Pithing Needle
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Card Name:
Pithing Needle
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Card Text:
As Pithing Needle enters the battlefield, choose a card name.
Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.
Flavor Text:
The fearful want the procedure before a blood festival. The guilty seek it afterward.
All Sets:
Saviors of Kamigawa (Rare)
Tenth Edition (Rare)
Magic 2010 (Rare)
Return to Ravnica (Rare)
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (Special)
Secret Lair Drop (Rare)
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt (Rare)
Double Masters 2022 (Rare)
Ravnica Remastered (Rare)
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6/1/2005 Pithing Needle affects cards regardless of what zone they're in. This includes cards in hand, cards in the graveyard, and exiled cards. For example, a player can't cycle Eternal Dragon or return an Eternal Dragon from their graveyard to hand if Pithing Needle naming Eternal Dragon is on the battlefield.
6/1/2005 You can name any card, even if that card doesn't normally have an activated ability. You can't name a token unless that token has the same name as a card.
6/1/2005 If you name a card that has both a mana ability and another activated ability, the mana ability can be activated but the other ability can't be activated.
10/1/2009 Once Pithing Needle has left the battlefield, activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can be activated again.
10/1/2012 Activated abilities include a colon and are written in the form "[cost]: [effect]." Triggered abilities and static abilities of the named card work normally.
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