time. I'm absolutely confident that someone lied to him a long time ago about how this works, but he never believes me unless I quote a judge. Do you agree that Jin-Gitaxias's max hand size ability doesn't apply if he's dead by the cleanup step?

None of Jin’s abilities (other than flash) function when he’s not on the battlefield.

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elreaper asked: So when i have a battlefield thaumuturge out on the field and go to counter my opponents creature spell, since its target spell, do i pay one less for my instant?

No. It’s targeting a creature spell, but it only reduces the cost when you target creature permanents.

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master-peice asked: Does Prophet of Kruphix give my gods Flash???

Yes.

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waresbigdaddy asked: If I have Ordeal of Heliod attached to a creature and is sent to the graveyard, does that creature keep the counters on it?

No.

Counters don’t stay on permanents as they change zones, with the exception of Skullbriar.

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mtgknight asked: Do gods act as creatures in graveyard?

God cards are creature cards in every zone. The only time they’re not is when they’re on the battlefield when your devotion is too low.

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kyranmat asked: The planeswalker Xenagos' -6 effect reads that you exile the top 7 cards of your library and you can put any number of creatures and land cards on go the battlefield from those 7 cards. Do you have to pay the mana costs of any creatures you play with that method?

No, you’re putting them onto the battlefield, which isn’t the same as casting them.