, : Target creature can't attack this turn. Put a brick counter on Edifice of Authority.
, : Until your next turn, target creature can't attack or block and its activated abilities can't be activated. Activate this ability only if there are three or more brick counters on Edifice of Authority.
Florian de Gesincourt
Once a player has announced that they are activating the ability of a creature, Edifice of Authority canâ€™t be used to undo it. Its last ability must be activated before the player activates that creatureâ€™s ability. The player may respond to Edifice of Authorityâ€™s ability with the target creatureâ€™s ability if able.
Edifice of Authority canâ€™t be used to undo an attack or block once it has been declared. Its abilities must be activated no later than the beginning of combat step to stop a creature from attacking, and no later than the declare attackers step to stop a creature from blocking.
Activated abilities contain a colon. Theyâ€™re generally written â€œ[Cost]: [Effect].â€ Some keyword abilities are activated abilities and will have colons in their reminder text. Triggered abilities (starting with â€œwhen,â€ â€œwhenever,â€ or â€œatâ€) are unaffected by the last ability of Edifice of Authority. Notably, exerting a creature isnâ€™t an activated ability.