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Keyword Ability
Type Activated
Introduced Unstable
Last Used Unsanctioned
Reminder Text Augment [cost] (cost, Reveal this card from your hand: Combine it with target host. Augment only as a sorcery.)
Statistics 14 cards
{W} 21.4% {U} 7.1% {B} 21.4% {R} 7.1% {G} 28.6% {artifact symbol} 14.3%
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Augment is a silver-bordered keyword ability featured in Unstable and Unsanctioned. It is closely related to the Host supertype.[1][2][3] The cards with augment have their art one-sided to the right, leaving the right side without margin.

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The augment ability can only be activated if the card with augment is in your hand. It's the only way to play the cards with augment because they don't have a casting cost. The activation includes revealing the card with augment as part of the cost. When activated, the card is combined with a host creature you control. If there is no legal target when resolving the ability, then the card with augment returns to the player's hand.[4]

Like Meld, Augment was inspired by the unpublished Link-mechanic.

Creature cards with augment have a layout without a border on their right.[1] Instead, a vertical metal bar finishes off the art, much like the one that runs through the middle of the host creatures. Creatures with augment lack a mana cost and use a color indicator.

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