Pheres-Band Centaurs Theros Reverent Hunter

Polukranos, World Eater Polukranos, World Eater English

Legendary Creature — Hydra 5/5, 2GG (4)

{X}{X}{G}: Monstrosity X. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put X +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)

When Polukranos, World Eater becomes monstrous, it deals X damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures your opponents control. Each of those creatures deals damage equal to its power to Polukranos.

Illus. Johann Bodin

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 9/15/2013: The value of X in Polukranos’s last ability is equal to the value chosen for X when its activated ability was activated.
  • 9/15/2013: The number of targets chosen for the triggered ability must be at least one (if X wasn’t 0) and at most X. You choose the division of damage as you put the ability on the stack, not as it resolves. Each target must be assigned at least 1 damage. In multiplayer games, you may choose creatures controlled by different opponents.
  • 9/15/2013: If some, but not all, of the ability’s targets become illegal, you can’t change the division of damage. Damage that would’ve been dealt to illegal targets simply isn’t dealt.
  • 9/15/2013: As Polukranos’s triggered ability resolves, Polukranos deals damage first, then the target creatures do. Although no creature will die until after the ability finishes resolving, the order could matter if Polukranos has wither or infect.
  • 9/15/2013: Once a creature becomes monstrous, it can’t become monstrous again. If the creature is already monstrous when the monstrosity ability resolves, nothing happens.
  • 9/15/2013: Monstrous isn’t an ability that a creature has. It’s just something true about that creature. If the creature stops being a creature or loses its abilities, it will continue to be monstrous.
  • 9/15/2013: An ability that triggers when a creature becomes monstrous won’t trigger if that creature isn’t on the battlefield when its monstrosity ability resolves.
Printings:
#172 (Johann Bodin)

Editions:
English Theros (Mythic Rare)
English Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (Mythic Rare)

Languages:
German Polukranos der Weltenverschlinger
French Polukranos, dévoreur de mondes
Italian Polikranos, Divoratore di Mondi
Spanish Polukranos, el devoramundos
Portuguese Polucrano, Devorador de Mundos
Japanese 世界を喰らう者、ポルクラノス
Simplified Chinese 吞世客波禄卡诺斯
Russian Поликран, Пожиратель Миров
Traditional Chinese 吞世客波祿卡諾斯
Korean 세상을 삼키는 포루크라노스


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