Q:Would kiora of the crashing waves +1work on mistcutter hydra i wasnt sure if her being a planeswalker would effect any thing
"Protection from blue" means, among other things, "can’t be the target of blue spells or abilities from blue sources."
Kiora is blue, therefore the Hydra can’t be legally targeted by her ability.
Q:If I have an emrakul on the battlefield can my opponent cast sudden spoiling then path to exile and target emrakul with path
Yes. After Sudden Spoiling resolves, Emrakul will no longer have “Protection from colored spells,” so Path to Exile will be able to legally target it.
Q:If you have two creatures pit fight or fight using domri rade, do damage / non activated abilities take effect? Such as death touch, life link, first strike? I always thought they didn't apply but we had a disagreement in our play group... If they do not would you be able to play a reaper of the wilds, activate domri's fight ability, then activate the reapers death touch ability by paying one mana and then have death touch apply in the fight? As always thanks for your help!
The “fight” mechanic counts as creatures dealing damage, but doesn’t count as creatures dealing combat damage. This is because combat damage is a specific kind of damage that’s only dealt as part of attacking and blocking.
Other abilities that care about combat damage — such as first strike — won’t apply, because damage dealt by the “fight” mechanic isn’t combat damage.
However, abilities that just care about any damage — such as deathtouch and lifelink — will apply, because damage dealt by the “fight” mechanic is still damage.
Q:i cast maelstrom elemental, and on my first cascade i hit a mist raven. can i bounce the elemental back to my hand using the raven's triggered ability?
Unfortunately not. Objects on the stack resolve in First-In, Last-Out order: in other words, because the Mist Raven is cast while the Wanderer is already on the stack, the Raven will resolve and enter the battlefield before the Wanderer does. As a result, the Wanderer will not yet be a creature on the battlefield when the Raven’s ability triggers, so it’s not a legal target for the trigger.
Q:do you think sen triplets would work very well as an EDH general?
Depends on what you want to accomplish.
In 1v1, Sen Triplets is a very powerful, not very interactive commander. You’ll win a lot, but your opponent will probably be bored. (The strongest thing about this card is that you’re simultaneously denying your opponent the best card in their hand AND casting a spell without giving up a card in your hand EVERY turn. This is a very hard thing to play around if your opponent doesn’t have the answer right away, and as a commander, the Triplets are back two turns later even if they do get answered.)
In multiplayer, Sen Triplets is significantly less brutal (since they only hit one player at once), and as a result, games on the whole will be more interactive and fun (especially if you spread the love around and don’t fixate on one player). However, individual players probably still won’t enjoy being Triplets’d even a little bit, so expect to draw some hate anyway.
One final note is that Sen Triplets’ ability effectively stops one player per turn from interacting with you at all, so if you’re building a deck that’s trying to combo out, the Triplets are handy for locking out whichever opponent has the best chance to disrupt your combo.
Q:Sorry for the vagueness here. If I cast something that turns a land into a creature til end of turn, then cast something to place a permanent copy of that creature, will the copy die, stay a creature, or become a land at end of turn?
The copy will be a land that isn’t a creature. Copy effects don’t copy temporary modifiers such as “becomes a creature until end of turn”. For the most part, copy effects only copy the printed text on the card they’re copying.
Q:Someone told me that if you're at a tournament and you draw your initial hand without declaring whether you want to play or draw, it's just assumed that you want to play first. Is this a real rule?
Technically, if you won the choice of play/draw, and look at your first hand of seven cards without declaring, you’ve chosen to play by default.
This rule exists because there has to be a default one way or the other, and choosing to play is much more common.
Q:Can an overloaded Dynacharge trigger heroic?
No. Overloaded spells don’t target, because each instance of the word “target” is replaced with “each”.
Q:If I cast Possibility Storm, then cast a Sorcery that reveals Enter the Infinite, do I "put exiled cards on the bottom of library" after Enter resolves?
No, you’ll do it long before that. You complete all of Possibility Storm’s effects before you move on to anything else on the stack. (Remember, casting a spell basically just means putting it onto the stack. Casting =/= resolving.)
Q:Does Legion's Initiative return to the battlefield along with all the exiled creatures when you use its ability, or does it remain in exile and only the creatures return at the beginning of the next combat step? Thanks!! You run an amazing blog!!
Exiling Legion’s Initiative is part of the cost for activating its ability. Everything after the “:" is the effect.
Only “those cards” (the exiled creatures) will be returned to the battlefield. Legion’s Initiative will not return.