Deadlock Trap enters the battlefield tapped.
When Deadlock Trap enters the battlefield, you get (two energy counters).
, Pay : Tap target creature or planeswalker. Its activated abilities can't be activated this turn.
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You canâ€™t pay more energy counters than you have.
Keep careful track of how many energy counters each player has. You may do so by keeping a running count on paper, by using a die, or by any other clear and mutually agreeable method.
If an effect says you get one or more , you get that many energy counters. To pay one or more , you lose that many energy counters. Any effects that interact with counters a player gets, has, or loses can interact with energy counters.
Energy counters arenâ€™t mana. They donâ€™t go away as steps, phases, and turns end, and effects that add mana â€œof any typeâ€ to your mana pool canâ€™t give you energy counters.
Energy counters are a kind of counter that a player may have. Theyâ€™re not associated with specific permanents. (Other kinds of counters that players may have include poison and experience.)
is the energy symbol. It represents one energy counter.
Players may respond to Deadlock Trapâ€™s last ability by activating an ability of the target permanent if that abilityâ€™s timing permissions allow it.
Once a player has announced an ability, Deadlock Trap canâ€™t be used to undo it. The last ability must be activated before that player activates that ability.
If the tapped creature somehow becomes untapped, it can attack and block as normal, but its abilities still canâ€™t be activated this turn.
After a planeswalker enters the battlefield, the active player receives priority and may activate an ability of that planeswalker before any player can activate Deadlock Trapâ€™s last ability.
Activated abilities contain a colon. Theyâ€™re generally written â€œ[Cost]: [Effect].â€ Some keywords are activated abilities and will have colons in their reminder text.
A tapped planeswalker can be attacked or dealt damage as normal.