Vedalken Engineer Planechase Ascendant Evincar

Whiplash Trap Whiplash Trap English

Instant — Trap, 3UU (5)

If an opponent had two or more creatures enter the battlefield under his or her control this turn, you may pay {U} rather than pay Whiplash Trap's mana cost.

Return two target creatures to their owners' hands.

Illus. Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 10/1/2009: You may ignore a Trap's alternative cost condition and simply cast it for its normal mana cost. This is true even if its alternative cost condition has been met.
  • 10/1/2009: Casting a Trap by paying its alternative cost doesn't change its mana cost or converted mana cost. The only difference is the cost you actually pay.
  • 10/1/2009: Effects that increase or reduce the cost to cast a Trap will apply to whichever cost you chose to pay.
  • 10/1/2009: You must target two creatures as you cast Whiplash Trap. If you can't (because just one creature is on the battlefield, perhaps), you can't cast the spell.
  • 10/1/2009: You can target any two creatures, not just ones that entered the battlefield this turn.
Printings:
#16 (Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai)

Editions:
English Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (Common)
English Zendikar (Common)
English Planechase (Common)

Languages:
German Peitschenfalle
French Piège cingleur
Italian Trappola Sferzante
Spanish Trampa de latigazo
Portuguese Armadilha de Chicotada
Japanese 鞭打ちの罠
Simplified Chinese 鞭击陷阱
Russian Хлестающая Западня


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