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Interrupt is an obsolete card type. It has not been supported by the game since Sixth Edition.

Under the original rules, an interrupt was a spell that would resolve before the rest of the Batch. Some examples of interrupts include Counterspell, Red Elemental Blast and Dark Ritual. All Interrupt cards have received errata to make them instants, and all references to Interrupts have been given errata to reference instants.

From the Comprehensive Rules:

  • Interrupt (Obsolete)
  • Some older cards were printed with the card type “interrupt.” All interrupt cards are now instant cards. All abilities that were played as interrupts are now played like normal activated abilities (and are mana abilities if they produce mana).
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Spell
(non-permanent)
Instant FUT Instant symbol.png Trap Arcane
Sorcery FUT Sorcery symbol.png
Permanent Basic,
Elite,
Legendary,
Snow,
World
Artifact FUT Artifact symbol.png Equipment, Fortification, Contraption
Creature FUT Creature symbol.png (…)
Enchantment FUT Enchantment symbol.png Aura, Curse, Shrine
Land FUT Land symbol.png (…)
Planeswalker FUT Planeswalker symbol.png (…)
Miscellaneous Tribal (…)
Plane (…)
Phenomenon
Ongoing Scheme
Vanguard
Conspiracy
Obsolete Mono,
Poly,
Continuous
Interrupt,
Mana Source,
Summon