Fog is a slang term used by Magic R&D to describe spells that prevent all combat damage that would be dealt in a certain turn. This mechanic is named after the Alpha card Fog and is primary in green and tertiary in white.
Fog, the exact rules text, has been done in white (Angelsong), black (Darkness) and green (Clinging Mists, Defend the Hearth) and fog variants have been done in blue (e.g. Hydrolash) and red (e.g. Feint). The multicolored Angus Mackenzie also has this effect. It started in green, spent numerous years bouncing around, ended up in white, and then finally got moved back to green where it has stayed.
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- Mark Rosewater (June 5, 2017). "Mechanical Color Pie 2017". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater (June 11, 2017). "Could I have some trivia on Fog?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
- Mark Rosewater (March 07, 2013). "Have you ever changed your mind about the color pie?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
- Mark Rosewater (January 16, 2015). "When you say that Green needs fog more than White, what exactly does that mean?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
- Mark Rosewater (June 11, 2017). "Do you think Fog could be done mechanically in Blue?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
- Mark Rosewater (February 05, 2014). "WDo any other colors get Fog effects besides green and white?". Blogatog. Tumblr.