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Sample Legendary Card

Legendary is a card supertype.


A player may not have more than one legendary permanent of the same name on the battlefield under the their control.


Legendary can also appear on non-permanents (sorceries and instants). These spells cannot be cast unless a player controls a legendary creature or legendary planeswalker on the battlefield.


See the Legendary card list for a list of all legendary cards in MTG Arena.

Comprehensive RulesEdit

Comprehensive Rules Glossary (April 17, 2020)

Legendary
A supertype that’s normally relevant on permanents. See rule 205.4, “Supertypes.” See also Legend Rule.

Comprehensive Rules Glossary (April 17, 2020)

Legend Rule
A state-based action that causes a player who controls two or more legendary permanents with the same name to put all but one into their owners’ graveyards. See rule 704.5j.

Comprehensive Rules (April 17, 2020)

  • 704.5j If a player controls two or more legendary permanents with the same name, that player chooses one of them, and the rest are put into their owners’ graveyards. This is called the “legend rule.”

Comprehensive Rules (April 17, 2020)

  • 205.4d Any permanent with the supertype “legendary” is subject to the state-based action for legendary permanents, also called the “legend rule” (see rule 704.5j).

Comprehensive Rules (April 17, 2020)

  • 205.4e Any instant or sorcery spell with the supertype “legendary” is subject to a casting restriction. A player can’t cast a legendary instant or sorcery spell unless that player controls a legendary creature or a legendary planeswalker.
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