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Devil is a black and red creature subtype used for cards that depict atrociously wicked, cruel, or ill-tempered evil spirits, having the power to afflict bodily harm and spiritual corruption.

Description[edit | edit source]

Devils are subordinate to Demons, but do not share their affiliation for black mana, being more psychotically self-indulgent and impulsive (and thus red) than power-hungry and manipulative. Physically, they bare a resemblance to Demons, except that they are usually smaller and lack wings. Let loose in the world, they satisfy their mad craving for destruction in a whirlwind of chaos.

The first card to bear the type was Stone-Throwing Devils in Arabian Nights. Dissension added Squealing Devil and Shards of Alara added Scourge Devil.

Innistrad blocks[edit | edit source]

After a long pause the storyline of Innistrad added many new devils. Of the Pitchburn Devils of Innistrad it is said that they have the ingenuity of goblins, the depravity of demons and the smarts of sheep. Devils are said to spring from the unearthly desires of demons that take form to sake their hunger for destruction. [1] The last set of the first block also contributed the half devil planeswalker Tibalt.

Return to Ravnica block[edit | edit source]

On Ravnica, devils are seen to be part of the Cult of Rakdos.

Devil tokens[edit | edit source]

Token Color Type P/T Additional Rules Source Printings
Devil Red Creature — Devil 1/1 When this creature dies, it deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The flavor text of the sorcery Devil's Play ("A devil's hands are never idle") refers to the old folk saying that "Idle hands are the devils plaything", regarding the stupid things people can do when they are bored.
  • Rakdos Keyrune is a manstone that can become a 3/1 black and red Devil artifact creature with first strike.

External link[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Flavor text of Riot Devils
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