Barl's Cage MTGO Masters Edition III Bone Flute

Black Vise Black Vise English

Artifact, 1 (1)

As Black Vise enters the battlefield, choose an opponent.

At the beginning of the chosen player's upkeep, Black Vise deals X damage to that player, where X is the number of cards in his or her hand minus 4.

Illus. Richard Thomas

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 10/4/2004: You choose one opposing player as it enters the battlefield and it only affects that one player. This choice is not changed even if Black Vise changes controllers. It becomes useless but stays on the battlefield if that player leaves the game.
  • 10/1/2009: If the chosen player has four or fewer cards in his or her hand as Black Vise's ability resolves, the ability just won't do anything that turn.


#191 (Richard Thomas)

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German Todespresse
French Etau de supplice
Italian Morsa Maledetta
Spanish Tornillo siniestro
Portuguese Prensa Negra

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