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Witch is an obsolete creature type that originally appeared on the card Cuombajj Witches.

Description[edit | edit source]

Witches are practitioners of witchcraft. They can be male or female and usually possess malignant supernatural powers, often casting curses. They may have the aid of a devil or a familiar. Witches are considered vile and cruel, taking great joy in their evil deeds.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Within the game of Magic: The Gathering, witches have been represented by various classes. The more supernaturally ugly, old women used the type hag, but humanoid witches could also be a wizard (e.g. Mistmeadow Witch), a spellshaper (e.g. Cackling Witch), a shaman (e.g. Bitterheart Witch), a cleric (e.g. Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch) or a scarecrow (e.g. Wicker Witch)

With the introduction of the gender neutral subtype warlock, that became the preferred creature class for witches.[2][3][4]

Notable witches[edit | edit source]

Dominaria[edit | edit source]

  • The Witch Kings of Keld.
  • The Skin-Witches of Caligo
  • The Witch-Priests of Yumok

Eldraine[edit | edit source]

The birth-mother of Rowan and Will Kenrith.

Ravnica[edit | edit source]

  • The Blood-Witches of the Cult of Rakdos. They are undead.
  • The razorwitches of the Cult of Rakdos. Able to conjure double-ended, diamond-shaped, knives out of thin air.[6]

Theros[edit | edit source]

  • The "Sea Witch" met by Dack Fayden. She had powerful water magic and was able to summon a giant kraken to attack him.[7]

Zendikar[edit | edit source]

Associated cards[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Chris Mooney (October 31, 2019). "Planeswalker's Guide to Eldraine". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (September 06, 2019). "Still confused as to how warlock won out over witch.". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  3. Mark Rosewater (September 05, 2019). "I get that warlock is the new subtype". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  4. Mark Rosewater (September 04, 2019). "Why was Warlock chosen over Witch?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  5. Doug Beyer (March 21, 2012). "The Guardian, the Witch, and the Angel". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Django Wexler (July 3, 2019), The Gathering Storm, Chapter Five.
  7. Magic: The Gathering - Theros Issue #2