.. when you’re playing Sudario Refraction, you cannot move the same Sudario Refraction you just played to the top of your library (during the action’s resolution)? The reason for this is, that you have to “choose three cards” in the ash heap when the card is played. Since at that moment the Sudario Refraction is not (yet) in the ash heap, it cannot be named. Of course, if there’s already another Sudario Refraction in the ash heap, it’s of course possible to take this second copy of the card to the top of your library. It would be different if the card would say “search your ash heap for three cards“, then the act of selection the cards is placed during the (successful) resolution of the action, and not the announcement.
A related issue is that when playing Ashur Tablets you have to name the (up to) 13 cards (and the one you want to take into your hand) when playing the card, that is especially before you draw the replacement card.
- Reference: [LSJ-2005-04-22].