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Creature type
(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
Statistics 704 cards
{W} 7.7% {U} 3.8% {B} 14.3% {R} 35.9% {G} 23.4% {W/U} 0.7% {U/B} 0.3% {B/R} 2.7% {R/G} 4% {G/W} 1.6% {W/B} 0.6% {U/R} 0.1% {B/G} 0.7% {R/W} 0.6% {G/U} 0.3% {M} 2.8% {artifact symbol} 0.4%
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Warrior is a creature class.[1]

Description[edit | edit source]

Warriors are combatants who fight alone or in loose hordes.[2] Unlike soldiers, whose strength is in their numbers, a single warrior is often content to take on the world all by him- or herself. Warriors favor brute strength over cunning, sheer will over tactics. Many warriors have trample.

The first card to feature the type was Cat Warriors from Legends. Retroactively, many cards like Dwarven Warriors, Goblin Balloon Brigade and Orcish Artillery from Alpha gained the type, as well. Most warriors are black, red, or green.[3][4]

Notable Warriors[edit | edit source]

Tribal type[edit | edit source]

Morningtide featured Obsidian Battle-Axe, an equipment that equips for free on Warriors if they just entered the battlefield.

Lords[edit | edit source]

Tokens[edit | edit source]

Token Color Type P/T Additional Rules Source Printings
Warrior White Creature — Warrior 1/1
White Creature — Warrior 1/1 Vigilance
Black Creature — Warrior 2/1
Red Creature — Warrior 1/1
Cat Warrior Green Creature — Cat Warrior 2/2 Forestwalk
Elf Warrior Green Creature — Elf Warrior 1/1
Green/White Creature — Elf Warrior 1/1
Giant Warrior White Creature — Giant Warrior 5/5
Red/Green Creature — Giant Warrior 4/4 Haste
Goblin Warrior Red/Green Creature — Goblin Warrior 1/1
Human Warrior Red/White Creature — Human Warrior 3/1 Trample,haste
Human Warrior
named Stangg Twin
Red/Green Legendary Creature — Human Warrior 3/4
Sand Warrior Red/Green/White Creature — Sand Warrior 1/1
Spirit Warrior Black/Green Creature — Spirit Warrior X/X
Treefolk Warrior Green Creature — Treefolk Warrior */* This creature's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Forests you control.
Cat Warrior
named Nacatl War-Pride
Green Creature — Cat Warrior 3/3 Nacatl War-Pride must be blocked by exactly one creature if able.
Whenever Nacatl War-Pride attacks, create X tokens that are copies of Nacatl War-Pride and that are tapped and attacking, where X is the number of creatures defending player controls. Exile the tokens at the beginning of the next end step.
Giant Warrior
named Warchief Giant
Red Creature — Giant Warrior 5/3 Haste
Zombie Warrior Black Creature — Zombie Warrior 4/4
Zombie Bird Warrior
named Aven Initiate
White Creature — Zombie Bird Warrior 3/2 Flying
Zombie Bird Warrior
named Aven Wind Guide
White Creature — Zombie Bird Warrior 2/3 Flying, vigilance
Creature tokens you control have flying and vigilance.
Zombie Illusion Warrior
named Labyrinth Guardian
White Creature — Zombie Illusion Warrior 2/3 Whenever Labyrinth Guardian becomes the target of a spell, sacrifice it.
Zombie Naga Warrior
named Tah-Crop Skirmisher
White Creature — Zombie Naga Warrior 2/1
Zombie Human Warrior
named Trueheart Duelist
White Creature — Zombie Human Warrior 2/2 Trueheart Duelist can block an additional creature each combat.
Zombie Human Warrior
named Unwavering Initiate
White Creature — Zombie Human Warrior 3/2 Vigilance
Zombie Human Warrior
named Proven Combatant
Black Creature — Zombie Human Warrior 4/4
Zombie Jackal Warrior
named Earthshaker Khenra
Black Creature — Zombie Jackal Warrior 4/4 Haste
When Earthshaker Khenra enters the battlefield, target creature with power less than or equal to Earthshaker Khenra's power can't block this turn.
Zombie Naga Warrior
named Sinuous Striker
Black Creature — Zombie Naga Warrior 4/4 {U}: Sinuous Striker gets +1/-1 until end of turn.
Test cards
Token Color Type P/T Additional Rules Source Printings
Skeleton Warrior
named Reassembling Skeleton
Black Creature — Skeleton Warrior 1/1 (This is a token card which doesn't cease to exist in a zone other than the battlefield and has a {1}{B} mana cost.)
{1}{B}: Return Reassembling Skeleton from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped.
Elf Warrior Green Creature — Elf Warrior 1/1
Warrior White Creature — Warrior 1/1 Vigilance

Manlands[edit | edit source]

Warriors are also created by:

Creature update[edit | edit source]

In the Grand Creature Type Update the subtype Stangg-Twin for a token created by Stangg was changed into a (Human) Warrior token "named Stangg Twin". The subtypes Raider (Erg Raiders) and War-Rider (Varchild's War-Riders) were incorporated into the Warrior class as well.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mark Rosewater (January 28, 2008). "War(rior) Stories". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (December 14, 2019). "Flavour-wise, what's the difference between soldier, knight and warrior?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  3. Devin Low (February 01, 2008). "Hidden Warriors". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Doug Beyer (January 30, 2008). "The Warrior Esthetic". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Magic Arcana (March 15, 2007). "Planar Chaos Token Art 1". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.