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In Magic, race is a subset of the characteristic "creature type".



"Race" designates the unique genetic makeup of a sapient (and usually humanoid) creature group.[1] Besides race, most Magic cards with humanoid creatures may also have another creature type: the class represents their job, career or calling in life. This is known as the race/class model.

Note that the Magic approach is somewhat different from the scientific one.[2] In biology, the basic unit of biological classification and taxonomic rank is "species", which is defined as a group of organisms capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. Race in that aspect is defined as a genetically distinct population of individuals within the same species.

Humanoid racesEdit

Humanoid races without their own subtypeEdit

Humanoid races (in appearance only)Edit

Sapient non-humanoid racesEdit

These races only have a class in rare exceptions.



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