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Goat is a creature type used for cards that depict various hollow-horned, bearded ruminant mammals living in mountainous areas and their domesticated relatives that are raised for wool, milk, and meat.


The first creature to bear the type was the red Mountain Goat in Ice Age. It was then redone in Portal Three Kingdoms as Zodiac Goat a couple of years later.

When Lorwyn was released, it featured the changeling mechanic. It also featured Goatnapper, but no Goat cards. The joke was that because of Mountain Goat and Zodiac Goat, Goat was a supported creature type, so Goatnapper affected all the creatures with changeling.[1] With the Grand Creature Type Update, four previous Beasts were erratad to Goat Beasts, bringing the total to six Goats. Later in the block, Eventide featured Springjack Shepherd, which made 0/1 Goat tokens. Since then, 0/1 white creature tokens started appearing as Goats.

Sixteen years after the last printed Goat, Pathbreaker Ibex made Goat an occasional creature type, taking it out of mono-red and into green and white.



From Dominaria several Goat Beasts are known. The Wild Colos from Keld is sometimes used as a steed, but can only be trained as a young animal. Colos meat tastes gamey, but is good for sausage.[2]

The Crested Craghorn is indigenous to Otaria. It is said that Craghorns experience a wide range of emotions: "rage, fury, anger . . .". Their skeletons can be found all over Skirk Ridge, tangled in each other's horns.


Springjacks are small grazing animals native to the plane of Lorwyn.[3] They have slightly curving horns, shaggy wool, and four-clawed paws. Kithkin keep springjacks for use as mounts, as well as for their milk, mutton, and wool.[4] Those who tend flocks of springjacks are known as jackherds. Goblin Goatnappers steal Kith goats for practice. The real prize, of course, is a giant's giant winged Cloudgoat.[5] They are celebrated by the plane's Kithkin every year at the Springjack Festival, which includes a lifting competition, where the stoutest kithkin try to lift ever-increasing weights of springjack; a joust, a crowd-pleasing show of determination where each kith's jacksmanship is put to the test; and the Springjack Reel, a lively, twisting dance symbolic of the story of Talbin Beel, the first kithkin ever to tame a springjack.


The Abzan Houses of Tarkir use large Ibex (wild goats) as mounts and draught animals. They also provide good wool.[6]



Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Goat White Creature — Goat 0/1
Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Goat White Creature — Goat 0/1

See also[]



  1. Mark Rosewater (January 13, 2020). "To the Death". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Scott McGough (2006), "Time Spiral", Wizards of the Coast
  3. Magic Arcana (November 8, 2007). "Springjack Sketches". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. The Book of Kith and Kin (archived)
  5. Doug Beyer (October 31, 2007). "Lorwyn Survival Guide". Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Kate Elliott (July 11, 2018). "Chronicle of Bolas: Whispers of Treachery". Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Monty Ashley (July 02, 2012). "Where's That Goat?". Wizards of the Coast.