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Introduced Champions of Kamigawa
Last Used Saviors of Kamigawa
Text Whenever you cast a spirit or arcane spell, …
Statistics 49 cards
{G}27% {W}22% {U}16%
{R}16% {B}14% {C}5%
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For the theme deck see: Spiritcraft (deck)

Spiritcraft is the unofficial name of a mechanic utilized on cards from the Kamigawa block that have triggered effects whenever a spirit or arcane spell is played. It has been noted by Wizards that they wish it had been used officially as an ability word.[1]

In Betrayers of Kamigawa, many spiritcraft abilities created ki counters.

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The text in brackets is not on the card itself, but is used to denote where the ability word would have been placed.


Thief of Hope {2}{B}
Creature — Spirit
[Spiritcraft — ] Whenever you cast a Spirit or Arcane spell, target opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
Soulshift 2 (When this creature dies, you may return target Spirit card with converted mana cost 2 or less from your graveyard to your hand.)

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