Keyword ability

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A keyword ability is a word or words that substitutes for a piece of rules text. Many keywords are summarized in reminder text, especially in core sets.

Keyword abilities are somewhat different from keyword actions, and both are distinct from ability words. Collectively, they are decribed as mechanics.

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

Keyword Ability
A game term, such as “flying” or “haste,” used as shorthand for a longer ability or group of abilities. See rule 702, “Keyword Abilities.”

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

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