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Gold
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Artifact Type
(Subtype for artifact cards)
Rules Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.
Statistics
0 cards
4 Gold creation cards
{B} 50% {R} 25% {G} 25%
as of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
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type:"Gold"
For other uses, see Gold (disambiguation).

Gold is an artifact type introduced in Theros Beyond Death.[1]

Description[]

Gold can be sacrificed for mana. Unlike Treasure, these artifact tokens don't have to be tapped. This is especially useful when it comes to a mechanic like improvise where you can tap the gold tokens to pay for one spell and then sac them afterwards for mana for a second spell. It is important to note however, that gold tokens cannot be sacrificed for mana and tapped to improvise the same spell.

Colorless artifact tokens "named Gold" had existed since Born of the Gods. The cards with this syntax were Gild, King Macar, the Gold-Cursed and Curse of Opulence. With the release of Theros Beyond Death, Gold became a predefined Token. As a consequence, the description of what a gold token does now appears in the reminder text, instead of in the rules text. The older Gold token cards were errataed.[2]

Rules[]

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (July 23, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

Gold Token
A Gold token is a colorless artifact token with “Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.” For more information on predefined tokens, see rule 111.10.

From the Comprehensive Rules (July 23, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

  • 111.10. Some effects instruct a player to create a predefined token. These effects use the definition below to determine the characteristics the token is created with. The effect that creates a predefined token may also modify or add to the predefined characteristics.
    • 111.10a A Treasure token is a colorless Treasure artifact token with “{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.”
    • 111.10b A Food token is a colorless Food artifact token with “{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.”
    • 111.10c A Gold token is a colorless Gold artifact token with “Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.”
    • 111.10d A Walker token is a 2/2 black Zombie creature token named Walker.
    • 111.10e A Shard token is a colorless Shard enchantment token with “{2}, Sacrifice this enchantment: Scry 1, then draw a card.”
    • 111.10f A Clue token is a colorless Clue artifact token with “{2}, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.”

Tokens[]

Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Gold Colorless Artifact — Gold Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.

References[]

  1. Eli Shiffrin (January 10, 2020). "Comprehensive Rules Changes". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Eli Shiffrin (January 10, 2020). "Oracle Changes". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.