Food

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Food
Food.jpg
Artifact type
(Subtype for artifact cards)
Rules {2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.
Statistics 2 cards
{artifact symbol} 100%
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type:"Food"

Food is an artifact type introduced in Throne of Eldraine.[1][2]

Description[edit | edit source]

Although it does appear in the type line of some cards, the type mostly appears on tokens. Food tokens have “{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.”

Cards[edit | edit source]

Cards with the Food type are:

History[edit | edit source]

R&D made food tokens because they realized fairy tales were overrun with food references and it would allow them to design a lot of fun cards.[3][4]

Rules[edit | edit source]

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (October 4, 2019—Throne of Eldraine)

Food Token
A Food token is a colorless artifact token with “{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.” For more information about predefined tokens, see rule 111.10.

From the Comprehensive Rules (October 4, 2019—Throne of Eldraine)

  • 111.10. Some effects instruct a player to create a predefined token. These effects use the definition below to determine the characteristics the token is created with. The effect that creates a predefined token may also modify or add to the predefined characteristics.
    • 111.10a A Treasure token is a colorless Treasure artifact token with “{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.”
    • 111.10b A Food token is a colorless Food artifact token with “{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.”

Rulings[edit | edit source]

  • Food is an artifact type. Even though it appears on some creatures (such as Gingerbrute), it is never a creature type.[5]
  • If an effect refers to a Food, it means any Food artifact, not just a Food artifact token. For example, you can sacrifice Gingerbrute to activate the last ability of Tempting Witch.
  • You can't sacrifice a Food token to pay multiple costs. For example, you can't sacrifice a Food token to activate its own ability and also to activate the ability of Tempting Witch.
  • Some spells that instruct you to create a Food token have targets. You can't cast these spells without choosing all required targets, and if all of those targets become illegal targets, the spell won't resolve and you won't create any Food. If some but not all of those targets become illegal, you'll do as much as possible, including creating Food.
  • Whatever you do, don't eat the delicious cards.

Food tokens[edit | edit source]

Token Color Type P/T Additional Rules Source Printings
Food Colorless Artifact — Food {2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mark Rosewater (September 16, 2019). "Singing in the Eldraine". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Matt Tabak (September 4, 2019). "Throne of Eldraine Mechanics". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Mark Rosewater (September 04, 2019). "Is Wizards concerned that adding something so 'everyday' to the game hurts flavor a bit?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  4. Mark Rosewater (October 21, 2019). "More Odds & Ends: Throne of Eldraine". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Wizards of the Coast (September 20, 2019). "Throne of Eldraine Release Notes". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.

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