Kavu

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Kavu
Kavu.jpg
Creature type
(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
Statistics 42 cards
{B} 2.4% {R} 45.2% {G} 35.7% {B/R} 2.4% {R/G} 11.9% {M} 2.4%
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type:"Kavu"

Kavu is a mainly red and green creature type used for cards that depict carnivorous mutant reptiles with long, low heads, square jaws and six legs. Until now, they only have appeared in the Invasion block, Time Spiral block and Dominaria.

Description

Kavu are native to Dominaria.[1] They have thick, hoofed fingers that allow them to be equally nimble on land or in trees. Kavu come in all sizes and shapes, quickly adapting themselves to their environment.[2] Their size ranges from that of a large dog to that of an elephant.

History

From what is known, they are an ancient species that at some point went into hibernation beneath Dominaria's surface. During the Phyrexian Invasion, Multani's magic revived them, and they immediately went about fighting the war. Shiv and Yavimaya seemed to have the greatest concentration of powerful Kavu dormant beneath them. Possibly Gaea had a hand in their creation or their awakening.[3]

When the Kavu emerged from their ancient nests, food chains long dormant became vibrant again. It was said that it took Yavimaya a thousand years to breed them, but that it took only seconds for them to prove their worth. To the Kavu, all Phyrexians were merely crunchy snacks. Dominarians gladly fought alongside them, until the Kavu figured out some Dominarians were quite tasty too.

After the invasion, Kavu have become a regular presence on Dominaria for quite some time. Enough so, to have become entrenched in the local culture.[4][5] In Llanowar, especially in the Kelfae elfhame, the Kavu have become integrated in the elvish lifestyle as a means of travel, warfare, labor and occasional food.[6]

Trivia

Tokens

Token Color Type P/T Additional Rules Source Printings
Kavu Black Creature — Kavu 3/3

References

  1. Doug Beyer (August 10, 2011). "Magic's Exclusive Creatures". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Magic Arcana (April 4, 2006). "Kavu Switcheroo". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Flavor text for Kavu Chameleon
  4. Flavor text for Kavu Climber (Masters 25)
  5. Chas Andres (March 14, 2018). "The Dominarian Roots of Masters 25". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  6. James Wyatt (2018), The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Dominaria. VIZ Media.
  7. Rei Nakazawa (August 6, 2002). "Ask Wizards". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.