Torment of Scarabs Hour of Devastation Vile Manifestation

Torment of Venom Torment of Venom English

Instant, 2BB (4)

Put three -1/-1 counters on target creature. Its controller loses 3 life unless he or she sacrifices another nonland permanent or discards a card.

The Scorpion God's sting sends venom strong enough to poison blood, bone, and spirit.

Illus. Johann Bodin

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 6/27/2017: If the target creature is an illegal target by the time Torment of Venom resolves, the entire spell is countered. The creature’s controller won’t be tormented.
  • 6/27/2017: Because state-based actions aren’t performed while Torment of Venom is resolving, the target creature is still on the battlefield while its controller is tormented. If that creature has an Aura attached to it, that Aura can be sacrificed.
  • 6/27/2017: While resolving Torment of Venom, the creature’s controller chooses a card to be discarded without revealing it, chooses a nonland permanent to be sacrificed, or chooses to do neither. Then that player discards that card, sacrifices that permanent, or loses 3 life. That player can always choose to lose 3 life, even if he or she has cards to discard or nonland permanents to sacrifice.
Printings:
#79 (Johann Bodin)

Editions:
English Hour of Devastation (Common)

Languages:
German Plage der Gifte
French Tourment de venin
Italian Piaga del Veleno
Spanish Tormento de veneno
Portuguese Tormento de Veneno
Japanese 毒の責め苦
Simplified Chinese 剧毒灾难
Russian Пытка Отравой
Traditional Chinese 劇毒災難
Korean 맹독이 주는 고통


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