Equipment is an artifact subtype that has the "equip" keyword ability. By paying the equip cost, it attaches to a creature you control. If that creature leaves play, the Equipment becomes unattached and remains in play. Paying the equip cost also allows the Equipment to be moved from one creature to another.
Equipment was created as an attempt to improve on the concept of creature enchantments — specifically, the inherent card disadvantage of attaching Auras to a creature. First appearing throughout Mirrodin block, that block's heavy artifact theme presented an opportunity to represent a creature's magical weapons and devices as artifacts instead of enchantments, and introduce new rules for using them. Equipment was introduced to core sets in 9th Edition.
Alara Reborn introduced the first colored equipment.
- Since the Hero's Path of Journey into Nyx, Equipment may als be a subtype of the Hero card type.
- Equipment was featured as rules card 5 of 5 in the Morningtide set.
- Paul Barclay. (Tuesday, September 2, 2003.) "Rules for Equipment", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Wizards of the Coast. (Wednesday, February 18, 2004.) "The flavor of equipment", Magic Arcana, MTG.com.
- Mark Rosewater. (August 22, 2005.) "Equipment To Be", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
|Artifact||Equipment, Fortification, Contraption|
|Enchantment||Aura, Curse, Shrine|