Double Team Mechanic
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When a creature with double team attacks, if it’s not a token, conjure a duplicate of the original into your hand, and then both cards lose double team.
Double Team is a digital-only, Magic: the Gathering Arena exclusive keyword action mechanic first introduced in Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate. This is an extension of the keyword Conjure, which was the first digital only keyword introduced on Arena, as a means to gain an additional copy of a creature that attacked with Double Team through it being conjured to your hand and both creatures losing the Double Team keyword.
Double Team is a very powerful key word that will no doubt be relevant in any game it’s activated in. The ability to get an additional creature is obviously very powerful, but if the creature has an enter the battlefield ability, the value will just keep increasing. It’s such a powerful ability than any creature that’s reasonable on rate likely becomes playable off the potential of getting an additional copy of it for free.
As of June 24, 2022 there are 6 cards revealed referencing the Double Team keyword. As this is a digital-only ability, cards have been designed only for the digital MTG Arena formats such as Alchemy or Historic.
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