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A Tutor is a spell which searches your library for another spell. Tutoring is primary in green.[1][2]

Description[edit | edit source]

Usually a tutor searches for any spell but it can be limited to search for specific spell types. [Black]] has the most tutor spells being capable of searching for any card. However it is surpassed by green when searching specifically for the card type creatures or (basic) lands. You do not have to find the card and put it in your library. If you do choose to find cards, you must reveal those cards to all players.

R&D has stopped creating tutoring keywords like transmute and transfigure.[3] They don’t like to do too much tutoring, as it can lead to repetition of play, where games play out too similarly. [4]

A special kind of tutor are the Wishes which may searches cards outside of the game.

Rules[edit | edit source]


From the Comprehensive Rules (Ixalan (September 29, 2017))

  • 701.17b If a player is searching a hidden zone for cards with a stated quality, such as a card with a certain card type or color, that player isn’t required to find some or all of those cards even if they’re present in that zone.

    Example: Splinter says “Exile target artifact. Search its controller’s graveyard, hand, and library for all cards with the same name as that artifact and exile them. That player then shuffles his or her library.” A player casts Splinter targeting Howling Mine (an artifact). Howling Mine’s controller has another Howling Mine in her graveyard and two more in her library. Splinter’s controller must find the Howling Mine in the graveyard, but may choose to find zero, one, or two of the Howling Mines in the library.

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Types[edit | edit source]

Search for any card[edit | edit source]

Searching for cards with specific mana costs[edit | edit source]

See also: Transmute.

Search for any colored card[edit | edit source]

  • Conflux (a white card, a blue card, a black card, a red card, and a green card)

Search for a multicolored card[edit | edit source]

Search for a card with the same name as a card in your hand[edit | edit source]

Search for a card outside the game (Wishes)[edit | edit source]

See also : Wishboard

Search for Artifacts[edit | edit source]

Search for an artifact creature[edit | edit source]

Search for an equipment[edit | edit source]

Search for Enchantments[edit | edit source]

Search for an Aura[edit | edit source]

Search for a Curse[edit | edit source]

Search for Planeswalkers[edit | edit source]

Search for Creatures[edit | edit source]

Search for a Green creature[edit | edit source]

Dragon[edit | edit source]

Elf[edit | edit source]

Goblin[edit | edit source]

Mercenary[edit | edit source]

Merfolk[edit | edit source]

Rebel[edit | edit source]

Sliver[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Search for creatures with specific abilities[edit | edit source]

Search for Instants[edit | edit source]

Search for a Trap[edit | edit source]

Search for a sorcery[edit | edit source]

Search for an instant or sorcery[edit | edit source]

Search for an instant or card with flash[edit | edit source]

Search for an Arcane card[edit | edit source]

Search for permanent types[edit | edit source]

Search for Legendary cards[edit | edit source]

Search for a legendary creature[edit | edit source]

Search for named cards[edit | edit source]

"Search for a copy"[edit | edit source]

These cards let you search for a card with the same name as another one. (These old cards have had errata removing the word "copy" since they're not copies in the usual sense.)

Search an opponent's Library[edit | edit source]

Searching by Color[edit | edit source]

Tutors by their color identity; as these were copied from the existing lists they're in a similar order in terms of functionality (ie: Any card, card with specific mana cost, etc.) This list excludes searching for lands (which, incidentally, are usually colorless).

Colorless[edit | edit source]

White[edit | edit source]

Blue[edit | edit source]

Black[edit | edit source]

Red[edit | edit source]

Green[edit | edit source]

Red/Green[edit | edit source]

Green/White[edit | edit source]

Green/Blue[edit | edit source]

Green/Black[edit | edit source]

White/Blue[edit | edit source]

Blue/Black[edit | edit source]

Green/White/Blue[edit | edit source]

White/Blue/Black[edit | edit source]

White/Blue/Green[edit | edit source]

Blue/Black/Red[edit | edit source]

All[edit | edit source]

Searching for Lands[edit | edit source]

See also Fetch lands

Search for Plains[edit | edit source]

Search for Island[edit | edit source]

Search for Swamp[edit | edit source]

Search for Mountain[edit | edit source]

Search for Forest[edit | edit source]

Any land with a basic land type[edit | edit source]

Search for a Snow land[edit | edit source]

Search for Gate[edit | edit source]

Search for any basic land[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]