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In Magic, race is a subset of the characteristic "creature type". It designates the unique genetic makeup of a creature group.

Besides race, most Magic cards with humanoid creatures also have another creature type: the class represents their career or calling in life. This is known as the race/class model.

Note that the Magic approach is somewhat different from the scientific one.[1] In biology, the basic unit of biological classification and taxonomic rank is "species", which is defined as a group of organisms capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring.

Humanoid races[edit]

Humanoid races without their own subtype[edit]

Humanoid races (in appearance only)[edit]

Sapient non-humanoid races[edit]

Non-humanoid races without their own subtype[edit]



Animals (fantastical)[edit]



Artifact creatures[edit]

Non-sapient creatures[edit]


  1. Doug Beyer (August 10, 2011). "Magic's Exclusive Creatures". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.