Colorless has two meanings.

  1. Mana C, a mana type that has no color.
  2. Any card or ability that has no color.


When a card is colorless, it means that the card, effect, or whatever it refers to is associated with Colorless mana produced by the Wastes basic land. This type of mana is denoted by the Mana C mana symbol.

This is not to be confused with Generic mana, which can be paid with any form of mana.

Cards that specifically created colorless mana (such as Sol Ring) now have text to display the new mana symbol. For example, Sol Ring was changed from "Mana Tap: Add Mana 2 to your mana pool" to "Mana Tap: Add Mana CMana C to your mana pool".

Some of the first cards to require colorless mana were released in the Oath of the Gatewatch set, representing the Eldrazi.

Comprehensive Rules

  • 107.4c The colorless mana symbol Mana C is used to represent one colorless mana, and also to represent a cost that can be paid only with one colorless mana.
  • 106.10. If an effect would add mana represented by a generic mana symbol to a player’s mana pool, that much colorless mana is added to that player’s mana pool.
  • 202.2b Objects with no colored mana symbols in their mana costs are colorless.
Colors of Mana
White Mana W Blue Mana U Black Mana B Red Mana R Green Mana G
Allied Azorius Mana WMana U Dimir Mana UMana B Rakdos Mana BMana R Gruul Mana RMana G Selesnya Mana GMana W
Enemy Orzhov Mana WMana B Izzet Mana UMana R Golgari Mana BMana G Boros Mana RMana W Simic Mana GMana U
Shards Bant Mana GMana WMana U Esper Mana WMana UMana B Grixis Mana UMana BMana R Jund Mana BMana RMana G Naya Mana RMana GMana W
Wedges Abzan Mana WMana BMana G Jeskai Mana UMana RMana W Sultai Mana BMana GMana U Mardu Mana RMana WMana B Temur Mana GMana UMana R
Other: Colorless Mana C Generic Mana XMana 1Mana 2Mana 3 Snow Mana S WUBRG Mana WMana UMana BMana RMana G
Hybrid ManaPhyrexian Mana Mana WPMana UPMana BPMana RPMana GP
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