MTG Card Baleful Mastery


Baleful Mastery
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Released2021-04-23
Mana cost
Converted mana cost4
Border colorBlack
Set PSTX - Strixhaven: School of Mages Promos
RarityRare
Layoutnormal
TypeInstant
Number64s
Frame version2015
Illustred by Chris Cold

This card is found in a booster pack.

This card be found in foil.

Printings

Formats and restrictions

StandardLegal
HistoricbrawlLegal
CommanderLegal
HistoricLegal
LegacyLegal
ModernLegal
FutureLegal
VintageLegal
DuelLegal
GladiatorLegal
BrawlLegal
PioneerLegal

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Text of card Baleful Mastery


You may pay rather than pay this spell's mana cost. If the cost was paid, an opponent draws a card. Exile target creature or planeswalker.

Rules and information for Baleful Mastery


2021-04-16

The mana value of a spell on the stack is determined by its mana cost, not any alternative costs you used to pay for it.

2021-04-16

If you choose to pay one alternative cost, you can’t pay any other alternative costs. For example, if an effect lets you cast a “Mastery” spell “without paying its mana cost,” you can’t also choose to pay its given alternative cost.

2021-04-16

If an effect increases or decreases the cost of spells you cast, that cost increase or decrease is applied to the alternative cost you chose to pay. In that case, the cost was still paid for the purposes of the effect, even if you paid more or less for it when it was cast.

2021-04-16

If you copy a “Mastery” spell and the alternative cost was paid, the copy will resolve as though the cost was paid.

2021-04-16

In a multiplayer game, you choose which opponent takes the prescribed action as the spell resolves.