Moritte of the Frost
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Community Rating:
0.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.0
Community Rating: 5 / 5  (0 votes)
Card Name:
Moritte of the Frost
Mana Cost:
2GreenBlueBlue
Converted Mana Cost:
5
Types:
Legendary Snow Creature — Shapeshifter
Card Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type.)
You may have Moritte of the Frost enter the battlefield as a copy of a permanent you control, except it's legendary and snow in addition to its other types and, if it's a creature, it enters with two additional +1/+1 counters on it and has changeling.
P/T:
0 / 0
Expansion:
Rarity:
Uncommon
Card Number:
223
Artist:
Rulings
2/5/2021 Moritte copies exactly what was printed on the original permanent (unless that permanent is copying something else or is a token; see below). It doesn’t copy whether that permanent is tapped or untapped, whether it has any counters on it, whether it has any Auras and/or Equipment attached to it, or any non-copy effects that changed its power, toughness, types, color, and so on.
2/5/2021 If Moritte copies a nonlegendary permanent, you’ll control two permanents with same name, but only one of them (Moritte) will be legendary. You won’t put any of them into their owner’s graveyard.
2/5/2021 If the chosen permanent has Variable Colorless in its mana cost, X is considered to be 0.
2/5/2021 If the chosen permanent is a token, Moritte copies the original characteristics of that token as stated by the effect that created the token. Moritte doesn’t become a token in this case.
2/5/2021 If the chosen permanent is copying something else, Moritte will use the copiable values of the chosen permanent. In most cases, it will be a copy of whatever the chosen permanent is copying. If it’s copying a permanent or card with Variable Colorless in its mana cost, X is 0.
2/5/2021 Any enters-the-battlefield abilities of the copied permanent will trigger when Moritte enters the battlefield. Any “as [this permanent] enters the battlefield” or “[this permanent] enters the battlefield with” abilities of the chosen permanent will also work.
2/5/2021 If Moritte copies a creature, it enters with two +1/+1 counters on it, plus any counters that will be put on it by abilities it copied or abilities of other objects.
2/5/2021 If the copied permanent is affected by a type-changing effect, Moritte may enter the battlefield with different permanent types than the copied permanent currently has. Use the characteristics of Moritte as it enters the battlefield, not of the copied permanent, to determine whether it enters with an additional counter on it. Notably, if Moritte copies a permanent that’s normally not a creature but has been made a creature by another effect, Moritte enters as a noncreature permanent that doesn’t get +1/+1 counters or have changeling.
2/5/2021 If Moritte somehow enters the battlefield at the same time as another permanent, it can’t become a copy of that permanent. You may choose only a permanent that’s already on the battlefield.
2/5/2021 Snow is a supertype, not a card type. It has no rules meaning or function by itself, but spells and abilities may refer to it.
2/5/2021 The Snow symbol is a generic mana symbol. It represents a cost that can be paid by one mana that was produced by a snow source. That mana can be any color or colorless.
2/5/2021 Snow isn’t a type of mana. If an effect says you may spend mana as though it were any type, you can’t pay for Snow using mana that wasn’t produced by a snow source.
2/5/2021 Some cards have additional effects for each Snow spent to cast them. You can cast these spells even if you don’t spend any snow mana to cast them; their additional effects simply won’t do anything.
2/5/2021 The Kaldheim set doesn’t have any cards with mana costs that include Snow, but some previous sets do. If an effect says such a spell costs 1 less to cast, that reduction doesn’t apply to any Snow costs. This is also true for activated abilities that include Snow in their activation costs and effects that reduce those costs.
2/5/2021 Changeling is a characteristic-defining ability. It functions in all zones, not only while a card that has it is on the battlefield.
2/5/2021 The subtype Shapeshifter that appears on the type line is mostly there to reinforce the flavor. A creature card with changeling is just as much an Elf, a Dwarf, a Sliver, a Goat, a Coward, and a Zombie as it is a Shapeshifter.
2/5/2021 If an effect causes a creature with changeling to become a new creature type, it will be only that new creature type. It will still have changeling; the effect making it all creature types will simply be overwritten.
2/5/2021 If an effect causes a creature with changeling to lose all abilities, it will remain all creature types, even though it will no longer have changeling. This is because changeling applies before the effect that removes it.

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