If a creature dies at the same time that Ashes of the Abhorrent is destroyed, youâ€™ll gain 1 life.
Ashes of the Abhorrent doesnâ€™t stop players from playing land cards from the graveyard if an effect allows them to do so.
Activated abilities contain a colon. Theyâ€™re generally written â€œ[Cost]: [Effect].â€ Some keyword abilities (such as embalm from the Amonkhet set) are activated abilities and will have colons in their reminder text. Triggered abilities (starting with â€œwhen,â€ â€œwhenever,â€ or â€œatâ€) are unaffected by Ashes of the Abhorrent.