History[edit | edit source]
The first creature to bear the type was Beasts of Bogardan in Legends (though the Clockwork Beast from Alpha and Guardian Beast from Arabian Nights were later issued errata to become beasts), but it wasn't until Tempest that the "beast" subtype attained widespread usage. Later, in the Odyssey and Onslaught blocks, "beast" became a common "tribe" with considerable inter-card support.
Grand Creature Type Update[edit | edit source]
In the Grand Creature Type Update the creature types Carnivore (Tooth and Claw), Lurker (Lurker), Villain (Spinal Villain) and Frostbeast (Kjeldoran Frostbeast) were changed into Beast. On the other hand Glowing Anemone was changed from Beast to Anemone, while later reverting to Beast and gaining the added Jellyfish type. Warthog shortly was a Beast (Warthog) before being turned into a Boar.
Specific types of Beasts[edit | edit source]
|Anurids||Anurid Barkripper||Dominaria (Otaria)||Amphibious, frog-like creatures. Appear to be water-dwelling.|
|Lizard-like creatures, often with horns protruding from their heads and backs.
Most have sharp claws and daggerlike teeth.
However, some forms native to Zendikar resemble rhinoceroses or Stegosauruses with hooves.
|Favored by Garruk|
|Batterhorns||Batterhorn||Ravnica||Giant horned predators.||Very destructive creatures when they enter densely inhabited areas.|
|Beasts of Bogardan||Beasts of Bogardan||Dominaria (Bogardan)||Fiery dog-like creatures.||Some were summoned by Johan to fight Jedit Ojanen in Palmyra.|
|Binoxes||Charging Binox||Kylem||Two-headed horned predators, bred for flashiness and foul temper||Used in the arena of Valor's Reach.|
|Catoblepas||Loathsome Catoblepas||Theros||It has the body of an ox, the head of a boar, and scales on its back.|
|Cerodons||Bull Cerodon||Dominaria (Otaria)||Massive horned creatures that move suprisingly silently, but also can produce terrifying screams.|
|Craghorns||Battering Craghorn||Alara (Naya)
|Giant goat-like creatures with large horns.|
|Darba||Darba||Dominaria (Jamuraa)||Enormous bird beasts, that are relatives of the parea.
They can grow upwards of twenty-five feet and are capable of picking up oxen in their beaks.
|They would attack even well-armed Keldon encampments in search of food.|
|Fangren||Fangren Pathcutter||Mirrodin||Humanoid creatures, propelling themselves on two legs while their frontal extremities bear sharp claws.
They have antelope-like heads and horns but maws with dagger-like teeth.
|Big ones hunt the elves, so the elves hunt the small ones to keep them from getting big.|
|Ferox||Nullhide Ferox||Ravnica||Large hairy predators. All fangs, tusks and claws.|
|Firebeasts||Goretusk Firebeast||Dominaria (Otaria)||Fiery elemental creatures, resembling oxen or boars.||As a youth, Kamahl took one for a pet.|
|Gargadons||Lesser Gargadon||Dominaria||Enormous elephant-like beasts with horns.||Used as war-beasts in Keld.|
|Gnarr||Glade Gnarr||Dominaria||Akin to a mix between a raptor and an antelope.||Long thought merely a Dominarian legend.|
|Gnarlid||Gnarlid Pack||Zendikar||Wolverine -like beast with horns.|
|Gournas||Needleshot Gourna||Dominaria (Otaria)||Treeclimbing scaled anteaters from Krosa.|
|Guardian Beast||Guardian Beast||Rabiah||A powerful multilimbed, shadowy creature||Found in the workshop of El Hajjaj, guarding the City in a Bottle.|
It was fought off by the Dervish Taysir.
|Hystrodons||Macetail Hystrodon||Dominaria (Otaria)||Ankylosaur-like beasts.|
|Indriks||Indrik Stomphowler||Ravnica||Massive beasts similar to prehistoric indricotheres.
Possibly named after the slavic mythological creature that named that group as well.
|Jiaos||Leopard-Spotted Jiao||Plane of Mountains and Seas||This strange beast has the hide of a leopard, the howl of a dog, and the horns of an ox.|
|Krovods||Bazaar Krovod||Ravnica||Large horned ox-like creatures. Often used as beasts of burden.|
|Krushoks||Feral Krushok||Tarkir||Large, rhino-like beasts.|
|Laccoliths||Laccolith Warrior||Rath||Large stone humanoids.||Employed by Volrath.|
|Leucrocota||Ravenous Leucrocota||Rath||Reptilian horse-lions.|
|Lorians||Treespring Lorian||Dominaria (Otaria)||Ferocious sloth-like beasts living in the treetops of Krosa.|
|Manglehorns||Manglehorn||Amonkhet||The name says it all.|
|Monox||Dominaria||A large mount used by Jedit Ojanen. An ungainly brute half the size of an elephant with the ugliest features of camel and horse.|
|Nodorogs||Gruul Nodorog||Ravnica||Lean predators with three horns and large claws.|
|Primadoxes||Roaring Primadox||Shandalar||Bipedal ape-like monsters with large fangs.|
|Rigida||Dominaria (Terisiare)||Ice Beasts.||They overran the state of Almaaz immediately after the Brothers' War.|
|Shaleskins||Shaleskin Plower||Dominaria (Otaria)||Enormous reptiles with stone-like skins.|
|Si||Earthshaking Si||Plane of Mountains and Seas||Maned pedatores with one long horn on their noses.|
|Slaughterhorns||Slaughterhorn||Ravnica||Unpredictable ox-like creature with multiple horns.||Associated with the Gruul.|
|Land-transforming eel-like creatures with limbs.|
|Thoctars||Wooly Thoctar||Alara||Some of the most ferocious and deadly gargantuans from Naya.|
|Thragtusks||Thragtusk||Shandalar||Longhaired, fanged, aurochs-like beasts.|
|Tyrranaxes||Alpha Tyrranax||Mirrodin.||Large, metal-enhanced reptiles.|
|Vorracs||Copperhoof Vorrac||Mirrodin.||Metal-enhanced beasts, similar to giant warthogs.||Source of the famous Vorrac Battlehorns|
|Wumpuses||Hunted Wumpus||Dominaria (Shiv)
|They are elephant-like but with a woolly head and gigantic teeth, and without a trunk.
Their hooves may have claws.
|Zheng||Ferocious Zheng||Plane of Mountains and Seas||Known for their glowing horn and stone-rattling roar.
These cat beasts are the fiercest predators in the forest.
Beast tokens[edit | edit source]
|Beast||Black||Creature — Beast||3/3||Deathtouch|
|Green||Creature — Beast||2/2|
|Green||Creature — Beast||4/2|
|Green||Creature — Beast||3/3|
|Green||Creature — Beast||4/4|
|Green||Creature — Beast||5/5|
|Green||Creature — Beast||5/5||Trample|
|Red/Green||Creature — Beast||4/4||Trample|
|Red/Green/White||Creature — Beast||8/8|
|Colorless||Artifact Creature — Beast||6/6|
|Red||Creature — Beast||3/1|
named Caller of the Pack
|White||Creature — Beast||8/6||Trample
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Krosan Warchief is a Beast Lord.
- Gruul Keyrune is a manstone that can become a 3/2 red and green Beast artifact creature with trample.
- Hidden Predators is a Enchantment that can become a 4/4 green Beast.
References[edit | edit source]
- Mark Rosewater. (November 18, 2002.) "Beast of Show", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Doug Beyer. (August 10, 2011.) "Magic's Exclusive Creatures", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Trick Jarrett. (November 08, 2013.) "What is a Catoblepas?", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Plane Shift: Amonkhet
- Matt Cavotta. (August 09, 2006.) "The Incredible Hulk", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Legend of Jedit Ojanen
- Clayton Emery (2001). jedit. Wizards of the Coast.
- Trick Jarrett. (May 10, 2013.) "Bloodrush Art", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Doug Beyer. (March 16, 2011.) "Six Secrets Behind the Sets", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Magic Arcana. (May 14, 2007.) "The Ferocious Vorrac", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Monty Ashley. (September 27, 2010.) "Copperhorn", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.