Bask in the Gothic Glory of This Haunting Magic: The Gathering Art

The Twins of Maurer Estate, by Darek Zabrocki
The Twins of Maurer Estate, by Darek Zabrocki

Magic: The Gathering ’s 70th expansion Shadows over Innistrad is finally here, and it’s a return to the creepy, twisted world of Innistrad—and we have an exclusive look at some of the amazing art and cards that are part of this new wave of collectible cards.

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Shadows over Innistrad brings 297 new cards to Magic: The Gathering, all themed around the gothic plane of Innistrad—werewolves, zombies, creepy abbies, 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).

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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’ll work in the game itself.

Accursed Witch by Wesley Burt
Accursed Witch by Wesley Burt
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Angelic Purge by Zezhou Chen
Angelic Purge by Zezhou Chen
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Apothecary Geist by Franz Vohwinkel
Apothecary Geist by Franz Vohwinkel
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Arlinn Kord by Winonna Nelson
Arlinn Kord by Winonna Nelson
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Arlinn, Embraced by the Moon by Winonna Nelson
Arlinn, Embraced by the Moon by Winonna Nelson
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Bloodmad Vampire by Johannes Voss
Bloodmad Vampire by Johannes Voss
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Dance with Devils by Wayne England
Dance with Devils by Wayne England
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Emissary of the Sleepless by Igor Kieryluk
Emissary of the Sleepless by Igor Kieryluk
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Flameblade Angel by Cynthia Sheppard
Flameblade Angel by Cynthia Sheppard
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Forsaken Sanctuary by Vincent Proce
Forsaken Sanctuary by Vincent Proce
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From Under the Floorboards by Steven Belledin
From Under the Floorboards by Steven Belledin
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Howlpack Resurgence by Izzy
Howlpack Resurgence by Izzy
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Incited Rabble by John Stanko
Incited Rabble by John Stanko
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Moonlight Hunt by Joseph Meehan
Moonlight Hunt by Joseph Meehan
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Stensia Masquerade by Will Murai
Stensia Masquerade by Will Murai
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Westvale Abbey by Min Yum
Westvale Abbey by Min Yum
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Shadows over Innistrad boosters and intro decks are available now.

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DISCUSSION

Yeah, but did you see what Westvale Abbey transforms into?

Pretty neat, if you ask me.