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PostSubject: Activated and mana abilities.   Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:01 am

Can somebody please clarify both for me.

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PostSubject: Re: Activated and mana abilities.   Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:56 am

Activated Abilities - Ones you can use when you like, for instance:
Black Mana Black Mana : Do something cool

Mana Abilities - Ones that create mana, for instance:
Untap Symbol : Add Red Mana Red Mana to your mana pool.
Mana abilities can't be countered or responded to.

There are also triggered abilities and static abilities...

Triggered Abilities - ones that watch for a certain thing, such as:
Whenever a creature comes into play, you may gain 1 life
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At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life.

Static Abilities - ones that are always there, such as:
Protection from [Whatever]
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PostSubject: Re: Activated and mana abilities.   Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:52 am

Oh sweet, just wnated to know coz one of my new cards effects was activated abilities cost 2 more to play. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Activated and mana abilities.   Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:10 am

Also, some mana abilities are activated abilities Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Activated and mana abilities.   Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:58 pm

that could get confusing,lol. Ah well the card doesnt affect mana abilities.

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PostSubject: Re: Activated and mana abilities.   Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:11 pm

What's the difference? Do activated mana abilities have a secondary effect?

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PostSubject: Re: Activated and mana abilities.   Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:26 pm

If you choose when to add mana to your mana pool, then it's an activated ability. As long as its only effect is to add mana to your mana pool, it is a mana ability.
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PostSubject: Re: Activated and mana abilities.   Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:48 am

thats right i think triggered abilities as with static abilities are checked/check for their trigger at the same time, i.e. whenever a player gains priority.
i think mana abilities can be responded to but cant be countered not sure are you sure about that william?
elemental resonance should be a benchmark, so chech up the rules on that one.... does it create a mana ability? can it be responded to or countered eg voidslime
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