Promise of Power

Oracle Text

Choose one —

• You draw five cards and you lose 5 life.

• Create an X/X black Demon creature token with flying, where X is the number of cards in your hand.

Entwine 4 (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)

Card Rulings

10/4/2004 The power/toughness of the token is set when this spell resolves.
12/1/2004 The power and toughness of the Demon token are set when Promise of Power resolves. They’re unaffected if the number of cards in your hand changes later.
12/1/2004 If you pay the entwine cost, you draw five cards, then lose five life, then put the Demon token onto the battlefield. The five cards you draw count toward the Demon’s power and toughness.