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Ability Word
Introduced Saviors of Kamigawa
Last Used Saviors of Kamigawa
Typical Text Sweep — Return any number of [basic land] you control to their owner's hand. ...
Statistics 4 cards
{W} 50% {B} 25% {R} 25%
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For board sweep, see board wipe.

Sweep is an ability word first introduced in Saviors of Kamigawa.

Rulings[edit | edit source]

  • Sweep cards require you to return some number of a specific type of basic land card to your hand as they resolve. The rest of the card's effect depends on how many land cards were returned.
  • Lands with multiple basic land types can be returned to your hand with any sweep card that applies to one of those land types.

Examples[edit | edit source]


Plow Through Reito {1}{W}
Instant — Arcane
Sweep — Return any number of Plains you control to their owner's hand. Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each Plains returned this way.