Stabbing Pain
 
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Card Name:
Stabbing Pain
Mana Cost:
Black
Converted Mana Cost:
1

Types:
Instant
Card Text:
Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn. Tap that creature.
Flavor Text:
"You can take the fight out of nearly any creature if you know where its soft spot is."
—Guttor, flesh-warper
Expansion:
Rarity:
Common
Card Number:
118
Rulings
8/15/2010 You may target any creature with Stabbing Pain. It's okay if it's already tapped.
8/15/2010 If Stabbing Pain targets an untapped creature with 1 toughness, that creature gets -1/-1, then it becomes tapped, then (after Stabbing Pain resolves) it's put into the graveyard as a state-based action. Similarly, if Stabbing Pain targets an untapped creature with 1 less than lethal damage marked on it (such as a 3/3 creature with 2 damage marked on it), that creature gets -1/-1, then it becomes tapped, then (after Stabbing Pain resolves) it's destroyed as a state-based action. In each case, any abilities that trigger when that creature becomes tapped will trigger.