|Just a second|
|Reminder Text||Just a second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't move cards on the battlefield.)|
|oracle:"Just a second"|
Just a second is a static ability introduced in Unstable on the card Slaying Mantis. It does not allow any players to move any card on the battlefield as long as the spell with just a second is on the stack.
Just a second is a joke variant of Split Second that prevents players from moving cards on the battlefield.
Just a second is considered to have all of the effects of split second in addition to its own. This means that certain actions not covered by just a second's reminder text, like casting spells for no cost, are prevented by just a second.
- Mark Rosewater (November 22, 2017). "Unstable FAQAWASLFAQPAFTIDAWABIAJTBT". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater (November 23, 2017). "Just to clarify: Slaying Mantis's just a second ability acts as a kind of split second, since my opponent can't move (tap) his lands to cast something in response, correct?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
- Mark Rosewater (November 26, 2017). "Can you respond to Just a Second with special actions like flipping a morph?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
- Mark Rosewater (November 27, 2017). "I'm guessing the reason so many people are expressing dismay at "Just a Second" working like "Split Second" is that there's absolutely no indication that it's supposed to be anything other than a name riff (I know that's true of me).". Blogatog. Tumblr.