|Last Used:||Future Sight|
|Reminder Text:||Poisonous N. Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, that player gets N poison counters.|
|Statistics:|| 2 cards|
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Poisonous is a keyword ability that uses poison counters. It was introduced in Future Sight, though the concept of poison counters is as old as Legends. Poison was featured as rules card 5 of 5 in the Scars of Mirrodin set. It has only been printed on two cards so far, the timeshifted Snake Cult Initiation and Virulent Sliver.
- If all damage that a poisonous creature would deal to a player is prevented, the poisonous ability won't trigger (see rule 119.8).
- The player will get the stated number of poison counters each time the poisonous creature deals combat damage to him or her, regardless of how much damage that creature dealt.
- If a player has ten poison counters, that player loses the game.
- Although several older cards give players poison counters, none of those cards have abilities that trigger on combat damage.