Crew

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Crew
Type: Activated
Introduced: Kaladesh
Last Used: Aether Revolt
Reminder Text: Crew N (Tap any number of untapped creatures you control with total power N or greater: This permanent becomes an artifact creature until end of turn.)
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Crew is a keyword ability introduced in Kaladesh to enable the vehicle artifact subtype. It allows vehicles to become artifact creatures until end of turn.[1] It was also used in Aether Revolt.[2][3]

Description[edit | edit source]

To activate the crew ability, tap any number of creatures you control with total power equal to or greater than the crew number. Because the crew ability doesn't use the tap symbol, you can tap any untapped creature you control, even one that just entered the battlefield. You can even tap an animated Vehicle to crew another Vehicle.

It was first previewed on the card Ovalchase Dragster at Pax West 2016.[4]

Rules[edit | edit source]

From the Comprehensive Rules (Commander 2017 (August 25, 2017))

  • 702.121. Crew
    • 702.121a Crew is an activated ability of Vehicle cards. “Crew N” means “Tap any number of untapped creatures you control with total power N or greater: This permanent becomes an artifact creature until end of turn.”
    • 702.121b A creature “crews a Vehicle” when it’s tapped to pay the cost to activate a Vehicle’s crew ability.
    • 702.121c If an effect states that a creature “can’t crew Vehicles,” that creature can’t be tapped to pay the crew cost of a Vehicle.

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (Commander 2017 (August 25, 2017))

Crew
A keyword ability that lets you tap creatures to turn a Vehicle into an artifact creature. See rule 301, “Artifacts,” and rule 702.121, “Crew.”

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Matt Tabak. (September 2, 2016.) “Kaladesh Mechanics”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater. (January 2, 2017.) “A Revolting Development (and Design), Part 1”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Matt Tabak. (January 2, 2017.) “Aether Revolt Mechanics”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Magic Twitch channel (September 2 2016). Magic at PAX: Kaladesh Debut.