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(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
23 cards
{U} 30.4% {B} 26.1% {R} 17.4% {U/B} 13% {B/R} 8.7% {U/R} 4.3%
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Army is a black token-only creature class introduced in War of the Spark.[1][2] It is always combined with Zombie, as in Zombie Army.[3]


An army is built from the amass keyword action, which allows you to place a number of +1/+1 counter on an Army you control and create a 0/0 {B} Zombie Army if you do not already control one. The Army functions together much like how R&D makes single creature cards that are flavored as a group of beings.[4]

Amass was designed so you'd control one Army at most at any given time. But there are several ways around that. You could copy an Army you control, or maybe you control a creature with all creature types.

Notable Armies[]



Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Zombie Army Black Creature — Zombie Army 0/0


  1. Mark Rosewater (March 31, 2019). "Will any older cards be given the army creature...". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  2. Mark Rosewater (March 31, 2019). "Will army be a token only creature type made...". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  3. Matt Tabak (March 31, 2019). "War of the Spark Mechanics". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Mark Rosewater (March 31, 2019). "Why force such a mechanic into these colors?". Blogatog. Tumblr.