Curse of Bloodletting | Magic: The Gathering


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Official Oracle Text for Curse of Bloodletting

Card Name:
Curse of Bloodletting
Casting Cost:
Enchantment — Aura Curse

Card Text:
Enchant player
If a source would deal damage to enchanted player, it deals double that damage to that player instead.

Flavor Text:
It is the demon's mark, an infernal claim on the flesh of the guilty.

Official Rulings for Curse of Bloodletting

1/22/2011 : Curse of Bloodletting works with any damage, not just combat damage. It also doesn't matter who controls the source of the damage that's being dealt.

1/22/2011 : The source of the damage doesn't change. A spell that deals damage will specify the source of the damage, often the spell itself. An ability that deals damage will also specify the source of the damage, although the ability itself will never be that source. Often the source of the ability is also the source of the damage.

1/22/2011 : If more than one Curse of Bloodletting enchants the same player, damage dealt to that player will double for each one (two of them will end up multiplying the damage by four, three of them by eight, and four of them by sixteen).

1/22/2011 : If multiple effects modify how damage will be dealt to the enchanted player, that player chooses the order to apply the effects. For example, Mending Hands says, "Prevent the next 4 damage that would be dealt to target creature or player this turn." Suppose a spell would deal 5 damage to enchanted player and that player has cast Mending Hands targeting him or herself. The enchanted player can either (a) prevent 4 damage first and then let Curse of Bloodletting's effect double the remaining 1 damage, taking 2 damage, or (b) double the damage to 10 and then prevent 4 damage, taking 6 damage.

1/22/2011 : If the enchanted player controls a planeswalker and noncombat damage is being dealt to the player from a source controlled by an opponent, the enchanted player will choose whether to apply Curse of Bloodletting or the planeswalker redirection effect first. If the player chooses to apply the planeswalker redirection effect first, and the opponent chooses to redirect the damage to the planeswalker, then Curse of Bloodletting won't double the damage.


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