Leonin Arbiter
Community Rating:
Community Rating: 4.388 / 5  (103 votes)
Card Name:
Leonin Arbiter
Mana Cost:
Mana Value:
Creature — Cat Cleric
Card Text:
Players can't search libraries. Any player may pay 2 for that player to ignore this effect until end of turn.
Flavor Text:
"Our people are torn by infighting. Until the two sides reconcile, our laws can carry no meaning."
2 / 2
All Sets:
Scars of Mirrodin (Rare)
Commander 2017 (Rare)
Double Masters 2022 (Rare)
Card Number:
1/1/2011 If an effect says "You may search your library . . . If you do, shuffle your library" or "You may search your library . . . then shuffle your library," you can't choose to search, so you won't shuffle.
1/1/2011 If an effect says "Search your library . . . then shuffle your library," you shuffle you libraries even though you can't search.
1/1/2011 Effects that instruct you to reveal or look at cards from the top of you library will still work. Only effects that use the word "search" are affected.
1/1/2011 Since players who haven't paid 2 can't search, they won't be able to find any cards in a library. The effect applies to all players and all libraries. If a spell or ability's effect has other parts that don't depend on searching for or finding cards, they will still work normally.
1/1/2011 Paying 2 to ignore Leonin Arbiter's effect is a special action. Any player may take this special action any time they have priority. It doesn't use the stack and can't be responded to.
1/1/2011 Paying 2 doesn't let a player pick up a library and search it — it just allows them to ignore Leonin Arbiter's effect that turn. That player can search a library only if another spell or ability instructs them to do so.
1/1/2011 If a player pays 2, that enables only them to ignore Leonin Arbiter's effect that turn. Each other player is still affected by it.
1/1/2011 A player who has paid 2 may search any library when instructed to do so that turn, not just their own library.
1/1/2011 Once a player has paid 2, they may search libraries that turn as many times as they are instructed to do so.
1/1/2011 If there are multiple Leonin Arbiters on the battlefield, a player must pay 2 for each one before being able to search libraries that turn.
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