Magic: The Gathering has five distinct colors of mana used to determine the strategy or overall theme of gameplay. Colorless cards have none of the above 5 colors in their cards cost. Many cards have protection from certain colors, and others can't be blocked except by creatures White · Blue · Magic the Gathering. Each color of magic in Magic: The Gathering is associated with a whole philosophy about life, particular goals, and a particular set of magical strategies for. Mark reveals the existence of the prismatic Council of Colors and illuminates the work they do protecting the color pie.