Exert Influence
 
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Card Name:
Exert Influence
Mana Cost:
4Blue
Converted Mana Cost:
5
Types:
Sorcery
Card Text:
Converge — Gain control of target creature if its power is less than or equal to the number of colors of mana spent to cast Exert Influence.
Flavor Text:
"I can't control its mind—I'm not even sure it has one. But I can dominate its will."
Expansion:
Rarity:
Rare
Card Number:
77
Rulings
8/25/2015 Check the creature’s power as Exert Influence resolves to see if it’s less than or equal to the number of colors spent to cast Exert Influence. If it’s greater, Exert Influence will finish resolving with no effect.
8/25/2015 Once you’ve gained control of a creature with Exert Influence, it doesn’t matter what happens to its power. Raising it won’t cause the control-changing effect to end.
8/25/2015 The maximum number of colors of mana you can spend to cast a spell is five. Colorless is not a color. Note that the cost of a spell with converge may limit how many colors of mana you can spend.
8/25/2015 Unless a spell or ability allows you to, you can’t choose to pay more mana for a spell with a converge ability just to spend more colors of mana. Likewise, if a spell or ability reduces the amount of mana it costs you to cast a spell with converge, you can’t ignore that cost reduction in order to spend more colors of mana.
8/25/2015 If there are any alternative or additional costs to cast a spell with a converge ability, the mana spent to pay those costs will count. For example, if an effect makes sorcery spells cost 1 more to cast, you could pay WhiteBlueBlackRed to cast Radiant Flames and deal 4 damage to each creature.
8/25/2015 If you cast a spell with converge without spending any mana to cast it (perhaps because an effect allowed you to cast it without paying its mana cost), then the number of colors spent to cast it will be zero.
8/25/2015 If a spell with a converge ability is copied, no mana was spent to cast the copy, so the number of colors of mana spent to cast the spell will be zero. The number of colors spent to cast the original spell is not copied.