Palace Jailer {2}{W}{W}

Creature — Human Soldier

When Palace Jailer enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.

When Palace Jailer enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls until an opponent becomes the monarch. (That creature returns under its owner’s control.)


Illustrated by David Palumbo

Notes and Rules Information for Palace Jailer:
  • Palace Jailer’s two abilities can be put on the stack in either order. The last one to be put onto the stack will resolve first. (2016-08-23)
  • If you’re not the monarch as the second ability resolves, the creature will be exiled until there’s a new monarch and that player is one of your opponents. The creature won’t immediately return just because an opponent is the monarch. (2016-08-23)
  • Auras attached to the exiled creature will be put into their owners’ graveyards. Equipment attached to the exiled creature will become unattached and remain on the battlefield. Counters on the exiled creature will cease to exist. (2016-08-23)
  • If a creature token is exiled, it ceases to exist. It won’t return to the battlefield. (2016-08-23)
  • Palace Jailer leaving the battlefield won’t cause the exiled creature to return. The game will continue to watch for the next time an opponent becomes the monarch. (2016-08-23)
  • The opponent that controlled the exiled card doesn’t have to be the same opponent that becomes the monarch in order to cause that card to return to the battlefield. Any opponent becoming the monarch will cause the card to return. (2016-08-23)
  • The exiled creature will return to the battlefield just after the opponent becomes the monarch. (2016-08-23)
  • In some unusual cases, Palace Jailer’s owner will leave the game while not being the monarch. In this case, nothing happens immediately, but the exiled creature will return to the battlefield the next time one of that player’s opponents becomes the monarch. (2016-08-23)
  • The game starts with no monarch. Once an effect makes one player the monarch, the game will have exactly one monarch from that point forward. (2016-08-23)
  • Abilities that trigger whenever you “become the monarch” trigger only if you aren’t already the monarch. For example, if you are already the monarch as Custodi Lich enters the battlefield, its last ability won’t trigger. (2016-08-23)
  • If the triggered ability that causes the monarch to draw a card goes on the stack, and a different player becomes the monarch before that ability resolves, the first player will still draw the card. (2016-08-23)