Illusion ability

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Illusion Ability
Mechanic
Introduced Mercadian Masques
Last Used Theros Beyond Death
Statistics 18 cards
{U} 55.6% {B} 44.4%
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oracle:"Illusion Ability"

The Illusion ability (previously called Skulking) is a slang term used to describe the triggered ability of creatures which have to be sacrificed when they become the target of a spell or ability.[1]

The originally the effect was seen on black creatures (Skulking Fugitive, Skulking Ghost and Skulking Knight), but it is now seen on blue Illusion creatures. [2][3][4] Some more recent designs have restricted the ability to only trigger off spells (Departed Deckhand, Labyrinth Guardian).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mark Rosewater (November 7, 2016). "A Few More Words from R&D". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (February 07, 2016). "Have we seen the last of "skulking"?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  3. Mark Rosewater (March 13, 2016). "I was wondering if you had any trivia on illusions!". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  4. Mark Rosewater (June 5, 2017). "Mechanical Color Pie 2017". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.