Stabbing Pain {B}

Instant

Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn. Tap that creature.

“You can take the fight out of nearly any creature if you know where its soft spot is.”
—Guttor, flesh-warper

Illustrated by Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai

Standard
Brawl
Pioneer
Historic
Modern
Pauper
Legacy
Penny
Vintage
Commander
Notes and Rules Information for Stabbing Pain:
  • If Stabbing Pain targets an untapped creature with 1 toughness, that creature gets -1/-1, then it becomes tapped, then (after Stabbing Pain resolves) it’s put into the graveyard as a state-based action. Similarly, if Stabbing Pain targets an untapped creature with 1 less than lethal damage marked on it (such as a 3/3 creature with 2 damage marked on it), that creature gets -1/-1, then it becomes tapped, then (after Stabbing Pain resolves) it’s destroyed as a state-based action. In each case, any abilities that trigger when that creature becomes tapped will trigger. (2010-08-15)
  • You may target any creature with Stabbing Pain. It’s okay if it’s already tapped. (2010-08-15)