Varchild's War-Riders {1}{R}

Creature — Human Warrior

Cumulative upkeep—Have an opponent create a 1/1 red Survivor creature token. (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)

Trample; rampage 1 (Whenever this creature becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each creature blocking it beyond the first.)

“What tries to crush our spirit only strengthens our resolve.” —Lovisa Coldeyes, Balduvian chieftain


Illustrated by Susan Van Camp

Part of the Reserved List

Duel Cmdr.
Notes and Rules Information for Varchild's War-Riders:
  • Paying cumulative upkeep is always optional. If it’s not paid, the permanent with cumulative upkeep is sacrificed. Partial payments of the total cumulative upkeep cost can’t be made. For example, if a permanent with “cumulative upkeep {1}” has three age counters on it when its cumulative upkeep ability triggers, it gets another age counter and then its controller chooses to either pay {4} or sacrifice the permanent. (2008-10-01)
  • In a multiplayer game, you can put the Survivor tokens onto the battlefield under the control of different players. (2004-10-04)