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Keyword Ability
Type Static
Introduced MTG Arena
Last used MTG Arena
Reminder Text Unstoppable (This creature may assign combat damage as if it has not been blocked.)
18 cards
{R} 5.6% {G} 88.9% {R/G} 5.6%
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fulloracle:"as though it weren't blocked"

Unstoppable is a MTG Arena-specific keyword ability that allows creatures to assign their combat damage as though they weren't blocked.

It is primary in green, and was previously known under the slang term Super Trample.[1]

History[ | ]

Super trample was designed as a way of bringing a trample-like effect into starter-level sets without actually using the keyword, although as the slang name implies, it is a different and often significantly more powerful ability. It first appeared in Portal Second Age and got a vertical cycle of creatures in Starter 1999, which was reprinted in Seventh Edition.

Unstoppable was introduced for MTG Arena in the March 12, 2020 Game Update ([2] According to Matt Tabak, the term will not be appearing on printed Magic cards now or in the foreseeable future.[3] It isn't part of the Comprehensive Rules.

Examples[ | ]


Thorn Elemental {5}{G}{G}
Creature — Elemental
You may have Thorn Elemental assign its combat damage as though it weren't blocked.

Unstoppable creatures[ | ]

^+ Creatures of the vertical cycle.

Grants unstoppable[ | ]

References[ | ]

  1. Mark Rosewater (June 5, 2017). "Mechanical Color Pie 2017". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. MTG Arenea Admin (March 12, 2020). "MAR 12 - Game Update".
  3. "New" keyword for Ikoria?. Reddit (March 12, 2020).