Escalateâ€”Discard a card. (Pay this cost for each mode chosen beyond the first.)
Choose one or more â€”
â€¢ Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose an instant or sorcery card from it. That player discards that card.
â€¢ Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn.
â€¢ Target opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.
Johann Bodin INTERVIEW
You choose all of your modes at once. You canâ€™t wait to perform one modeâ€™s actions and then decide to choose more modes.
You canâ€™t choose any one mode multiple times.
If two of the chosen modes of an escalate spell target a creature, you may choose the same creature for each modeâ€™s target, or choose different creatures. The same is true if the chosen modes target a player (or opponent).
If one target of an escalate spell becomes illegal, the other targets will still be affected. If all of the targets become illegal, the spell wonâ€™t resolve.
If an effect allows you to cast a spell that has escalate without paying its mana cost, you pay escalate costs for that spell if you choose more than one mode.
Effects that reduce the cost of spells reduce the total cost, including any escalate costs added.
Additional costs donâ€™t affect a spellâ€™s converted mana cost.
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