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Artifact Type
(Subtype for artifact cards)
Rules {2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.
Statistics
2 cards
{artifact symbol} 100%
28 Food creation cards
{W} 10.7% {U} 3.6% {B} 17.9% {G} 39.3% {B/G} 10.7% {G/U} 3.6% {artifact symbol} 10.7% {land symbol} 3.6%
as of Modern Horizons 2
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Food is an artifact type introduced in Throne of Eldraine.[1][2]

Description[]

Although it does appear in the type line of some cards, the type mostly appears on tokens. Food tokens have “{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.”

Cards[]

Cards with the Food type are:

Fitting with the theme, these artifacts also have "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life."

History[]

R&D made food tokens because they realized fairy tales were overrun with food references and it would allow them to design a lot of fun cards.[3][4]

Food tokens returned as a one-off in Commander 2021 (Gyome, Master Chef), and got six new producers in Modern Horizons 2. Food is not currently deciduous, but it could be someday.[5]

Rules[]

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (July 23, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

Food Token
A Food token is a colorless artifact token with “{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.” For more information about predefined tokens, see rule 111.10.

From the Comprehensive Rules (July 23, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

  • 111.10. Some effects instruct a player to create a predefined token. These effects use the definition below to determine the characteristics the token is created with. The effect that creates a predefined token may also modify or add to the predefined characteristics.
    • 111.10a A Treasure token is a colorless Treasure artifact token with “{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.”
    • 111.10b A Food token is a colorless Food artifact token with “{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.”
    • 111.10c A Gold token is a colorless Gold artifact token with “Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.”
    • 111.10d A Walker token is a 2/2 black Zombie creature token named Walker.
    • 111.10e A Shard token is a colorless Shard enchantment token with “{2}, Sacrifice this enchantment: Scry 1, then draw a card.”
    • 111.10f A Clue token is a colorless Clue artifact token with “{2}, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.”

Rulings[]

  • Food is an artifact type. Even though it appears on some creatures (such as Gingerbrute), it is never a creature type.[6]
  • If an effect refers to a Food, it means any Food artifact, not just a Food artifact token. For example, you can sacrifice Gingerbrute to activate the last ability of Tempting Witch.
  • You can't sacrifice a Food token to pay multiple costs. For example, you can't sacrifice a Food token to activate its own ability and also to activate the ability of Tempting Witch.
  • Some spells that instruct you to create a Food token have targets. You can't cast these spells without choosing all required targets, and if all of those targets become illegal targets, the spell won't resolve and you won't create any Food. If some but not all of those targets become illegal, you'll do as much as possible, including creating Food.
  • Whatever you do, don't eat the delicious cards.

Food tokens[]

Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Food Colorless Artifact — Food {2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.

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