As Energy Vortex enters the battlefield, choose an opponent.
At the beginning of your upkeep, remove all vortex counters from Energy Vortex.
At the beginning of the chosen player's upkeep, Energy Vortex deals 3 damage to that player unless they payfor each vortex counter on Energy Vortex.
: Put X vortex counters on Energy Vortex. Activate this ability only during your upkeep.
10/4/2004 Does a flat 3 damage, not 3 damage per counter.