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Shadows over Innistrad is the 70th Magic expansion, and the first in the Shadows over Innistrad block. It was released on April 8, 2016.

Innistrad is a world beset by terrible evils on all sides and betrayed by the hope it held most dear. Avacyn has finally returned, but what new evils have come with her? Madness is plaguing the inhabitants. Terror falls from the skies on blood-spattered wings and nameless horrors lurk in the shadows. The Hanweir Chronicle reports that odd things are afoot: the forces that had protected the humans have been twisted into something dark and strange. The planeswalkers of the Gatewatch investigate its dark mysteries. Meanwhile, Sorin is in search of the whereabouts of Nahiri.

The Madness mechanic returns from Torment, having last been seen in Time Spiral. It allows you to pay an alternate cost to cast a spell if it is discarded. Transform returns from the Innistrad block. To transform means to turn a double-faced card upside down, changing the card face that is visible. There are also three new named mechanics:

  • Delirium, an ability word that gives an advantageous effect whenever there are four or more card types among cards in your graveyard.
  • Investigate (Put a colorless Clue artifact token onto the battlefield with "{2}, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.").
  • Skulk, a new evasion ability (This creature can't be blocked by creatures with greater power).