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Ability Word
Introduced Gatecrash
Last Used Dragon's Maze
Typical Text Bloodrush — [cost], Discard this card: Target attacking creature gets ...
Storm Scale 6[1]
13 cards
{R} 46.2% {G} 30.8% {R/G} 23.1%
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Bloodrush is an ability word introduced in Gatecrash, wherein it is the Gruul Clans guild mechanic.[2] It is a modal mechanic, with a moderately-sized creature on one "side" and a secondary mode of being able to be discarded in order to give an attacking creature a temporary power/toughness boost equal to the power and toughness of the discarded creature card, along with any combat-related abilities the creature had. This allows for drafters to sustain a quota of combat tricks without stranding themselves when without creatures.

The mechanic scored lukewarm reception and interesting designs were narrow, resulting in a 6 on the Storm Scale.


  • The bonus for each bloodrush ability is tied to the power, toughness, and other abilities of the creature card with bloodrush.
  • Since this is an ability of the card being discarded, it's not an actual spell being cast.



Rubblehulk {4}{R}{G}
Creature — Elemental
Rubblehulk's power and toughness are each equal to the number of lands you control.
Bloodrush{1}{R}{G}, Discard Rubblehulk: Target attacking creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of lands you control.