Abeyance
 
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Card Name:
Abeyance
Mana Cost:
1White
Converted Mana Cost:
2

Types:
Instant
Card Text:
Until end of turn, target player can't cast instant or sorcery spells, and that player can't activate abilities that aren't mana abilities.
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Flavor Text:
"I'm too modest a wizard to reveal the full extent of my abilities."
—Ertai, wizard adept
Expansion:
Rarity:
Rare
Artist:
Rulings
10/4/2004 Abeyance prohibits activated abilities of cards which are not on the battlefield.
10/4/2004 Abeyance never prevents mana abilities from being activated.
10/4/2004 Abeyance does not affect abilities which are not activated, such as static abilities and triggered abilities. It also doesn't stop the declaration of attackers or blockers.
8/1/2008 This can't be used as a counterspell. It will have no effect on spells which were on the stack when it was cast, nor on those cast in response to it.