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Rogue

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Rogue is a creature class. Although the Grand Creature Type Update retroactively installed Rogues into sets as far back as Arabian Nights, the first printed Rogues didn't show up until the adoption of the race/class model in Mirrodin in 2003. Neurok Spy and Moriok Scavenger represented the creative team's decision that Magic needed a type that would unify all bandits, vandals, and spies. [1]

Description[edit | edit source]

Rogues are those who live by their wits, using stealth and cunning to make their way in life. Many rogues are notoriously tricky and amoral, as their clever minds and silver tongues give them an advantage over most others; a good rogue can steal the clothes right off an unwitting target's back. Many rogues are skilled with daggers, rapiers, and other light weapons.

Most rogues are blue or black, though rogues span all five colors. In the Grand Creature Type Update the subtypes Ali Baba (Ali Baba), Robber (Grave Robbers), Spy (Stromgald Spy) and Thief (Ingenious Thief) were incorporated into the Rogue class. [2]

The prowl ability is associated exclusively with rogues.

Notable Rogues[edit | edit source]

Prowl[edit | edit source]

Prowl is an alternative cost that appears on many rogue creature cards, and most tribal rogue cards, in Morningtide.[3]

Tribal type[edit | edit source]

Morningtide also featured six tribal rogue cards.[4] The subtype allows these cards to interact with Frogtosser Banneret, in addition to other potential tribal effects.

Tokens[edit | edit source]

Several cards from the Lorwyn–Shadowmoor block produce 1/1 black Faerie or Goblin Rogue tokens.

Token Color Type P/T Additional Rules Source Printings
Faerie Rogue Blue/Black Creature — Faerie Rogue 1/1 Flying
Black Creature — Faerie Rogue 1/1 Flying
Goblin Rogue Black Creature — Goblin Rogue 1/1

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Doug Beyer. (February 27, 2008.) “Roguish Charm”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Magic Arcana. (February 25, 2008.) “Who's That Rogue?”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Mark Rosewater. (January 07, 2008.) “But Wait, There's More”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Devin Low. (January 18, 2008.) “Stealing the Edge”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.