Legendary Land

{T}: Add {B}.

{T}: Target creature loses first strike or swampwalk until end of turn.

“Resignedly beneath the sky/The melancholy waters lie./So blend the turrets and shadows there/That all seem pendulous in air,/While from a proud tower in town/Death looks gigantically down.” —Edgar Allan Poe, “The City in the Sea”

Illustrated by Bryon Wackwitz

Duel Cmdr.
Notes and Rules Information for Urborg:
  • You choose whether the targeted creature loses first strike or swampwalk as the ability resolves. If the creature has both abilities, it will lose just one of them. (2009-10-01)
  • Causing a creature to lose swampwalk is useful only during the declare attackers step or earlier. Once the declare blockers step begins, it’s too late to block the creature. (2009-10-01)
  • Urborg’s second ability affects only the first strike ability, not the part of the double strike ability that acts like first strike. (2009-10-01)
  • If a creature loses first strike after first strike combat damage has been assigned, it won’t deal damage during the second combat damage step. (2008-04-01)
  • The ability can be used on a creature without First Strike or Swampwalk but has no effect. (2004-10-04)