Transfigure

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Transfigure
Keyword Ability
Type Activated
Introduced Future Sight
Last Used Future Sight
Reminder Text Transfigure [cost] ([Cost], Sacrifice this permanent: Search your library for a creature card with the same converted mana cost as this permanent and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.)
Statistics 1 card
{B}100%
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Transfigure

Transfigure is a keyword ability, similar to transmute from the Ravnica, though it's playable only if the permanent with transfigure is in play, and it can fetch only a creature. Transfigure was introduced in Future Sight. It has only been printed on one card so far, the timeshifted Fleshwrither. According to Mark Rosewater, it is unlikely to be reused.[1][2]

Rules[edit | edit source]

From the Comprehensive Rules (Ravnica Allegiance (January 25, 2019))

  • 702.70. Transfigure
    • 702.70a Transfigure is an activated ability. "Transfigure [cost]" means "[Cost], Sacrifice this permanent: Search your library for a creature card with the same converted mana cost as this permanent and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery."

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (Ravnica Allegiance (January 25, 2019))

Transfigure
A keyword ability that lets a player search their library for a replacement creature card. See rule 702.70, "Transfigure."

Example[edit | edit source]

  • Fleshwrither - {2}{B}{B}
    Creature — Horror
    3/3
    Transfigure {1}{B}{B} ({1}{B}{B}, Sacrifice this creature: Search your library for a creature card with the same converted mana cost as this creature and put that card onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library. Transfigure only as a sorcery.)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mark Rosewater. (May 18, 2015 .) "Modern Mailbag", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater. (June 26, 2016.) "Are there any chances for transfigure making a comeback?", Blogatog, Tumblr.