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Alara block

The Alara block is the fifteenth block consisting of the large expansion Shards of Alara () and two small expansions, Conflux () and Alara Reborn (). The block came out in 2008–2009.[1]

Mechanics[ | ]

Keywords introduced in this block: devour, exalted, unearth, cascade.

Keywords/ability words reused from the past: cycling, domain (now an ability word with Conflux), typecycling (expanded upon with basic land cycling).

This block introduces the mythic rare rarity.

Sets[ | ]

ALA logo
CON logo
ARB logo

Mega cycle[ | ]

Cycle name {G}{W}{U}
Planeswalkers Elspeth, Knight-Errant (Shards of Alara) Tezzeret the Seeker (Shards of Alara) Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker (Conflux)[2] Sarkhan Vol (Shards of Alara) Ajani Vengeant (Shards of Alara)
Each shard has a corresponding Planeswalker.

Products[ | ]

A special Alara block all-foil booster pack, containing a selection of cards from all three sets (539 total), was released on January 8, 2010 for US$11.99[3][4][5]

Theme decks[ | ]

References[ | ]

  1. Mark Rosewater (June 24, 2013). "Modern Tales, Part 2". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Doug Beyer (Wednesday, April 08, 2009). "The One, The Only, Nicol Bolas". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Magic Arcana (September 29, 2009). "The All-Foil Booster". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Magic Arcana (January 14, 2010). "Opening the Foil Booster". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. PREMIUM FOIL BOOSTER product information pageWizards of the Coast