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A Magic card may have the special rarity.[1]

These are marked as common but have an "S" instead of a "C" in the information below the text box. Like basic lands, cards with this rarity are always available to you, whether you drafted it or not.[2]

The special rarity was formally introduced for The Prismatic Piper in Commander Legends.[3][4] So far, this is the only regular card with this rarity.

The S rarity is also present on cards in Kaladesh Inventions, Amonkhet Invocations, and Ultimate Masters/Ultimate Box Toppers, but this signifies that they are of a higher rarity than mythic rare.


  1. Gavin Verhey (August 22, 2020). "S stands for special". Twitter.
  2. Gavin Verhey (August 22, 2020). "The Prismatic Piper is a essentially a "basic" Commander.". Twitter.
  3. Gavin Verhey (August 22, 2020). "A Sneak Peek at Commander Legends". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Gavin Verhey (August 22, 2020). "Prismatic Piper for Pauper Variant!". Twitter.