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Bats are flying mammals (the only ones in the real world, in fact). Associated primarily with black mana, Magic's bats tend to be fearsome and dangerous, a stark constrast 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.
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.
|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.