Amulet of Kroog

Artifact , (2)

, : 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.

Illus. Margaret Organ-Kean

Armageddon Clock

Artifact , (6)

At the beginning of your upkeep, put a doom counter on Armageddon Clock.

At the beginning of your draw step, Armageddon Clock deals damage equal to the number of doom counters on it to each player.

: Remove a doom counter from Armageddon Clock. Any player may activate this ability but only during any upkeep step.

Illus. Amy Weber

Ashnod's Altar

Artifact , (3)

Sacrifice a creature: Add {C}{C} to your mana pool.

Illus. Anson Maddocks

Ashnod's Battle Gear

Artifact , (2)

You may choose not to untap Ashnod's Battle Gear during your untap step.

, : Target creature you control gets +2/-2 for as long as Ashnod's Battle Gear remains tapped.

This horrid invention clearly illustrates why Mishra's lieutenant was feared as much by her troops as by her foes.

Illus. Mark Poole

Ashnod's Transmogrant

Artifact , (1)

, Sacrifice Ashnod's Transmogrant: Put a +1/+1 counter on target nonartifact creature. That creature becomes an artifact in addition to its other types.

Ashnod found few willing to trade their humanity for the power she offered them.

Illus. Mark Tedin

Battering Ram

Artifact Creature — Construct 1/1, (2)

At the beginning of combat on your turn, Battering Ram gains banding until end of combat. (Any creatures with banding, and up to one without, can attack in a band. Bands are blocked as a group. If any creatures with banding you control are being blocked by a creature, you divide that creature's combat damage, not its controller, among any of the creatures it's blocking.)

Whenever Battering Ram becomes blocked by a Wall, destroy that Wall at end of combat.

By the time Mishra was defeated, no mage was foolish enough to rely heavily on walls.

Illus. Jeff A. Menges

Bronze Tablet

Artifact , (6)

Remove Bronze Tablet from your deck before playing if you're not playing for ante.

Bronze Tablet enters the battlefield tapped.

, : Exile Bronze Tablet and target nontoken permanent an opponent owns. That player may pay 10 life. If he or she does, put Bronze Tablet into its owner's graveyard. Otherwise, that player owns Bronze Tablet and you own the other exiled card.

Illus. Tom Wänerstrand

Candelabra of Tawnos

Artifact , (1)

, : Untap X target lands.

Tawnos learned quickly from Urza that utter simplicity often led to wondrous, yet subtle utility.

Illus. Douglas Shuler

Clay Statue

Artifact Creature — Golem 3/1, (4)

: Regenerate Clay Statue.

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.

Illus. Jesper Myrfors

Clockwork Avian

Artifact Creature — Bird 0/4, (5)


Clockwork Avian enters the battlefield with four +1/+0 counters on it.

At end of combat, if Clockwork Avian attacked or blocked this combat, remove a +1/+0 counter from it.

, : Put up to X +1/+0 counters on Clockwork Avian. This ability can't cause the total number of +1/+0 counters on Clockwork Avian to be greater than four. Activate this ability only during your upkeep.

Illus. Randy Asplund-Faith

Colossus of Sardia

Artifact Creature — Golem 9/9, (9)

Trample (This creature can deal excess combat damage to defending player or planeswalker while attacking.)

Colossus of Sardia doesn't untap during your untap step.

: Untap Colossus of Sardia. Activate this ability only during your upkeep.

From the Sardian mountains wakes ancient doom:Warrior born from a rocky womb.

Illus. Jesper Myrfors

Coral Helm

Artifact , (3)

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

Illus. Amy Weber

Cursed Rack

Artifact , (4)

As Cursed Rack enters the battlefield, choose an opponent.

The chosen player's maximum hand size is four.

Ashnod invented several torture techniques that could make victims even miles away beg for mercy as if the End had come.

Illus. Richard Thomas

Dragon Engine

Artifact Creature — Construct 1/3, (3)

: Dragon Engine gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

Those who believed the city of Kroog would never fall to Mishra's forces severely underestimated the might of his war machines.

Illus. Anson Maddocks

Feldon's Cane

Artifact , (1)

, Exile Feldon's Cane: Shuffle your graveyard into your library.

Feldon found the first of these canes frozen in the Ronom Glacier

Illus. Mark Tedin

Golgothian Sylex

Artifact , (4)

, : Each nontoken permanent originally printed in the Antiquities expansion is sacrificed by its controller.

From their earliest educations, the brothers had known that no human contrivance could stand against the true masters of Dominia.

Illus. Kerstin Kaman

Grapeshot Catapult

Artifact Creature — Construct 2/3, (4)

: Grapeshot Catapult deals 1 damage to target creature with flying.

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.

Illus. Dan Frazier

Ivory Tower

Artifact , (1)

At the beginning of your upkeep, you gain X life, where X is the number of cards in your hand minus 4.

Valuing scholarship above all else, the inhabitants of the Ivory Tower reward those who sacrifice power for knowledge.

Illus. Margaret Organ-Kean

Jalum Tome

Artifact , (3)

, : Draw a card, then discard a card.

This timeworn relic was responsible for many of Urza's victories, though he never fully comprehended its mystical runes.

Illus. Tom Wänerstrand


Artifact , (4)

Attacking creatures get +1/+0.

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.

Illus. Pete Venters