Cryptic Command
Name
Cryptic Command
Mana Cost
{1}{u}{u}{u} (4)
Type
Instant
Rules Text
Choose two —
• Counter target spell.
• Return target permanent to its owner's hand.
• Tap all creatures your opponents control.
• Draw a card.
Color
blue
Card Ratings
Modern
Legacy
Commander
Rarity
Rare
Expansion Set
Iconic Masters
Multiverse Id
438614
Card Number
48
All Versions
Prices
recent pricing
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Current Legal Formats

Cards Associated with Cryptic Command

Monocolor Commands (Cycle)

Instants and sorceries where controller chooses two modes out of four.

Rulings

2017-11-17
You choose both modes as you cast Cryptic Command. You must choose two different modes.
2017-11-17
Look at both chosen modes to determine how many targets Cryptic Command has, if any. If it has at least one target, and all its targets are illegal when it tries to resolve, then it won’t resolve and none of its effects will happen. For example, if you choose the second and fourth modes, and the permanent is an illegal target when Cryptic Command tries to resolve, you won’t draw a card.