Spread the Sickness
 
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Card Name:
Spread the Sickness
Mana Cost:
4Black
Converted Mana Cost:
5
Types:
Sorcery
Card Text:
Destroy target creature, then proliferate. (Choose any number of permanents and/or players, then give each another counter of each kind already there.)
Flavor Text:
Life is ephemeral. Phyrexia is eternal.
Rarity:
Uncommon
All Sets:
Mirrodin Besieged (Common)
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (Uncommon)
Card Number:
98
Artist:
Rulings
6/1/2011 If the creature is an illegal target when Spread the Sickness tries to resolve, the spell doesn’t resolve. You won’t proliferate.
7/1/2013 If the creature regenerates or has indestructible when Spread the Sickness resolves, you’ll still proliferate.
3/19/2021 If a permanent has +1/+1 counters and -1/-1 counters on it, they’re removed in pairs as a state-based action so that the permanent has only one of those kinds of counters on it.
3/19/2021 To proliferate, you can choose any permanent that has a counter, including ones controlled by opponents. You can’t choose cards in any zone other than the battlefield, even if they have counters on them.
3/19/2021 You don’t have to choose every permanent or player that has a counter, only the ones you want to add another counter to. Since “any number” includes zero, you don’t have to choose any permanents at all, and you don’t have to choose any players at all.
3/19/2021 Players can respond to a spell or ability whose effect includes proliferating. Once that spell or ability starts to resolve, however, and its controller chooses which permanents and players will get new counters, it’s too late for anyone to respond.

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