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65 cards
{W} 44.6% {U} 1.5% {B} 12.3% {R} 24.6% {G} 7.7% {R/G} 1.5% {R/W} 6.2% {M} 1.5%
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Samurai is a creature class. Samurai, also known as Bushi, are warriors who have sworn their service and their lives to a single authority figure, usually a feudal lord.


Most samurai are noble and serve their duty unflinchingly. Samurai are often equipped with a longsword called a katana and a shortsword called a wakizashi; in many lands where samurai are found, they are the only citizens allowed to carry more than one weapon. The bushido ability, representing their ability in combat, is exclusive to samurai. Most samurai are aligned with white.[1][2]

Some samurai, due to personal dishonor or the death of their lord, become rogues called ronin; ronin may be just as honorable as other samurai or as underhanded as the darkest rogue. Ronin are usually black or red.


Samurai first appeared exclusively in the Kamigawa block. All Samurai in the block had Bushido.

The first Samurai printed outside the block was Jade Avenger in Modern Horizons 2. Samurai reappeared in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. In this set, the Samurai had a mechanical revamp - they were co-tribalised with Warrior and had a theme of attacking alone. Like in the original block, Samurai are focused in White and Red, but the other colors all have representatives. Bushido is not retained as a keyword but listed out as an ability.

Notable Samurai[]


Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Samurai White Creature — Samurai 2/2 Vigilance