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Creature Type
(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
Statistics 13 cards
{B} 7.7% {G} 76.9% {G/W} 7.7% {G/U} 7.7%
as of Throne of Eldraine
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Ouphe is a creature type used for cards that depict annoying little humanoids, often collecting treasures or tinkering with artifacts.

Description[edit | edit source]

Ouphes are often associated with the (green) natural world, and are related to faeries and possibly gremlins. All ouphes tend to be small in stature (about the size of a dwarf or kithkin) with pointed ears, but otherwise vary widely in appearance, including the human-like brownies and pyknites, and the animalistic brown ouphes. The first creature to bear the type was Brown Ouphe in Ice Age (though the Shelkin Brownie from Legends and Niall Silvain from The Dark were retroactively issued errata to become Ouphes as well.[1]

Most ouphes are asocial, and many are hostile toward artifice. They have a reputation for being extremely annoying.

Ouphes inhabit numerous different planes, including Dominaria (where they thrived during the Ice Age), Shadowmoor, Mirrodin, and Eldraine.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Magic Arcana (May 15, 2008). "Ouphe! There It Is!". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Jenna Helland (April 18, 2008). "Ask Wizards". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Mark Rosewater (November 21, 2018). "Ouphes on the Beeble scale?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  4. Mark Rosewater (November 24, 2018). "What about leprechauns, brownies, and various other related non-winged tricksy faeries from folklore as non flying green faeries?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  5. Tom Jenkot (August 11, 2010). "Ouphe Affection". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.