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Robot is an acorn-stamped artifact creature subtype introduced for Unfinity.[1]


Robots are machines more or less resembling a human being and able to replicate certain human movements and functions automatically. 'Robot' was first applied as a term for artificial automata in a 1920 play by the Czech writer, Karel Čapek.

By and large, most artifact creatures in Magic: The Gathering can be considered to be robots of some sort. They are mostly fashioned out of metal, glass or stone by other creatures or planeswalkers. As such, decks heavy on artifact creatures are often called "Robot" decks. However, R&D currently has no plans to use Robot on fantasy-centric worlds.[2] Notably, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty "bots" like Runaway Trash-Bot are constructs, and not robots. Neon Dynasty also introduced the concept of Mechs in the Magic Multiverse (e.g. Surgehacker Mech). These are giant robots or machines controlled by people. In Magic they have the Vehicle type.

In Unfinity all Clowns are Robots, but not all the Robots are Clowns. This helped to avoid the creepy clown trope.[1] The Robots of Unfinity tend to have one function, which varies from Robot to Robot, that they commit to strongly.

Notable Robots[]


Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Clown Robot White Creature — Clown Robot 1/1