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Loners is the nickname for some black or blue creatures in Avacyn Restored which get better when they're the only creature a player controls.[1] They represent the thematic opposite of the pairs created by Soulbond. The "Loner"-mechanic turned out be unpopular, and didn't return for Shadows over Innistrad. According to Mark Rosewater, it is extremely unlikely to return.[2]

Certain aura enchantments only work for loners:

While other global enchantments requires you to have only one creature to take effect

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Magicthegathering.com Staff (April 09, 2012). "Avacyn Restored Mechanics". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (March 14, 2016). "Chasing Shadows, Part 1". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.