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Mana Short Mana Short English

Instant, 2U (3)

Tap all lands target player controls and that player loses all unspent mana.

"Remove their power, and their will to fight will follow."
—Tolarian wizard

Illus. Greg Staples

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 10/4/2004: Since this is an instant, your opponent may use instants in response to the casting of this spell. Note that such spells and abilities will be resolved before the mana pool is emptied by the Mana Short. This makes it useless as a countermeasure for spells. To use it effectively, you need to use it during Upkeep and even then it will not prevent the use of instant spells and abilities.
  • 10/4/2004: If you play Mana Short in response to a spell, it will have no effect on that spell since the mana has already been paid.
  • 10/4/2004: It even taps lands that do not produce mana.


#20020124 (Greg Staples)

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German Manamangel
French Pénurie de mana
Italian Privazione del Mana
Spanish Escasez de maná
Portuguese Escoadouro de Mana

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