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Creature Type
(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
27 cards
{U} 7.4% {B} 33.3% {G} 48.1% {U/B} 3.7% {B/G} 3.7% {G/U} 3.7%
as of Strixhaven: School of Mages
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Crocodile is a creature type used for large aquatic reptile predators found in sluggish waters and swamps of the tropics. They appear in black, blue or green. The first creature to bear the type was Sandbar Crocodile in Mirage.

Naming issues[]

The correct term for this subtype would have been "crocodilians", including the alligator, caiman, crocodile, and gharial families. Alligators have wider and shorter heads than crocodiles. Rootwater Alligator was printed with the subtype Alligator, but for gaming reasons (tribal) this was changed to Crocodile in the Grand Creature Type Update. Gharials (like Grayscaled Gharial and Algae Gharial) are a species of crocodilians with long, slender snouts.


Crocodiles are found on:

Notable crocodiles[]

  • Emperor Crocodile — This crocodile has a strong power/toughness ratio (5/5) compared to it's mana cost, {3}{G}. The only downside of this creature is that it must be sacrificed if it's the only creature you control.



  1. Doug Beyer (December 3, 2008). "Jund's One Rule". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Magic Arcana (November 17, 2008). "Sketches: Vicious Shadows". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Magic Arcana (May 19, 2009). "Sketches: Predatory Advantage". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Flavor text of Algae Gharial
  5. Michael Yichao (May 3, 2017). "Brazen". Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Flavor text of Stonefare Crocodile