Archive Trap
 
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Card Name:
Archive Trap
Mana Cost:
3BlueBlue
Converted Mana Cost:
5

Types:
Instant — Trap
Card Text:
If an opponent searched his or her library this turn, you may pay 0 rather than pay Archive Trap's mana cost.
Target opponent puts the top thirteen cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
Expansion:
Rarity:
Rare
Card Number:
41
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 Archive Trap checks only whether an opponent searched his or her library. It doesn't matter whether that player found a card during the search.
10/1/2009 A spell or ability causes a player to search his or her library only if it specifically contains the word "search" in its text. For example, if a spell or ability lets a player look at the top four cards of his or her library and do something with one of those cards, that's not a search.
10/1/2009 If a search effect is affected by Aven Mindcensor's ability (which causes a player to search the top four cards of his or her library instead), that still counts as searching that library.
10/1/2009 The opponent you target doesn't have to be the opponent who searched his or her library.
10/1/2009 If the targeted opponent has fewer than thirteen cards in his or her library, that player puts his or her entire library into his or her graveyard.