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Gargoyle is a creature type used for cards that depict grotesque figures of a winged humanoid or animal, incorporated into the architecture of a building, usually in the form of a waterspout. Sentient gargoyles are able to move from the architectural base and fly, despite their dense mineral nature. They mainly appear in white, red and as artifact creatures. Gargoyles almost always have flying, and sometimes defender or reach.
Dominaria has a various host of gargoyles used by many different cultures, including the various kingdoms of Terisiare and Jamuura. Many of these gargoyles were repurposed by following cultures, who included them in their own architecture (Kjeldoran Gargoyle).
Gargoyles on Innistrad are the creation of human runechanters and used to protect important buildings and structures, like churches and walls.
During the Mirran-Phyrexian War, several gargoyles were aligned with the Mirran Resistance.
Ravnican Gargoyles are generally part of the roofscape of the city, with some being several thousand years old. They come to life to protect the buildings from attack or unwelcome intrusion. The Orzhov gargoyles, especially, are infamous for their ability to unleash horrific high-pitched screams that can even break bones (Shrieking Affliction) and that wake the dead.
Some Gargoyles, constructed from Nullstone, have the ability to dampen forms of magic, heat, sound and light around them.
Tarkiran Gargoyles existed first in the new timeline, where they were forged when the old Clans dissolved and aligned themselves under the dragonlords. Made from gold, they protect dragonlofts.(Dragonloft Idol)
- Warden of the Wall is an artifact that can become a 2/3 colorless Gargoyle artifact creature with flying.
- Opal Gargoyle is an enchantment that can become a 2/2 white Gargoyle creature with flying.
- Opal Guardian is an enchantment that can become a 3/4 white Gargoyle creature with flying and protection from red.
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