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Fungus
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Creature Type
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{W} 2.2% {B} 15.2% {G} 67.4% {G/W} 2.2% {B/G} 8.7% {M} 4.3%
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type:"Fungus"

Fungus is a creature type describing denizens that mainly thrive and feed on decaying matter.

Description[]

Fungi possess vast regenerative properties and are capable of asexual reproduction through the sowing of spores. While several varieties of fungus exist, the thallid sub-tribe from Dominaria is by far the largest, possessing several varieties among its numerous species.

Arcavios[]

In Strixhaven: School of Mages it was revealed that are fungal beast creatures know as trudges inhabiting Arcavios. Trudges are associated with black and green mana, and can be found on the living bog of Sedgemoor, in the Witherbloom campus.

All known trudges have a protruding and hook-shaped chin, resembling a tusk. Most trudges are covered with decaying plant matter, making them ideal breeding grounds for fungal spores. According to Gyome, trudges smell like soggy death, but the mushrooms that grow on their backs are the tastiest delicacy in Sedgemoor.

Dominaria[]

Behemoths[]

Fungal Behemoths are extremely large creatures that seemingly possess a symbiotic relationship with other fungi nearby growing in size based on their growth. Their exact origin is unknown but they can be found in the time ravaged future of Dominaria.

Fungusaurs[]

Fungusaurs are a hybrid of lizards and fungus that grow stronger whenever they become injured. Possessing powerful regenerative properties, they are known to injure their own children in order to encourage growth.

Mold Demons[]

Mold demons are monsters that stand several dozen feet in height, equipped with sharp spikes and teeth made from blue-black mold spores; they are capable of extremely fast regeneration. The shapeshifter Halfdane took the form of a mold demon during his fight with Ayesha Tanaka and Tor Wauki.[1]

Shamblers[]

Fungal Shambler is a poorly known variety of fungal creature from Dominaria, and the only that is known to be associated with blue mana.

Slivers[]

Main article: Sliver

In the future of Dominaria, slivers run rampant and unchecked across the vast wastes. Having taken on characteristics of many other creatures, some evolved into a form similar to the fungusaur. Sharing the same regenerative properties as the lizard, fungus slivers passed the trait on to all nearby slivers as well. The instinctual nature of the fungusar also seems to have been mimicked, as slivers will claw at each other in order to encourage growth whenever the fungus breed is present.

Sarpadian Fungi[]

Thallids[]

Main article: Thallid

Thelon created the thallids by infusing natural fungus with green mana and performing dark rites borrowed from the Order of the Ebon Hand. Initially, raised as food for the elves of Havenwood, the thallids began to show signs of being sentient beings. Eventually, they would rebel against their creators destroying their empire entirely. The thallids along with the thrulls would take over all of Sarpadia, but the fungus creatures would remain fairly primitive creatures.

Thallids, like their other fungi relatives, are extremely hard to kill and many possess regenerative properties. Feasting on decaying matter, thallids produce asexually by propagating spores that become creatures called saprolings. Cannibalistic by nature, many varieties are known to devour the saprolings in order to produce effects specialized to their breed. Some are capable of shooting thorns while others simply feed on the saprolings to boost their strength or speed.

Mycoderms[]

Pallid Mycoderms are a white mana infused variety of thallids that have lost their normal earthy pigments. Noticeably larger than many other thallids, mycoderms possess a symbiotic relationship with other thallids and saprolings, able to augment both species' capabilities.

Mycons[]

Utopia mycons are a small thallid variety that possesses virtually no physical strength. Their variety seems adept at drawing mana energy from the saprolings.

Sporoloths[]

Massive thallids that appeared from the future during the Time Spiral crisis. Appearing to be towering fungus creatures, little is known about them besides them exhibiting features very similar to thallids.

Spore Flowers[]

A non-sentient fungal creature found on Sarpadia that resembles a flowering plant. Spore flowers are capable of amassing large amounts of spores and then releasing them in a noxious cloud. Some Sarpadian casters were able to draw upon these spore reserves with no flowers present, the concentrated blast would incapacitate those affected for a short time.[2]

Jamuraan Fungi[]

Lichenthropes[]

Vaguely humanoid fungi with regenerative powers.

Mindbender Spores[]

A Wall-like fungus which disperses paralyzing spores.

Innistrad[]

With the arrival of Emrakul on Innistrad, entities like the Moldgraf Scavenger formed from the local fungi, threatening humans

Ikoria[]

Boneyard Mycodrax is currently the only known fungus that exists in Ikoria. They appear to be capable of draining power from dead creatures.

Ravnica[]

The Golgari Swarm from Ravnica is known to use fungi for their necromancy, using them to keep their rotting zombies together.

Other applications are growing them into ferocious monsters that further feed on corpses.

Zendikar[]

A few Zendikar fungi known as shamblers are known to exist, namely Mold Shambler, Rot Shambler and Swarm Shambler. Some are capable of growing likely due to its fungal nature. At least one variety established mutualistic relationships with insects. It is unknown if they are somehow related to the Eldrazi, like the Moldgraf Scavenger from Innistrad.

Creature Update[]

  • The Fungus subtype incorporates the former subtypes Fungusaur and Lichenthrope.

Notable Fungi[]

Dominaria

Unknown

Tokens[]

Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Fungus Beast Green Creature — Fungus Beast 4/4 Trample

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