As insubstantial, and as powerful, as the wind that carries it.
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When Balduvian Horde enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless you discard a card at random.
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Trample (This creature can deal excess combat damage to the player or planeswalker it's attacking.)
Haste (This creature can attack and T as soon as it comes under your control.)
At the beginning of the end step, sacrifice Ball Lightning.
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3U: Untap Blizzard Elemental.
Students who had seen Rayne argue with Urza were certain she had summoned it to make him seem warmer by comparison.
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Bloodrock Cyclops attacks each combat if able.
"He's big an' dumb an' ready to fight. A lot like ol' Hornhead here."—Squee, goblin cabin hand,scouting report
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Put any number of target creature cards from your graveyard on top of your library.
Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.
"Only fools believe they will face my armies but once."—Kaervek
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Draw three cards, then put two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.
"I reeled from the blow, and then suddenly, I knew exactly what to do. Within moments victory was mine."—Gustha EbbasdotterKjeldoran royal mage
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Clockwork Avian enters the battlefield with four +1/+0 counters on it.
At end of combat, if Clockwork Avian attacked or blocked this combat, remove a +1/+0 counter from it.
X, T: Put up to X +1/+0 counters on Clockwork Avian. This ability can't cause the total number of +1/+0 counters on Clockwork Avian to be greater than four. Activate this ability only during your upkeep.
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Clockwork Beast enters the battlefield with seven +1/+0 counters on it.
At end of combat, if Clockwork Beast attacked or blocked this combat, remove a +1/+0 counter from it.
X, T: Put up to X +1/+0 counters on Clockwork Beast. This ability can't cause the total number of +1/+0 counters on Clockwork Beast to be greater than seven. Activate this ability only during your upkeep.
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Cloud Djinn can block only creatures with flying.
As elusive as the footprint of a djinn—Suq'Ata expression
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Cloud Elemental can block only creatures with flying.
"You know you've angered the gods when the clouds turn against you."—Sisay, Captain of the Weatherlight
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Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a card from it. That player discards that card.
"There's very little that escapes me, Greven. And you will escape very little if you fail."—Volrath
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Counter target spell.
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Love is like a rhino, short-sighted and hasty; if it cannot find a way, it will make a way.—Femeref adage
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Whenever Crashing Boars attacks, defending player chooses an untapped creature they control. That creature blocks Crashing Boars this turn if able.
Bores ruin a party. Boars are party to ruin.
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Shroud (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities.)
With his newfound sense of self-importance, Squee set his sights on ever-bigger bugs.
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Destroy target tapped creature.
For a sharp second, Selenia froze, and Crovax's blade found home, As the angel shattered like glass, Crovax felt his mind collapse—the curse had been fulfilled.
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Target player sacrifices a creature.
Greven il-Vec lifted Vhati off his feet. "The fall will give you time to think on your failure."
Look at the top five cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest on top of your library in any order.
"I have seen the true path. I will not warm myself by the fire—I will become the flame."—Lim-Dûl, the Necromancer
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Spend only black mana on X.
Drain Life deals X damage to any target. You gain life equal to the damage dealt, but not more life than the player's life total before the damage was dealt, the planeswalker's loyalty before the damage was dealt, or the creature's toughness.
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Dwarven Ruins enters the battlefield tapped.
T: Add R.
T, Sacrifice Dwarven Ruins: Add RR.
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Ebon Stronghold enters the battlefield tapped.
T: Add B.
T, Sacrifice Ebon Stronghold: Add BB.
At the beginning of your upkeep, target non-Wall creature an opponent controls gains forestwalk until your next upkeep. (It can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Forest.)
Sacrifice a creature: Fallen Angel gets +2/+1 until end of turn.
"Angels are simply extensions of truth upon the fabric of life—and there is far more dark than light."Baron Sengir
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"The nightstalkers are such a minor power in Urborg. Their sad eagerness to elevate themselves makes them willing tools in the plundering of little Femeref."—Kaervek
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This spell costs 1 more to cast for each target beyond the first.
Fireball deals X damage divided evenly, rounded down, among any number of targets.
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Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.
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Flying (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with flying or reach.)
When Fog Elemental attacks or blocks, sacrifice it at end of combat.
"I've seen fog so thick you could cut it, but none that could cut me."—Tahngarth of the Weatherlight
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At the beginning of your upkeep, Force of Nature deals 8 damage to you unless you pay GGGG.
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Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to and dealt by enchanted creature.
"It's hard to hurt anyone when you're as transparent as your motives."—Ertai, wizard adept
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U: Giant Crab gains shroud until end of turn. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities.)
During the giant crabs' mating season, Skyshroud nights are filled with the clatter of their skirmishes.
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Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
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When Gravedigger enters the battlefield, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
A full coffin is like a full coffer—both are attractive to thieves.
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Havenwood Battleground enters the battlefield tapped.
T: Add G.
T, Sacrifice Havenwood Battleground: Add GG.
Whenever Hollow Dogs attacks, it gets +2/+0 until end of turn.
A hollow dog is never empty. It is filled with thirst for the hunt.
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Hulking Cyclops can't block.
Anyone can get around a cyclops, but few can stand in its way.
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Look at the top four cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
"Controlling time ensures you need never look impulsive again."—Teferi
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U: Killer Whale gains flying until end of turn.
Hunger is like the sea: deep, endless, and unforgiving.
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Kird Ape gets +1/+2 as long as you control a Forest.
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Lava Axe deals 5 damage to target player or planeswalker.
Leviathan enters the battlefield tapped and doesn't untap during your untap step.
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may sacrifice two Islands. If you do, untap Leviathan.
Leviathan can't attack unless you sacrifice two Islands. (This cost is paid as attackers are declared.)
Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to any target.
One bone broken for every twig snapped underfoot.—Llanowar penalty for trespassing
"Faugh" snorted Tahngarth. "Why would it make a meal of something like you?" Squee looked relieved. "No," he continued, "you'd make a much better toothpick."
Of royal blood among the spirits of the air, the Mahamoti djinn rides on the wings of the winds. As dangerous in the gambling hall as he is in battle, he is a master of trickery and misdirection.
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Reach (This creature can block creatures with flying.)
Most spiders wait patiently for their prey to arrive. Most spiders aren't forty feet tall.
Polluted Mire enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling 2 (2, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
Counter target spell unless its controller pays X. If that player doesn't, they tap all lands with mana abilities they control and lose all unspent mana.
As Quirion Elves enters the battlefield, choose a color.
T: Add one mana of the chosen color.
He raged at the world, at his family, at his life. But mostly he just raged.
Search your library for a basic land card and put that card onto the battlefield tapped. Then shuffle your library.
Rath forces plants from its surface as one presses whey from cheese.
Remote Isle enters the battlefield tapped.
T: Add U.
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"Flourishing during the Ice Age, these wurms were the bane of all Kjeldorans. Their great size and ferocity made them the subject of countless nightmares—they embodied the worst of the Ice Age."—Kjeldor: Ice Civilization
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Whenever Segmented Wurm becomes the target of a spell or ability, put a -1/-1 counter on it.
"If only we could so easily leave behind those parts of ourselves that pain us."—Crovax
Whenever a creature dealt damage by Sengir Vampire this turn dies, put a +1/+1 counter on Sengir Vampire.
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RG: Shambling Strider gets +1/-1 until end of turn.
Freyalise forbid that any stranger should wander into the striders' territory.
R: Shivan Dragon gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
While it's true most dragons are cruel, the Shivan dragon seems to take particular glee in the misery of others, often tormenting its victims much like a cat plays with a mouse before delivering the final blow.
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Shock deals 2 damage to any target.
Lightning tethers souls to the world.—Kor saying
When you cast a creature spell, sacrifice Skittering Horror.
"This monstrosity will do—for now."—Davvol, Evincar of Rath
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When you cast a creature spell, sacrifice Skittering Skirge.
The imps' warbling cries echo through Phyrexia's towers like those of mourning doves in a cathedral.
Slippery Karst enters the battlefield tapped.
Smoldering Crater enters the battlefield tapped.
Drakes claim to be dragons—until the dragons show up.
As an additional cost to cast this spell, discard a card at random.
Sonic Burst deals 4 damage to any target.
Music scythes the savage beast.
Svyelunite Temple enters the battlefield tapped.
T, Sacrifice Svyelunite Temple: Add UU.
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Don't insult a Talruum unless your mount is swift. —Suq'Ata saying
When Tar Pit Warrior becomes the target of a spell or ability, sacrifice it.
"The cyclops shrugged off savage blows, but casual insults made him weep."—Azeworai, "The Cyclops who Couldn't"
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Destroy target nonartifact, nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated.
Choose one —
• Thunderbolt deals 3 damage to target player or planeswalker.
• Thunderbolt deals 4 damage to target creature with flying.
"Most wizards consider a thunderbolt to be a proper retort."—Ertai, wizard adept
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The giant was felt a few seconds before he was seen.
Discard all the cards in your hand, then draw that many cards.
Afterward, Tolaria's winds were like the whispers of lost wizards, calling for life.
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"When traveling the Great Desert avoid wearing the scales of lizards, for the Viashino rule the sands and look poorly on the skinning of their cousins."—Zhalfirin Guide to the Desert
2U: Untap Vigilant Drake.
Awake and awing in the blink of an eye.
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U: Put Wayward Soul on top of its owner's library.
"no home no heart no hope"—Stronghold graffito
Whenever enchanted land is tapped for mana, its controller adds an additional G.
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Whenever Woolly Spider blocks a creature with flying, Woolly Spider gets +0/+2 until end of turn.
"We need not fear the forces of the air; I've yet to see a spider without an appetite."—Taaveti of Kelsinko, elvish hunter
When the gorilla playfully grabbed the wurm's tail, the wurm doubled back and playfully ate the gorilla's head.