In past Eye of the Stack articles I’ve covered very specific card interactions. One of those articles that has proved to be very popular covered what happens when you Lightning Bolt a Tarmogoyf, something that most people didn’t know exactly how it worked. Where did the confusion stem from? State-Based Actions. Let’s talk about those.
Lightning Bolt is one of the staple cards in Modern that are run in any deck using red. Very rarely do we see it omitted from decklists. Tarmogoyf has a similar criteria, except for green decks. Being so common, the interaction of these 2 cards should be understood by anyone wanting to enter the format.
Hello readers! Welcome to the first entry in our new series Eye of the Stack! In this series we will look at some of the more in-depth interactions of the many cards in Magic: The Gathering. Let’s begin!