Fabricate – MTG Mechanics Explained

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Fabricate is a triggered ability that technically could appear on any permanent type, but so far is only on creatures. Written as “Fabricate N,” when a creature with it enters the battlefield, you get a choice: create N 1/1 colorless Servo artifact creature tokens, or put N +1/+1 counters on the creature with Fabricate. The way that it’s worded, if the creature gets destroyed, bounced, exiled, or otherwise leaves the battlefield with the trigger on the stack, you get the Servos no matter what. And while there’s not really a way to do this at the moment, multiple instances of Fabricate on one creature would each trigger separately.

And…that’s it. This mechanic is super straightforward. It was very well liked and played well, creating interesting gameplay choices. It’s a little hard to design around as costing the creatures with it correctly is a delicate balance, since throwing too many tokens into a set can be a little problematic. So while it might not become a mainstay returning mechanic, it has a good shot of popping up again.

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