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(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
117 cards
{U} 40.2% {B} 17.9% {R} 29.9% {U/B} 4.3% {B/R} 2.6% {U/R} 4.3% {M} 0.9%
as of Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate
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Pirate is a creature class that first appeared in in Mirage.


Pirates are motley fighters and scoundrels who sail the sea and skies to loot and plunder the unexpected. Pirates are famed and feared for their unpredictability. Most pirates are blue. In the Grand Creature Type Update the subtype Merchant (Talas Merchant) was incorporated into the Pirate class.

Duel Decks: Pirates vs. Ninjas was a joke Duel Deck set for April Fools' Day 2008.[1] The set has not been released as a product.

More recently, pirates have been featured in Fiora and Kaladesh. Ixalan block prominently features pirates as one of the main factions.[2][3]

Pirate Organizations / Locations[]

Notable Pirates[]


Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Pirate Black Creature — Pirate 2/2 Menace
Red Creature — Pirate 1/1 This creature cannot block.
Creatures you control must attack each combat if able.


  1. Wizards of the Coast (April 1, 2008). "A Special Product Announcement". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (September 18, 2017). "Just for Ix(alan), Part 3". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Sam Stoddard (September 12, 2017). "Developing a Tribal Set". Wizards of the Coast.