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Creature Type
(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
Statistics 51 cards
{W} 84.3% {U} 2% {B} 11.8% {G} 2%
as of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
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Rebel is a creature type and class present on creature and tribal cards. Debuting in Mercadian Masques, the creature type was heavily featured as part of the Masques block [1] and later reappeared in the Time Spiral block. All Rebels are white or black permanents, except for Skyshroud Poacher (which is green) and the silver-bordered blue creature Alexander Clamilton.

Description[edit | edit source]

Rebels are individuals or groups of individuals that resist an authority, including by use of violence. More often than not, they are motivated by their dedication to a cause and their devotion to fellow rebels. Some rebels may fight against oppression or, more fundamentally, for survival. Others, however, may be idealists who crusade for a noble and righteous cause, while others may yet be underhanded troublemakers striving to undermine legitimate authorities.

Mechanic[edit | edit source]

Like many creatures of the Mercenary creature type, most Rebels have the ability to "recruit" other Rebels (i.e., allowing a player to search their library and putting a Rebel card from it onto the battlefield). Due to their infectious enthusiasm, Rebels can recruit creatures more powerful (that is, with a higher casting cost) than they are.

Unlikely to return[edit | edit source]

Though Aether Revolt featured an uprising, R&D chose not to use the creature class to avoid 'creature type creep'.[2][3]

Rebels are unlikely to return, because R&D has moved away from tutoring mechanics as they greatly reduce game variance.[4]

Notable Rebels[edit | edit source]


Notable Rebellions[edit | edit source]

Tribal type[edit | edit source]

Bound in Silence is a tribal Rebel card from Future Sight which can be fetched by any card that searches for Rebels.

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