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Adapt is a Keyword Action which lets you pay a mana cost, then if there are no +1/+1 counters on the creature, you get to put a certain amount of +1/+1 counters on the creature.[1]

Expansion InfoEdit

Adapt was introduced into Magic Arena with Ravnica Allegiance (open beta).

VideoEdit

Watch this explanatory video to see how Adapt works.

Simic Mechanic Spotlight Adapt

Simic Mechanic Spotlight Adapt

Comprehensive RulesEdit

Comprehensive Rules Glossary (October 4, 2019)

Adapt
A keyword action that puts +1/+1 counters on a creature that doesn’t have any yet. See rule 701.42, “Adapt.”

Comprehensive Rules (October 4, 2019)

  • 701.42. Adapt
    • 701.42a “Adapt N” means “If this permanent has no +1/+1 counters on it, put N +1/+1 counters on it.”

Adapt Card ListEdit

14 results
Aeromunculus Aeromunculus C1Color GColor U (3)
Creature — Homunculus Mutant (2/3)
Flying

C2Color GColor U: Adapt 1. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put a +1/+1 counter on it.)

RNAC
Arcane Adaptation Arcane Adaptation C2Color U (3)
Enchantment
As Arcane Adaptation enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.

Creatures you control are the chosen type in addition to their other types. The same is true for creature spells you control and creature cards you own that aren't on the battlefield.

XLNR
Benthic Biomancer Benthic Biomancer Color U (1)
Creature — Merfolk Wizard Mutant (1/1)
C1Color U: Adapt 1. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put a +1/+1 counter on it.)

Whenever one or more +1/+1 counters are put on Benthic Biomancer, draw a card, then discard a card.

RNAR
Biomancer's Familiar Biomancer's Familiar Color GColor U (2)
Creature — Mutant (2/2)
Activated abilities of creatures you control cost C2 less to activate. This effect can't reduce the amount of mana an ability costs to activate to less than one mana.

Mana Tap: The next time target creature adapts this turn, it adapts as though it had no +1/+1 counters on it.

RNAR
Growth-Chamber Guardian Growth-Chamber Guardian C1Color G (2)
Creature — Elf Crab Warrior (2/2)
C2Color G: Adapt 2. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put two +1/+1 counters on it.)

Whenever one or more +1/+1 counters are put on Growth-Chamber Guardian, you may search your library for a card named Growth-Chamber Guardian, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

RNAR
Incubation Druid Incubation Druid C1Color G (2)
Creature — Elf Druid (0/2)
Mana Tap: Add one mana of any type that a land you control could produce. If Incubation Druid has a +1/+1 counter on it, add three mana of that type instead.

C3Color GColor G: Adapt 3. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put three +1/+1 counters on it.)

RNAR
Pteramander Pteramander Color U (1)
Creature — Salamander Drake (1/1)
Flying

C7Color U: Adapt 4. This ability costs C1 less to activate for each instant and sorcery card in your graveyard. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put four +1/+1 counters on it.)

RNAU
Sauroform Hybrid Sauroform Hybrid C1Color G (2)
Creature — Human Lizard Warrior (2/2)
C4Color GColor G: Adapt 4. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put four +1/+1 counters on it.)
RNAC
Scuttlegator Scuttlegator C4GUGU (6)
Creature — Crab Turtle Crocodile (6/6)
Defender

C6GUGU: Adapt 3. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put three +1/+1 counters on it.)
As long as Scuttlegator has a +1/+1 counter on it, it can attack as though it didn't have defender.

RNAC
Sharktocrab Sharktocrab C2Color GColor U (4)
Creature — Fish Octopus Crab (4/4)
C2Color GColor U: Adapt 1. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put a +1/+1 counter on it.)

Whenever one or more +1/+1 counters are put on Sharktocrab, tap target creature an opponent controls. That creature doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.

RNAU
Skatewing Spy Skatewing Spy C3Color U (4)
Creature — Vedalken Rogue Mutant (2/3)
C5Color U: Adapt 2. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put two +1/+1 counters on it.)

Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it has flying.

RNAU
Skitter Eel Skitter Eel C3Color U (4)
Creature — Fish Crab (3/3)
C2Color U: Adapt 2. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put two +1/+1 counters on it.)
RNAC
Trollbred Guardian Trollbred Guardian C4Color G (5)
Creature — Troll Frog Warrior (5/5)
C2Color G: Adapt 2. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put two +1/+1 counters on it.)

Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it has trample.

RNAU
Zegana, Utopian Speaker Zegana, Utopian Speaker C2Color GColor U (4)
Legendary Creature — Merfolk Wizard (4/4)
When Zegana, Utopian Speaker enters the battlefield, if you control another creature with a +1/+1 counter on it, draw a card.

C4Color GColor U: Adapt 4. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put four +1/+1 counters on it.)
Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it has trample.

RNAR


Keywords

Abilities Evergreen Abilities: DeathtouchDefenderDouble StrikeEnchantEquipFirst StrikeFlashFlyingHasteHexproofIndestructibleLifelinkMenaceProwessReachTrampleVigilance
Other Keyword Abilities: AfflictAftermathAfterlifeAscendConvokeCrewCyclingEmbalmEternalizeFabricateImproviseJump-StartKickerMentorRiotSpectacleTransform
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