A Token is a marker for a permanent that is not represented by a card.

Tokens don't have a casting cost. Tokens can be produced by all sorts of cards — ranging from Instant and Sorcery spells to enchantments and creatures with regarding abilities. When Tokens are send to the graveyard, to exile or a player's hand, they cease to exist.

Comprehensive RulesEdit

Comprehensive Rules Glossary (August 7, 2020)

A marker used to represent any permanent that isn’t represented by a card. See rule 111, “Tokens.”

Comprehensive Rules (August 7, 2020)

  • 110.5. A permanent’s status is its physical state. There are four status categories, each of which has two possible values: tapped/untapped, flipped/unflipped, face up/face down, and phased in/phased out. Each permanent always has one of these values for each of these categories.
    • 110.5a Status is not a characteristic, though it may affect a permanent’s characteristics.
    • 110.5b Permanents enter the battlefield untapped, unflipped, face up, and phased in unless a spell or ability says otherwise.
    • 110.5c A permanent retains its status until a spell, ability, or turn-based action changes it, even if that status is not relevant to it.

      Example: Dimir Doppelganger says “C1Color UColor B: Exile target creature card from a graveyard. Dimir Doppelganger becomes a copy of that card and gains this ability.” It becomes a copy of Jushi Apprentice, a flip card. Through use of Jushi Apprentice’s ability, this creature flips, making it a copy of Tomoya the Revealer with the Dimir Doppelganger ability. If this permanent then becomes a copy of Runeclaw Bear, it will retain its flipped status even though that has no relevance to Runeclaw Bear. If its copy ability is activated again, this time targeting a Nezumi Shortfang card (another flip card), this permanent’s flipped status means it will have the characteristics of Stabwhisker the Odious (the flipped version of Nezumi Shortfang) with the Dimir Doppelganger ability.

    • 110.5d Only permanents have status. Cards not on the battlefield do not. Although an exiled card may be face down, this has no correlation to the face-down status of a permanent. Similarly, cards not on the battlefield are neither tapped nor untapped, regardless of their physical state.



Ixalan features 10 tokens: two faction-less tokens (Illusion, Plant) and one for each tribe (Merfolk, Vampire, Dinosaur, Pirate). Thematically matching the tribes there are four Artifact–Treasure tokens.[1]

Rivals of IxalanEdit

Rivals of Ixalan features 6 tokens: two Elemental creatures (one created from Rekindling Phoenix and one from Tilonalli's Summoner), one Saproling (created from Overgrown Armasaur or Tendershoot Dryad), one Golem artifact creature (created from Gold-Forge Garrison), one Emblem (for Huatli, Radiant Champion's ultimate) and City's Blessing (a visual reminder for Ascend).[2]


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