Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Judge Bill's Corner
Q: Are morph considered tokens?
Q: Can Duplicant remove a morph?
A: Yes. The morph card, as it is removed, will be
revealed (turned face up) (504.6), and Duplicant will
have the power and toughness of the face up creature.
Q: If Duplicant removes a face down Exalted Angel, what
is its power and toughness?
Q: If a Duplicant is in play and I play Sculpting Steel
copying the Duplicant what does it become?
A: It becomes a new Duplicant, and you will have to
remove a new creature, or the Sculpting Duplicant will
be a 2/4. Sculpting Steel does not copy Imprint choices.
Q: With Scythe of the Wretched, my friend seems to think
that any damage will put my creature in to the
graveyard, but I think that the damage has to match or
go over the toughness. Which one of us is right?
A: You are. Scythe in and of itself doesn't cause lethal
damage. The creature has to be dealt damage equal to or
greater than its toughness to be destroyed.
Q: If I remove a Fire/Ice for Isochron Scepter, must I
choose whether it’s the Fire or the Ice that is
imprinted... Or are both of them imprinted?
A: The entire card, that is, "Fire/Ice," Is imprinted.
When you play the Scepter's ability, you will choose
which side you want to play for that activation. You may
choose different sides for multiple Scepter activations;
you don't have to choose the same side each time.
Q: If my opponent and I are both at 2 life and they
attack me with a 2/2 creature, if I cast Eye For An Eye,
would it be a draw or would someone lose first?
A: You have no chance to play the Eye for an Eye before
you die. The damage must have been ALREADY DEALT. After
the damage is dealt, you lose before any spells can be
Eye for an Eye
Eye for an Eye deals X damage to the controller of the
source of your choice that dealt damage to you this
turn, where X is the damage dealt to you by that source
Q: My opponent uses an Oath of Druids to remove cards
from the top of their library, revealing 10 non-creature
cards, then a Gaea's Blessing, then a creature card. If
I have a Tormod's Crypt out, is it possible for me to
remove their graveyard from the game in response to the
ability of the Gaea's Blessing?
A: Yes. Gaea's Blessing's graveyard ability is a
triggered ability. Thus, it uses the stack and can be
responded to before it resolves.
Q: My opponent plays Illusions of Grandeur. A few turns
go by and they just paid 4 mana for the upkeep. If they
use Donate to give it to me, will the cumulative upkeep
reset to 2, or will it be up to 6 on my turn?
A: It will be 6. Cumulative Upkeep does not reset if
ownership changes control.
Q: If I have a Lotus Petal and Seat of the Synod in
play, is it possible for me to cast a Frogmite?
A: Yes. Announce the Frogmite. Its cost is locked in at
2, and then you have a space to play mana abilities
before you have to pay for it, which is when you
sacrifice the Petal for mana.
Q: If I play Mourner's Shield and remove a green card
from a graveyard, can I choose Multani, Maro Sorcerer
(can't be the target of spells or abilities) as a source
of damage and prevent that damage?
A: Yes. See Mantra 3.
From Tuesday's column:
>>>Q: Player A plays a random goblin.
Player B plays Chain of vapor, returning the goblin.
Player A Copies the spell, (sacrificing a land, and
bouncing the creature Player B had out) and replays the
Player B passes priority.
Player A Goes into the combat step, and announces
Player B Plays Wing Shards.
How many creatures must be sacrificed?
5 or 3?
A: Only 3. The only spells played were the goblin
(twice) and the Wing Shards.
503.10. To copy a spell means to put a copy of the spell
onto the stack; a copy of a spell isn’t “played.”...<<<
C: You missed a spell.
1) The goblin spell
2) The Chain of Vapor (original, not the copy)
3) The goblin spell again
4) Wing Shards.
The Storm trigger will create three copies when it
resolves, for a total of four sacrificed attacking
creatures (assuming there are four attackers).
A: Indeed I did miss a spell, and the Storm will create
3 copies for a total of 4 Wing Shards.
See you Tuesday.
DCI Level 2 Judge