Rust {G}

Instant

Counter target activated ability from an artifact source. (Mana abilities can’t be targeted.)

“How dull it is to pause, to make an end,/ To rust unburnished, not to shine in use,/ As though to breathe were life!” —Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Ulysses”

Illustrated by Liz Danforth

Standard
Brawl
Pioneer
Historic
Modern
Pauper
Legacy
Penny
Vintage
Commander
Notes and Rules Information for Rust:
  • Activated abilities contain a colon. They’re generally written “[Cost]: [Effect].” Some keywords are activated abilities and will have colons in their reminder text. (2016-06-08)
  • Can’t be used on mana abilities because they don’t use the stack. They’ve already resolved by the time you get priority. (2004-10-04)