Barrenton Medic

Oracle Text

T: Prevent the next 1 damage that would be dealt to any target this turn.

Put a -1/-1 counter on Barrenton Medic: Untap Barrenton Medic.

Card Rulings

5/1/2008 You put the -1/-1 counter on Barrenton Medic as a cost. That means it happens when you activate the ability, not when it resolves. If paying the cost causes the creature to have 0 toughness, it’s put into the graveyard before you can untap it and before you can even pay the cost again.