Flying, first strike, vigilance, trample, haste, protection from black and from red
"No rest. No mercy. No matter what."
illus. Ron Spears # 1/0
3, T: Tap target creature you control and target creature of an opponent's choice they control. Those creatures fight each other. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)
illus. Rob Alexander # 117/0
Assault deals 2 damage to any target.
illus. Ben Thompson # 106/0
Sacrifice an enchantment: Auratog gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
The auratog enjoys eating its wards.
illus. Jeff Miracola # 2/0
Echo 3R (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.)
When Avalanche Riders enters the battlefield, destroy target land.
illus. Edward P. Beard, Jr. # 55/0
If there are ten or more creature cards total in all graveyards, this spell costs 6 less to cast.
Fear (This creature can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.)
T: Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.
illus. rk post # 37/0
Counter target instant or Aura spell that targets a permanent you control.
illus. Phil Foglio # 73/0
Black creatures get +1/+1.
illus. Jesper Myrfors # 38/0
Any player may have Browbeat deal 5 damage to them. If no one does, target player draws three cards.
"Even the threat of power has power."—Jeska, warrior adept
illus. Mark Tedin # 56/0
Create a 3/3 green Elephant creature token.
Flashback 3G (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
illus. Carl Critchlow # 74/0
Lands you control are Plains.
Nonland permanents you control are white. The same is true for spells you control and nonland cards you own that aren't on the battlefield.
You may spend white mana as though it were mana of any color. You may spend other mana only as though it were colorless mana.
illus. Liz Danforth # 3/0
1, Sacrifice a permanent: You gain 1 life.
When the Brotherhood of Gix dug out the cave of Koilos they found their master's severed hand. They enshrined it, hoping that one day it would point the way to Phyrexia.
illus. Henry G. Higgenbotham # 107/0
You win the game if you control a land of each basic land type and a creature of each color.
"You can build a perfect machine out of imperfect parts."—Urza
illus. Eric Peterson # 91/0
Whenever Cockatrice blocks or becomes blocked by a non-Wall creature, destroy that creature at end of combat.
illus. Dan Frazier # 75/0
Enchanted land has indestructible and can't be enchanted by other Auras.
illus. Jeff A. Menges # 4/0
As Conspiracy enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
Creatures you control are the chosen type. The same is true for creature spells you control and creature cards you own that aren't on the battlefield.
illus. Jeff Easley # 39/0
Rampage 2 (Whenever this creature becomes blocked, it gets +2/+2 until end of turn for each creature blocking it beyond the first.)
Harthag gave a jolly laugh as he surveyed the army before him. "Ho ho ho Midgets You think you can stand in my way?"
illus. Christopher Rush # 76/0
Dandân can't attack unless defending player controls an Island.
When you control no Islands, sacrifice Dandân.
"Catch good today. Start replacing crew tomorrow."—Faysal al-Mousa, fisher captain, log
illus. Drew Tucker # 19/0
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.
"If I must die, I will encounter darkness as a bride, / And hug it in mine arms."—William Shakespeare,Measure for Measure
illus. Harold McNeill # 40/0
Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)
Dauthi Slayer attacks each combat if able.
"They have knives for every soul."—Lyna, Soltari emissary
illus. Dermot Power # 41/0
When Defiant Vanguard blocks, at end of combat, destroy it and all creatures it blocked this turn.
5, T: Search your library for a Rebel permanent card with converted mana cost 4 or less and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.
illus. Pete Venters # 5/0
T: Add C.
T: Desert deals 1 damage to target attacking creature. Activate this ability only during the end of combat step.
illus. Jesper Myrfors # 118/0
Kicker WW (You may pay an additional WW as you cast this spell.)
When Desolation Giant enters the battlefield, destroy all other creatures you control. If it was kicked, destroy all other creatures instead.
illus. Alan Pollack # 57/0
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
illus. Amy Weber # 6/0
Disintegrate deals X damage to any target. If it's a creature, it can't be regenerated this turn, and if it would die this turn, exile it instead.
illus. Anson Maddocks # 58/0
If a spell or ability an opponent controls causes you to discard Dodecapod, put it onto the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it instead of putting it into your graveyard.
illus. John Howe # 108/0
R: Dragon Whelp gets +1/+0 until end of turn. If this ability has been activated four or more times this turn, sacrifice Dragon Whelp at the beginning of the next end step.
illus. Amy Weber # 59/0
Search your library for a Dragon permanent card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.
Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn.)
illus. Kev Walker # 60/0
Play with your hand revealed.
If you would draw a card, reveal the top card of your library instead. If it's a creature card, put it into your graveyard. Otherwise, draw a card.
Whenever a creature is put into your graveyard from the battlefield, return it to your hand.
illus. Harold McNeill # 7/0
RRR: Regenerate Eron the Relentless.
"Eron would be much less of a hassle if only he were mortal."—Reyhan, Samite alchemist
illus. Christopher Rush # 61/0
Whenever a Sliver deals damage, its controller gains that much life.
The slivers would survive, even at the expense of every other creature on Otaria.
illus. Glen Angus # 8/0
Non-Eye creatures you control can't attack.
Evil Eye of Orms-by-Gore can't be blocked except by Walls.
The highway of fear is the shortest route to defeat.
illus. Jesper Myrfors # 42/0
When Faceless Butcher enters the battlefield, exile target creature other than Faceless Butcher.
When Faceless Butcher leaves the battlefield, return the exiled card to the battlefield under its owner's control.
illus. Daren Bader # 43/0
T, Exile Feldon's Cane: Shuffle your graveyard into your library.
Feldon found the first of these canes frozen in the Ronom Glacier.
illus. Mark Tedin # 109/0
Fiery Justice deals 5 damage divided as you choose among any number of targets. Target opponent gains 5 life.
"The fire of justice burns like nothing else."—Lovisa Coldeyes, Balduvian chieftain
illus. Melissa A. Benson # 92/0
Fiery Temper deals 3 damage to any target.
Madness R (If you discard this card, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)
illus. Greg & Tim Hildebrandt # 62/0
Enchant creature you control
Enchanted creature has "T: This creature deals 1 damage to any target."
Sacrifice Fire Whip: Fire Whip deals 1 damage to any target.
illus. Jeff Miracola # 63/0
Saffiyah clapped her hands and twenty flying men appeared at her side, each well trained in the art of combat.
illus. Christopher Rush # 20/0
Choose one —
• Target player discards a card.
• Target creature gets +2/-1 until end of turn.
• Target creature gains swampwalk until end of turn. (It can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Swamp.)
illus. Greg Spalenka # 44/0
Target player shuffles up to three target cards from their graveyard into their library.
Draw a card.
When Gaea's Blessing is put into your graveyard from your library, shuffle your graveyard into your library.
illus. Rebecca Guay # 77/0
As long as Gaea's Liege isn't attacking, its power and toughness are each equal to the number of Forests you control. As long as Gaea's Liege is attacking, its power and toughness are each equal to the number of Forests defending player controls.
T: Target land becomes a Forest until Gaea's Liege leaves the battlefield.
illus. Dameon Willich # 78/0
Gemstone Mine enters the battlefield with three mining counters on it.
T, Remove a mining counter from Gemstone Mine: Add one mana of any color. If there are no mining counters on Gemstone Mine, sacrifice it.
illus. Brom # 119/0
UUU: Regenerate Ghost Ship.
"That phantom prow split the storm as lightning cast its long shadow on the battlefield below."—Mireille Gaetane, The Valeriad
illus. Tom Wänerstrand # 21/0
You may choose not to untap Giant Oyster during your untap step.
T: For as long as Giant Oyster remains tapped, target tapped creature doesn't untap during its controller's untap step, and at the beginning of each of your draw steps, put a -1/-1 counter on that creature. When Giant Oyster leaves the battlefield or becomes untapped, remove all -1/-1 counters from the creature.
illus. Nicola Leonard # 22/0
Whenever Goblin Snowman blocks, prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to and dealt by it this turn.
T: Goblin Snowman deals 1 damage to target creature it's blocking.
"Strength in numbers? Right."—Ib Halfheart, goblin tactician
illus. Daniel Gelon # 64/0
2, T, Sacrifice Grinning Totem: Search target opponent's library for a card and exile it. Then that player shuffles their library. Until the beginning of your next upkeep, you may play that card. At the beginning of your next upkeep, if you haven't played it, put it into its owner's graveyard.
illus. Donato Giancola # 110/0
Hail Storm deals 2 damage to each attacking creature and 1 damage to you and each creature you control.
"If they can't take the hail, they'd better stay home."—Arna Kennerüd, skycaptain
illus. Jeff A. Menges # 79/0
The next time a source of your choice would deal damage to any target this turn, prevent that damage. If damage from a red source is prevented this way, Honorable Passage deals that much damage to the source's controller.
illus. Jeff Miracola # 9/0
Echo 2G (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.)
When Hunting Moa enters the battlefield or dies, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
illus. DiTerlizzi # 80/0
Icatian Javelineers enters the battlefield with a javelin counter on it.
T, Remove a javelin counter from Icatian Javelineers: Icatian Javelineers deals 1 damage to any target.
illus. Scott Kirschner # 10/0
"Peace must prevail, even if the wicked must die."
illus. Richard Kane Ferguson # 93/0
2G, T, Discard two cards: All lands target player controls become 3/3 creatures until end of turn. They're still lands.
"I need no army. I have Jamuraa."
illus. Matthew D. Wilson # 81/0
Other Kobold creatures you control get +1/+0.
The taskmaster knows that there is no cure for the common kobold.
illus. Randy Asplund # 65/0
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Krosan Cloudscraper unless you pay GG.
Morph 7GG (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
illus. Ron Spears # 82/0
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.)
illus. Mark Tedin # 23/0
Flying, vigilance, haste
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Other Merfolk creatures get +1/+1 and have islandwalk. (They can't be blocked as long as defending player controls an Island.)
A master of tactics, the Lord of Atlantis makes his people bold in battle merely by arriving to lead them.
illus. Melissa A. Benson # 24/0
T: Destroy target creature with islandwalk.
illus. Dennis Detwiller # 25/0
Merieke Ri Berit doesn't untap during your untap step.
T: Gain control of target creature for as long as you control Merieke Ri Berit. When Merieke Ri Berit leaves the battlefield or becomes untapped, destroy that creature. It can't be regenerated.
illus. Heather Hudson # 95/0
Mindless Automaton enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it.
1, Discard a card: Put a +1/+1 counter on Mindless Automaton.
Remove two +1/+1 counters from Mindless Automaton: Draw a card.
illus. Brian Snoddy # 111/0
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, you may pay 3. If you do, copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.
"It offers you what you want, not what you need."—Braids, dementia summoner
illus. Donato Giancola # 112/0
Mistform Ultimus is every creature type (even if this card isn't on the battlefield).
It may wear your face, but its mind is its own.
illus. Anthony S. Waters # 26/0
Members of the elite Moorish Cavalry are very particular about their mounts, choosing only those whose bloodlines have been pure for generations.
illus. Dameon Willich # 11/0
Protection from black
Threshold — As long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard, Mystic Enforcer gets +3/+3 and has flying.
illus. Gary Ruddell # 96/0
When Mystic Snake enters the battlefield, counter target spell.
Its fangs are in your flesh before its hiss leaves your ears.
illus. Daren Bader # 97/0
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Nicol Bolas unless you pay UBR.
Whenever Nicol Bolas deals damage to an opponent, that player discards their hand.
illus. Edward P. Beard, Jr. # 98/0
R, T: Look at the top eight cards of your library. Exile four of them at random, then put the rest on top of your library in any order.
"Us hungry, need food . . . . Lots of books . . . . Hmm . . . ."
illus. Phil Foglio # 66/0
Orgg can't attack if defending player controls an untapped creature with power 3 or greater.
Orgg can't block creatures with power 3 or greater.
It's bigger than it thinks.
illus. Daniel Gelon # 67/0
When Ovinomancer enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless you return three basic lands you control to their owner's hand.
T, Return Ovinomancer to its owner's hand: Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated. That creature's controller creates a 0/1 green Sheep creature token.
illus. Kev Walker # 27/0
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, that creature's controller may have it deal damage equal to its power to any target of their choice.
"If we cannot live proudly, we die so"—Eladamri, Lord of Leaves
illus. Pete Venters # 68/0
T: Add G.
T: Target 1/1 creature gets +1/+2 until end of turn.
"This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks . . . Stand like Druids of eld."—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Evangeline"
illus. Bryon Wackwitz # 120/0
Pirate Ship can't attack unless defending player controls an Island.
T: Pirate Ship deals 1 damage to any target.
When you control no Islands, sacrifice Pirate Ship.
illus. Tom Wänerstrand # 28/0
T: Prodigal Sorcerer deals 1 damage to any target.
Occasionally, members of the Institute of Arcane Study acquire a taste for worldly pleasures. Seldom do they have trouble finding employment.
illus. Douglas Shuler # 29/0
Psionic Blast deals 4 damage to any target and 2 damage to you.
illus. Douglas Shuler # 30/0
Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
illus. Dan Frazier # 12/0
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Sacred Mesa unless you sacrifice a Pegasus.
1W: Create a 1/1 white Pegasus creature token with flying.
"Do not go there, do not go / unless you rise on wings, unless you walk on hooves."—"Song to the Sun," Femeref song
illus. Margaret Organ-Kean # 13/0
2, T: Exile target creature you control.
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may sacrifice Safe Haven. If you do, return each card exiled with Safe Haven to the battlefield under its owner's control.
illus. Christopher Rush # 121/0
This spell can't be countered.
Protection from blue
It possesses no intelligence, only counter-intelligence.
illus. Jeff Laubenstein # 83/0
When Sengir Autocrat enters the battlefield, create three 0/1 black Serf creature tokens.
When Sengir Autocrat leaves the battlefield, exile all Serf tokens.
"A thankless job, and a death sentence besides."—Eron the Relentless
illus. David A. Cherry # 45/0
Serrated Arrows enters the battlefield with three arrowhead counters on it.
At the beginning of your upkeep, if there are no arrowhead counters on Serrated Arrows, sacrifice it.
T, Remove an arrowhead counter from Serrated Arrows: Put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.
illus. David A. Cherry # 114/0
U, T: Put target creature you control on top of its owner's library.
R, T: Shadow Guildmage deals 1 damage to any target and 1 damage to you.
To keep the dead so others may live.—Shadow Guild maxim
illus. Mike Kimble # 46/0
Whenever Shadowmage Infiltrator deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card.
illus. Rick Farrell # 99/0
T: Draw a card and reveal it. If it isn't a land card, discard it.
illus. Julie Baroh # 31/0
Swampwalk (This creature can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Swamp.)
Whenever a player casts a black spell, you gain 1 life.
illus. Richard Kane Ferguson # 100/0
Protection from red
"In Rath," the priest said, "there is even greater need for prayer."
illus. Janet Aulisio # 14/0
Whenever a creature dealt damage by Soul Collector this turn dies, return that card to the battlefield under your control.
Morph BBB (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
illus. Matthew D. Wilson # 47/0
Spike Feeder enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it.
2, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Spike Feeder: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
Remove a +1/+1 counter from Spike Feeder: You gain 2 life.
illus. Heather Hudson # 84/0
Whenever a Sliver becomes blocked, that Sliver gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each creature blocking it.
"Slivers are evil and slivers are sly;And if you get eaten, then no one will cry."—Mogg children's rhyme
illus. Ron Spencer # 101/0
Whenever Spitting Slug blocks or becomes blocked, you may pay 1G. If you do, Spitting Slug gains first strike until end of turn. Otherwise, each creature blocking or blocked by Spitting Slug gains first strike until end of turn.
illus. Anson Maddocks # 85/0
"Of twenty yeer of age he was, I gesse.Of his stature he was of evene lengthe.And wonderly delyvere, and of greete strengthe."—Geoffrey Chaucer,The Canterbury Tales
illus. Dennis Detwiller # 15/0
2, Discard a card at random: Stormbind deals 2 damage to any target.
"Once, our people could call down the storm itself to do our bidding."—Lovisa Coldeyes, Balduvian chieftain
illus. NéNé Thomas & Phillip Mosness # 102/0
White spells and black spells you cast cost 1 less to cast.
Each Stormscape apprentice must hand-raise and train an owl before attaining the rank of master.
illus. Heather Hudson # 32/0
Target opponent discards a card at random, then discards a card.
There are medicines for all afflictions but idleness.—Suq'Ata saying
illus. Mike Kimble # 48/0
Flanking (Whenever a creature without flanking blocks this creature, the blocking creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.)
"Never stop 'til you see your lance come out the other side."—Telim'Tor
illus. Jeff Miracola # 69/0
Whenever Swamp Mosquito attacks and isn't blocked, defending player gets a poison counter. (A player with ten or more poison counters loses the game.)
illus. Nicola Leonard # 49/0
As Teferi's Moat enters the battlefield, choose a color.
Creatures of the chosen color without flying can't attack you.
"Isolation is not the answer."—Urza, to Teferi
illus. rk post # 103/0
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on Thallid.
Remove three spore counters from Thallid: Create a 1/1 green Saproling creature token.
illus. Ron Spencer # 86/0
As The Rack enters the battlefield, choose an opponent.
At the beginning of the chosen player's upkeep, The Rack deals X damage to that player, where X is 3 minus the number of cards in their hand.
Invented in Mishra's earlier days, the rack was once his most feared creation.
illus. Richard Thomas # 113/0
Kicker R and/or W (You may pay an additional R and/or W as you cast this spell.)
When Thornscape Battlemage enters the battlefield, if it was kicked with its R kicker, it deals 2 damage to any target.
When Thornscape Battlemage enters the battlefield, if it was kicked with its W kicker, destroy target artifact.
illus. Matt Cavotta # 87/0
T, Sacrifice Tormod's Crypt: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.
The dark opening seemed to breathe the cold, damp air of the dead earth in a steady rhythm.
illus. Christopher Rush # 115/0
Domain — Tribal Flames deals X damage to any target, where X is the number of basic land types among lands you control.
"Fire is the universal language."—Jhoira, master artificer
illus. Tony Szczudlo # 70/0
B: Regenerate Twisted Abomination.
Swampcycling 2 (2, Discard this card: Search your library for a Swamp card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.)
illus. Daren Bader # 50/0
Prevent all damage that would be dealt to Uncle Istvan by creatures.
Solitude drove the old hermit insane. Now he only keeps company with those he can catch.
illus. Daniel Gelon # 51/0
Zombie spells you cast cost 1 less to cast.
Zombie creatures you control get +2/+1.
It has the strength of seven men. In fact, it used to be seven men.
illus. Greg Hildebrandt # 52/0
B, T, Discard a card: Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
The weight of death is heavy but not immovable.
illus. Jeff Easley # 53/0
Enchanted creature gets +3/+3.
At the beginning of the upkeep of enchanted creature's controller, put a -1/-1 counter on that creature.
illus. Douglas Shuler # 33/0
R: Regenerate Uthden Troll.
"Oi oi oi, me gotta hurt in 'ere,Oi oi oi, me smell a ting is near,Gonna bosh 'n gonna nosh 'n da hurt'll disappear."—Troll chant
illus. Douglas Shuler # 71/0
As long as Valor is in your graveyard and you control a Plains, creatures you control have first strike.
"The cracks widened, the shell crumbled, and Valor spread throughout the land."—Scroll of Beginnings
illus. Kev Walker # 16/0
Kicker X (You may pay an additional X as you cast this spell.)
Saproling creatures and other Treefolk creatures get +1/+1.
When Verdeloth the Ancient enters the battlefield, if it was kicked, create X 1/1 green Saproling creature tokens.
illus. Daren Bader # 88/0
T: Until end of turn, target creature has base power 1 or base toughness 1.
"Sir, I just thought . . . ," explained Vhati."Don't think," interrupted Greven. "It doesn't suit you."
illus. Ron Spencer # 104/0
Choose a number. Destroy all artifacts and creatures with converted mana cost equal to that number. Then target player reveals their hand and discards all nonland cards with converted mana cost equal to the number.
illus. Kev Walker # 105/0
UU, Sacrifice a Wizard: Counter target spell.
Morph U (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
illus. Christopher Moeller # 34/0
Put a -0/-1 counter on Wall of Roots: Add G. Activate this ability only once each turn.
Sometimes the wise ones wove their magic into living plants; as the plant grew, so grew the magic.
illus. John Matson # 89/0
3: Target creature gains islandwalk until end of turn. When War Barge leaves the battlefield this turn, destroy that creature. A creature destroyed this way can't be regenerated. (A creature with islandwalk can't be blocked as long as defending player controls an Island.)
illus. Tom Wänerstrand # 116/0
At the beginning of each end step, if Whirling Dervish dealt damage to an opponent this turn, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
illus. Susan Van Camp # 90/0
Buyback 5 (You may pay an additional 5 as you cast this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)
"I followed her song only to find it was a dirge."—Crovax
illus. Quinton Hoover # 35/0
Protection from white
1R: Wildfire Emissary gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
"The efreet is a striding storm with a voice that crackles like fire."—Qhattib, vizier of Amiqat
illus. Richard Kane Ferguson # 72/0
Morph 1U (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
When Willbender is turned face up, change the target of target spell or ability with a single target.
illus. Eric Peterson # 36/0
T: Witch Hunter deals 1 damage to target player or planeswalker.
1WW, T: Return target creature an opponent controls to its owner's hand.
illus. Jesper Myrfors # 17/0
1: Exile target card from a graveyard.
Once it consecrated the dead. Now it desecrates them.
illus. Tim Hildebrandt # 54/0
1WW: Target Knight creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
"Command is the act of balancing on a vine and convincing others that it is firm ground."—Sidar Jabari
illus. Stuart Griffin # 18/0