Outlast

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Outlast
Keyword Ability
Type Activated
Introduced Khans of Tarkir
Last Used Khans of Tarkir
Reminder Text Outlast [cost] ([Cost], {T}: Put a +1/+1 counter on this creature. Outlast only as a sorcery.)
Storm Scale 7[1]
Statistics 9 cards
{W} 55.6% {B} 22.2% {G} 22.2%
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oracle:"Outlast"

Outlast is a keyworded activated ability that was introduced as the clan-specific mechanic for the Abzan Houses in Khans of Tarkir. Outlast grants a +1/+1 counter on the creature for a cost, but it may also trigger other abilities.

Rules[edit | edit source]

From the Comprehensive Rules (May 3, 2019—War of the Spark)

  • 702.106. Outlast
    • 702.106a Outlast is an activated ability. “Outlast [cost]” means “[Cost], {T}: Put a +1/+1 counter on this creature. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.”

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (May 3, 2019—War of the Spark)

Outlast
A keyword ability that allows a creature to grow larger over time. See rule 702.106, “Outlast.”

Rulings[edit | edit source]

  • The cost to activate a creature's outlast ability includes the tap symbol ({T}). A creature's outlast ability can't be activated unless that creature has been under your control continuously since the beginning of your turn.
  • Several creatures with outlast also grant an ability to creatures you control with +1/+1 counters on them, including themselves. These counters could come from an outlast ability, but any +1/+1 counter on the creature will count.

Examples[edit | edit source]

Example

Herald of Anafenza {W}
Creature — Human Soldier
1/2
Outlast {2}{W} ({2}{W}, {T}: Put a +1/+1 counter on this creature. Outlast only as a sorcery.)
Whenever you activate Herald of Anafenza's outlast ability, put a 1/1 white Warrior creature token onto the battlefield.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mark Rosewater (February 29, 2016). "Storm Scale: Khans of Tarkir Block". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.