|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 allows the use of multiple poison counters. It was introduced in Future Sight, though the concept of poison counters is as old as Legends. Poisonous 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.