The Unspeakable Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might Empty the Warrens

Desperate Ritual Desperate Ritual English

Instant — Arcane, 1R (2)

Add {R}{R}{R} to your mana pool.

Splice onto Arcane {1}{R} (As you cast an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

Illus. Wayne Reynolds

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 6/7/2013: You reveal all cards you intend to splice at the same time. Each individual card can be spliced only once onto any one spell.
  • 6/7/2013: A card with a splice ability can't be spliced onto itself because the spell is on the stack (and not in your hand) when you reveal the cards you want to splice onto it.
  • 6/7/2013: You choose all targets for the spell after revealing cards you want to splice, including any targets required by the text of any of those cards. You may choose a different target for each instance of the word “target” on the resulting spell.
  • 6/7/2013: If all of the spell's targets are illegal when the spell tries to resolve, it will be countered and none of its effects will happen.
  • 6/7/2013: Desperate Ritual isn't a mana ability. When cast, it (or the spell it's spliced onto) goes on the stack like any spell and can be responded to.
#14 (Wayne Reynolds)

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German Verzweifeltes Ritual
French Rituel de désespoir
Italian Rituale Disperato
Spanish Ritual desesperado
Portuguese Ritual Desesperado
Japanese 捨て身の儀式
Simplified Chinese 急迫祭礼

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