Shards of Alara/Intro packs

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From the Shards of Alara set onwards, theme decks connected to expansions were referred to as intro packs, to better reflect the nature of these products. Shards of Alara has five tricolored intro packs.[1][2]

Bant Exalted[edit | edit source]

Bant Exalted is a white, blue and green intro pack from Shards of Alara, focussing on exalted.

“  The plane of Bant is a regimented hierarchy of knights, aven, and tough-minded rhoxes who uphold the ideals of the angels. Summon Bant's most worthy heroes, then rally them around a mighty champion who will smite your planeswalker foes.  ”
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The two rares in this intro pack are Battlegrace Angel (foil) and Knight-Captain of Eos.

Esper Artifice[edit | edit source]

Esper Artifice is a blue, black and white intro pack from Shards of Alara, focussing on colored artifacts.

“  The plane of Esper is dominated by brilliant wizards, artificers, and sphinxes who seek to control the very forces of nature through a magical alloy called etherium. Construct an army of unstoppable artifacts using the power of etherium, and dominate all who would stand in your way.  ”
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The two rares in this intro pack are Master of Etherium (foil) and Sharding Sphinx.

Grixis Undead[edit | edit source]

Grixis Undead is a black, blue and red intro pack from Shards of Alara, focussing on unearth.

“  The plane of Grixis is a decaying hellscape overrun with demons and the undead. Summon an army of shambling minions from Grixis, mastering their power of life beyond death to overpower any planeswalkers who would dare oppose you.  ”
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The two rares in this intro pack are Vein Drinker (foil) and Cruel Ultimatum.

Primordial Jund[edit | edit source]

Primordial Jund is a red, green and black intro pack from Shards of Alara, focussing on devour.

“  The plane of Jund is a savage, volcanic world of infinite dangers where dragons top the food chain. Amass a swarm of barbarians, vicious predators, and even dragons, and swallow up the meek forces of your fellow planeswalkers.  ”
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The two rares in this intro pack are Flameblast Dragon (foil) and Mycoloth.

Naya Behemoths[edit | edit source]

Naya Behemoths is a green, red and white intro pack from Shards of Alara, focussing on 5-power matters.

“  The plane of Naya is a paradise of lush growth where elvish and leonin celebrants worship the gargantuan beasts that roam the world. These ancient behemoths are yours to command, an army massive enough to blot out the sun and shake the earth. Other planeswalkers will tremble in your wake.  ”
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The two rares in this intro pack are Spearbreaker Behemoth (foil) and Titanic Ultimatum.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Magic Arcana. (September 22, 2008.) “Intro Packs of Alara”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Magic Arcana. (September 23, 2008.) “More intro Packs of Alara”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
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