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NBarden
Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:10 am
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A couple questions on this card.

1). Neither player controls any creatures. I play Biorythm. What happens?

2). How exactly does this card work? Is it a 1-time use only, or does it become a static ability, changing throughout the game depending on the number of creatures in play?

3). I use Jhoira of the Ghitu to suspend both a Wrath of God, a Biorythm and a creature simultaneously. A few turns later, at the start of my upkeep, I remove a token from each, and all hit play. Can I choose Biorythm to hit the stack first followed by my creature, allowing Wrath to resolve, then my creature, for Biorythm to reduce their life total to 0 and mine to 1?

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Felipe Musco
Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:00 pm
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1). Neither player controls any creatures. I play Biorythm. What happens?

Each players life total becomes 0.When State-Based Effects are checked, the game sees 2 players with 0 life, so they both lose. The game ends in a draw. Shuffle up for the next game.

2). How exactly does this card work? Is it a 1-time use only, or does it become a static ability, changing throughout the game depending on the number of creatures in play?

Itís a sorcery, meaning it resolves, does its effect, and thatís it. It canít, in no way, be a stactic ability, since those belong to permanents only, and permanents are only things that are in play (sorceries and instants can never be "in play"). If it was an enchantment, for instance, THEN the text would be that of a continuous effect, and WOULD be altered accordingly (just like Ajaniís Avatarís P/T is, if you gain life, it rises, it you lose life, it lowers).

3). I use Jhoira of the Ghitu to suspend both a Wrath of God, a Biorythm and a creature simultaneously. A few turns later, at the start of my upkeep, I remove a token from each, and all hit play. Can I choose Biorythm to hit the stack first followed by my creature, allowing Wrath to resolve, then my creature, for Biorythm to reduce their life total to 0 and mine to 1?

Ah, now this one is tricky. Itís nto that easily, but the play CAN be done. However, you do not simply stack the spells. They are suspended, so at the beggining of your upkeep, 3 triggered abilities trigger, telling you to remove a time counter. Since you control them all, you can stack THEM so that you remove the last counter from Wrath first. However, when you remove the counter, ANOTHER triggered ability triggers, telling you to play the spell without paying its mana cost. Since the ability does not give you a duration, you MUST play the spell RIGHT AWAY, so when Wrath of God hits the stack, the other spells are not even on the stack yet, theyíre still suspended, waiting for you to remove their last counter. THEN, you repeat the process, casting your creature, and lastly Biorhythm. And yes, if you did it correctly, after it resolves, youíll have 1 life, and you opponent will have 0, unless, of course, HE can respond to your Biorhytm while itís on the stack, by killing that one creature into play, then, as seen above, the game would end up in a draw. And if heís playing Mannequin and can both kill your guy AND put a creature into play at instant speed, then YOUíd lose. Wink
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