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On a card, several elements can be distinguished.

Non-planeswalker cards[]

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Planeswalker cards[]

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  1. Name
  2. Mana cost
  3. Illustration
  4. Type line
  5. Subtypes;
  6. Expansion symbol
  7. Text box for rules text
  8. Illustrator
  9. Loyalty
  10. Information below the text box (including copyright information and collector number).


From the Comprehensive Rules (June 10, 2022—Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate)

  • 200. General
    • 200.1. The parts of a card are name, mana cost, illustration, color indicator, type line, expansion symbol, text box, power and toughness, loyalty, hand modifier, life modifier, illustration credit, legal text, and collector number. Some cards may have more than one of any or all of these parts.
    • 200.2. Some parts of a card are also characteristics of the object that has them. See rule 109.3.
    • 200.3. Some objects that aren’t cards (tokens, copies of cards, and copies of spells) have some of the parts of a card, but only the ones that are also characteristics. See rule 111 and rule 707.