Painter's Servant | Magic: The Gathering


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Official Oracle Text for Painter's Servant

Card Name:
Painter's Servant
Casting Cost:
Artifact Creature — Scarecrow

Card Text:
As Painter's Servant enters the battlefield, choose a color.
All cards that aren't on the battlefield, spells, and permanents are the chosen color in addition to their other colors.

Flavor Text:
It gathers hues from the twilight mist so that its master can paint a better world.

Official Rulings for Painter's Servant

5/1/2008 : This ability affects every card in every game zone, all tokens on the battlefield, and all spell copies on the stack, regardless of who controls or owns them.

5/1/2008 : This ability doesn't overwrite any previous colors. Rather, it adds another color.

5/1/2008 : The effects of multiple Painter's Servants are cumulative.

5/1/2008 : While Painter's Servant is on the battlefield, an effect that changes an object's colors will overwrite Painter's Servant's effect. For example, casting Cerulean Wisps on a creature will turn it blue, regardless of the color chosen for Painter's Servant.

5/1/2008 : Each card becomes a new object as it changes zones, so this effect will apply to it from scratch in the new zone. Zone-change replacement abilities that care about the new color (like "[color] permanents enter the battlefield tapped") won't work because those effects are applied as the card is entering its new zone. Zone-change triggered abilities that care about the new color (like "when a [color] permanent enters the battlefield" or "when you cast a [color] spell") will work because those effects apply after the card is already in its new zone.

5/1/2008 : If something affected by Painter's Servant is normally colorless, it will simply be the new color. It won't be both the new color and colorless.


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