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September 2010 Update Bulletin

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Nonfunctional Oracle Changes

Copy Artifact & Sakashima the Impostor
To play nicely with the changes to the copy rules mentioned on the next page, these two cards are getting a tweak to their templates.

New Copy Artifact wording
You may have Copy Artifact enter the battlefield as a copy of any artifact on the battlefield, except it's an enchantment in addition to its other types.

New Sakashima the Impostor wording
You may have Sakashima the Impostor enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, except its name is still Sakashima the Impostor, it's legendary in addition to its other types, and it gains "{o2oUoU}: Return Sakashima the Impostor to its owner's hand at the beginning of the next end step."

Ghostway
This card mentioned "creatures" returning to the battlefield instead of the standard "cards."

New wording
Exile each creature you control. Return those cards to the battlefield under their owners' control at the beginning of the next end step.

Oathkeeper, Takeno's Daisho
The card in the graveyard is never just a Samurai.

New wording
Equipped creature gets +3/+1.
Whenever equipped creature is put into a graveyard, return that card to the battlefield under your control if it's a Samurai card.
When Oathkeeper, Takeno's Daisho is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, exile equipped creature.
Equip {o2}

Sorin Markov
Our favorite bloodsucking planeswalker gets an update to his "ultimate" to go with Mindslaver's update.

New wording
+2: Sorin Markov deals 2 damage to target creature or player and you gain 2 life.
-3: Target opponent's life total becomes 10.
-7: You control target player during that player's next turn.

Uphill Battle
Although not a functional change, we're making this card look like Kismet. It was its destiny.

New wording
Creatures played by your opponents enter the battlefield tapped.

War Tax & War Cadence
The "this turn" is moving to beginning on these cards for clarity.

New War Tax wording
{oXoU}: This turn, creatures can't attack unless their controller pays {oX} for each attacking creature he or she controls.

New War Cadence wording
{oXoR}: This turn, creatures can't block unless their controller pays {oX} for each blocking creature he or she controls.

Woolly Razorback
In Oracle, this card used the nonstandard "any combat damage" and the passive voice. Well, not any more.

New wording
Woolly Razorback enters the battlefield with three ice counters on it.
As long as Woolly Razorback has an ice counter on it, prevent all combat damage it would deal and it has defender.
Whenever Woolly Razorback blocks, remove an ice counter from it.

  1. Introduction
  2. Functional Oracle Changes
  3. Nonfunctional Oracle Changes
  4. Comprehensive Rulebook Changes
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