Armageddon Fourth Edition Benalish Hero

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Sorcery, 1W (2)

Each player chooses a number of lands he or she controls equal to the number of lands controlled by the player who controls the fewest, then sacrifices the rest. Players discard cards and sacrifice creatures the same way.

Illus. Mark Poole

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 10/4/2004: This spell is not targeted, so cards which can't be targeted, such as a creature with protection from white, are both counted and valid choices for being sacrificed.
  • 10/4/2004: All lands sacrificed go to the graveyard simultaneously, then all cards discarded, and finally all creatures sacrificed. Within each group, you pick the order they end up in the graveyard.
  • 10/4/2004: Cards are not counted until the appropriate step. So, a land creature sacrificed to the first part of the spell would not count for the last part.
  • Restricted in Vintage (Type 1)
  • Banned in Legacy (Type 1.5)
  • Restricted in Classic (MTGO)
  • Banned in Commander
#256 (Mark Poole)

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