Xantid Swarm timing question

Discussion in 'Rules Questions' started by Mikeymike, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. Mikeymike Captain Hiatus

    Is there any way for an opponent to kill/target my Xantid Swarm in response to me declaring him as an attacker?

    I suppose the real question is, does declaring attackers go on the stack?
  2. Lotus Mox New Member

    I don't think declaring attackers goes on the stack, but abilities, that trigger by attacking with a creature, do.

    You could e.g. play Wing Shards in response to the triggered ability of an opponent's Swarm.
  3. Mikeymike Captain Hiatus

    Cool, that makes a lot of sense. Much obliged Lotus Mox
  4. EricBess Active Member

    Just for clarity, when you do this, the ability of Xantid Swarm will still resolve. So, this will allow you to kill the Swarm with such cards as Wing Shards that rely on attacking creatures, but it will not allow you to play any additional spells later that turn once the Swarm's ability has indeed resolved.

    Stifle, on the other hand...
  5. train The Wildcard!!!...

    stinks... it's blue...

    I am picking up swarms though...
  6. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Mmmm, blue!

    Counterspell! Counterspell! Counterspell! Counterspell! Counterspell! Counterspell! Counterspell! Counterspell! Counterspell! Counterspell! Counterspell! Counterspell! Counterspell!
  7. Jigglypuff Big Cute Pink Thing

    On the subject of blue, I purchased an Ancestral Recall yesterday. Except I don't know what to do with it.

    (- Steve -)
  8. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    give it to me :D
  9. Mikeymike Captain Hiatus

    Easy, you play it in (almost) every deck you own that has blue in it. And if it doesn't have blue, splash it in :D. Seriously though, your only concern should be if you are playing Cunning Wish: "Recall maindeck, or Recall in the side?"

    And if you're playing team games in MP, remember that you can also play it on your teammate.

    Congrats on the Recall. I thought it was super-cheese until I started playing it. Now I'm its' bitch.
  10. timmy The Lord of Dance

    Jigglypuff
    The Cutest Guy In The CPA

    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: Greeley, CO
    Posts: 1286
    On the subject of blue, I purchased an Ancestral Recall yesterday. Except I don't know what to do with it.

    (- Steve -)

    nightstalker is wrong the best thing to do with it is give it to me
  11. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Thou dareth to call us WRONG?

    *Stabs timmy in the groin with tazer*

    Yo Jig, I'll give you a jigglypuff for you to donate the recall to us :D
  12. train The Wildcard!!!...

    Hey puff congrats...

    Here's a test to make sure you didn't get ripped-off - in case you'd like to try it...

    All original Magic cards, including new ones, can, when held in the normal verttical position be bent in half to touch corners without creating a crease on the card...

    If the card creases or breaks, the card is a counterfeit...

    Don't worry - practice a few times on your extra Elvish Rangers, before giving it a shot on the recall...

    "WOTC was huge on counterfeit crackdown at one time..."
  13. Mikeymike Captain Hiatus

    My buddy's fake Mox Ruby showed iteself in this manner, vs. his real Mox Jet which passed the test (along with a bunch of other UNL commons as a safety net).
  14. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    It is said that if you burn your cards, the fakes will smell differently from the real ones...


    Coming from a pyromainia :eek: would you try it?

    - Some people are crazy that way.

    "NOOO! Not me Alpha Black Lotus!!!!"

    "Dude, it was fake."

    "Thats not what Richard Garfield said when he handed it to me."
  15. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Hey Jigglypuff, how much did you pay for it?
  16. train The Wildcard!!!...

    i actually have to credit the test to The Mad Hatter... whom is now... sadly... retired from Magic...:(

    but it was during the big counterfeit era of Magic...
  17. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I've read it about in one of the early Duelists (like single digit issue)
  18. Jigglypuff Big Cute Pink Thing

    $110. American dollars, obviously.

    (- Steve -)
  19. train The Wildcard!!!...

    Did you test it Puff... just wondering...:cool:
  20. Mikeymike Captain Hiatus

    Its like that Salem Witch test.

    They tied women to chairs and threw them in the river.

    If they floated they were witches.
    Of course that meant that all those who weren't witches drowned to death.
    .
    .
    .
    Duh

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