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Most syntax from magiccards.info works here. Everything is case insensitive. All Unicode characters like "Æ" can be spelled with their plain equivalents like "Ae" as well.

Search by name

  • cards with "channel" in name - channel
  • cards with name exactly "channel" (only works as complete query) - !channel
  • cards with "sword of" in name - "sword of"

Search by type

All cards including non-Standard cards (planes, vanguard, conspiracies etc.) and un-cards are searched. Tokens are not included.
  • search for Goblin cards - t:goblin
  • search for Goblin Warrior cards - t:"goblin warrior"
  • search for Legendary Land cards - t:"legendary land"
  • search for permanent cards (creatures, artifacts, enchantments, lands, and planeswalkers) - is:permanent
  • search for spell cards (that is not lands) - is:spell
  • search Plane cards - t:plane
  • search Plane cards with type Vryn - t:vryn
  • search cards you can play as commanders (legendary creatures or planeswalkers with ability saying so) - is:commander

Search by Oracle text

Reminder text is not included in Oracle search

Search by edition

  • cards from "Battle for Zendikar" set - e:bfz
  • cards from "Scars of Mirrodin" set - e:"scars of mirrodin"
  • cards from all sets including "ascension" in name (only if there's no exact match) - e:ascension
  • cards from "Innistrad" and "Dark Ascension" sets - e:isd,dka

Search by block

Search by color expression

  • cards which are exactly white - c=w
  • cards which are exactly green and red - c=gr
  • cards which are at least green and red - c>=gr
  • cards which are at most green and red - c<=gr
  • cards whose identity is exactly white - ci=w
  • cards whose identity is exactly green and red - ci=gr
  • cards whose identity is at least green and red - ci>=gr
  • cards whose identity is at most green and red - ci<=gr

Search by color

  • white cards (possibly also other colors) - c:w
  • white cards (no other colors) - c!w
  • colorless nonland cards - c:c
  • colorless land cards - c:l
  • multicolored cards - c:m
  • blue or white cards - c:wu
  • blue or white cards (but no other colors) - c!wu

Search by color identity

  • cards with color identity allowed in red/green commander deck - ci:rg
  • cards with color identity allowed in colorless commander deck - ci:c

Search by color indicator

  • cards with color indicator exactly reg/green - in:rg
  • cards with color indicator exactly red - in:r
  • cards with color indicator exactly wubrg - in:wubrg

Search by converted mana cost

  • cards with converted mana cost 3 - cmc=3
  • cards with converted mana cost 3 or more - cmc>=3
  • cards with converted mana cost less than 2 - cmc<2

Search by mana cost

For sake of this search every mana symbol is treated as non-comparable, so "{u}" is neither greater or less than "{u/b}" etc. There's a lot of flexibility, so "{up}", "{u/p}", "{P/U}" etc. all work for Phyrexian blue mana. Curly braces are only needed for non-standard mana types.
  • cards with mana cost {0} - mana=0
  • cards with no mana cost - mana={}
  • cards with some mana cost - mana!={}
  • cards with mana cost {4} or less - mana<=4
  • cards with mana cost {3}{u}{u} - mana=3uu
  • cards with mana cost {3}{u}{u} - mana={3}{u}{u}
  • cards with mana cost including {b/g} hybrid mana - mana>={b/g}
  • cards with mana cost including {2/r} Shadowmoor hybrid mana - mana>={2/r}
  • cards with mana cost equal {p/r} Phyrexian mana - mana={p/r}
  • cards with mana cost different from {2}{g}{r} (or no mana cost) - mana!=2gr
This search supports variable symbols: "m", "n", and "o" each represent a single mana of any color but must each differ from the others; "h" represents a single hybrid mana.
  • cards with mana cost of exactly 1 colored mana, of any color - mana=m
  • cards that cost at least two mana of any one color - mana>mm
  • cards that cost at exactly one mana each of any two colors - mana={m}{n}
  • cards that cost exactly two mana each of two colors and three of a third - mana={m}{m}{n}{n}{n}{o}{o}
  • cards that cost two white mana, two of any one other color, and three of a third color - mana={w}{w}{n}{n}{n}{o}{o}
  • cards that cost exactly two hybrid mana - mana=hh
  • cards with at least one hybrid mana in their mana cost - mana>h

Search by power, toughness, and loyalty

  • creature cards with power 4 - pow=4
  • creature cards with toughness 5 or more - tou>=5
  • creature cards with power greater than toughness - pow>tou
  • creature cards with toughness equal to converted mana cost - tou=cmc
  • planeswalker cards with starting loyalty 3 - loyalty=3
  • creature cards with power equal 1+* - pow=1+*
  • creature cards with toughness equal 7-* - tou=7-*
  • creature cards with power equal *, 1+*, or 2+* - pow>=*

Boolean expressions

Search by rarity

Search engine recognizes 6 rarities - basic, common, uncommon, rare, mythic, and special.

Search by flavor text

Search by artist

Search by format

Search by set type

Set type includes both individual types of sets (like expansions, core sets, or duel decks) and broader categories (booster sets, multiplayer sets.)
  • cards from standard expert-level expansions - st:ex
  • core sets - st:core
  • boxed sets like the Anthologies box - st:box
  • From The Vault sets - st:ftv
  • Archenemy sets - st:arc
  • Commander sets - st:cmd
  • Conspiracy sets - st:cns
  • Planechase sets - st:pc
  • Reprint sets like Chronicles or Modern Masters - st:rep
  • Introductory/starter sets - st:st
  • Premium Deck Series - st:pds
  • Online Masters sets - st:masters
  • All types of multiplayer sets - st:multi
  • All sets sold in booster packs - st:booster
  • Non-deck sets with predetermined contents - st:fixed
  • All sets consisting of pre-built decks - st:deck
  • Standard sets (core and expansions) - st:standard

Search by watermark

  • cards with Izzet watermark (Return to Ravnica block) - w:izzet
  • cards with Phyrexian watermark (Scars of Mirrodin block) - w:phyrexian
  • cards with any watermark - w:*
  • cards with no watermark - -w:*

Search by card frame features

For each of these you can use not: as opposite of is:. Data might occasionally be inaccurate for some promo printings.

Search by card nickname

A few common nicknames are supported as queries.

Search by reserved list status

Search by card layout

Selecting non-standard layout expands search to special cards as well

Search by printing time

For printing time you can use set code, set name, or full date in more or less any format as long as it includes 4-digit year somewhere.
firstprint: operator can be somewhat confusing, as a lot of cards which you'd technically consider to come out in a set technically came out in a Prerelease (dated one week before) or a Duel Deck (a few weeks before) that set. Online-only sets are included too.

Search by other part

Every card part (of split, flip, or double-faced card) is treated as separate object, so search like cmc=2 cmc=3 won't return anything, as no part has cmc of 2 and 3 simultaneously. There's special syntax for that.
  • cards with converted mana cost 2 or one side and converted mana cost 3 on another (split spells) - cmc=2 // cmc=3
  • cards where one side is a creature and the other side is a planeswalker (Magic Origins Planeswalkers) - t:creature // t:planeswalker
  • cards where one side is a creature, and there's other side - t:creature //
  • card named Far on one side and Away on another side - far // away
There's also lower level syntax if you prefer that. Unlike // it will return only specifically requested side, not both.
  • cards parts with converted mana cost 2, for which other side is white - cmc=2 other:color:w
  • cards parts with converted mana cost 2, for which either side is white - cmc=2 part:color:w

Search by related card

If a card is related to another card (e.g. the card names the other card, or vice versa), you can use that in your search.

Search by alternative printing

Every card printing is treated as separate object, so you can't search for cards which were printing in both Magic 2010 and Magic 2011 with e:m10 e:m11. There's special syntax for that.

Search by foreign name

Search by regular expression

Reglar expressions follow ruby syntax and are case insensitive by default.
  • cards with three digit numbers in Oracle text - o:/\d{3,}/
  • cards with three digit numbers in flavor text - ft:/\d{3,}/
  • cards with word "ice" in flavor text - ft:/\bice\b/
  • cards with artist credit of 40 or more characters - a:/.{40}/
  • cards with names of 30 or more characters - n:/.{30}/

Time travel

You can travel to any time by specifying set code, set name, or full date (partial date like "1999" will be interpretted as "1 January 1999"). Cards printed since then won't be returned, and status of various formats will be as it was at that time. So if you want to argue about what was best Modern Pod deck back in that time just roll back the time to before the ban and enjoy.
Formats should generally be fully accurate from 2004 onwards (Legacy/Vintage split), information about older times might contain inaccuracies.
You can specify multiple time periods with use of parentheses.

Sort results

Use sort: operator to order results in a different way. By default alphabetical sorting is used.
Results with equal sort key are then sorted by name.
Missing values (like cards with no cmc when sorting by cmc) go last.
  • sort by name alphabetically (default) - sort:name
  • sort results by most recent first, counting only regular sets for sake of order (other printings will go at end of results) - sort:new
  • sort results by most recent first, counting all printings - sort:newall
  • sort results by oldest first, counting only regular sets for sake of order - sort:old
  • sort results by oldest first, counting all printings - sort:oldall
  • sort results by converted mana cost (highest first) - sort:cmc
  • sort results by power (highest first) - sort:pow
  • sort results by toughness (highest first) - sort:tou
  • sort results by set name and collector number - sort:number
  • sort results by color - sort:color
  • sort results by color identity - sort:ci
  • sort results by rarity (rarest first) - sort:rarity
  • shuffle results - sort:rand

Display results

By default results are displayed in detailed format when only one card matches, or in more concise format otherwise. You can select another format.

Name comparison

To help with spoiler season number crunch you can now see which cards could possibly fit in a gap.