Card Objects

Card objects represent individual Magic: The Gathering cards that players could obtain and add to their collection (with a few minor exceptions).

Cards are the API’s most complex object. You are encouraged to throughly read this document and also the article about layouts and images.

Card Names

Internally, Scryfall tracks the uniqueness of “Oracle names” (i.e. names you can pick when an effect asks you to “choose a card name”). Each unique Oracle name is separately available in the card names catalog.

Note that while most Oracle card names are unique, Scryfall also indexes other objects such as tokens and Unstable set variants which do not always have a unique name.

Multiface Cards

Magic cards can have multiple faces. The faces could be shown divided on the front of the card as in split cards and flip cards, or the card can be double-sided as in transform cards and double-sided tokens.

Scryfall represents multiface cards as a single object with a card_faces array describing the distinct faces.

Core Card Fields

Cards have the following core properties:

Property Type Atn Details
arena_id Integer Nullable This card’s Arena ID, if any. A large percentage of cards are not available on Arena and do not have this ID.
id UUID A unique ID for this card in Scryfall’s database.
lang String A language code for this printing.
mtgo_id Integer Nullable This card’s Magic Online ID (also known as the Catalog ID), if any. A large percentage of cards are not available on Magic Online and do not have this ID.
mtgo_foil_id Integer Nullable This card’s foil Magic Online ID (also known as the Catalog ID), if any. A large percentage of cards are not available on Magic Online and do not have this ID.
multiverse_ids Array Nullable This card’s multiverse IDs on Gatherer, if any, as an array of integers. Note that Scryfall includes many promo cards, tokens, and other esoteric objects that do not have these identifiers.
object String A content type for this object, always card.
oracle_id UUID A unique ID for this card’s oracle identity. This value is consistent across reprinted card editions, and unique among different cards with the same name (tokens, Unstable variants, etc).
prints_search_uri URI A link to where you can begin paginating all re/prints for this card on Scryfall’s API.
rulings_uri URI A link to this card’s rulings list on Scryfall’s API.
scryfall_uri URI A link to this card’s permapage on Scryfall’s website.
uri URI A link to this card object on Scryfall’s API.

Gameplay Fields

Cards have the following properties relevant to the game rules:

Property Type Atn Details
all_parts Array Nullable If this card is closely related to other cards, this property will be an array with Related Card Objects.
card_faces Array Nullable An array of Card Face objects, if this card is multifaced.
cmc Decimal The card’s converted mana cost. Note that some funny cards have fractional mana costs.
colors Colors Nullable This card’s colors, if the overall card has colors defined by the rules. Otherwise the colors will be on the card_faces objects, see below.
color_identity Colors This card’s color identity.
color_indicator Colors Nullable The colors in this card’s color indicator, if any. A null value for this field indicates the card does not have one.
edhrec_rank Integer Nullable This card’s overall rank/popularity on EDHREC. Not all cards are ranked.
foil Foil True if this printing exists in a foil version.
hand_modifier String Nullable This card’s hand modifier, if it is Vanguard card. This value will contain a delta, such as -1.
layout String A code for this card’s layout.
legalities Object An object describing the legality of this card across play formats. Possible legalities are legal, not_legal, restricted, and banned.
life_modifier String Nullable This card’s life modifier, if it is Vanguard card. This value will contain a delta, such as +2.
loyalty String Nullable This loyalty if any. Note that some cards have loyalties that are not numeric, such as X.
mana_cost String Nullable The mana cost for this card. This value will be any empty string "" if the cost is absent. Remember that per the game rules, a missing mana cost and a mana cost of {0} are different values. Multi-faced cards will report this value in card faces.
name String The name of this card. If this card has multiple faces, this field will contain both names separated by ␣//␣.
nonfoil Nonfoil True if this printing exists in a nonfoil version.
oracle_text String Nullable The Oracle text for this card, if any.
oversized Oversized True if this card is oversized.
power String Nullable This card’s power, if any. Note that some cards have powers that are not numeric, such as *.
reserved Boolean True if this card is on the Reserved List.
toughness String Nullable This card’s toughness, if any. Note that some cards have toughnesses that are not numeric, such as *.
type_line String The type line of this card.

Cards have the following properties unique to their particular re/print:

Property Type Atn Details
artist String Nullable The name of the illustrator of this card. Newly spoiled cards may not have this field yet.
border_color String This card’s border color: black, borderless, gold, silver, or white.
collector_number String This card’s collector number. Note that collector numbers can contain non-numeric characters, such as letters or .
colorshifted Boolean True if this card is colorshifted.
digital Boolean True if this is a digital card on Magic Online.
eur String Nullable The lowest EUR price from our affiliates, updated daily.
flavor_text String Nullable The flavor text, if any.
frame String This card’s frame layout.
full_art Boolean True if this card’s artwork is larger than normal.
futureshifted Boolean True if this card is from the future.
highres_image Boolean True if this card’s imagery is high resolution.
illustration_id UUID Nullable A unique identifier for the card artwork that remains consistent across reprints. Newly spoiled cards may not have this field yet.
image_uris Object Nullable An object listing available imagery for this card. See the Card Imagery article for more information.
printed_name String Nullable The localized name printed on this card, if any.
printed_text String Nullable The localized text printed on this card, if any.
printed_type_line String Nullable The localized type line printed on this card, if any.
purchase_uris Object An object providing URIs to this card’s listing on major marketplaces.
rarity String This card’s rarity. One of common, uncommon, rare, or mythic.
related_uris Object An object providing URIs to this card’s listing on other Magic: The Gathering online resources.
reprint Boolean True if this card is a reprint.
scryfall_set_uri URI A link to this card’s set on Scryfall’s website.
set String This card’s set code.
set_name String This card’s full set name.
set_search_uri URI A link to where you can begin paginating this card’s set on the Scryfall API.
set_uri URI A link to this card’s set object on Scryfall’s API.
story_spotlight_number Integer Nullable This card’s story spotlight number, if any.
story_spotlight_uri URI Nullable A URL to this card’s story article, if any.
timeshifted Boolean True if this card is timeshifted.
tix String Nullable The lowest TIX price from our affiliates, updated daily.
usd String Nullable The lowest USD price from our affiliates, updated daily.
watermark String Nullable This card’s watermark, if any.

Card Face Objects

Multiface cards have a card_faces property containing at least two Card Face objects. Those objects have the following properties:

Property Type Atn Details
color_indicator Colors Nullable The colors in this face’s color indicator, if any.
colors Colors Nullable This face’s colors, if the game defines colors for the individual face of this card.
flavor_text String Nullable The flavor text printed on this face, if any.
illustration_id UUID Nullable A unique identifier for the card face artwork that remains consistent across reprints. Newly spoiled cards may not have this field yet.
image_uris Object Nullable An object providing URIs to imagery for this face, if this is a double-sided card. If this card is not double-sided, then the image_uris property will be part of the parent object instead.
loyalty String Nullable This face’s loyalty, if any.
mana_cost String The mana cost for this face. This value will be any empty string "" if the cost is absent. Remember that per the game rules, a missing mana cost and a mana cost of {0} are different values.
name String The name of this particular face.
object String A content type for this object, always card_face.
oracle_text String Nullable The Oracle text for this face, if any.
power String Nullable This face’s power, if any. Note that some cards have powers that are not numeric, such as *.
printed_name String Nullable The localized name printed on this face, if any.
printed_text String Nullable The localized text printed on this face, if any.
printed_type_line String Nullable The localized type line printed on this face, if any.
toughness String Nullable This face’s toughness, if any.
type_line String The type line of this particular face.

Cards that are closely related to other cards (because they call them by name, or generate a token, or meld, etc) have a all_parts property that contains Related Card objects. Those objects have the following properties:

Property Type Atn Details
id UUID An unique ID for this card in Scryfall’s database.
name String The name of this particular related card.
object String A content type for this object, always related_card.
uri URI A URI where you can retrieve a full object describing this card on Scryfall’s API.