Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Scars of Mirrodin Arc Trail

Tainted Strike Tainted Strike English

Instant, B (1)

Target creature gets +1/+0 and gains infect until end of turn. (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

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—Sheoldred, Whispering One

Illus. James Ryman

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 1/1/2011: A player who has ten or more poison counters loses the game. This is a state-based action.
  • 1/1/2011: Infect's effect applies to any damage, not just combat damage.
  • 1/1/2011: The -1/-1 counters remain on the creature indefinitely. They're not removed if the creature regenerates or the turn ends.
  • 1/1/2011: Damage from a source with infect is damage in all respects. If the source with infect also has lifelink, damage dealt by that source also causes its controller to gain that much life. Damage from a source with infect can be prevented or redirected. Abilities that trigger on damage being dealt will trigger if a source with infect deals damage, if appropriate.
  • 1/1/2011: If damage from a source with infect that would be dealt to a player is prevented, that player doesn't get poison counters. If damage from a source with infect that would be dealt to a creature is prevented, that creature doesn't get -1/-1 counters.
  • 1/1/2011: Damage from a source with infect affects planeswalkers normally.
Printings:
#80 (James Ryman)

Editions:
English Scars of Mirrodin (Common)

Languages:
German Verseuchter Schlag
French Frappe souillée
Italian Colpo Contaminato
Spanish Golpe contaminado
Portuguese Ataque Maculado
Japanese 汚れた一撃
Simplified Chinese 败坏挥击
Russian Нечистый Удар
Traditional Chinese 敗壞揮擊


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