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Treasure

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For the unpublished mechanic, see Hideaway#Trivia.

Treasure is an artifact subtype introduced in Ixalan.[1] It appears exclusively on tokens.[2][3]

Description[edit | edit source]

Like artifact tokens named Gold previously, these Treasure artifact tokens have the ability to be sacrificed for mana. Unlike Gold, these artifact tokens must also be tapped.[4] Each Treasure token has "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."

There are four versions of the printed Treasure token, each with art of a chest that contains valuables from one of the four factions.[5]

History[edit | edit source]

Gold tokens had been considered but proved problematic with the improvise mechanic from Aether Revolt in the Standard environment, so R&D had to add a tap and change the token’s name.[6][7]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Revel in Riches is an alternate-win card making use of Treasure tokens: at the beginning of your upkeep, if you control ten or more Treasures, you win the game.

Treasure tokens[edit | edit source]

Token Color Type P/T Additional Rules Source Printings
Treasure Colorless Artifact — Treasure {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Matt Tabak. (August 28, 2017.) “Ixalan Mechanics”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Wizards of the Coast. (September 15, 2017.) “Ixalan Release Notes”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Mark Rosewater. (October 9, 2017.) “Odds & Ends: Ixalan, Part 1”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Mark Rosewater. (September 01, 2017.) "With treasure and gold being different artifact types, treasure become more parasitic than it needs to be.", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  5. Blake Rasmussen. (September 13, 2017.) “The Tokens of Ixalan”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Mark Rosewater. (August 29, 2017.) "Why weren't Gold tokens used instead of creating the new Treasure tokens for Ixalan?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  7. Mark Rosewater. (September 02, 2017.) "Why do treasure tokens have a tap in them?", Blogatog, Tumblr.