Paralyze | Magic: The Gathering
Formats Paralyze is Legal in
Official Oracle Text for Paralyze
When Paralyze enters the battlefield, tap enchanted creature.
Enchanted creature doesn't untap during its controller's untap step.
At the beginning of the upkeep of enchanted creature's controller, that player may pay . If he or she does, untap the creature.
Official Rulings for Paralyze
10/4/2004 : Paralyze can be cast targeting a creature which is already tapped.
10/4/2004 : The creature can only be untapped using Paralyze once per turn.
10/4/2004 : Two Paralyzes are not cumulative. Paying either one will untap the creature.
9/16/2007 : This is a change from the most recent wording. As was the case in the past, Paralyze itself has the last triggered ability, rather than granting that ability to the enchanted creature.