#CMAskTheJudge Episode 42 - Ashiok vs. Dredge
Episode 42 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, then check your work below. This week's question is about how Ashiok, Dream Render's second ability works.
What If It's up Against Dredge?
Welcome to #CMAskTheJudge! This time, our judge wants to know what happens if Ashiok, Dream Render mills cards that have "when this card is put into graveyard" abilities. Comment on our video (or below) with your answers and, additionally, you will find the correct answer below the images!
First, Ashiok's ability is activated and the two cards are put directly into graveyard from the library. That is the moment when their abilities trigger, but they are not put on the stack just yet. Then, the opponent's graveyard gets exiled as a part of the resolution of Ashiok's ability. After that, the triggers are put on the stack, but they do nothing as the cards have already changed zones.
It would be a different scenario if the ability says "when this card is put into graveyard, exile it instead" or "shuffle it into library instead" (Example: Nexus of Fate), as in that case, it's not actually a triggered ability, but rather a replacement effect and as such, doesn't use the stack.