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Pithing Needle Pithing Needle English

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As Pithing Needle enters the battlefield, choose a card name.

Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.

Illus. Joseph Meehan

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 6/1/2005: Pithing Needle affects cards regardless of what zone they're in. This includes cards in hand, cards in the graveyard, and exiled cards. For example, a player can't cycle Eternal Dragon or return an Eternal Dragon from their graveyard to hand if Pithing Needle naming Eternal Dragon is on the battlefield.
  • 6/1/2005: You can name any card, even if that card doesn't normally have an activated ability. You can't name a token unless that token has the same name as a card.
  • 6/1/2005: If you name a card that has both a mana ability and another activated ability, the mana ability can be activated but the other ability can't be activated.
  • 10/1/2009: Once Pithing Needle has left the battlefield, activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can be activated again.
  • 10/1/2012: Activated abilities include a colon and are written in the form “[cost]: [effect].” Triggered abilities and static abilities of the named card work normally.
#44 (Joseph Meehan)

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German Lähmungsnadel
French Aiguille à sectionner
Italian Ago Spinale
Spanish Aguja medular
Portuguese Agulha Medular
Japanese 真髄の針
Simplified Chinese 穿髓金针
Russian Смертельная Игла
Traditional Chinese 穿髓金針
Korean 연수에 꽂는 바늘

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