Soldier

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Soldier is a creature class. Soldiers are trained combatants who are part of a formal army. They are tough and disciplined, adept at fighting in concert and overwhelming the enemy. The subtype was first featured on Icatian cards of Fallen Empires, but Benalish Hero from Alpha and several other early cards have retroactively become Soldiers, as well.

Description[edit | edit source]

Many soldiers have first strike, vigilance or other combat-oriented abilities. Most soldiers are white [1] [2] , though a large minority are blue or red, and a few green and black soldiers have been printed as well. In the Grand Creature Type Update the subtypes Avenger (Righteous Avengers), Hero (Benalish Hero), Legionnaire (Akron Legionnaire), Pikeman (Pikemen) and Squire (Squire) were incorporated into the Soldier class.

Soldier Organizations[edit | edit source]

Notable Soldiers[edit | edit source]

Soldier tokens[edit | edit source]

More than 30 cards produce Soldier tokens, which makes the Soldier token the second most common one, after saprolings. [4] [5]

Token Color Type P/T Additional Rules Source
Bird Soldier White Creature — Bird Soldier 1/1 Flying
Cat Soldier White Creature — Cat Soldier 1/1 Vigilance
Goblin Soldier Red/White Creature — Goblin Soldier 1/1
Human Soldier White Creature — Human Soldier 1/1
Kithkin Soldier White Creature — Kithkin Soldier 1/1
Kithkin Soldier
named Goldmeadow Harrier
White Creature — Kithkin Soldier 1/1 {W},{T}: Tap target creature.
Kor Soldier White Creature — Kor Soldier 1/1
Soldier Red Creature — Soldier 1/1 Haste
Red/White Creature — Soldier 1/1 Haste
White Creature — Soldier 1/1
White Creature — Soldier 1/2 Defender
White Enchantment Creature — Soldier 1/1
Soldier Ally White Creature — Soldier Ally 1/1

Tribal type[edit | edit source]

Soldier manlands, enchantments and artifacts[edit | edit source]

Soldiers are created by:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Blake Rasmussen. (November 11, 2014 .) “Veteran's Day”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Monty Ashley. (July 23, 2012.) "Spot the Soldier", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
  3. Magic Arcana. (February 28, 2003.) "Style Guide - Soldiers", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
  4. Mark Rosewater. (May 26, 2003.) "Soldiers of Fortune", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
  5. Magic Arcana. (May 27, 2003.) "Soldier Tokens", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
  6. a b Magic Arcana. (March 22, 2007.) “Planar Chaos Token Art 2”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Matt Tabak. (January 15, 2015 .) “Fate Reforged Update Bulletin — Oracle Text”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.