Iona, Shield of Emeria
 
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Card Name:
Iona, Shield of Emeria
Mana Cost:
6WhiteWhiteWhite
Converted Mana Cost:
9

Types:
Legendary Creature — Angel
Card Text:
Flying
As Iona, Shield of Emeria enters the battlefield, choose a color.
Your opponents can't cast spells of the chosen color.
Flavor Text:
No more shall the righteous cower before evil.
P/T:
7 / 7
Expansion:
Rarity:
Mythic Rare
Card Number:
13
Artist:
Rulings
10/1/2009 Iona's third ability includes permanent spells (artifacts, creatures, enchantments, and planeswalkers), not just instant and sorcery spells. It does not include lands or abilities (such as cycling or unearth).
10/1/2009 Once the color is chosen, it's too late for opponents to respond by casting spells of that color. Iona is not yet in the battlefield at the time the color is chosen, so, for example, there's no way for an opponent to destroy it by casting Doom Blade if the chosen color is black.