Brain Maggot
 
Community Rating:
0.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.0
Community Rating: 3.841 / 5  (44 votes)
Card Name:
Brain Maggot
Mana Cost:
1Black
Converted Mana Cost:
2
Types:
Enchantment Creature — Insect
Card Text:
When Brain Maggot enters the battlefield, target opponent reveals their hand and you choose a nonland card from it. Exile that card until Brain Maggot leaves the battlefield.
P/T:
1 / 1
Expansion:
Rarity:
Uncommon
Card Number:
62
Artist:
Rulings
4/26/2014 Brain Maggot’s ability causes a zone change with a duration, a new style of ability that’s somewhat reminiscent of older cards like Tidehollow Sculler. However, unlike Tidehollow Sculler, Brain Maggot has a single ability that creates two one-shot effects: one that exiles the nonland card when the ability resolves, and another that returns the exiled card to its owner’s hand immediately after Brain Maggot leaves the battlefield.
4/26/2014 If Brain Maggot leaves the battlefield before its enters-the-battlefield ability resolves, the opponent will reveal their hand, but no card will be exiled.
4/26/2014 The exiled card returns to its owner’s hand immediately after Brain Maggot leaves the battlefield. Nothing happens between the two events, including state-based actions.
4/26/2014 In a multiplayer game, if Brain Maggot’s owner leaves the game, the exiled card will return to its owner’s hand. Because the one-shot effect that returns the card isn’t an ability that goes on the stack, it won’t cease to exist along with the leaving player’s spells and abilities on the stack.