Leonin Arbiter {1}{W}

Creature — Cat Cleric

Players can’t search libraries. Any player may pay {2} for that player to ignore this effect until end of turn.

“Our people are torn by infighting. Until the two sides reconcile, our laws can carry no meaning.”

2/2

Illustrated by Shelly Wan

Standard
Frontier
Modern
Pauper
Legacy
Penny
Vintage
1v1 Cmdr.
Commander
Brawl
Notes and Rules Information for Leonin Arbiter:
  • If an effect says “You may search your library . . . If you do, shuffle your library,” and you haven’t paid {2}, you can’t choose to search, so you won’t shuffle. (2011-01-01)
  • If an effect says “Search your library . . . Then shuffle your library,” and you haven’t paid {2}, the search effect fails, but you will still have to shuffle. (2011-01-01)
  • Since players who haven’t paid {2} can’t search, they won’t be able to find any cards in a library. The effect applies to all players and all libraries. If a spell or ability’s effect has other parts that don’t depend on searching for or finding cards, they will still work normally. (2011-01-01)
  • Effects that tell a player to reveal cards from a library or look at cards from the top of a library will still work. Only effects that use the word “search” will fail unless a player pays {2}. (2011-01-01)
  • Paying {2} to ignore Leonin Arbiter’s effect is a special action. Any player may take this special action any time they have priority. It doesn’t use the stack and can’t be responded to. (2011-01-01)
  • Paying {2} doesn’t let a player pick up a library and search it — it just allows them to ignore Leonin Arbiter’s effect that turn. That player can search a library only if another spell or ability instructs them to do so. (2011-01-01)
  • If a player pays {2}, that enables only them to ignore Leonin Arbiter’s effect that turn. Each other player is still affected by it. (2011-01-01)
  • A player who has paid {2} may search any library when instructed to do so that turn, not just their own library. (2011-01-01)
  • Once a player has paid {2}, they may search libraries that turn as many times as they are instructed to do so. (2011-01-01)
  • If there are multiple Leonin Arbiters on the battlefield, a player must pay {2} for each one before being able to search libraries that turn. (2011-01-01)