Ninth Edition

Ninth Edition contains 359 cards.
Released: 2005-07-29
Base set size: 350 cards.
Eager Cadet

Eager Cadet {W}

Creature - Human Soldier
"Training? Seeing my crops burnt to cinders was all the 'training' I needed."
Spined Wurm

Spined Wurm {4}{G}

Creature - Wurm
"I wouldn't stand in front of that wurm, son. 'Course, I wouldn't stand behind it neither. In fact, standing anywhere near that wurm's not much of a plan. Running, now that's a plan!"
—Wandering mage

Vengeance {3}{W}

Destroy target tapped creature.
Bitter as wormwood, sweet as mulled wine.
Coral Eel

Coral Eel {1}{U}

Creature - Fish
Some fishers like to eat eels, and some eels like to eat fishers.
Giant Octopus

Giant Octopus {3}{U}

Creature - Octopus
"Before my eyes was a horrible monster, worthy to figure in the legends of the marvellous. . . . Its eight arms, or rather feet, fixed to its head . . . were twice as long as its body, and were twisted like the furies' hair."
—Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, trans. Lewis

Index {U}

Look at the top five cards of your library, then put them back in any order.
"Let's see . . . Mercadia, mercenary, merfolk . . . you know, I really need a better filing system."

Vizzerdrix {6}{U}

Creature - Rabbit Beast
A bored wizard once created a vizzerdrix out of a bunny and a piranha. He never made that mistake again.
Goblin Raider

Goblin Raider {1}{R}

Creature - Goblin Warrior
Goblin Raider can't block.
He's smart for a goblin. He can do two things: hit and run.
Enormous Baloth

Enormous Baloth {6}{G}

Creature - Beast
Its diet consists of fruits, plants, small woodland animals, large woodland animals, woodlands, fruit groves, fruit farmers, and small cities.
Angel of Mercy

Angel of Mercy {4}{W}

Creature - Angel
When Angel of Mercy enters the battlefield, you gain 3 life.
Angelic Blessing

Angelic Blessing {2}{W}

Target creature gets +3/+3 and gains flying until end of turn.
Only the warrior who can admit mortal weakness will be bolstered by immortal strength.
Aven Cloudchaser

Aven Cloudchaser {3}{W}

Creature - Bird Soldier
When Aven Cloudchaser enters the battlefield, destroy target enchantment.
Aven Flock

Aven Flock {4}{W}

Creature - Bird Soldier
{W}: Aven Flock gets +0/+1 until end of turn.
Just as each added feather steadies the wing, so does the flock grow stronger with each new member.
Ballista Squad

Ballista Squad {3}{W}

Creature - Human Rebel
{X}{W}, {T}: Ballista Squad deals X damage to target attacking or blocking creature.
The perfect antidote for a tightly packed formation.
Blessed Orator

Blessed Orator {3}{W}

Creature - Human Cleric
Other creatures you control get +0/+1.
"He spoke with the tongue of Angels; we fought with the strength of lions."
—Handel, infantry soldier
Blinding Angel

Blinding Angel {3}{W}{W}

Creature - Angel
Whenever Blinding Angel deals combat damage to a player, that player skips their next combat phase.
"Their eyes will shrivel and blacken before faith's true light."
Blinking Spirit

Blinking Spirit {3}{W}

Creature - Spirit
{0}: Return Blinking Spirit to its owner's hand.
"Don't look at it! Maybe it'll go away!"
—Ib Halfheart, goblin tactician

Chastise {3}{W}

Destroy target attacking creature. You gain life equal to its power.
"Why do we pray to the Ancestor? Because She listens."
—Mystic elder
Circle of Protection: Black

Circle of Protection: Black {1}{W}

{1}: The next time a black source of your choice would deal damage to you this turn, prevent that damage.
Circle of Protection: Red

Circle of Protection: Red {1}{W}

{1}: The next time a red source of your choice would deal damage to you this turn, prevent that damage.
Crossbow Infantry

Crossbow Infantry {1}{W}

Creature - Human Soldier Archer
{T}: Crossbow Infantry deals 1 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.
"He can split a marshfly in two from halfway across the range."
—Onean sergeant

Demystify {W}

Destroy target enchantment.
Foot Soldiers

Foot Soldiers {3}{W}

Creature - Human Soldier
Infantry deployment is the art of putting your troops in the wrong place at the right time.
Gift of Estates

Gift of Estates {1}{W}

If an opponent controls more lands than you, search your library for up to three Plains cards, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle.
Glorious Anthem

Glorious Anthem {1}{W}{W}

Creatures you control get +1/+1.
Each victory adds a new verse.
Related card: Gaea's Anthem