Needlebite Trap
 
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Card Name:
Needlebite Trap
Mana Cost:
5BlackBlack
Converted Mana Cost:
7

Types:
Instant — Trap
Card Text:
If an opponent gained life this turn, you may pay Black rather than pay Needlebite Trap's mana cost.
Target player loses 5 life and you gain 5 life.
Flavor Text:
The traps around the vampire city of Malakir hint at the thirst of its inhabitants.
Expansion:
Rarity:
Uncommon
Card Number:
105
Artist:
Rulings
10/1/2009 You may ignore a Trap's alternative cost condition and simply cast it for its normal mana cost. This is true even if its alternative cost condition has been met.
10/1/2009 Casting a Trap by paying its alternative cost doesn't change its mana cost or converted mana cost. The only difference is the cost you actually pay.
10/1/2009 Effects that increase or reduce the cost to cast a Trap will apply to whichever cost you chose to pay.
10/1/2009 Needlebite Trap's alternative cost condition checks only whether life was gained. It doesn't care whether life was also lost. For example, if an opponent gained 4 life and lost 6 life during the turn, that player will have a lower life total than he or she started the turn with -- but you can still cast Needlebite Trap by paying {B}.