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Ability Word
Introduced Ixalan
Last Used Rivals of Ixalan
Typical Text Enrage — Whenever this creature is dealt damage, …
Statistics 16 cards
{W} 18.8% {R} 31.3% {G} 43.8% {G/W} 6.3%
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Enrage is a triggered ability word introduced in Ixalan as the signature mechanic for the Dinosaurs of the Sun Empire.[1][2] It was also featured in Rivals of Ixalan[3] and Commander 2019.

Description[edit | edit source]

Enrage gives an advantageous effect when the creature with the ability is dealt damage. It appears in red, white and green.[4][5]

Rulings[edit | edit source]

  • If multiple sources deal damage to a creature with an enrage ability at the same time, most likely because multiple creatures blocked that creature, the enrage ability triggers only once.
  • If lethal damage is dealt to a creature with an enrage ability, that ability triggers. The creature with that enrage ability leaves the battlefield before that ability resolves, so it won't be affected by the resolving ability.

Examples[edit | edit source]


Ripjaw Raptor {2}{G}{G}
Creature — Dinosaur
EnrageWhenever Ripjaw Raptor is dealt damage, draw a card.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Fungusaur, from Alpha, functionally has enrage. With the release of Ixalan, it was officially given the Dinosaur creature type.
  • Enrage was originally planned as the Gruul guild mechanic for Ravnica Allegiance, but was taken by Ixalan (The rule in R&D is that earlier sets trump later sets for mechanics).[4][6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Matt Tabak (August 28, 2017). "Ixalan Mechanics". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (October 9, 2017). "Odds & Ends: Ixalan, Part 1". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Matt Tabak (January 1, 2018). "Rivals of Ixalan Mechanics". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. a b Mark Rosewater (September 18, 2017). "Just for Ix(alan), Part 3". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Matt Tabak (January 1, 2018). "Rivals of Ixalan Mechanics". Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Mark Rosewater (April 30, 2019). "The set that you had “enrage” in that Ixalan took from your set, has it come out yet?". Blogatog. Tumblr.