Spitting Image
 
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Card Name:
Spitting Image
Mana Cost:
4Green or BlueGreen or Blue
Converted Mana Cost:
6

Types:
Sorcery
Card Text:
Put a token that's a copy of target creature onto the battlefield.
Retrace (You may cast this card from your graveyard by discarding a land card in addition to paying its other costs.)
Flavor Text:
Spitting is the customary greeting between a creature and its magical impostor.
Expansion:
Rarity:
Rare
Card Number:
162
Artist:
Rulings
8/1/2008 Casting a card by using its retrace ability works just like casting any other spell, with two exceptions: You're casting it from your graveyard rather than your hand, and you must discard a land card in addition to any other costs.
8/1/2008 A retrace card cast from your graveyard follows the normal timing rules for its card type.
8/1/2008 When a retrace card you cast from your graveyard resolves or is countered, it's put back into your graveyard. You may use the retrace ability to cast it again.
8/1/2008 If the active player casts a spell that has retrace, that player may cast that card again after it resolves, before another player can remove the card from the graveyard. The active player has priority after the spell resolves, so he or she can immediately cast a new spell. Since casting a card with retrace from the graveyard moves that card onto the stack, no one else would have the chance to affect it while it's still in the graveyard.
8/1/2008 As the token is created, it checks the printed values of the creature it's copying -- or, if that creature is itself a token, the original characteristics of that token as stated by the effect that put it onto the battlefield -- as well as any copy effects that have been applied to it. It won't copy counters on the creature, nor will it copy other effects that have changed the creature's power, toughness, types, color, or so on.