Magic the Gathering “Shadows over Innistrad” is coming April 8th!



On the plane of Innistrad, humanity is beset on all sides.

Horrors stalk in the shadows. Terrors scratch at doors in the night.

Only grim determination and staunch faith in their guardian archangel, Avacyn, keep them alive in this nightmarish realm. But odd things are afoot: the forces that had protected them have been twisted into something dark and strange.

Shadows over Innistrad returns to the gothic horror themed plane of Innistrad. The expansion symbol of the set is an upside down reflection of Avacyn‘s symbol. The set features the same tribal components as the Innistrad block with the five main tribes each being split over an allied color pair.[3] Spirits primarily in white and blue, Zombies in blue and black, Vampires in black and red, Werewolves in red and green, and Humans primarily in green and white. For the mechanics, R&D made a conscious decision to return more to Innistrad the set than Innistrad the block.[4]

Innistrad contains 297 cards (15 basic lands[5] , X commons, X uncommons, 59 rares, 18 mythic rares), including randomly inserted premium versions of all cards in the set. This is about 25 cards more than other recent large expansions in recent history. This is because Shadows over Innistrad also sees the return of double-faced cards which have a card frame printed on each side. Two different checklist cards may be used to prevent decks from becoming marked by containing them. These checklist cards replace the basic land in some boosters. Additionally, the design team embraced the idea of having a “double-faced cards matter” theme. The as-fan of the double-faced cards is about 1.125, meaning you always get one and sometimes get two.[4] A normal pack contains a common or uncommon double-faced card. Approximately one in every eight packs also contains a rare or mythic double-faced card in addition to a normal rare or mythic rare (the rare or mythic rare double-faced card replaces a common). These packs will have two double-faced cards, the common/uncommon and the rare/mythic rare.[6]



Each booster pack includes 15 cards to add to your collection—and you can expect one of those 15 to be a rare or mythic rare. Some packs even contain a premium foil card!


Includes a Player’s Guide with pictures of all cards in the set as well as two full deck boxes, nine 15-card booster packs, 70 basic lands cards, 10 checklist cards, and a special-edition life counter.


Everything you need in one ready-made deck. Includes 60 cards, a foil premium rare card, two sealed 15-card booster packs, a strategy insert, and a Magic learn-to-play guide.


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