Mistmeadow Skulk and Reinforce

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Quick question, can I target Mistmeadow Skulk with Burrenton Bombardier's reinforce ability? Or does the "protection from converted mana cost 3 or more" apply here as well?
No you can't. Yes, protection prevents it.

Protection (among other things) prevents targeting.
It can't be targeted at all, since protection from CMC 3 or greater prevents it from being targeted by sources with CMC 3 or greater.
If Burrenton Bombardier's reinforce cost would've been 1W, would I be able to reinforce him then?

Just want to make clear if it checks the card's CMC or the ability's CMC. I think the ability, but I'm not 100% sure.

Edit: Never mind, Ulpharz' post answers my question.
There is no such thing as an 'ability's CMC'. There is a cost to play activated abilities, but that has nothing to do with converted mana cost.

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