Cursed Totem
Community Rating:
Community Rating: 4.110 / 5  (41 votes)
Card Name:
Cursed Totem
Mana Cost:
Mana Value:
Card Text:
Activated abilities of creatures can't be activated.
Flavor Text:
Pass me from soul to soul / soldier to herder, herder to beast, beast to soil / until I am everywhere. / Then pass me those souls.
—Totem inscription (translated)
All Sets:
Classic Sixth Edition (Rare)
Mirage (Rare)
Modern Horizons 2 (Rare)
6/8/2016 Activated abilities contain a colon. They're generally written "[Cost]: [Effect]." Some keywords are activated abilities and will have colons in their reminder text.
6/18/2021 Cursed Totem doesn't stop players from activating abilities of creature cards that aren't on the battlefield, such as cycling or unearth.
6/18/2021 Cursed Totem stops players from activating mana abilities of creatures.
6/18/2021 Other abilities of creatures, including static abilities and triggered abilities, are unaffected.
6/18/2021 Activated abilities of noncreature permanents that would make them become creatures (such as a Vehicle's crew ability) can still be activated. Once they become creatures, any abilities they have cannot be activated.
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