Mindbreak Trap
 
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Card Name:
Mindbreak Trap
Mana Cost:
2BlueBlue
Converted Mana Cost:
4

Types:
Instant — Trap
Card Text:
If an opponent cast three or more spells this turn, you may pay 0 rather than pay Mindbreak Trap's mana cost.
Exile any number of target spells.
Flavor Text:
"Life is a maze. This is one of its dead ends."
—Noyan Dar, Tazeem lullmage
Expansion:
Rarity:
Mythic Rare
Card Number:
57
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 Mindbreak Trap's alternative cost condition checks whether an opponent cast three or more spells this turn, not whether those spells have resolved.
10/1/2009 If a spell is exiled, it's removed from the stack and thus will not resolve. The spell isn't countered; it just no longer exists. This works on spells that can't be countered, such as Terra Stomper.