Skill Borrower Shards of Alara Sphinx's Herald

Spell Snip Spell Snip English

Instant, 2U (3)

Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}.

Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

"Magic cast through a hand of flesh is just as weak as the flesh itself."
—Lodus of the Ethersworn

Illus. Michael Sutfin

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 10/1/2008: Cycling is an activated ability. Effects that interact with activated abilities (such as Stifle or Rings of Brighthearth) will interact with cycling. Effects that interact with spells (such as Remove Soul or Faerie Tauntings) will not.
#57 (Michael Sutfin)

English Shards of Alara (Common)

German Zauberschnipsel
French Taille-sort
Italian Scherzo Magico
Spanish Recorte de hechizo
Portuguese Retalho de Mágica
Japanese 呪文摘み
Simplified Chinese 剪咒
Russian Урезание Заклинания

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