Card of the Week Contest #190: The homunculus, the myth, the legend!

Mon, 2017-10-16 12:41
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Welcome to the Card of the Week Contest! To participate in this Contest you'll have to design a card along the contest guidelines and throw it into the arena with other competitors' entries! At the end of each week, a winner will be determined by forum poll. The winner's card will be rendered and featured on the Welcome page, and the winner decides the challenge for the next week's Contest!

Here we go, competitors: our hundred and ninetieth challenge!

The winner of the "Trigger Words" poll was Korakhos with...

And the challenge issued by our winner was...

Korakhos wrote:
Legendary creatures have been appearing for quite a while now, and nowadays thanks to Commander WotC is printing more and more legends each expansion, but not all creature types have been given the honor of making it to legendary statue. Your challenge this week is to design a Legendary Creature card with an official creature type that has never been seen on a legend before.

Note: As of Ixalan, MtG has 238 official creature types. If you exclude the ones already having a legend, this is the full list (137 types still) you're left with to pick your entries from! ~Daij_Djan

Full Subtype List
  • Antelope
  • Ape
  • Assembly-Worker
  • Aurochs
  • Badger
  • Basilisk
  • Bat
  • Bear
  • Beeble
  • Blinkmoth
  • Boar
  • Bringer
  • Camarid
  • Camel
  • Caribou
  • Carrier
  • Chimera
  • Citizen
  • Cockatrice
  • Construct
  • Coward
  • Crab
  • Crocodile
  • Dauthi
  • Deserter
  • Devil
  • Djinn
  • Drake
  • Dreadnought
  • Drone
  • Efreet
  • Elk
  • Eye
  • Ferret
  • Fish
  • Flagbearer
  • Gargoyle
  • Germ
  • Gnome
  • Goat
  • Graveborn
  • Gremlin
  • Hag
  • Harpy
  • Hippo
  • Hippogriff
  • Homarid
  • Homunculus
  • Horse
  • Hyena
  • Imp
  • Incarnation
  • Jackal
  • Jellyfish
  • Juggernaut
  • Kavu
  • Lamia
  • Lammasu
  • Leech
  • Leviathan
  • Lhurgoyf
  • Licid
  • Lizard
  • Manticore
  • Masticore
  • Mercenary
  • Metathran
  • Mole
  • Monger
  • Mongoose
  • Monkey
  • Myr
  • Mystic
  • Nautilus
  • Nephilim
  • Nightmare
  • Nightstalker
  • Noggle
  • Nymph
  • Orb
  • Orgg
  • Ouphe
  • Ox
  • Oyster
  • Pegasus
  • Pentavite
  • Pest
  • Phoenix
  • Pincher
  • Plant
  • Prism
  • Processor
  • Rabbit
  • Reflection
  • Rigger
  • Sable
  • Salamander
  • Sand
  • Saproling
  • Satyr
  • Scion
  • Scorpion
  • Serf
  • Servo
  • Sheep
  • Siren
  • Slith
  • Slug
  • Soltari
  • Spawn
  • Specter
  • Spike
  • Splinter
  • Sponge
  • Squid
  • Squirrel
  • Starfish
  • Surrakar
  • Survivor
  • Tetravite
  • Thalakos
  • Thrull
  • Trilobite
  • Triskelavite
  • Turtle
  • Unicorn
  • Volver
  • Wall
  • Whale
  • Wolf
  • Wolverine
  • Wombat
  • Worm
  • Wraith
  • Wurm
  • Yeti
  • Zubera

To increase your chances of winning and to also make creating the poll easier on whomever is doing so, please try to use a render.
Additionally, please try to keep your entry edits all in one post - if you need to change it you can put your old entry in a spoiler marked "Old entry" and leave the newest rendition to be seen. Just use the edit button in the bottom/right of your original post.

And now, time to begin the challenge!

Best of luck, competitors!

Mon, 2017-10-16 13:03
ZephyrPhantom's picture

Leficnu, Experiment 203 Green mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Enchantment Creature - Licid Rare
Bestow 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbolBlue mana symbol (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it's an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it's not attached to a creature.)
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and has hexproof.
~ isn't a creature as long it's attached to a permanent.
Green mana symbolBlue mana symbol,Tap symbol:Attach ~ to target creature.

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Mon, 2017-10-16 13:43
Ziolang's picture

Arent bestow cards already not creatures while attached to a permanent?

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Mon, 2017-10-16 14:12
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@Ziolang: Well, Leficnu can be attached to a creature in two ways..

I added the full list of all valid creature types to choose from to the original post.

Mon, 2017-10-16 14:28
Mahx Michael
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@Ziolang, @ZephyrPhantom
The rules never specifies that it loses it's creature type. But in the full rules, it becomes an Aura enchantment, and not in addition to its other types, so even though the rules never specify if it remains a creature or not, the closest to a specific decision is that it becomes an Enchantment Aura, and therefore, is no longer an Enchantment Creature. I'm not sure if it keeps it's creature types or not, but most likely not that either...

Thanks a lot! I was just about to beg for it, but you made it just in time Thumbs up

Does both race and class subtype have to be un-used, or is it only required for race? Is it legal to make an already used race type with an un-used class type?
EDIT: Never mind... I saw Assembly-Worker and thought it was a class type. I checked it up and remembered it was a Artifact Creature race sub type.

Mon, 2017-10-16 14:27
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@Mahx Michael: You're welcome Winking smiley Concerning your question: Korakhos obviously has the final say in this matter, but the way I interpreted the challenge is you "just" need to have your chosen unused creature type to show up in the type line - I see no restrictions as far as races/classes are concerned nor do I think you may not additionally use another (and already featured)one.

Mon, 2017-10-16 14:32
Mahx Michael
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@Korakhos, @Daji
Also, what about cross-breeds? Multi-races like Simic's Human Merfolk creature; does a cross breed between two already used sub types count as an unused sub type if the combination hasn't been used before?

Mon, 2017-10-16 15:06
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I'd say no, as this challenge isn't about creature type combinations.

Sat, 2017-10-21 20:49
Mahx Michael
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Np. Here is my first shot at this contest:

Entry wrote:
The Black Death 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Enchantment Creature - Pest Mythic Rare
Bestow 4 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it’s an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it’s not attached to a creature.)
Enchanted creature gets -X/-X where X is the total number of creature cards in each player’s graveyard.
The Black Death’s has power and toughness equal to the total number of creature cards in each player’s graveyard.
Whenever The Black Death deals combat damage to a creature, prevent all damage dealt by both creatures and attach The Black Death to that creature.

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Mon, 2017-10-16 16:16
Korakhos's picture

@everyone: thanks a lot to those who voted for me! And that marks another thing from my MSE bucket list!

@Mahx: You can reuse classes but not races, so you can, for example, make a Homunculus Wizard, but not a Homunculus Merfolk

@Daij: Wow, that's one hell of a list, thanks a ton for providing that

Mon, 2017-10-16 16:30
sdfkjgh's picture

I can't seem to find an appropriate image anywhere. DeviantArt is all Fullmetal Alchemist, all the time, Google only returns images that have already been used on card/tokens, can any of you help?

Oglor, Apprentice Stitcher 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature--Homunculus Wizard Mythic Rare
Blue mana symbolBlack mana symbol, Tap symbol: Choose two target creature cards in a single graveyard. Exile one of them at random and return the other to its owner’s hand.
2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol, Tap symbol, Exile a creature card from your hand: Choose target creature card in exile. Create a token copy of that creature, except it’s a blue and black Zombie in addition to its other colors and types.
“Oglor can reanimate it for you wholesale!”

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Mon, 2017-10-16 16:37
BurningCreator's picture

A Salamander lord.

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Mon, 2017-10-16 18:09
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Mon, 2017-10-16 18:42
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When I saw the artwork, I knew I had to use it somehow..

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EDIT: Or maybe not

Mon, 2017-10-16 18:55
Malsey's picture

I forget how to eat sometimes and I lay in bed dying and making MSE sets.

Mon, 2017-10-16 19:07
Neottolemo's picture

@Zephyr: I think that Licid's supposed to say "isn't a creature as long as it's not attached to a permanent". It sort of looks like an Equipment card.

Wed, 2017-10-18 06:35


Mon, 2017-10-16 19:15
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@spazlaz: There are three legendary Shapeshifters already out there Winking smiley

Fri, 2017-10-20 18:42
Heads vs Tails
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Dabriohm: an equipment & threshold set.

Tue, 2017-10-17 00:29
kinotherapy's picture

its bunny rabbit hare time

The May Hare 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Rabbit Rare
2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol, Tap symbol: Create a 1/1 white Rabbit creature token with “Whenever this creature blocks, you gain 2 life.”
Tap and exert two untapped creatures you control that share a creature type: You may put a creature card with that creature type from your hand onto the battlefield.

Tue, 2017-10-17 13:31
TheBrokenUrn's picture

Twin-Horns the Impaler 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Aurochs Mythic Rare
Whenever ~ attacks, if your opponent controls more creatures than you, other attacking Aurochs you control gains first strike until end of turn.

Render will come later.

EDIT #1: Increased rarity to mythic. Gave the aurochs ability.

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Tue, 2017-10-17 05:12
Ziolang's picture

Legendary Aurochs without the Aurochs ability? Also it's Aurochs, not Auroch.

@Mahx The black death is way too many words, even without the flavor text for bestow.

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Tue, 2017-10-17 21:07
shiftyhomunculus's picture

The Everwalkers White mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Survivor Rare
Sacrifice another permanent: Return The Everwalkers to its owner's hand.
"That day, Fate took their homes, their bodies, even their names. And that day, they swore that it would take no more."
- Marte, ancient storyteller

EDIT 17/10: Added artist credit.

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
formerly thehuw
they/them, please

Tue, 2017-10-17 13:12
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After some pondering, I decided to change my entry to something more.. unique..

(Reminder text is taken directly from the original legend rule)

Tue, 2017-10-17 13:34
TheBrokenUrn's picture

@Ziolang: Auroch = singular, aurochs = more than one. Also, "shapeshifter without the shapeshifter ability." I think my point has been made.

Either way, I fixed my card.

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Mon, 2017-10-23 04:07
Scribbl's picture

Lazorus, the Abyssal 5 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Leviathan Rare
Whenever a creature blocks Lazorus, the Abyssal, that creature’s base power and toughness become 1/1 until end of combat.


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Tue, 2017-10-17 13:53
Tarvoc's picture

A reference to King Aspen from the My Little Pony comics. My original design concept in the Segue Challenge thread wasn't legendary, but I think the fact that it references a named character justifies the change for this contest.

(Yes, I know Aspen is a deer, but Deer doesn't exist as a creature type, and cervids in general are essentially covered by the Elk creature type in MTG.)

[edit] I also decided to give him trample now. I think he was a bit bland before, and this fits the flavor. Not sure if I should up the cost, but I think he should be fine.

My colors: Freedom (Red mana symbol) through Knowledge (Blue mana symbol) and Organization (White mana symbol).

Tue, 2017-10-17 14:22
Ziolang's picture

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Tue, 2017-10-17 15:50
kinotherapy's picture

@Daij_Djan: I’m struggling to get my head around how this works. Does it mean you can’t control Uniqueness alongside any coloured creature? Does it make players sacrifice their lands?

Tue, 2017-10-17 15:54
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@kinotherapy: Yes to your first question, no to your second one. Keep in mind: Lands are colorless Winking smiley

Tue, 2017-10-17 16:07
shiftyhomunculus's picture

@TheBrokenUrn: "Aurochs" is the singular and the plural. There's also a distinction between the "Aurochs ability", which has been on every Aurochs we've seen so far, and the "Shapeshifter ability", which, um, doesn't exist.

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
formerly thehuw
they/them, please

Tue, 2017-10-17 18:55
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Opal, Sculptor's Pride 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Gargoyle Rare
When CARDNAME enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.
As long as you're not the monarch, CARDNAME has first strike and flying.
As long as you're the monarch, CARDNAME has defender and indestructible.

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Tue, 2017-10-17 20:24
Neottolemo's picture

I chose to make a Pincher because I went "there's NO way that's a real creature type" as soon as I saw it in Daij's list For those curious about which Pincher exist in Magic: the only card that makes Pinchers in Magic is Summoning Station Big smile Incidentally, my card is a Pincher Crab, and there are no Crab legendary creatures yet, either! Big smile

Wed, 2017-10-18 00:49
ZephyrPhantom's picture

Amazingly enough I could actually see the Phyrexians turning Summoning Station into that. Now all you'd need to do is make the rest of them. Stick out your tongue

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Wed, 2017-10-18 06:34

Wed, 2017-10-18 13:10
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Wed, 2017-10-18 20:32
sdfkjgh's picture

@Fermat: Now all we need is a Legendary Nautilus to complete the cephalopod triad.

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Wed, 2017-10-18 23:28
Quazer Flame

Usually I just make a card for fun for these contests, but this card fit in with the custom set I'm making, so bonus there!

Cookie to whoever makes a token for this card and also includes a link to the artwork, plus your name in the credits of my set!

Thu, 2017-10-19 13:46
Mocandragon5's picture

Croarrawk, Doom of Revanford 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Cockatrice Rare
Flying, deathtouch
Creatures with petrification counters on them have base power 0 and have defender. (They remain petrified after Croarrawk leaves the battlefield.)
Black mana symbolGreen mana symbol, Tap symbol: Put a petrification counter on target creature.
BG, T: Gain control of target creature with a petrification counter on it.

Thu, 2017-10-19 18:23
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@Mocandragon5: There's a template for that: For as long as a creature has a petrification counter on it, that creature has base power 0 and defender.

@Quazer Flame:

Here you go!

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Thu, 2017-10-19 20:32
Inverness's picture

It always bugged me that the Nephilim weren't legendary creatures.

When it awoke, the earth bowed before it.

Fri, 2017-10-20 10:23
Quazer Flame

Not an entry

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Fri, 2017-10-20 17:46
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Sat, 2017-10-21 06:56

Eye of Chaos Blue mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Eye Mythic Rare
Flying, haste
When ever ~ attacks, the defending player reveals their hand, and you discard a card. Choose a nonland card in the defending players hand and exile that card. Otherwise, draw a card.

The intention is that when it attacks it gives you information on your opponents hand, which then guides you on what card to discard. Ideally you would have an empty hand or a madness card you can afford, but even if you don't and you can't take out an opponents card, you get to draw and dump a card in your grave.

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Sat, 2017-10-21 12:32

Sat, 2017-10-21 20:52
Mahx Michael
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Addede render to my entry.

Yes, nine lines of text on a Magic card is a bit much. But it's too late to come up with something better now, so I'll give it a shot either way...

Sun, 2017-10-22 14:18
Pixi-Rex's picture


Good early and good late. Damage early on with haste and menace, and late by takeing creature and killing them against each other.

Sun, 2017-10-22 18:58
Gateways7's picture

Although we've never seen a legendary Monkey card, we have seen a legendary monkey! So, i figured we could bring ya boi Ragavan back!

(the image function isn't working so the link is here: )

The flavor here is that Ragavan steals your stuff when you're distracted because of damage in the face from either a spell or something else attacking. It's built for a commander game where your opponent turn 1 sol rings and you can steal it on your turn 2 or 3.

Mon, 2017-10-23 07:29

Mon, 2017-10-23 12:40
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This thread is now closed, the poll can be found here.

And here's the next challenge!