Griptide Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska Control Magic

Ray of Command Ray of Command English

Instant, 3U (4)

Untap target creature an opponent controls and gain control of it until end of turn. That creature gains haste until end of turn. When you lose control of the creature, tap it.


Illus. Andrew Robinson

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 10/4/2004: You may target an untapped creature with Ray of Command.
  • 10/4/2004: The creature returns to the opponent when the “until end of turn” effect wears off during the cleanup step. It taps during the Cleanup step (if it is not already tapped), so any abilities triggered off it tapping happen at that time.
  • 10/1/2008: You tap the creature when you lose control of it for any reason — because Ray of Command's effect ends, or because a spell or ability causes another player to gain control of it.
#29 (Andrew Robinson)

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German Strahl der Macht
French Rayon de commandement
Italian Raggio del Comando
Spanish Rayo de mando
Portuguese Raio de Comando
Japanese 命令の光

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