MTG: Keyword Actions and Abilities

2 Lessons

You must have a personal endorsement from an L2 or L3 judge to become Level 1. This can take time, and we STRONGLY suggest building that relationship as soon as possible. To see what this means and why it’s required, please read Endorsement Information.

Most abilities and actions use the standard definition of words, but often, to conserve space or for very common terms, Magic uses a Keyword to replace a longer explanation. These Keywords also mean that the game can interact with them, for example, “Destroy target creature with flying.” or “Whenever you discard a card, gain 1 life.” If “Flying” or “Discard” weren’t keywords, the game would have to spell out the whole interaction. This module will go over the most common Keyword Actions and Abilities you’ll see as a Judge!