Aurora Shifter
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Aurora Shifter
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Creature — Shapeshifter
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Whenever Aurora Shifter deals combat damage to a player, you get that many Energy.
At the beginning of combat on your turn, you may pay EnergyEnergy. When you do, Aurora Shifter becomes a copy of another target creature you control, except it has this ability and "Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, you get that many Energy."
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6/7/2024 You don't choose a target for Aurora Shifter's last ability at the time it triggers. Rather, a second "reflexive" ability triggers when you pay EnergyEnergy this way. You choose a target for that ability as it goes on the stack. Each player may respond to this triggered ability as normal.
6/7/2024 Aurora Shifter copies exactly what was printed on the original creature and nothing else, with the listed exception (unless that permanent is copying something else; see below). It doesn't copy whether that creature is tapped or untapped, whether it has any counters on it or Auras and Equipment attached to it, and so on.
6/7/2024 If the copied creature has Variable Colorless in its mana cost, X is 0.
6/7/2024 If the copied creature is copying something else, then Aurora Shifter becomes a copy of whatever that creature copied (with the listed exception).
6/7/2024 Because Aurora Shifter isn't entering the battlefield when it becomes a copy of another creature, any "When [this creature] enters the battlefield" or "[This creature] enters the battlefield with" abilities of the copied creature won't apply.
6/7/2024 Energy is the energy symbol. It represents one energy counter.
6/7/2024 Energy counters are a kind of counter that a player may have. They're not associated with any specific permanents.
6/7/2024 Keep track of how many energy counters each player has. Potential ways to track this include writing theme down on paper or using dice, but any method that is clear and mutually agreeable is fine. (At higher levels of tournament play, dice may not be allowed for tracking counters that players have.)
6/7/2024 If an effect says you get one or more Energy, you get that many energy counters. To pay one or more Energy, you lose that many energy counters. You can't pay more energy counters than you have. Any effects that interact with counters a player gets, has, or loses can interact with energy counters.
6/7/2024 Energy counters aren't mana. They don't go away as steps, phases, and turns end, and effects that add mana "of any type" can't give you energy counters.
6/7/2024 Some triggered abilities state that you "may pay" a certain amount of Energy. You can't pay that amount multiple times to multiply the effect. You simply choose whether or not to pay that amount of Energy as the ability resolves.
6/7/2024 Some triggered abilities that state that you "may pay" a certain amount of Energy describe an effect that happens "If you do." In that case, no player may take actions to try to stop the ability's effect after you make your choice. If the payment is followed by the phrase "When you do," then you'll choose any targets for that reflexive triggered ability and put it on the stack before players can take actions.
6/7/2024 If a spell or ability with one or more targets states that you "may pay" some amount of Energy, and each permanent that it targets has become an illegal target, the spell or ability won't resolve. You can't pay any Energy even if you want to.
6/7/2024 Some spells and abilities that give you Energy may require targets. If each target chosen is an illegal target as that spell or ability tries to resolve, it won't resolve. You won't get any Energy.
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