Token and Nontoken

Asked by GearNoir 3 years ago

Are "token"/"nontoken" some kind of subtype of Creature or vice versa?

Are there any cards like Amoeboid Changeling that can remove the "token" creature type to make a normally "token" creature into a "nontoken" creature? This way something like Athreos, God of Passage can bring them back?

Gidgetimer says... #1

No, "token" and "nontoken" are just used to specify if it is a card from your deck or an object from outside the game being used to represent a permanent.

February 13, 2016 12:17 a.m.

Devonin says... Accepted answer #2

A token is the kind of game object something is.

A Creature Token is a creature that has been created by a game effect that is not represented by a card.

Nothing can make a token a nontoken, nothing can make a nontoken a token.

When tokens change zones, they cease to exist as a state-based action, so nothing you can do will ever let you pull tokens back from the graveyard etc.

February 13, 2016 12:17 a.m.

Note that, while the tokens cease to exist once SBA's are checked, Athreos, God of Passage's ability will trigger nonetheless.

February 13, 2016 12:37 a.m.

GearNoir says... #4

Bummer! Was a hope beyond hope I guess, thanks.

February 13, 2016 1:01 a.m.

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