Revised Edition (keyword)
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Sacrificing or saccing is purposely or forcefully removing a permanent from play. This can be due to an effect on the card itself, the effect of another permanent already in play, coming into or leaving play or a spell such as an instant or sorcery. A sacrificed permanent cannot be regenerated. Even though the card Sacrifice was in Alpha, the keyword action of sacrifice didn't show up until Revised Edition.
Sacrifice decks have a unique strategy: convert one resource into another that leads you to victory. One of the first competitive combo sacrifice decks is among the most famous in its history: Prosperous Bloom.
- To move a permanent you control to its owner’s graveyard. See rule 701.17, “Sacrifice.”
- 701.17. Sacrifice
- 701.17a To sacrifice a permanent, its controller moves it from the battlefield directly to its owner’s graveyard. A player can’t sacrifice something that isn’t a permanent, or something that’s a permanent they don’t control. Sacrificing a permanent doesn’t destroy it, so regeneration or other effects that replace destruction can’t affect this action.
Creature — Goblin
, Sacrifice a Goblin: Arms Dealer deals 4 damage to target creature.
Target opponent sacrifices a creature.
Sacrifice an artifact: Add .
- Sacrifice a creature (target/each player sacrifices a creature) is primary in black.
- Sacrifice an artifact (target/each player sacrifices an artifact) is primary in red.
- Sacrifice a permanent (target/each player sacrifices a permanent) is also primary in red.
Creatures that prevent/prohibit sacrificing
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- Adam Styborski (July 28, 2020). "What Woud You Sacrifice To Win?". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater (June 5, 2017). "Mechanical Color Pie 2017". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.