|(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)|
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Soldier is a creature type and class. Soldiers are trained combatants who are part of a formal army. They are tough and disciplined, adept at fighting in concert, and overwhelming the enemy. The subtype was first featured on Icatian cards of Fallen Empires, but Benalish Hero from Alpha and several other early cards have retroactively become Soldiers, as well.
Many soldiers have first strike, vigilance or other combat-oriented abilities. Most soldiers are white, though a large minority are blue or red, and a few green and black soldiers have been printed as well. In the Grand Creature Type Update the subtypes Avenger (Righteous Avengers), Hero (Benalish Hero), Legionnaire (Akron Legionnaire), Pikeman (Pikemen) and Squire (Squire) were incorporated into the Soldier class.
- Commander Eesha
- General Jarkeld
- Gerrard Capashen
- King Darien
- Lieutenant Kirtar
- Major Teroh
- Rashida Scalebane
- Torsten Von Ursus
- Mirrodin/New Phyrexia
- Cao Cao, Lord of Wei
- Cao Ren, Wei Commander
- Dong Zhou, the Tyrant
- Guan Yu, Sainted Warrior
- Huang Zhong, Shu General
- Lady Zhurong, Warrior Queen
- Liu Bei, Lord of Shu
- Lu Bu, Master-at-Arms
- Lu Meng, Wu General
- Lu Xun, Scholar General
- Ma Chao, Western Warrior
- Meng Huo, Barbarian King
- Sima Yi, Wei Field Marshal
- Sun Ce, Young Conquerer
- Sun Quan, Lord of Wu
- Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed
- Yuan Shao, the Indecisive
- Zhang Fei, Fierce Warrior
- Zhang He, Wei General
- Zhang Liao, Hero of Hefei
- Zhao Zilong, Tiger General
- Zhou Yu, Chief Commander
Soldier manlands, enchantments, and artifacts
Soldiers are created by:
- Boros Keyrune (1/1 red and white Soldier artifact creature with double strike.)
- Forbidding Watchtower (1/5 white Soldier)
- Opal Acrolith (2/4 white Soldier)
- Opal Avenger (3/5 white Soldier)
- Opal Caryatid (2/2 white Soldier)
- All Gideon planeswalkers can become Human Soldiers. The are typically indestructible and have 4/4, 5/5 or 6/6 power and toughness. Gideon, Champion of Justice has power and toughness each equal to the number of loyalty counters on him.
- Daru Stinger gained the Human race in the Grand Creature Type Update, but it was removed later because it made the card substantially better than it was designed. Thus, it is the only Soldier without a race in its type line.
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- Matt Tabak (January 15, 2015). "Fate Reforged Update Bulletin — Oracle Text". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.