Lightning Blow
 
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Card Name:
Lightning Blow
Mana Cost:
1White
Converted Mana Cost:
2
Types:
Instant
Card Text:
Target creature gains first strike until end of turn.
Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.
Flavor Text:
"If you do it right, they'll never know what hit them."
—General Jarkeld, the Arctic Fox
Expansion:
Rarity:
Common
All Sets:
Ice Age (Rare)
Masters Edition III (Common)
Card Number:
18
Artist:
Rulings
10/1/2009 You may target any creature, not just one that doesn’t have first strike. If the targeted creature already has first strike as Lightning Blow resolves, Lightning Blow won’t affect it (since multiple instances of first strike are redundant), but you’ll still draw a card at the beginning of the next turn’s upkeep.
10/1/2009 If the targeted creature doesn’t have first strike, granting it first strike after combat damage has been dealt in the first combat damage step won’t prevent it from dealing combat damage. It will still assign and deal its combat damage in the second combat damage step.