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Germ is an exclusively black creature type with base power and toughness of 0, which only appears on tokens. Germs were introduced for Mirrodin Besieged and represent phyrexian microorganisms carrying Phyresis. They are essentially analogous to the newts of Old Phyrexia.

The first Germs were created by living weapons, which are attached to it. Thus, living weapons are themselves creatures until they die or their controller chooses to upgrade a different creature, with the detaching of the equipment and killing the Germ, as it is now a 0/0 creature.

Grip of Phyresis is a blue instant featured in Commander 2016 that also makes use of this technique.

Tokens[edit | edit source]

Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Germ[1][2][3] Black Creature — Germ 0/0

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Monty Ashley (March 08, 2011). "The Germ in Charge". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Doug Beyer (March 09, 2011). "Germ Warfare: The Flavor of Living Weapon". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Doug Beyer (March 16, 2011). "Six Secrets Behind the Sets". Wizards of the Coast.