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Ornithopter. Art by Amy Weber.
Predator Onnithopter

Thopter is an artifact creature type used for cards depicting small flying devices.

The first creature to bear the type was Ornithopter in Antiquities (first printed with the type in Ninth Edition). Other examples include Roterothopter, Thopter Squadron and Drill-Skimmer. [1]

Storyline[edit | edit source]

Dominaria[edit | edit source]

Thopters were among the first devices worked upon by the brothers Urza and Mishra. They started out as Thran devices salvaged by Tocasia's team, then the brothers worked on them to make them more efficient and deadly. Used as transport, they were used frequently in the earliest stages of the Brothers' War straight through to the end.

At the the time of the Phyrexian Invasion, ornithopters were employed on the flagship Predator. [2]

Kaladesh[edit | edit source]

Æther-fueled thopters are fabricated and used in large quantities on Kaladesh, the home plane of Chandra Nalaar.

Thopter tokens[edit | edit source]

1/1 blue Thopter artifact tokens with flying are produced by:

1/1 colorless artifact Thopter tokens with flying are produced by:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Monty Ashley. (May 06, 2010.) "Ornithopters!", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Magic Arcana. (October 28, 2008.) "Build Your Own Airship!", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.