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 Post subject: Do you Control your Commander while it's in the Command Zone
AgePosted: 2018-Jul-23 5:29 am 

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Hi, I have never played Commander and have actually never played Magic and I am trying to learn.

When you start the game, when your Commander is in the Command Zone, do you technically "Control" it at that time?

Thanks in advance for your response.


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 Post subject: Re: Do you Control your Commander while it's in the Command Zone
AgePosted: 2018-Jul-23 10:06 am 
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Short answer: No.

Long answer: You control permanents on the battlefield and spells on the stack. Cards in the command zone, graveyard, library, hand, or exile are not on the battlefield, therefore you do not control them.

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 Post subject: Re: Do you Control your Commander while it's in the Command Zone
AgePosted: 2018-Jul-23 10:20 am 
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One clarification, though: If your commander in the Command zone is the source of an effect - such as Derevi, Empyrial Tactician's activated ability or Edgar Markov's triggered ability, you control those abilities while they're on the stack (even if you aren't considered to "control" the card causing them).

This is because, while the game doesn't consider you to control cards/spells/abilities not on the battlefield or stack, you are still considered to own them.

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