#CMAskTheJudge Episode 4 - Copy Into Transform
Episode four of Cardmarket's AskTheJudge series. Each installment in this series will include a video that poses a rules question about MTG. Watch the video, comment with your answer, and then check your work below.
What Happens When Garruk Relentless Attempts to Transform?
Welcome to #CMAskTheJudge! This week, our judge wants to know what happens to a copied Garruk Relentless / Garruk, the Veil-Cursed after killing an opposing Grizzly Bears. Comment on our video (or below) with your answers and, additionally, you can find the correct answer below the image!
When the second ability of Garruk Relentless resolves, the Grizzly Bears will die and Garruk's first ability will trigger. But this is where the problems lies. Garruks first trigger is a so-called "state trigger." It triggers whenever its conditions are met and it is not on the stack. The problem is, a copy of a card with transform is not able to transform, because it does not know what the backside looks like. So the trigger will resolve, do nothing and will then trigger again. If nobody is able to stop this loop by killing Garruk or giving him more counters, the game will end in a draw.