Q:Hey, another question about Elite Arcanist, If I were to exile an instant spell like Volcanic Geyser would the converted mana cost for EA's ability be 2 Generic Mana + X?
Volcanic Geyser’s converted mana cost while it’s on the stack is 2 + whatever the value of X is. While Volcanic Geyser is anywhere except the stack — including while it’s exiled with Elite Arcanist — X equals zero and Volcanic Geyser’s converted mana cost is 2.
Note also that any time you cast a spell “without paying its mana cost”, the value of X will always be 0. Casting Volcanic Geyser off Elite Arcanist isn’t very effective.
Q:if I have a Pulse tracker with a Blade of Bloodchief on it, and someone takes control of it, can I still pay 1 to equip the blade to other card?
I assume the other player is gaining control of the Pulse Tracker, not the Blade of the Bloodchief.
The short answer to your question is yes.
When control of a creature changes, any Auras or Equipment that are attached to the creature stay attached (if able). However, gaining control of a creature that’s equipped or enchanted does not cause control of the Equipment or Aura to change. Those Equipment or Auras are still controlled by their previous controllers.
In your example, the same player still controls Blade of the Bloodchief even though they no longer control the creature it’s equipping. As Blade of the Bloodchief’s controller, the player can choose to equip Blade of the Bloodchief to another creature by activating its equip ability.
Q:Let's say I have Mourning Thrull (wich has an ability similar to likelink) and enchant it with Lifelink itself. How it would exactly work?
Whenever Mourning Thrull deals damage, that damage will cause its controller to immediately gain that much life (because of lifelink). This life is gained at the time the damage is dealt; no one can respond in between the damage being dealt and the life being gained.
Whenever Mourning Thrull deals damage, that damage will also cause Mourning Thrull’s ability to trigger. The triggered ability will be put onto the stack and players will have the opportunity to respond before it resolves. When it resolves, the player who controlled Mourning Thrull when the ability triggered will gain life equal to the damage dealt.
Q:if i have out Niv Mizzet the firemind, and i cast enter the infinite, does Niv only deal one damage, or does he deal a whole lot of damage? thanks :)
Niv’s ability triggers every time you draw a card. If you draw 50 cards, the ability will trigger 50 times, and he will deal a total of 50 damage.
Q:Hi, im working on a green white rhyse themed edh deck and have all the obvious token generators for wurms and wolves and whatnot but I was wondering if you knew any less popular effective token cards that may help out? Thank you(:
This is such an open-ended question. Wow. Uh… here’s all the great green and/or white token generators I can think of offhand.
- Doubling Season
- Primal Vigor
- Parallel Lives
- Kessig Cagebreakers
- Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage
- Phyrexian Processor
- Shrine of Loyal Legions
- Armada Wurm
- Darien, King of Kjeldor
- Night Soil
- Myr Hatchery
- Myr Battlesphere
- Myr Incubator
- Storm Herd
- Elspeth, Knight-Errant
- Elspeth Tirel
- Elspeth, Sun’s Champion
- Garruk Wildspeaker
- Garruk, Primal Hunter
- Spawning Pit
- Avenger of Zendikar
- Verdant Force
- Emeria Angel
- Rampaging Baloths
- Growing Ranks
- Sigil of the Empty Throne
- Moonsilver Spear
- Angelic Accord
- Decree of Justice
- Entreat the Angels
- Luminarch Ascension
That’s all I got. If you want more, open up Gatherer and search for green and white cards with “token” in their rules text. Heh.
Q:Does young pyromancer trigger multiple times off a storm spell ? Like with grapeshot for instance ?
No, sorry. Young Pyromancer only triggers when you cast a spell. Storm copies aren’t cast.
Q:When you play world eater, since he has 2 x's in his monstrosity cost. Do they have to be the same number? And if they do, since there's 2, does the damage as 'x' become calculated at one or both x costs combined ?
When two or more instances of ‘X’ occur in the same cost (or really, more or less anywhere on the same card) they must be same value. Early Magic experimented briefly with using X and Y to denote different variables, but this weirded out a bunch of players and never really caught on.
As for your question, when paying costs you determine the value of X and then figure out what the cost is. So for Polukranos’s ability, if you want X to be 1, then the total cost is 2G. If you want X to be 2, the total cost is 4G. And so on.
When the second ability resolves, Polukranos will deal X damage divided among the targets. The value of X will still be what it was when you activated the first ability.
Q:I'm still a little confused about the 'Fight' mechanic; does it count as combat? Because if not, then surely things like First Strike don't actually work?
Q:Probably a daft question, but does Hunt the Weak cause the caster's creature to tap?
Nope. Fighting doesn’t cause either creature to be tapped.
I general, don’t tap creatures unless something tells you to.
Q:With a card like Decimate, does the entire thing fizzle if one of the targets becomes illegal before it resolves?
No. Decimate will only fizzle if all of its targets are illegal when it tries to resolve. If Decimate still has any legal targets, it will perform as many of its effects as possible.
Note that spells like this can sometimes acquire information about their illegal targets (for example: checking creature colors for Dead Ringers), but they can never perform actions on the illegal targets or cause the illegal targets to perform actions.