Puncture Bolt

Puncture Bolt {1}{R}

Instant
Puncture Bolt deals 1 damage to target creature. Put a -1/-1 counter on that creature.
Cinder pyromancers measure their success by counting their enemies' smoking holes.
Details
  • Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
  • Rarity: common
  • Collector Number: 102
  • Released: 2008-05-02
Legalities
Rulings
  • 2008-05-01 Puncture Bolt will resolve fully (and give the creature a -1/-1 counter) even if the 1 damage would be enough to destroy it. (This would matter if a 3/3 creature with persist had already been dealt 2 damage, for example.)
  • 2008-05-01 If you target a creature with 2 toughness, Puncture Bolt deals 1 damage to it, then puts a -1/-1 counter on it, which reduces it to 1 toughness. The creature will be destroyed as a result of lethal damage. Regeneration could save it.
  • 2008-05-01 If you target a creature with 1 toughness, Puncture Bolt deals 1 damage to it, then puts a -1/-1 counter on it, which reduces it to 0 toughness. The creature will be put into its owner's graveyard as a result of having 0 toughness. Regeneration can't save it.
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Printings
  • Shadowmoor (common)

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Foreign names
  • 穿刺击
  • Puncture Bolt
  • Punktierender Donnerkeil
  • Éclair perforant
  • Fulmine Perforante
  • 刺す稲妻
  • Raio Perfurante
  • Пронзающий Удар
  • Rayo punzante