|Last Used:||Time Spiral|
|Reminder Text:||Rampage N (Whenever this creature becomes blocked, it gets +N/+N until end of turn for each creature blocking it beyond the first.)|
|Statistics:|| 16 cards|
29% 21% 7% Multicolor 29%, Artifact 14%
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Rampage is a keyword ability that gives an attacking creature a bonus to its power and toughness when it is blocked by more than one creature. Rampage first appeared in Legends; the last tournament-legal set with it was 5th Edition, until Craw Giant was reprinted as a timeshifted card in Time Spiral.
Rampage was viewed as a poor example of design, since players rarely use multiple creatures to block a single attacker if that creature doesn't have trample. Before the release of Ice Age, the only card that gave trample to a creature that did not have it naturally was Berserk, making it difficult to use rampagers well, since many of them do not have trample. Today, cards such as Gang of Elk and Beastmaster's Magemark use an updated, non-keyworded version of rampage (as "new rampage" quoted by Mark Rosewater) that activates against a single blocker and grows from there.
Rulings[edit | edit source]
- If a creature with rampage is blocked by a single creature, the ability triggers but provides no bonus.
- The number of blocking creatures is determined when the ability resolves.
Examples[edit | edit source]
Cards with rampage[edit | edit source]
The following cards have rampage:
- Ærathi Berserker
- Balduvian War-Makers
- Craw Giant
- Frost Giant
- Gabriel Angelfire (can gain rampage each upkeep)
- Gorilla Berserkers
- Horrible Hordes
- Hunding Gjornersen
- Marhault Elsdragon
- Teeka's Dragon
- Varchild's War-Riders
- Wolverine Pack
Additionally, Unhinged contains two cards that have rampage or can gain it as an activated ability (Old Fogey and Greater Morphling) and one with a variant thereof (Our Market Research Shows That Players Like Really Long Card Names So We Made This Card to Have the Absolute Longest Card Name Ever Elemental with "art rampage").
Cards that grant rampage[edit | edit source]
Cards with "new rampage"[edit | edit source]
- Berserk Murlodont (gives it to all Beasts)
- Cave Tiger
- Elvish Berserker
- Gang of Elk
- Pygmy Troll
- Rabid Elephant
- Rabid Wolverines
- Sparring Golem
- Spined Sliver (gives it to all Slivers)
- Viashino Weaponsmith