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This is a list of Magic: The Gathering statistical facts and trivia.

Totals[ | ]

As of the release of Strixhaven: School of Mages:

Total {W} {U} {B} {R} {G} {C} {M}
All cards[1] 22,049 3,329 3,267 3,317 3,298 3,267 2,965 2,414
Artifacts[2] 2,196 44 45 32 24 17 1,977 60
Creatures[3] 11,698 1,958 1,710 1,904 1,878 2,033 721 1,538
Enchantments[4] 2,639 581 528 452 397 438 5 237
Instants[5] 2,683 510 646 358 471 384 21 294
Sorceries[6] 2,501 273 379 600 530 414 21 284

Acorn[ | ]

As of the release of Unfinity:

Total {W} {U} {B} {R} {G} {C} {M}
All cards[12] 624 88 90 84 89 86 153 34
Artifacts[13] 172 17 6 0 3 1 143 2
Battles[14] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Creatures[15] 289 49 41 49 56 50 23 21
Enchantments[16] 72 17 19 12 6 14 1 3
Instants[17] 63 13 20 9 11 8 1 1
Sorceries[18] 69 9 9 14 17 13 0 7
Planeswalkers[19] 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Lands[20] 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0

Most[ | ]

Reprints[ | ]

Most reprints (as of Phyrexia: All Will Be One).

Card Reprints
Evolving Wilds 45
Sol Ring 40
Swords to Plowshares 38
Serra Angel 36
Counterspell 35
Giant Growth 35
Terramorphic Expanse 34
Command Tower 33
Llanowar Elves 33
Dark Ritual 32
Disenchant 32

Longest[ | ]

Least[ | ]

Rarest[ | ]

There are three cards where only one copy was ever distributed:[39][40]

Highest[ | ]

BFM

B.F.M. (Big Furry Monster)

Lowest[ | ]

Sets and cards sharing names[ | ]

The following sets share their name with cards:

Set Card (First Release) Notes
Aether Revolt Aether Revolt (Modern Horizons 3) Card released after the set
Apocalypse Apocalypse (Tempest)
Coldsnap Cold Snap (Ice Age)
Conflux Conflux (Conflux) Card in set of the same name
Conspiracy Conspiracy (Mercadian Masques)
Future Sight Future Sight (Onslaught)
Hour of Devastation Hour of Devastation (Hour of Devastation) Card in set of the same name
March of the Machine March of the Machines (Mirrodin) The card is plural, the set is not
Mirrodin Besieged Mirrodin Besieged (Modern Horizons) Card released after the set
Morningtide Morningtide (Torment)
Onslaught Onslaught (Exodus)
Phyrexia: All Will Be One All Will Be One (Phyrexia: All Will Be One) Card in set of the same name
Prophecy Prophecy (Homelands)
Rise of the Eldrazi Rise of the Eldrazi (Commander Masters) Card released after the set
Secret Lair The Secret Lair (Heroes of the Realm) Card released after the set (Heroes of the Realm exclusive)
The Big Score Big Score (Streets of New Capenna)
The Brothers' War The Brothers' War (The Brothers' War Commander) Card in set of the same name
Throne of Eldraine Throne of Eldraine (Wilds of Eldraine Commander) Card released after the set
Time Spiral Time Spiral (Urza's Saga)
Torment Torment (Stronghold)
Urza's Saga Urza's Saga (Modern Horizons 2) Card released after the set
Visions Visions (Legends)
War of the Spark War of the Spark (Heroes of the Realm) Card released after the set (Heroes of the Realm exclusive)
Weatherlight Weatherlight (Dominaria) Card released after the set

Identical card names and subtypes[ | ]

Other than the five basic lands which match their basic land types, there are a few cards where card name and subtypes match.

Creatures[ | ]

This is a list of creatures whose name and creature type(s) are identical.[44]

Non-creatures[ | ]

These are the non-creatures that have identical names and types.

Obsolete[ | ]

These cards previously had a name and subtype(s) that were identical but have since been errata'd so they no longer match.

Card names that combine other card names[ | ]

Card names that are anagrams of each other[ | ]

A list of cardnames that can be spelled with the same sets of letters (ignoring capitalization and punctuation).[46]

First released Anagram Notes
Acid Rain Acridian
Aladdin Land Aid '04 The letter portion matches but the numbers need to be ignored for Land Aid '04.
B-I-N-G-O Boing! Both cards are acorn.
Commander Warp Commander Wrap Intentional reference.
Counterspell Spell Counter Intentional reference.
Ebon Dragon Bone Dragon
Eye Spy Spy Eye Intentional reference.
Festival Live Fast
Foresight Ghostfire and Gift Horse
Forest Foster
Funeral March Funeral Charm
Guided Strike Ridged Kusite Intentional reference.
Malfegor Graf Mole
Mystic Remora Sarcomite Myr Intentional reference.
Outbreak Break Out
Shivan Reef Aven Fisher
Slingshot Goblin Goblin Slingshot Intentional reference.
Soul Net Onulet Intentional, but missing an "s" due to the art only having one Onulet.
Soul's Grace Rogue Class
Spreading Rot Sprite Dragon
Storm Crow Crow Storm Acorn joke reference.
Stupor Sprout
Tangle Asp Tanglesap
Terminus Sunimret Test card joke reference.
Tinker Reknit
Uthden Troll Hunted Troll
Wall of Earth Fallow Earth
Wasteland Waste Land Test card joke reference.
Whip Sergeant Whisper Agent
Wolf Strike Fowl Strike

Notes[ | ]

^† A card is counted as a reprint if it was previously printed in another set—either eternal or acorn. Cards printed as gold bordered commemorative sets, oversized promos, digital-only promos, Salvat printings, and/or Foreign Black-Bordered or Foreign White-Bordered sets are not counted as reprints.

To prevent over-counting:

  • A card's first printing is not counted.
  • If a card is reprinted with multiple art versions in a single set, it is only counted as a reprint once.
  • A card printed as part of The List is only counted once.
  • A skinned card is counted as a reprint of the base card.
  • Universes Beyond and Universes Within cards are considered the same card. A reprint of either version is counted as a reprint.
  • Secret Lair printings are counted once per Secret Lair drop.
    • Bonus cards included in a Secret Lair drop are not counted if the drop already includes that card.

References[ | ]

  1. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Cards
  2. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Artifacts
  3. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Creatures
  4. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Enchantments
  5. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Instants
  6. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Sorceries
  7. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Lands
  8. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Basic Lands
  9. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Snow Lands
  10. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Tribal cards
  11. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Planeswalkers
  12. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Acorn cards
  13. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Acorn Artifacts
  14. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Acorn Battles
  15. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Acorn Creatures
  16. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Acorn Enchantments
  17. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Acorn Instants
  18. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Acorn Sorceries
  19. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Acorn Planeswalkers
  20. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Acorn Lands
  21. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Acorn Legendary cards
  22. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Acorn Snow cards
  23. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Acorn Host cards
  24. Retrieved from Scryfall: All cards with flying
  25. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Human cards
  26. Retrieved from Scryfall: All Wizard cards
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