Embalm is an activated Keyword Ability that lets a player exile a creature card from their graveyard to create a mummified token version of that card.

Expansion Info

Embalm was introduced into Magic Arena with Amonkhet (closed beta).

Card/Color Distribution

Embalm can often be found on White and Blue (very rarely Red and Green) creature cards.

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Amonkhet Spotlight Embalm

Comprehensive Rules

Comprehensive Rules Glossary (August 7, 2020)

Embalm
A keyword ability that lets a player exile a creature card from their graveyard to create a mummified token version of that card. See rule 702.127, “Embalm.”

Comprehensive Rules (August 7, 2020)

  • 702.127. Embalm
    • 702.127a Embalm is an activated ability that functions while the card with embalm is in a graveyard. “Embalm [cost]” means “[Cost], Exile this card from your graveyard: Create a token that’s a copy of this card, except it’s white, it has no mana cost, and it’s a Zombie in addition to its other types. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.”
    • 702.127b A token is “embalmed” if it’s created by a resolving embalm ability.

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Keywords

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