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Prototype creatures are creatures that are used to refer to an entire class of creatures that present the same power and toughness and mana cost or converted mana cost (and in some cases, abilities). In most cases these creatures are found at common or uncommon rarity, and thus are seen repeatedly across almost all sets.

In most cases, these are usually found with upsides in the colors they are most common in.

Common models[]

Name Prototype card Characteristics Colors List
Bear Grizzly Bears 2/2 for 1C With abilities ("Value Bear"): White, Green

With downside or vanilla: Black
Only at CC cost or with downside: Red, Blue

Air Elemental Air Elemental 4/4 for cmc 5 All colors except green
Hill Giant Hill Giant 3/3 for 3C or 2CC Mostly red and green
Gray Ogre Gray Ogre 2/2 for 2C All colors, but slightly more common in black and red[1]
Wind Drake Wind Drake 2/2 for 2C with flying Mostly white and blue
Turtle Horned Turtle 1/4 for 2C Mostly white and blue
Ox Pillarfield Ox 2/4 for 3C Mostly white and green


  1. In those colors, it takes up the spot reserved to the value bear in White and Green.