Cruel Ultimatum
 
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Card Name:
Cruel Ultimatum
Mana Cost:
BlueBlueBlackBlackBlackRedRed
Converted Mana Cost:
7
Types:
Sorcery
Card Text:
Target opponent sacrifices a creature, discards three cards, then loses 5 life. You return a creature card from your graveyard to your hand, draw three cards, then gain 5 life.
Flavor Text:
There is always a greater power.
Rarity:
Rare
All Sets:
Shards of Alara (Rare)
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (Rare)
From the Vault: Twenty (Mythic Rare)
Commander 2013 Edition (Rare)
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (Rare)
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (Rare)
Card Number:
158
Artist:
Rulings
3/14/2017 Cruel Ultimatum’s only target is an opponent. You don’t choose which creature card in your graveyard you’ll return to your hand until Cruel Ultimatum resolves.
3/14/2017 All of the actions for Cruel Ultimatum are performed sequentially, in the order listed. Earlier actions may affect how you perform later actions. For example, if the opponent sacrifices a creature that he or she controls but you own, it will end up in your graveyard. When Cruel Ultimatum lets you return a creature card from your graveyard to your hand, you can choose that one.
3/14/2017 If, as Cruel Ultimatum begins to resolve, your opponent’s life total is 5 or less and you have two or fewer cards in your library, the game will result in a draw. Your opponent’s life total will drop to 0 or less, but Cruel Ultimatum must finish resolving completely before state-based actions are performed. You’ll then be forced to draw three cards and fail to draw one. When state-based actions are finally performed, you and your opponent will both lose the game at the same time, which means the game is a draw.