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A battle type is any subtype used for the further classification of battle cards.

Battle types each have unique mechanical rules reflecting how they can be attacked.

Rules[ | ]

From the Comprehensive Rules (June 7, 2024—Modern Horizons 3)

  • 310.11. All currently existing battles have the subtype Siege. Sieges are subject to special rules.
    • 310.11a As a Siege enters the battlefield, its controller must choose its protector from among their opponents. Only an opponent of a Siege’s controller can be its protector.
    • 310.11b Sieges have the intrinsic ability “When the last defense counter is removed from this permanent, exile it, then you may cast it transformed without paying its mana cost.”

List of battle types[ | ]

Siege[ | ]

Main article: Siege
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They were introduced in March of the Machine.