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Keyword Action
Introduced Alpha (mechanic)
Kaladesh (keyword)
Last Used Evergreen
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Create is an evergreen keyword action. It was consolidated with a name in Kaladesh and first seen on the FNM promo for October 2016, Rise from the Tides [1], although Wizards of the Coast defined it just only as a new vocabulary.[2]

Create is used when a card or effect puts a token onto the battlefield.[3][4]

Rules[edit | edit source]

From the Comprehensive Rules (Commander 2018 (August 10, 2018))

  • 701.6. Create
    • 701.6a To create one or more tokens with certain characteristics, put the specified number of tokens with the specified characteristics onto the battlefield.
    • 701.6b Previously, an effect that created tokens instructed a player to “put [those tokens] onto the battlefield.” Cards that were printed with that text have received errata in the Oracle card reference so they now “create” those tokens.

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (Commander 2018 (August 10, 2018))

To create a token is to put a token onto the battlefield. See rule 701.6, “Create.”

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The templating for The Hive in Alpha already used the "create" vocabulary.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Blake Rasmussen. (July 26, 2016.) “August Through October FNM Promo Update”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater. (July 26, 2016.) "Can you talk about the changed wording ("Create a token...") on the recently revealed FNM promo?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  3. Matt Tabak. (September 2, 2016.) “Kaladesh Mechanics”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Wizards of the Coast. (September 16, 2016.) “Kaladesh Release Notes”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Eli Shiffrin. (September 30, 2016.) “Kaladesh Update Bulletin”,, Wizards of the Coast.
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