Path of Ancestry
 
Community Rating:
0.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.0
Community Rating: 5 / 5  (0 votes)
Card Name:
Path of Ancestry
Types:
Land
Card Text:
Path of Ancestry enters the battlefield tapped.
Tap: Add to your mana pool one mana of any color in your commander's color identity. When that mana is spent to cast a creature spell that shares a creature type with your commander, scry 1.
Expansion:
Rarity:
Common
Card Number:
56
Artist:
Rulings
8/25/2017 The color identity of your commander is set before the game begins and doesn’t change during the game, even if your commander is in a hidden zone (like the hand or library) or an effect changes your commander’s color.
8/25/2017 Your commander’s creature types are checked immediately after you cast a creature spell spending mana from Path of Ancestry’s last ability. They aren’t set before the game begins, and they may not be the same types your commander had when you activated that ability.
8/25/2017 If you cast your commander with mana from Path of Ancestry, and your commander hasn’t somehow lost all of its creature types while on the stack, you’ll scry 1.
8/25/2017 If mana from Path of Ancestry is spent to cast a creature spell that shares a type with your commander, you’ll scry 1 before that spell resolves.
8/25/2017 If your commander is in a hidden zone (like the hand or library) or is phased out, it’s considered to have no creature types.
8/25/2017 If your commander has no creature types, it can’t share a creature type with any spell that you cast.
8/25/2017 If Path of Ancestry’s last ability produces two mana (most likely due to Mana Reflection), you’ll scry 1 twice if you spend those two mana to cast one creature spell that shares a type with your commander. You won’t scry 2. You’ll also scry 1 twice if you spend this mana to cast two creature spells that each share a type with your commander.
8/25/2017 On the other hand, if an ability triggers when you tap Path of Ancestry for mana and produces more mana (such as that of Zendikar Resurgent or Mirari’s Wake), you’ll scry 1 only once when you spend those two mana.
8/25/2017 If your commander is a card like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth that has no colors in its color identity, Path of Ancestry’s last ability produces no mana.
8/25/2017 In formats other than Commander, Path of Ancestry’s last ability produces no mana.