Academic Dispute

Academic Dispute {R}

Instant
Target creature blocks this turn if able. You may have it gain reach until end of turn.
Learn.
"I'll show you original research, you hack!"
Details
  • Artist: Manuel Castanón
  • Rarity: uncommon
  • Collector Number: 91
  • Released: 2021-04-23
Legalities
Rulings
  • 2021-04-16 The creature blocks only if it's able to do so as the declare blockers step begins. If, at that time, the creature is tapped, it's affected by a spell or ability that says it can't block, or no creatures are attacking its controller or a planeswalker controlled by that player, then it doesn't block. If there's a cost associated with having the creature block, the player isn't forced to pay that cost. If that cost isn't paid, the creature won't block.
  • 2021-04-16 The controller of the creature chooses which attacking creature that creature blocks.
  • 2021-04-16 You choose whether you want the creature to gain reach until end of turn as Academic Dispute resolves.
  • 2021-04-16 If a card is brought into the game from outside the game, it will stay in the game until it ends or until its owner leaves the game, whichever comes first.
  • 2021-04-16 If you bring a card into the game from outside the game in a Constructed tournament (or a Constructed game played under tournament conditions), you may select only a card from your sideboard. In casual Constructed games, the card comes from your collection.
  • 2021-04-16 If you bring a card into the game from outside the game in a Sealed Deck or Booster Draft event, you may select only a card that is in the card pool that you built your deck from.
  • 2021-04-16 If instructed to learn, you may do nothing. Discarding a card and putting a Lesson card into your hand are both optional.
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Printings
  • Strixhaven: School of Mages (uncommon)

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Foreign names
  • 学术争执
  • 學術爭執
  • Akademischer Disput
  • Débat universitaire
  • Disputa Accademica
  • 学術論争
  • 학문적 논쟁
  • Disputa Acadêmica
  • Ученый Диспут
  • Conflicto académico