Magic: the Gathering‘s 70th expansion Shadows over Innistrad is finally here, and it’s a return to the creepy, twisted world of Innistrad. We have an exclusive look at some of the amazing art and cards that are part of this new wave of collectible cards. Shadows over Innistrad brings 297 new cards to Magic: the Gathering, all themed around the gothic plane of Innistrad — werewolves, zombies, creepy abbeys, you name it and it’s found here! As well as bringing back big Magic lore characters like Avacyn and the familiar spooky locales of Innistrad, Shadows over Innistrad also sees the return of mechanics like double-sided cards, Madness (which lets you recast spells from your graveyard) and Transform (allowing you to flip over those double-sided cards and get new abilities), as well as new ones like Delirium (which unlocks bonus card abilities after a certain different types of card have entered your graveyard) or Skulk (a creature ability that means they can’t be blocked by stronger enemies). We had a first look at the new mechanics last week.
We’re proud to debut seventeen pieces of art from Shadows over Innistrad, as well as their matching cards from the new set — so you can see the amazing work that goes into each card, as well as how they will work in the game itself.
Accursed Witch by Wesley Burt
Angelic Purge by Zezhou Chen
Apothecary Geist by Franz Vohwinkel
Arlinn Kord by Winonna Nelson
Arlinn, Embraced by the Moon by Winonna Nelson
Bloodmad Vampire by Johannes Voss
Dance with Devils by Wayne England
Emissary of the Sleepless by Igor Kieryluk
Flameblade Angel by Cynthia Sheppard
Forsaken Sanctuary by Vincent Proce
From Under the Floorboards by Steven Belledin
Howlpack Resurgence by Izzy
Incited Rabble by John Stanko
Moonlight Hunt by Joseph Meehan
Stensia Masquerade by Will Murai
Westvale Abbey by Min Yum
Shadows over Innistrad boosters and intro decks are available now.
Top image: The Twins of Maurer Estate, by Darek Zabrocki