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Transfigure
Keyword Ability
Type Activated
Introduced Future Sight
Last Used Future Sight
Reminder Text Transfigure [cost] ([Cost], Sacrifice this permanent: Search your library for a creature card with the same converted mana cost as this permanent and put that card onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library. Transfigure only as a sorcery..)
Statistics 1 card
{B}100%
Scryfall Search
oracle:"Transfigure"

Transfigure is a keyword ability, similar to transmute from Ravnica: City of Guilds, though it's playable only if the permanent with transfigure is on the battlefield, and it can fetch only a creature. Transfigure was introduced in Future Sight. It has only been printed on one card so far, the timeshifted Fleshwrither. According to Mark Rosewater, it is unlikely to be reused.[1][2][3][4]

Rules[]

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (July 23, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

Transfigure
A keyword ability that lets a player search their library for a replacement creature card. See rule 702.71, “Transfigure.”

From the Comprehensive Rules (July 23, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

  • 702.71. Transfigure
    • 702.71a Transfigure is an activated ability. “Transfigure [cost]” means “[Cost], Sacrifice this permanent: Search your library for a creature card with the same mana value as this permanent and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library. Activate only as a sorcery.”

Examples[]

Example

Fleshwrither {2}{B}{B}
Creature — Horror
3/3
Transfigure {1}{B}{B} ({1}{B}{B}, Sacrifice this creature: Search your library for a creature card with the same converted mana cost as this creature and put that card onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library. Transfigure only as a sorcery.)

References[]

  1. Mark Rosewater (May 18, 2015). "Modern Mailbag". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (June 26, 2016). "Are there any chances for transfigure making a comeback?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  3. Mark Rosewater (August 3, 2020). "Back to the Future Sight". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Mark Rosewater (May 17, 2021). "Future Sight Design Handoff Document". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.