Grab the Reins
 
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Card Name:
Grab the Reins
Mana Cost:
3Red
Converted Mana Cost:
4

Types:
Instant
Card Text:
Choose one —
• Until end of turn, you gain control of target creature and it gains haste.
• Sacrifice a creature. Grab the Reins deals damage equal to that creature's power to target creature or player.
Entwine 2Red (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
Expansion:
Rarity:
Uncommon
Card Number:
95
Artist:
Rulings
12/1/2004 If you pay the entwine cost, you can sacrifice the creature you gain control of with Grab the Reins.
12/1/2004 If you choose the "sacrifice a creature" mode, you choose the target of the damage on announcement, but don't choose what to sacrifice until resolution.  You must sacrifice a creature when Grab the Reins resolves, even if you don't want to. If you don't control any creatures at that time, Grab the Reins deals no damage.
12/1/2004 If you cast this with Entwine, you don't get priority in the middle of resolution.  You can't steal something, do anything (like attack with it), and then sacrifice it.