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Amulet of Kroog (Artifact, , Margaret Organ-Keen, Common 4)

, : Prevent the next 1 damage that would be dealt to target creature or player this turn.
Among the first allies Urza gained were the people of Kroog. As a sign of friendship, Urza gave the healers of the city potent amulets; afterwards, thousands journeyed to Kroog in hope of healing, greatly adding to the city's glory.


Armageddon Clock (Artifact, , Amy Weber, Uncommon 2)

At the beginning of your upkeep, put a doom counter on Armageddon Clock.
At the beginning of your draw step, Armageddon Clock deals damage to each player equal to the number of doom counters on it.
: Remove a doom counter from Armageddon Clock. Any player may play this ability but only during any upkeep step.


Ashnod's Altar (Artifact, , Anson Maddocks, Uncommon 2)

Sacrifice a creature: Add two colorless mana to your mana pool.


Ashnod's Battle Gear (Artifact, , Mark Poole, Uncommon 2)

You may choose not to untap Ashnod's Battle Gear during your untap step.
, : Target creature you control gets +2/-2 as long as Ashnod's Battle Gear remains tapped.
This horrid invention clearly shows why Mishra's lieutenant was feared as much by her troops as by her foes.


Ashnod's Transmogrant (Artifact, , Mark Tedin, Uncommon 3)

, Sacrifice Ashnod's Transmogrant: Put a +1/+1 counter on target nonartifact creature. That creature becomes an artifact in addition to its types. (This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)
Ashnod found new willings to trade their humanity for the power she offered them.


Battering Ram (Artifact Creature, , Jeff A. Menges, Common 4)

At the beginning of your combat phase, Battering Ram gains banding until end of combat.
Whenever Battering Ram becomes blocked by a Wall, destroy that Wall at end of combat. 1/1
By the time Mishra was defeated, no mage was foolish enough to rely heavily on walls.


Bronze Tablet (Artifact, , Tom Wänerstand, Uncommon 1)

Remove Bronze Tablet from your deck before playing if you're not playing for ante.
Bronze Tablet comes into play tapped.
, : Target card's controller may pay 10 life. If he or she does, remove Bronze Tablet from the game. If he or she doesn't and Bronze Tablet is in play, you own the targeted card and that player owns Bronze Tablet, then removes Bronze Tablet and that card from the game.


Candelabra of Tawnos (Artifact, , Douglas Shuler, Uncommon 1)

, : Untap X target lands.
Tawnos learned quickly from Urza that utter simplicity often led to wonderous, yet subtle utility.


Clay Statue (Artifact Creature, , Jesper Myrfors, Common 4)

: Regenerate Clay Statue. 3/1
Tawnos won fame as Urza's greatest assistant. After he created these warriors, Urza ended his apprenticeship, promoting him directly to the rank of master.


Clockwork Avian (Artifact Creature, , Randy Apslund-Faith, Uncommon 1)

Flying.
Clockwork Avian comes into play with four +1/+0 counters on it.
Clockwork Avian can't have more than four +1/+0 counters on it.
At end of combat, if Clockwork Avian attacked or blocked this turn, remove a +1/+0 counter from it.
, : Put X +1/+0 counters on Clockwork Avian. Play this ability only during your upkeep. 0/4


Colossus of Sardia (Artifact Creature, , Jesper Myrfors, Uncommon 1)

Trample.
Colossus of Sardia doesn't untap during your untap step.
: Untap Colossus of Sardia. Play this ability only during your upkeep. 9/9
From the Sardian mountains wakes ancient doom:
Warrior born from a rocky womb.


Coral Helm (Artifact, , Amy Weber, Uncommon 1)

, Discard a card at random from your hand: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.


Cursed Rack (Artifact, , Richard Thomas, Common 1)

As Cursed Rack comes into play, choose target opponent.
The chosen player's maximum hand size is 4.
Ashnod invented several torture techniques that could make victims even miles away beg for mercy as if the End had come.


Dragon Engine (Artifact Creature, , Anson Maddocks, Common 4)

: Dragon Engine gets +1/+0 until end of turn. 1/3
Those who believed the city of Kroog would never fall to Mishra's forces severly underestimated the might of his war machines.


Feldon's Cane (Artifact, , Mark Tedin, Common 1)

, Remove Feldon's Cane from the game: Shuffle your graveyard into your library.
Feldon found the first of these canes frozen in the Ronom Glacier.


Golgothian Sylex (Artifact, , Kerstin Kaman, Uncommon 1)

, : Destroy all cards from the Antiquities expansion.
From their earliest educations, the brothers had known that no human contrivance could stand against the true masters of Dominaria.


Grapeshot Catapult (Artifact Creature, , Dan Frazier, Common 4)

: Grapeshot Catapult deals 1 damage to target creature with flying. 2/3
For years scholars debated whether these were Urza's or Mishra's creations. Recent research suggests they were invented by the brothers' original master, Tocasia, and that both used these devices.


Ivory Tower (Artifact, , Margaret Organ-Keen, Uncommon 3)

At the beginning of your upkeep, you gain X life, where X is the number of cards in your hand minus four.
Valuing scholarship above all else, the inhabitants of the Ivory Tower reward those who sacrifice power for knowledge.


Jalum Tome (Artifact, , Tom Wänerstand, Uncommon 2)

, : Draw a card, then discard a card from your hand.
This timeworn relic was responsible for many of Urza's victories, though he never fully comprehended its mystical runes.


Mightstone (Artifact, , Pete Venters, Uncommon 3)

Whenever a creature attacks, it gets +1/+0 as long as it's attacking.
While exploring the sacred cave of Koilos with his brother Mishra and their master Tocasia, Urza fell behind in the Hall of Tagsin, where he discovered the remarkable Mightstone.


Millstone (Artifact, , Kaja Foglio, Uncommon 3)

, : Target player puts the top two cards from his or her library into his or her graveyard.
More than one mage was driven insane by the sound of the Millstone relentlessly grinding away.


Mishra's War Machine (Artifact Creature, , Amy Weber, Uncommon 1)

Banding.
At the beginning of your upkeep, unless you discard a card from your hand, tap Mishra's War Machine and it deals 3 damage to you. 5/5


Obelisk of Undoing (Artifact, , Tom Wänerstand, Uncommon 1)

, : Return target permanent you own and control to your hand.
The Battle of Tomakul taught Urza not to rely on fickle reinforcements.


Onulet (Artifact Creature, , Anson Maddocks, Uncommon 3)

When Onulet is put into a graveyard from play, you gain 2 life. 2/2
An early inspiration for Urza, Tocasia's Onulets contained magical enssences that could be cannibalized after they stopped functioning.


Ornithopter (Artifact Creature, , Amy Weber, Common 4)

Flying. 0/2
Many scholars believe that these creatures were the result of Urza's first attempt at mechanical life, perhaps created in his early days as an apprentice to Tocasia.


Primal Clay (Artifact Creature, , Kaja Foglio, Uncommon 3)

Primal Clay comes into play as your choice of a 3/3 artifact creature; a 2/2 artifact creature with flying; or a 1/6 Wall artifact creature. (Walls can't attack.) */*


The Rack (Artifact, , Richard Thomas, Uncommon 3)

As The Rack comes into play, choose an opponent.
At the beginning of the chosen player's upkeep, The Rack deals X damage to that player, where X is three minus the number of cards in his or her hand.
Invented in Mishra's earlier days, the Rack was once his most feared creation.


Rakalite (Artifact, , Christopher Rush, Uncommon 3)

: Prevent the next 1 damage that would be dealt to target creature or player this turn. Return Rakalite to its owenr's hand at end of turn.
Urza was the first to understand that the war would not be lost for lack of power, but for lack of troops.


Rocket Launcher (Artifact, , Pete Venters, Uncommon 3)

: Rocket Launcher deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Sacrifice Rocket Launcher at end of turn. Play this ability only if you've controlled Rocket Launcher continuously since the most recent beginning of your turn.
What these devices lacked in subtlety, they made up in strength.


Shapeshifter (Artifact Creature, , Dan Frazier, Uncommon 1)

As Shapeshift comes into play, choose a number between 0 and 7.
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may choose a number between 0 and 7.
Shapeshifter's power is equal to the last chosen number and its toughness is equal to 7 minus that number. */7-*
Born like a Phoenix from the Flame,
But neither Bulk nor Shape the same. —Jonathan Swift, "Vanbrug's House"


Staff of Zegon (Artifact, , Mark Poole, Common 4)

, : Target creature gets -2/-0 until end of turn.
Though Mishra was impressed by the staves Ashnod had created for Zegon's defense, he understood they only hinted at her full potential.


Su-Chi (Artifact Creature, , Christopher Rush, Uncommon 3)

When Su-Chi is put into a graveyard from play, add four colorless mana to your mana pool. 4/4
Flawed copies of relics from the Thran Empire, the Su-Chi were inherently unstable bu provided useful knowledge for Tocasia's students.


Tablet of Epityr (Artifact, , Christopher Rush, Common 4)

Whenever an artifact you control is put into a graveyard, you may pay . If you do, you gain 1 life.
Originally considered the work of Urza, this tablet was created by forgers seeking to imitate Urza's masterpieces.


Tawnos's Coffin (Artifact, , Christopher Rush, Uncommon 1)

You may choose not to untap Tawnos's Coffin during your untap step.
, : Target creature phases out. It can't phase in as long as Tawnos's Coffin remains tapped.
When Tawnos's Coffin leaves play or becomes untapped, the creature phases in tapped.


Tawnos's Wand (Artifact, , Douglas Shuler, Uncommon 3)

, : Target creature with power 2 or less is unblockable this turn.


Tawnos's Weaponry (Artifact, , Dan Frazier, Uncommon 3)

You may choose not to untap Tawnos's Weaponry during your untap step.
, : Target creature gets +1/+1 as long as Tawnos's Weaponry remains tapped.
When Urza's war machines became too costly, Tawnos's weaponry replaced them.


Tetravus (Artifact Creature, , Mark Tedin, Uncommon 1)

Flying.
Tetravus comes into play with three +1/+1 counters on it.
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may remove any number of Tetravites created with Tetravus from the game. For each Tetravite removed this way, put a +1/+1 counter on Tetravus. Then you may remove any number of +1/+1 counters from Tetravus. For each +1/+1 counter removed this way, put into play a 1/1 Tetravite artifact creature token with flying and with "Tetravite can't be enchanted." 1/1


Triskelion (Artifact Creature, , Douglas Shuler, Uncommon 1)

Triskelion comes into play with three +1/+1 counters on it.
Remove a +1/+1 counter from Triskelion: Triskelion deals 1 damage to target creature or player. 1/1
A brainchild of Tawnos, the Triskelion proved its versatility and usefulness in many of the later battles between the brothers.


Urza's Avenger (Artifact Creature, , Amy Weber, Uncommon 1)

: Urza's Avenger gets -1/-1 and gains your choice of banding, flying, first strike, or trample until end of turn. 4/4
Unable to settle on just one design, Urza decided to create one versatile being.


Urza's Chalice (Artifact, , Jeff A. Menges, Common 4)

Whenever a player plays an artifact spell, you may pay . If you do, you gain 1 life.
When sorely wounded or tired, Urza would often retreat to the workshops of his apprentices. They were greatly amazed at how much better he looked each time he took a sip of water.


Urza's Miter (Artifact, , Randy Asplund-Faith, Uncommon 1)

Whenever an artifact you control is put into a graveyard from play, if it wasn't sacrificed, you may pay . If you do, draw a card.


Wall of Spears (Artifact Creature — Wall, , Sandra Everingham, Uncommon 3)

(Walls can't attack.)
First strike. 2/3


Weakstone (Artifact, , Justin Hampton, Uncommon 3)

Whenever a creature attacks, it gets -1/-0 until end of combat.
During the brothers' childhood, Tocasia took them to explore the sacred cave of Koilos. There, in the Hall of Tagsin, Mishra discovered the mysterious Weakstone.


Yotian Soldier (Artifact Creature, , Christopher Rush, Common 4)

Attacking doesn't cause Yotian Soldier to tap. 1/4
After Kroog was destroyed while most of its defenders were at his side, Urza vowed that none of his allies would ever need to fear for their own defense again, even while laying siege to a city far from their homes.


Artifact Possession (Enchant Artifact, , Christopher Rush, Common 4)

Whenever enchanted artifact becomes tapped or a player plays an ability of enchanted artifact without in its activation cost, Artifact Possession deals 2 damage to that artifact's controller.
Any black mage could coax a Thraxodemon to inhabit a magical device.


Gate to Phyrexia (Enchantment, , Sandra Everingham, Uncommon 3)

Sacrifice a creature: Destroy target artifact. Play this ability only during your upkeep and only once each turn.
"The warm rain of grease on my face immediately made it clear I had entered Phyrexia." —Jarsyl, Diary


Haunting Wind (Enchantment, , Jeff A. Menges, Uncommon 3)

Whenever an artifact becomes tapped or a player plays an activated ability without in its activation cost, Haunting Wind deals 1 damage to that artifact's controller.
These devices lured so many spirits that sometimes entire battlefields would become haunted at once.


Phyrexian Gremlins (Creature — Gremlin, , Amy Weber, Common 4)

You may choose not to untap Phyrexian Gremlins during your untap step.
: Tap target artifact. As long as Phyrexian Gremlins remains tapped, that artifact doesn't untap during its controller's untap step. 1/1


Priest of Yawgmoth (Creature — Cleric, , Mark Tedin, Common 4)

, Sacrifice an artifact: Add to your mana pool an amount of black mana equal to the sacrificed artifact's converted mana cost. 1/2


Xenic Poltergeist (Creature — Poltergeist, , Dan Frazier, Uncommon 3)

: Until your next upkeep, target noncreature artifact becomes an artifact creature with power and toughness each equal to its converted mana cost. 1/1


Yawgmoth Demon (Creature — Demon, , Sandra Everingham, Uncommon 1)

Flying, first strike.
At the beginning of your upkeep, unless you sacrifice an artifact, tap Yawgmoth Demon and it deals 2 damage to you. 6/6


Drafna's Restoration (Sorcery, , Amy Weber, Common 4)

Return any number of target artifact cards from target player's graveyard to the top of his or her library in any order.
Drafna, founder of the College of Lat-Nam, could create a working model from even the smallest remnants of a newly unearthed artifact.


Energy Flux (Enchantment, , Kaja Foglio, Uncommon 3)

All artifacts have "At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice this artifact unless you pay ."


Hurkyl's Recall (Instant, , Néné Thomas, Common 4)

Return all artifacts in play target player owns to his or her hand.
This spell, attributed to Drafna, was actually the work of his wife Hurkyl.


Power Artifact (Enchant Artifact, , Douglas Shuler, Uncommon 3)

Enchanted artifact's activated abilities cost up to less to play. If this would make an ability cost 0 or less mana to play, it costs , plus any nonmana costs.


Reconstruction (Sorcery, , Anson Maddocks, Common 4)

Return target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand.
Tedious research made the Sages of the College of Lat-Nam adept in repairing broken artifacts.


Sage of Lat-Nam (Creature — Sage, , Pete Venters, Common 4)

, Sacrifice an artifact: Draw a card. 1/2


Transmute Artifact (Sorcery, , Anson Maddocks, Uncommon 3)

As an additional cost to play Transmute Artifact, sacrifice an artifact.
Search your library for an artifact card. If that card's converted mana cost of that artifact is less than or equal to the sacrificed artifact, put it into play. If it's greater, you may pay the cost difference. If you do, put it into play. If you don't, put it into its owner's graveyard. Then shuffle your library.


Argothian Pixies (Creature — Faerie, , Amy Weber, Common 4)

Argothian Pixies can't be blocked by artifact creatures.
Prevent all damage that would be dealt to Argothian Pixies by aritfact creatures. 2/1
After the rape of Argoth Forest during the rule of the artificers, the Pixies of Argoth bent their magic to more practical ends.


Argothian Treefolk (Creature — Treefolk, , Amy Weber, Common 4)

Prevent all damage that would be dealt to Argothian Treefolk by artifacts. 3/5
Haunting cries we hear in our dreams
As the forest dies, a death from machines.


Citanul Druid (Creature — Druid, , Jeff A. Menges, Uncommon 3)

Whenever an opponent plays an artifact spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Citanul Druid. 1/1
Driven mad by the fall of Argoth, the Citanul Druids found peace only in battle.


Crumble (Instant, , Jesper Myrfors, Common 4)

Destroy target artifact. It can't be regenerated. That artifact's controller gains life equal to its converted mana cost.
The spirits of Argoth grant new life to those who repeat the folly of enslaving their labors to devices.


Gaea's Avenger (Creature — Gaea's-Avenger, Pete Venters, Uncommon 1)

Gaea's Avenger's power and toughness are each equal to 1 plus the number of artifacts opponents control. 1+*/1+*
After the destruction of Argoth, Gaea was willingly to instill a portion of her own powers into some of her more vengeful followers.


Powerleech (Enchantment, , Christopher Rush, Uncommon 3)

Whenever an artifact an opponent controls becomes tapped or an opponent plays an artifact's activated ability without in its activation cost, you gain 1 life.
The Forest of Argoth has developed a resistance to mechanical intrusion.


Titania's Song (Enchantment, , Kerstin Kaman, Uncommon 3)

Each noncreature artifact loses its abilities and becomes an artifact creature with power and toughness each equal to its converted mana cost. If Titania's Song leaves play, this effect continues until end of turn.


Artifact Blast (Instant, , Mark Poole, Common 4)

Counter target artifact spell.
The first line of defense against Urza and Mishra, the Artifact Blast achieved widespread fame until an unlucky mage discovered it was useless on the devices the brothers had already created.


Atog (Creature — Atog, , Jesper Myrfors, Common 4)

Sacrifice an artifact: Atog gets +2/+2 until end of turn. 1/2


Detonate (Sorcery, , Randy Apslund-Faith, Uncommon 3)

Destroy target artifact with converted mana cost equal to . It can't be regenerated. Detonate deals X damage to that artifact's controller.


Dwarven Weaponsmith (Creature — Dwarf, , Mark Poole, Uncommon 3)

, Sacrifice an artifact: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature. Play this ability only during your upkeep. 1/1


Goblin Artisans (Creature — Goblin, , Julie Baroh, Uncommon 3)

: Flip a coin. If you win the flip, draw a card. Otherwise, counter target artifact spell you control that isn't the target of an ability from another creatured names Goblin Artisans. 1/1


Orcish Mechanics (Creature — Orc, , Pete Venters, Common 4)

, Sacrifice an artifact: Orcish Mechanics deals 2 damage to target creature or player. 1/1


Shatterstorm (Sorcery, , Mark Poole, Uncommon 1)

Destroy all artifacts. They can't be regenerated.
Chains of leaping fire and sizzling lightning laid waste the artificers' handiwork, sparing not a single device.


Argivian Archaeologist (Creature — Archaeologist, , Amy Weber, Uncommon 1)

, : Return target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand. 1/1
Fascinated by the lore of ancient struggles, the Archaeologist searches incessantly for remnants of an earlier, more powerful era.


Argivian Blacksmith (Creature — Smith, , Kerstin Kaman, Common 4)

: Prevent the next 2 damage that would be dealt to target artifact creature this turn. 2/2
Through years of studying and training, the Blacksmiths of Argive became adept at reassembling the mangled remains of strange, mechanical creatures abounding in their native land.


Artifact Ward (Enchant Creature, , Douglas Shuler, Common 4)

Enchanted creature has protection from artifacts. This effect doesn't remove Artifact Ward.


Circle of Protection: Artifacts (Enchantment, , Pete Venters, Uncommon 3)

: The next time an artifact source of your choice would deal damage to you this turn, prevent that damage.


Damping Field (Enchantment, , Justin Hampton, Uncommon 3)

Players can't untap more than one artifact during their untap steps.
Eventually, mages learned to harness the power of natural damping fields and use it for their own ends.


Martyrs of Korlis (Creature — Bodyguard, , Margaret Organ-Keen, Uncommon 3)

As long as Martyrs of Korlis is untapped, all damage that would be dealt to you by artifacts is dealt to Martyrs of Korlis instead. 1/6


Reverse Polarity (Instant, , Justin Hampton, Common 4)

You gain X life, where X is equal to twice the damage dealt to you so far this turn by artifacts.


Mishra's Factory (Land, Kaja & Phil Foglio, Common 1/Uncommon 3)

: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.
: Target Assembly-Worker gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
: Until end of turn, Mishra's Factory becomes a 2/2 Assembly-Worker artifact creature. It's still a land.


Mishra's Workshop (Land, Kaja Foglio, Uncommon 1)

: Add three colorless mana to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to play artifact spells.
Though he eventually ame to despise Tocasia, Mishra listened well to her lessons on clarity of purpose. Unlike his brother, he focused his mind on a single goal.


Strip Mine (Land, Daniel Gelon, Common 1/Uncommon 3)

: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.
, Sacrifice Strip Mine: Destroy target land.
Unlike previous conflicts, the war between Urza and Mishra made Dominia itself a casualty of war.


Urza's Mine (Land, Anson Maddocks, Common 6)

: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool. If you control a permanent named Urza's Power Plant and a permanent named Urza's Tower, add one additional one colorless mana to your mana pool.
Mines became common as cities during the days of the artificers.


Urza's Power Plant (Land, Mark Tedin, Common 6)

: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool. If you control a permanent named Urza's Mine and a permanent named Urza's Tower, add one additional one colorless mana to your mana pool.
Artifact construction required immense resources.


Urza's Tower (Land, Mark Poole, Common 5)

: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool. If you control a permanent named Urza's Mine and a permanent named Urza's Power Plant, add two additional colorless mana to your mana pool.
Urza always put Tocasia's lessons on resource-gathering to effective use.


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