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Gargoyle is a creature type used for cards that depict grotesque figures of a winged humanoid or animal, incorporated into the architecture of a building, usually in the form of a waterspout. Sentient gargoyles are able to move from the architectural base and fly, despite their dense mineral nature. They mainly appear in white and as artifact creatures. Gargoyles almost always have flying, and sometimes defender and an ability reflecting its awakening.
Storyline[edit | edit source]
Alara[edit | edit source]
Dominaria[edit | edit source]
Dominaria has a various host of gargoyles used by many different cultures, including the various kingdoms of Terisiare and Jamuura. Many of these gargoyles were repurposed by the following cultures, which included them in their own architecture (Kjeldoran Gargoyle).
Fiora[edit | edit source]
Innistrad[edit | edit source]
Gargoyles on Innistrad are the creation of human runechanters and used to protect important buildings and structures, like churches and walls.
Mirrodin[edit | edit source]
During the Mirran-Phyrexian War, several gargoyles were aligned with the Mirran Resistance.
Ravnica[edit | edit source]
Ravnican Gargoyles are generally part of the roofscape of the city, with some being several thousand years old. They come to life to protect the buildings from attack or unwelcome intrusion. The Orzhov gargoyles, especially, are infamous for their ability to unleash horrific high-pitched screams that can even break bones (Shrieking Affliction) and that wake the dead. Kaya used an army of Orzhov gargoyles to attack Dovin Baan's thopters.
Some Gargoyles, constructed from Nullstone, have the ability to dampen forms of magic, heat, sound, and light around them.
Tarkir[edit | edit source]
Tarkiran Gargoyles existed first in the new timeline, where they were forged when the old Clans dissolved and aligned themselves under the dragonlords. Made from gold, they protect dragonlofts.(Dragonloft Idol)
Ulgrotha[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Warden of the Wall is an artifact that can become a 2/3 colorless Gargoyle artifact creature with flying. It's also the only card that is a creature only on your opponent's turn.
- Opal Gargoyle is an enchantment that can become a 2/2 white Gargoyle creature with flying. Opal Guardian is similar, becoming a 3/4 white Gargoyle creature with flying and protection from red.
- Gargoyle Castle is a land that can be sacrificed to create a 3/4 Gargoyle artifact creature token with flying.
Tokens[edit | edit source]
|Token Name||Color||Type Line||P/T||Text Box||Source||Printings|
|Gargoyle||Colorless||Artifact Creature — Gargoyle||3/4||Flying|