Replicate

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Replicate
Keyword Ability
Type Static (1st ability)
Triggered (2nd ability)
Introduced Guildpact
Last Used Guildpact
Reminder Text Replicate [cost] (When you cast this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.)
Storm Scale 5[1]
Statistics 10 cards
{U}50% {R}30% {U/R}20%
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Replicate

Replicate is a keyword ability attributed to the Izzet in the Guildpact set of the Ravnica block.[2] It works by putting copies of a given instant or sorcery onto the stack for each time you pay the Replicate cost. So far, each card printed with Replicate has had a Replicate cost equal to its mana cost.

Rules[edit | edit source]

From the Comprehensive Rules (Ravnica Allegiance (January 25, 2019))

  • 702.55. Replicate
    • 702.55a Replicate is a keyword that represents two abilities. The first is a static ability that functions while the spell with replicate is on the stack. The second is a triggered ability that functions while the spell with replicate is on the stack. "Replicate [cost]" means "As an additional cost to cast this spell, you may pay [cost] any number of times" and "When you cast this spell, if a replicate cost was paid for it, copy it for each time its replicate cost was paid. If the spell has any targets, you may choose new targets for any of the copies." Paying a spell's replicate cost follows the rules for paying additional costs in rules 601.2b and 601.2f-h.
    • 702.55b If a spell has multiple instances of replicate, each is paid separately and triggers based on the payments made for it, not any other instance of replicate.

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (Ravnica Allegiance (January 25, 2019))

Replicate
A keyword ability that creates copies of a spell. See rule 702.55, "Replicate."

Rulings[edit | edit source]

  • Copies created with replicate will have replicate abilities themselves. However, since those copies aren't played, their replicate costs can't be paid and their replicate abilities won't trigger.
  • Each copy is separate. If one of them is countered (including the actual spell card), the rest remain on the stack.
  • If the replicate trigger is countered (by the Scourge spell Stifle, for example), no replicate copies will be created. The original spell will be unaffected.

Examples[edit | edit source]

  • Gigadrowse - {U}
    Instant
    Replicate {U} (When you cast this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.)
    Tap target permanent.
  • Shattering Spree - {R}
    Sorcery
    Replicate {R} (When you cast this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.)
    Destroy target artifact.

Creature that grants Replicate[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mark Rosewater. (May 2, 2016.) "Storm Scale: Ravnica and Return to Ravnica", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Aaron Forsythe. (March 3, 2006.) "Yes It Iz", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.