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Flagbearer is a creature class. Flagbearers are soldiers or civilians who bear a standard or oriflamme, i.e. either a type of flag or an inflexible but mobile image, which is used as a formal, visual symbol of a military unit on the battlefield.


In Apocalypse there were two White Flagbearer creatures (Standard Bearer and Coalition Honor Guard) and an aura (Coalition Flag) that granted a creature the Flagbearer subtype as well as the inherent ability "As long as you have one in play, any spell or ability your opponent plays that can target a Flagbearer must target a Flagbearer".[1][2] If a spell has multiple targets, only one of the targets needs to be a Flagbearer.

Player designation[]

The Mystery Booster test card Enroll in the Coalition designates a player as a flagbearer.[3]


  1. Matt Place (November 25, 2004). "Ask Wizards - November, 2004". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Paul Barclay (October 18, 2002). "October Rulings and Errata". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Eli Shiffrin (November 11, 2019). "Mystery Booster Release Notes". Wizards of the Coast.