|(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)|
91.3% 4.3% 4.3%as of Zendikar Rising
Bat is a creature type used for cards that depict nocturnal flying mammals with wings formed from four elongated digits of the forelimb covered by a cutaneous membrane and that may have echolocating skills.
Description[edit | edit source]
Associated primarily with black mana, Magic's bats tend to be fearsome and dangerous, a stark contrast to the harmless tiny insect-eating flyers from our world (although those do exist on the Multiverse, such as Dakmor Bat). More often than not they are associated with Vampires. They appear often at common as a weak flier, with 4 or less combined power and toughness. The only non-Black bat is the silver-bordered Surgeon General Commander with its bizarre selection of creature types (alongside Wombat and Chameleon).
Storyline[edit | edit source]
Innistrad[edit | edit source]
Ixalan[edit | edit source]
Mirrodin[edit | edit source]
Ravnican[edit | edit source]
Bats in Ravnica are primarily associated with the Orzhov Syndicate. Unlike other bats, which are primarily black, these bats, especially the Blind Hunters, are mostly equally white mana as well. They are used as assassins and messengers.
Giant bats are also used as mounts by the Golgari Swarm, particularly by the guild's hunters.
In the Return to Ravnica block, and especially Gatecrash, the Dimir seem to have acquired bat-motiffs, such as in the architecture  and the design of their Horrors. However, the Basilica Screecher is still attached to the Orzhov guild.
Ulgrotha[edit | edit source]
Vampire bats[edit | edit source]
Tokens[edit | edit source]
|Token Name||Color||Type Line||P/T||Text Box||Source||Printings|
|Bat||Black||Creature — Bat||1/1||Flying|
|Black||Creature — Bat||1/2||Flying
, Sacrifice this creature: Return an exiled card named Sengir Nosferatu to the battlefield under its owner's control.