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Revision as of 23:10, 4 June 2014

Zubera is creature type unique to the Kamigawa block. [1] A Zubera is the faceless kami of a human who has been pulled into the spirit world. Zubera are said to attack solitary travelers in order to steal their faces. In fact, Zubera is essentially a species of Spirits. No Zubera is printed without the Spirit type.

The type first surfaced as a cycle in the set Champions of Kamigawa. Each of these common 1/2 creatures costs {1}C and has a triggered ability when it goes to the graveyard that grows with each Zubera put into a graveyard from play that turn. There's one for each color:

Saviors of Kamigawa added two mirrored 3/3 uncommon creatures for {2}CC with an ability that triggers if they go to the graveyard from play after being dealt four damage or more that turn.

Trivia

  • Zubera is a made up word.
  • The creative team made Zubera an additional creature type (alongside Spirit) so that they could key off of type when they died. [2]
  • A giant Dripping-Tongue Zubera is depicted in Unchecked Growth.
  • The names of the Zubera don't link directly to the Shrines (like the Myojin do), but the connection still comes through with their abilities.

References

  1. Alex Smith (March 07, 2005). "Truth in Fantasy". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Aaron Forsythe (October 15, 2004). "Five Small Spirits". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.