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Statistics and trivia

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


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



Most reprints (as of Commander Legends).[21]

Card Reprints
Giant Growth 46
Serra Angel 43
Counterspell 41
Disenchant 40
Llanowar Elves 40
Dark Ritual 39
Evolving Wilds 38
Swords to Plowshares 35
Fireball 33
Air Elemental 32


Mind Rot is the only card (so far) to have been Standard-legal for 20 years straight. It originally debuted in Portal but eventually was added to the core set with Seventh Edition and had been in every core set since (and Kaladesh).[22] The card left Standard when Core Set 2021 rotated out.




B.F.M. (Big Furry Monster)


Sets named after cards[]

The following sets share their name with cards:

Set Card (First Release) Notes
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
Mirrodin Besieged Mirrodin Besieged (Modern Horizons) Card released after the set
Morningtide Morningtide (Torment)
Onslaught Onslaught (Exodus)
Planar Chaos Planar Chaos (Judgment)
Prophecy Prophecy (Homelands)
Time Spiral Time Spiral (Urza's Saga)
Urza's Saga Urza's Saga (Modern Horizons 2) Card released after the set
Visions Visions (Legends)
Torment Torment (Stronghold)
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.


This is a list of creatures whose name and creature type(s) are identical.[26]


Card names that combine other card names[]


  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 Creatures with flying
  13. Retrieved from Scryfall All Human Cards
  14. Unique Cards. Magic Librarities. Retrieved on 2020-03-26.
  15. 1996 World Champion. Magic Librarities Forum. Retrieved on 2020-03-26.
  16. Various. Magic: The Gathering#Second market, (last modified 21:03, 14 April 2007)
  17. Seth Quillen (January 19, 2005). "Magic: the Gathering is growing around the world", Utah State University - Hard News Cafe: "...its most expensive card, the coveted Beta Black Lotus card is worth $22,000 alone."
  18. According to various sources: Yahoo! Answers Forum
  19. - Black Lotus information and rulings.
  20. Charlie Hall (January 27, 2021). "Magic: The Gathering Black Lotus card sells for $511,100 at auction".
  21. Nate Hofmann (November 26, 2020). "Some Interesting Tidbits About Mtg Cards".
  22. Daily MTG History (May 19, 2021). "The card MIND ROT hits a record-setting milestone this month". Twitter.
  23. Monty Ashley (September 14, 2011). "World Records". Wizards of the Coast.
  24. Diego Fumagalli (June 13, 2017). "(Nearly) 25 Years of Magic in Graphics". Wizards of the Coast.
  25. Blake Rasmussen (September 8, 2015). "Size Matters". Wizards of the Coast.
  26. Wizards of the Coast (October, 2008). "Ask Wizards - October, 2008". Wizards of the Coast.
  27. Mark Rosewater (June 14, 2021). "On the Horizons, Part 2". Wizards of the Coast.