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Brushwagg is a green creature type that was first used in black border for the card Brushwagg in Mirage.


A Brushwagg is an animal of varying size, which looks like a heap of animated kindling. Its body is covered in twigs which make a characteristic noise when it moves. It's able to grow huge and mighty but spends most of its time as small as a hedgehog.[1]


The subtype survived the Grand Creature Type Update. Almighty Brushwagg would much later be printed in Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths.

Another Brushwagg appeared as a test card in the Mystery Booster set (Interplanar Brushwagg).


“  Defiantly, the young cyclops popped the brushwagg into his mouth. His cheeks suddenly puffed, his eye bulged, and he was forced to agree with his elder  ”

—Afari, Tales


The Brushwaggs of Dominaria may be found on Jamuraa. They despise combat, and are often used as a messenger. In fact, it is a very intelligent animal, since he is shown to be able not only to understand human speech but also to write messages by pawing in the dust (even if in a confusing way of sort).[2]


The odd little Brushwaggs are also found on Ikoria. The small but tough hedgehog-like creatures are usually given a wide berth by bigger monsters.[1]


  1. a b Kendall Pepple (May 14, 2020). "Monsters of Ikoria Art Descriptions". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mirage: Oasis