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Reveal

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Reveal
Introduced: Sixth Edition
Last Used: Evergreen
Reminder Text: No official reminder text
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Reveal is a keyword action. By keywording it, the Sixth Edition rules change clarified that there was a difference between a player looking at hidden information (usually something in a player's hand) and that player revealing it which meant that all players saw it. This distinction isn't important in a two-player game but matters very much when three or more players are involved. Also, the game would later care about things being revealed. [1]

Rules[edit | edit source]

From the Comprehensive Rules (Ixalan (September 29, 2017))

  • 701.14. Reveal
    • 701.14a To reveal a card, show that card to all players for a brief time. If an effect causes a card to be revealed, it remains revealed for as long as necessary to complete the parts of the effect that card is relevant to. If the cost to cast a spell or activate an ability includes revealing a card, the card remains revealed from the time the spell or ability is announced until the time it leaves the stack.
    • 701.14b Revealing a card doesn’t cause it to leave the zone it’s in.
    • 701.14c If cards in a player’s library are shuffled or otherwise reordered, any revealed cards that are reordered stop being revealed and become new objects.
    • 701.14d Some effects instruct a player to look at one or more cards. Looking at a card follows the same rules as revealing a card, except that the card is shown only to the specified player.

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (Ixalan (September 29, 2017))

Reveal
To show a card to all players for a brief time. See rule 701.14, “Reveal.”

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mark Rosewater. (June 8, 2015.) “Evergreen Eggs & Ham”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.