A Keyword Action is a word or words, usually a verb, that substitutes for a piece of rules text. Many keywords are summarized in reminder text, especially in core sets.
Keyword actions are somewhat different from keyword abilities, and both are distinct from ability words.
List of Keyword Actions
- Counter (keyword action)
- Set in motion
702. Keyword Actions
- 701.1. Most actions described in a card’s rules text use the standard English definitions of the verbs within, but some specialized verbs are used whose meanings may not be clear. These “keywords” are game terms; sometimes reminder text summarizes their meanings.
|Keyword Action • Keyword Abilities • Ability Words|
|Evergreen|| Activate • Attach • Cast • Counter • Destroy • Discard |
Exchange • Exile • Fight • Play • Regenerate • Reveal
Sacrifice • Scry • Search • Shuffle • Tap • Untap
|Other|| Abandon • Bolster • Clash • Detain • Fateseal • Investigate |
Manifest • Monstrosity • Planeswalk • Populate • Proliferate
Set in Motion • Support • Transform • Vote