Parasitic Strix
 
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Card Name:
Parasitic Strix
Mana Cost:
2Blue
Converted Mana Cost:
3

Types:
Artifact Creature — Bird
Card Text:
Flying
When Parasitic Strix enters the battlefield, if you control a black permanent, target player loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.
Flavor Text:
After finding no sustenance on the edges of Grixis, it turned to the skies of Bant.
P/T:
2 / 2
Expansion:
Rarity:
Common
Card Number:
32
Artist:
Rulings
2/1/2009 The "intervening 'if' clause" means that (1) the ability won't trigger at all unless you control a permanent of the specified color, and (2) the ability will do nothing unless you control a permanent of the specified color at the time it resolves.