Mindclaw Shaman
 
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Card Name:
Mindclaw Shaman
Mana Cost:
4Red
Converted Mana Cost:
5

Types:
Creature — Viashino Shaman
Card Text:
When Mindclaw Shaman enters the battlefield, target opponent reveals his or her hand. You may cast an instant or sorcery card from it without paying its mana cost.
Flavor Text:
Nicol Bolas gives power to those who will abuse it most.
P/T:
2 / 2
Expansion:
Rarity:
Uncommon
Card Number:
142
Artist:
Rulings
7/1/2012 Any player can respond to Mindclaw Shaman's triggered ability. However, once that ability starts resolving and the target opponent reveals his or her hand, players can't respond until after the ability finishes resolving. For example, the opponent can't cast the instant or sorcery card you choose to cast in order to stop you from casting it.
7/1/2012 You cast the card from the opponent's hand immediately. Ignore timing restrictions based on the card's type. Other timing restrictions, such as "Cast [this card] only during combat," must be followed.
7/1/2012 The card goes to its owner's graveyard after it resolves (or otherwise leaves the stack), not yours.
7/1/2012 If you can't cast any instant or sorcery card (perhaps because there are no legal targets available) or if you choose not to cast one, then Mindclaw Shaman's ability finishes resolving and the game moves on.
7/1/2012 If you cast a card "without paying its mana cost," you can't pay any alternative costs. You can pay additional costs such as kicker costs. If the card has mandatory additional costs, you must pay those.
7/1/2012 If the card has X in its mana cost, you must choose 0 as its value.