Phantom Nishoba | Magic: The Gathering
Formats Phantom Nishoba is Legal in
Official Oracle Text for Phantom Nishoba
Phantom Nishoba enters the battlefield with seven +1/+1 counters on it.
Whenever Phantom Nishoba deals damage, you gain that much life.
If damage would be dealt to Phantom Nishoba, prevent that damage. Remove a +1/+1 counter from Phantom Nishoba.
Official Rulings for Phantom Nishoba
10/4/2004 : If unpreventable damage is applied to this card, you still remove a counter even though the prevention fails.
10/4/2004 : Remove one counter each time it would be damaged. If it was going to take more than one point of damage, you prevent all the damage and still only remove one counter.
10/4/2004 : The damage prevention ability works even if it has no counters, as long as some effect keeps its toughness above zero.