Sigil Captain
 
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Card Name:
Sigil Captain
Mana Cost:
1GreenWhiteWhite
Converted Mana Cost:
4

Types:
Creature — Rhino Soldier
Card Text:
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, if that creature is 1/1, put two +1/+1 counters on it.
Flavor Text:
"One sigil awarded for valor, the other awarded for surviving Hellkite's Pass."
P/T:
3 / 3
Rarity:
Uncommon
All Sets:
Alara Reborn (Uncommon)Magic: The Gathering-Commander (Uncommon)
Card Number:
225
Artist:
Rulings
5/1/2009 Sigil Captain's ability has an "intervening 'if' clause." That means (1) the ability won't trigger at all unless the creature that enters the battlefield under your control is 1/1, and (2) the ability will do nothing unless that creature is still 1/1 at the time the ability resolves.
5/1/2009 For that reason, two Sigil Captains don't work well together. When a 1/1 creature enters the battlefield under your control, the abilities of both Sigil Captains will trigger. When the first resolves, two +1/+1 counters are put on the 1/1 creature. When the second resolves, it will do nothing because the creature that entered the battlefield is now 3/3.
5/1/2009 Sigil Captain's ability checks a creature's initial power and toughness upon being put on the battlefield, so it will take into account counters that it enters the battlefield with and static abilities that may give it a continuous power boost once it's on the battlefield (such as the one on Glorious Anthem). After the creature is already on the battlefield, changing its power and toughness to 1/1 with a spell, activated ability, or triggered ability won't allow this ability to trigger; it's too late by then.
5/1/2009 If, for some reason, Sigil Captain enters the battlefield as a 1/1 creature (due to a pair of Engineered Plagues, for example), it will cause its own ability to trigger.