|Last Used||Conspiracy: Take the Crown|
|Reminder Text||[cost]: Monstrosity N (If this permanent isn't monstrous, put N +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)|
33% 22% 11% 11% 7% 4% 4% 4% 4%
Description[edit | edit source]
Monstrosity is defined as giving the creature the ability to become monstrous. Monstrosity is an activated ability you can activate any time you can pay for it. When it resolves, it checks whether the creature is already monstrous. If it's not, the ability puts a number of +1/+1 counters on the creature and causes the creature to become monstrous. Monstrosity skipped Born of the Gods, but reappeared in Journey into Nyx. It was reused in Commander 2015 and Conspiracy: Take the Crown.
Monstrous[edit | edit source]
Monstrous is more like a characteristic of a card. Many creatures with a monstrosity ability have a triggered ability that triggers when the creature becomes monstrous. There are also some cards with monstrosity that gain abilities as long as they are monstrous.
Rules[edit | edit source]
Rulings[edit | edit source]
- Although it is not a verb, it is considered a keyword action in the Comprehensive Rules
- Once a creature becomes monstrous, it can't become monstrous again. If the creature is already monstrous when the monstrosity ability resolves, nothing happens.
- Monstrous isn't an ability that a creature has. It's just something true about that creature. If the creature stops being a creature or loses its abilities, it will continue to be monstrous.
- An ability that triggers when a creature becomes monstrous won't trigger if that creature isn't on the battlefield when its monstrosity ability resolves.
Examples[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Mark Rosewater. (September 2, 2013.) "The Mechanics of Theros", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater. (November 11, 2013.) "Building a Better Monster", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Shawn Main. (August 15, 2016.) "The Heart of a Conspiracy", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater. (January 2, 2019.) "Building Allegiances, Part 1", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater. (December 19, 2018.) "can simic stop getting uninspired +1/+1 counter mechanics pls?", Blogatog, Tumblr.