Top 5 Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Rules Questions - Ask the Judge
Today, the judge Antonio Faillace presents the most recurring questions that he saw during Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty's Prerelease!Edit Article
Top 5 Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Prerelease Questions
5 — Crew vehicles with creatures that were cast this turn
Kaladeshin 2016, but they haven't been as "core" in a set since then. It's natural that some details have been forgotten in these more than 5 years, or whoever started playing in the meantime didn't have such a great contact with Vehicles. “Crew” is an activated ability
of the vehicle, not the creature, so you can activate it with a creature that just cast this turn. The creature can't attack or activate its own abilities, of course—remember the “summoning sickness” rule—but since you're only using it to activate an ability of another permanent, that's fine.
4 — Only abilities on the stack can be countered by Mirrorshell Crab
activated(that is, the controller pays a cost and puts it on the stack) and others that are
triggered(they go on the stack when some event happens). Some examples: Fetchlands (activated), Soul Warden (triggered), even the Mirrorshell's own Channel ability (which also activates when paying the cost).
These, which go on the stack, are the abilities that Mirrorshell Crab can counter. Oh, and one last tip!
Mana abilities don't use the stack, so you can't counter lands generating mana (or a mana dork, etc)
3 — The Lethal Exploit card “holds” information about the modified creatures at the time it goes to the stack
as you cast the spell”! So by the time Lethal Exploit hits the stack, it's already defined what the additional -1/-1 will be to its normal effect, and adding or removing modified creatures from the board, even with Lethal Exploit still on the stack, won't change its effect.
2 — When a creature attacks, objects attached to it are NOT tapped together
it will NOT be tapped when the other one attacks. Which lets you, after combat passes, pay the Reconfigure cost and make it revert to a creature — untapped and ready to block if necessary.