Leonin Arbiter
Community Rating:
Community Rating: 4.388 / 5  (103 votes)
Card Name:
Leonin Arbiter
Mana Cost:
Converted Mana Cost:
Creature — Cat Cleric
Card Text:
Players can't search libraries. Any player may pay 2 for that player to ignore this effect until end of turn.
Flavor Text:
"Our people are torn by infighting. Until the two sides reconcile, our laws can carry no meaning."
2 / 2
All Sets:
Scars of Mirrodin (Rare)
Commander 2017 (Rare)
Card Number:
1/1/2011 If an effect says “You may search your library . . . If you do, shuffle your library,” and you haven’t paid 2, you can’t choose to search, so you won’t shuffle.
1/1/2011 If an effect says “Search your library . . . Then shuffle your library,” and you haven’t paid 2, the search effect fails, but you will still have to shuffle.
1/1/2011 Since players who haven’t paid 2 can’t search, they won’t be able to find any cards in a library. The effect applies to all players and all libraries. If a spell or ability’s effect has other parts that don’t depend on searching for or finding cards, they will still work normally.
1/1/2011 Effects that tell a player to reveal cards from a library or look at cards from the top of a library will still work. Only effects that use the word “search” will fail unless a player pays 2.
1/1/2011 Paying 2 to ignore Leonin Arbiter’s effect is a special action. Any player may take this special action any time he or she has priority. It doesn’t use the stack and can’t be responded to.
1/1/2011 Paying 2 doesn’t let a player pick up a library and search it — it just allows him or her to ignore Leonin Arbiter’s effect that turn. That player can search a library only if another spell or ability instructs him or her to do so.
1/1/2011 If a player pays 2, that enables only him or her to ignore Leonin Arbiter’s effect that turn. Each other player is still affected by it.
1/1/2011 A player who has paid 2 may search any library when instructed to do so that turn, not just his or her own library.
1/1/2011 Once a player has paid 2, he or she may search libraries that turn as many times as he or she is instructed to do so.
1/1/2011 If there are multiple Leonin Arbiters on the battlefield, a player must pay 2 for each one before being able to search libraries that turn.