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Creature Type
(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
Statistics 9 cards
{R} 11.1% {artifact symbol} 88.9%
as of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
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Gnome is a red creature type used for cards that depict a species of diminutive beings that inhabit the interior of the earth. They are inventive, and adept at mining and tunneling.

The first and only card to bear the type and depict a lifelike creature was Quarum Trench Gnomes in Legends.

Artifact creatures[edit | edit source]

More often, gnomes are represented as artifact creatures, built by dwarves or wizards. When building gnomes, dwarves, in particular, adhere to the highest standards of construction; the gnomes themselves aren't as particular, using any appropriate materials to facilitate repair work and modifications. It is said, in fact, that if you leave eleven gnomes overnight with a room of parts, by morning you'll have ten gnomes and a new mechanical monstrosity.

Examples of artifact gnomes are Copper Gnomes, Patchwork Gnomes, Ticking Gnomes and Bottle Gnomes.[1]

Storyline[edit | edit source]

Dominaria[edit | edit source]

The Shadow Gnomes of Yavimaya on Dominaria aren't seen often. Evidence of their existence can be seen in the form of the strange burrows they use to inter their dead. They live in dirt-lined tunnels underground, among the roots of the trees. They sometimes emerge at night, startling the other dwellers of Yavimaya with their huge, luminous eyes.[2][3]

Steel, one of the Burning Isles was inhabited by mechanical Gnomes.

Ulgrotha[edit | edit source]

Clockwork Gnomes were minute creations built by students beginning their education at Feroz's Wizards' School on Ulgrotha, used as servants on the Floating Isle.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Tokens[edit | edit source]

Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Gnome Colorless Artifact Creature — Gnome 1/1
Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Gnome Colorless Artifact Creature — Gnome 1/1

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Magic Arcana (October 08, 2003). "Sketches: Bottle Gnomes, Old and New". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. James Wyatt. (2018.) The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Dominaria, VIZ Media.
  3. Ethan Fleischer (May 5, 2021). "Shadow Gnomes". Reddit.
  4. Mark Rosewater (Monday, June 07, 2004). "Myr Myr, Off The Wall". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Wizards of the Coast (April, 2007). "Ask Wizards - April, 2008". Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Monty Ashley (May 17, 2010). "Gnomes". Wizards of the Coast.