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Creature Type
(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
Statistics 23 cards
{U} 52.2% {B} 4.3% {R} 4.3% {G} 21.7% {G/U} 13% {M} 4.3%
as of Strixhaven: School of Mages
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Turtle is a blue/green creature type used for any reptile, either aquatic or terrestrial, with the trunk enclosed in a shell consisting of a dorsal carapace and a ventral plastron. A terrestrial turtle is also known as a tortoise.

History[edit | edit source]

The first creature card to bear the subtype Turtle was Giant Turtle in Legends, though Giant Tortoise from Arabian Nights was later issued errata in the Grand Creature Type Update to retroactively become a Turtle as well.

Commander Legends introduced the first turtle-folk with Archelos, Lagoon Mystic.[1]

Notable Turtles[edit | edit source]

Arcavios[edit | edit source]

Ikoria[edit | edit source]

Unknown[edit | edit source]

  • Archelos — A turtlefolk shaman Archelos who has lived a very long time. He spends much of his time meditating in his shell, spreading his considerable magic across the marsh he calls home.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. a b Ari Zirulnik and Ethan Fleischer (October 30, 2020). "Archelos, Lagoon Mystic". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.