Legendary card or Legend

Asked by 1riv1 4 months ago

Are Planeswalkers considered a legendary card and if so can i use Captain Sisay to find planeswalkers

FancyTuesday says... Accepted answer #1

Yes. All Planeswalkers have the supertype "Legendary" per their (in the case of older cards, errataed) Oracle text.

306.4. Previously, planeswalkers were subject to a “planeswalker uniqueness rule” that stopped a player from controlling two planeswalkers of the same planeswalker type. This rule has been removed and planeswalker cards printed before this change have received errata in the Oracle card reference to have the legendary supertype. Like other legendary permanents, they are subject to the “legend rule” (see rule 704.5j).

June 9, 2018 12:29 a.m.

TheVectornaut says... #2

If you look at the Gatherer entry for Captain Sisay, you'll see that her ability text was errata'd to mention only legendary cards. This is because the "Legend" type on older cards has been replaced by "Legendary" followed by any other types. You can see this by looking at the Gatherer entry printed vs. oracle text for something like Sol'kanar the Swamp King. Sisay can look for any card that is legendary. This includes legendary creatures, noncreature legendaries like Godsend or Yawgmoth's Vile Offering, and now planeswalkers. With the release of Ixalan, all planeswalkers were changed to be legendary.

"306.4. Previously, planeswalkers were subject to a “planeswalker uniqueness rule” that stopped a player from controlling two planeswalkers of the same planeswalker type. This rule has been removed and planeswalker cards printed before this change have received errata in the Oracle card reference to have the legendary supertype. Like other legendary permanents, they are subject to the “legend rule” (see rule 704.5j)."

June 9, 2018 12:44 a.m.

Since all planeswalkers are now considered legendary cards, Sisay can indeed find planeswalkers. Look for errata on older cards to see where exactly the distinction is. Karakas, for instance, can only bounce legendary creatures (which isn't entirely obvious from the card's original wording) but Sisay, being able to find legendary cards means she can get any spell or permanent that's legendary.

June 9, 2018 12:45 a.m.

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