All creatures gain fear until end of turn. (They can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.)
Cycling ( , Discard this card: Draw a card.)
When you cycle Dirge of Dread, you may have target creature gain fear until end of turn.
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You can cycle this card even if there are no targets for the triggered ability. Thatâ€™s because the cycling ability itself has no targets.
When you cycle this card, first the cycling ability goes on the stack, then the triggered ability goes on the stack on top of it. The triggered ability will resolve before you draw a card from the cycling ability.
The cycling ability and the triggered ability are separate. If the triggered ability doesnâ€™t resolve (due to being countered with Stifle, for example, or if all its targets have become illegal), the cycling ability will still resolve and youâ€™ll draw a card.
Cycling is an activated ability. Effects that interact with activated abilities (such as Stifle or Rings of Brighthearth) will interact with cycling. Effects that interact with spells (such as Remove Soul or Faerie Tauntings) will not.
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