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Race Dog
Birthplace Plane of Mountains and Seas
Lifetime Mending Era

Mowu (Chinese: 默武; pinyin: Mòwǔ; literally "Silent Martial")[1] is a legendary dog from the Plane of Mountains and Seas, and the travel companion of the planeswalker Jiang Yanggu.[2][3]


The sapient Mowu has two possible appearances: a small Blue Heeler like form,[4] and a larger form with three tails. Mowu can follow Jiang during a planeswalk.[5] This is an exception to the common rule that planeswalkers can't bring living organic matter with them. Jiang Yanggu's only explanation for this is that Mowu is a magic dog,[6] while Mu Yanling has suggested that Mowu is actually made of rock.[7] A change into stone was also witnessed by Araithia Shokta, when Yanggu and Mowu planeswalked away from Ravnica.[8]

War of the Spark[]

Yanggu and Mowu were lured to Ravnica by the Interplanar Beacon, and immediately became trapped there due to Bolas's use of the Immortal Sun. They actively participated in the fight against the Dreadhorde.[6]

Story appearances[]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
War of the Spark: Ravnica—Rallying the Reluctant Greg Weisman 2019-05-22 War of the Spark Ravnica Rat, Kaya, Teyo Verada, Lavinia, Ral Zarek, Aurelia, Vorel, Gideon Jura, Jace Beleren, Isperia, Jiang Yanggu, Mowu, Dack Fayden, Ob Nixilis, Davriel Cane, Angrath, Huatli, Samut, Jaya Ballard, Vivien Reid, Ajani Goldmane, Kiora
War of the Spark: Ravnica—Desperate Operatives Greg Weisman 2019-05-29 War of the Spark Ravnica Rat, Kaya, Teyo Verada, Nissa Revane, Emmara Tandris, Trostani, Borborygmos, Ral Zarek, Storrev, Izoni, Varolz, Vraska, Ajani Goldmane, Mu Yanling, Jiang Yanggu, Mowu, Huatli
War of the Spark: Ravnica—Ashes Greg Weisman 2019-06-12 War of the Spark Ravnica Rat, Gideon Jura, Tomik Vrona, Lavinia, Ral Zarek, Jace Beleren, Chandra Nalaar, Teferi, Ajani Goldmane, Nissa Revane, Jaya Ballard, Karn, Kaya, Teyo Verada, Isperia, Dack Fayden, Saheeli Rai, Hekara, Vraska, Nicol Bolas, Borborygmos, Samut, Vorel, Sorin Markov, Nahiri, Arlinn Kord, Feather, Liliana Vess, Oketra, Rakdos, Bontu, Niv-Mizzet, Angrath, The Wanderer, Mu Yanling, Jiang Yanggu, Mowu, Vivien Reid, Aurelia, Exava, Lazav


  • According to Mark Rosewater, Mowu shrinks and turns to stone when he travels with Jiang Yanggu.[9]

In-game references[]

Mowu cosplay reference.

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