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
Number378
Frame version2015
Illustred by Ovidio Cartagena

This card is found in a booster pack.

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.

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.