MTG Card Pithing Needle


Pithing Needle
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Released2021-09-24
Mana cost
Converted mana cost1
Border colorBlack
Set MID - Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
RarityRare
Layoutnormal
TypeArtifact
Number257
Frame version2015
Illustred by Ovidio Cartagena

This card be found in foil.

Printings

Formats and restrictions

StandardLegal
HistoricbrawlBanned
CommanderLegal
HistoricLegal
LegacyLegal
ModernLegal
FutureLegal
VintageLegal
DuelLegal
GladiatorLegal
BrawlBanned
PioneerLegal

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Text of card Pithing Needle


As Pithing Needle enters the battlefield, choose a card name. Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.

Occasionally a skaab remembers too much of its former life. Luckily, there's an easy cure.

Rules and information for Pithing Needle


2005-06-01

Pithing Needle affects cards regardless of what zone they’re in. This includes cards in hand, cards in the graveyard, and exiled cards. For example, a player can’t cycle Eternal Dragon or return an Eternal Dragon from their graveyard to hand if Pithing Needle naming Eternal Dragon is on the battlefield.

2005-06-01

You can name any card, even if that card doesn’t normally have an activated ability. You can’t name a token unless that token has the same name as a card.

2005-06-01

If you name a card that has both a mana ability and another activated ability, the mana ability can be activated but the other ability can’t be activated.

2009-10-01

Once Pithing Needle has left the battlefield, activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can be activated again.

2012-10-01

Activated abilities include a colon and are written in the form “
-ost:
-ffect].” Triggered abilities and static abilities of the named card work normally.