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Creature type
(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
Statistics 18 cards
{W} 72.2% {G} 11.1% {G/W} 11.1% {artifact symbol} 5.6%
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Unicorn is a white and green creature type used for cards that depict noble white horse-like creatures a large, pointed, spiraling horn in the center of their forehead. They often are symbolic of chastity or purity. It is said that these elusive creatures can only be captured by a virgin. Unicorns are hard to find, they don't care if you believe in them any more than you care if they believe in you.

The first card to bear the type was Pearled Unicorn in Alpha.

Storyline[edit | edit source]

Dominaria[edit | edit source]

The Adarkar Wastes, the barren, frozen plains of Ice Age era Terisiare were populated by unicorns (Adarkar Unicorn). Capashen knights are the only people known to have ridden a Unicorn (Capashen Unicorn). A Zebra variety lived in Jamuraa (Zebra Unicorn).

Eldraine[edit | edit source]

Bearded Unicorns are domesticated on Eldraine.[1] The beautiful creature have a softly gleaming silvery-white coat, a wispy beard, gentle eyes and calming auras. Their healing magic works in concert with their riders. Although they seem to be a beneficent, peaceful race, they are easily able to impale adversaries on their shining horns, which also function as a conduit for their killing magic. Before they were domesticated, they used to live in the Wilds and the knights of those ancient days hunted them for the horn, which were sawed off and grinded into a powder that was said to aid virility.

Theros[edit | edit source]

Theran Unicorns appear to be creatures of Nyx (Noble Quarry). His affair with Nylea once inspired the god Purphoros to forge artificial unicorns from opal.

Ulgrotha[edit | edit source]

On Ulgrotha Unicorns were sought after by the cooks of Baron Sengir (Feast of the Unicorn).

Ravnica[edit | edit source]

On Ravnica Unicorns are exceedingly rare, and it is said that a person's life is changed forever upon seeing one (Inspiring Unicorn).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Kate Elliott (2019), Throne of Eldraine: The Wildered Quest, Penguin Random House
  2. Mark Rosewater (August 25, 2019). "Little known fact about designing unicorns.". Blogatog. Tumblr.