A utility creature is a relatively small creature that fills a universal function. It can be used in most decks of the appropriate color. Most often, utility creatures are understood to be not simple powerful beaters or defensive creatures. Instead, they are creatures that have the best abilities for changing the game in itself.
They are that is intended to remain on the battlefield and provide a useful or even important effect, often activated, but by default does not get involved in combat, things like Mana creatures, pingers, tappers,
Examples[edit | edit source]
- Ramp: Utopia Tree, Birds of Paradise, Silver Myr, Gemhide Sliver, Noble Hierarch, etc.
- Life gain: Soul Warden, Auriok Champion, Essence Warden, Soul's Attendant
- Protection: Mother of Runes
- Ping: Cunning Sparkmage
- Rule-setting: Spirit of the Labyrinth
- Control: Grand Abolisher, Aven Mindcensor, Containment Priest
References[edit | edit source]
- Mark Rosewater (June 02, 2008). "The Year of Living Changerously". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Abe Sargent (October 18, 2011). "CasualNation #55 - The Top Ten Uitility Creatures of All Time. GatheringMagic.com