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The Magic Duels symbol for Legendary.

Legendary is a supertype found on artifacts, creatures, enchantments and lands. Any permanent with the Legendary supertype is bound by the "Legend rule", which prevents a single player from controlling two or more copies of the same legendary permanent at the same time.

In many expansions, the key people, places and objects of the story are represented by legendary cards. Typically, most expansion sets contain no more than 10 to 15 legendary cards. The exceptions to that are the Kamigawa block and the early expansion Legends, which contained significantly more. Except for Legendary cards in those sets, most other Legendary cards carry a rarity of rare or mythic rare.[1]

Legendary was first featured on the Legendary Lands of the set Legends. It replaced the creature type Legend in Champions of Kamigawa.[2]

The Commander format requires that a legendary creature be selected as one's Commander or "general".

Rules[edit | edit source]

From the Comprehensive Rules (Aether Revolt (January 20, 2017))

  • 205.4d Any permanent with the supertype “legendary” is subject to the state-based action for legendary permanents, also called the “legend rule” (see rule 704.5k).

From the Comprehensive Rules (Aether Revolt (January 20, 2017))

  • 704.5k If a player controls two or more legendary permanents with the same name, that player chooses one of them, and the rest are put into their owners’ graveyards. This is called the “legend rule.”

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Aaron Forsythe. (November 24, 2006.) “Preserving the Coolness of Legends”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater. (May 09, 2011.) “The Issue Is Legen—Wait for It—Dary”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.