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Needlebite Trap | Magic: The Gathering

 

Formats Needlebite Trap is Legal in

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Standard
Modern
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Commander
 
 

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Official Oracle Text for Needlebite Trap

Card Name:
Needlebite Trap
Casting Cost:
Type:
Instant — Trap

Card Text:
If an opponent gained life this turn, you may pay rather than pay Needlebite Trap's mana cost.
Target player loses 5 life and you gain 5 life.

Flavor Text:
The traps around the vampire city of Malakir hint at the thirst of its inhabitants.

Official Rulings for Needlebite Trap

10/1/2009 : You may ignore a Trap's alternative cost condition and simply cast it for its normal mana cost. This is true even if its alternative cost condition has been met.

10/1/2009 : Casting a Trap by paying its alternative cost doesn't change its mana cost or converted mana cost. The only difference is the cost you actually pay.

10/1/2009 : Effects that increase or reduce the cost to cast a Trap will apply to whichever cost you chose to pay.

10/1/2009 : Needlebite Trap's alternative cost condition checks only whether life was gained. It doesn't care whether life was also lost. For example, if an opponent gained 4 life and lost 6 life during the turn, that player will have a lower life total than he or she started the turn with -- but you can still cast Needlebite Trap by paying .

 
 

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