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Innistrad: Crimson Vow
Crimson Vow logo.png
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description A vampire bat
Design Mark Rosewater (lead)
Release date November 19, 2021
Themes and mechanics Vampires
Keywords/​ability words Daybound and Nightbound
Expansion code VOW[1]
Development codename Clubs
Streets of New Capenna Standard
Midnight Hunt Crimson Vow Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Secret Lair Drop Series: Extra Life 2021 Innistrad: Crimson Vow Innistrad: Crimson Vow Commander Decks

Innistrad: Crimson Vow is the 90th Magic expansion.[2] It is expected to be released on November 19, 2021, and is paired up with Innistrad: Midnight Hunt that released two months earlier.[3][4]

Set details[]

“  Fear What You Become  ”

Crimson Vow Key art, featuring Sorin Markov

The codename for Innistrad: Crimson Vow ("Clubs") deviates from the regular alphabetic sports naming convention, because the set was conceived after the following codenames were already established.[5] The set was announced with the provisional name Innistrad: Vampires on September 1, 2020.[3] Based on the registration of public domains on September 18, 2020, the final name was speculated to be Innistrad: Crimson Vow.[6] This was finally confirmed on March 18, 2021.[4]

Both Innistrad sets are full size sets and they are both are Standard-legal. Although they come out only two months apart in the latter part of 2021, R&D is not changing how many sets are being added to Standard during the rotation window, but just shifted the timing around slightly.[7] The sets are designed to draft by themselves, but they also will draft well together. The two sets are synergistic and overlap in spots.[8][9] This will be further explored as parts of the sets are reprinted in the Innistrad Double Feature set that will be released in early 2022.

Crimson Vow Bundle (Gift Edition)

Storyline[]

Crimson Vow will continue the new Innistrad storyline begun in Innistrad: Midnight Hunt.[10] As humanity turned to the hope of rituals and a Harvesttide festival to save them from the Eternal Night in Midnight Hunt, those that stalk from shadows aren't just the mindless zombies and frenetic werewolves, but also the eternally undead with calculating, grand designs of their own. This set features the biggest vampire wedding in Innistrad history[2][4], a bonding between the Markov and Voldaren bloodlines.[10] Olivia Voldaren is the bride, and aims to form a pact with the Markovs to take control over Innistrad.[11] "The bride pledges her heart to the groom and he, his undying affection to her. Blood and famine, violence and peace—In eternal life and through moment's struggle, the two shall rule this land until its people are no more. The Heron's blood make it so."[12]

Marketing[]

Crimson Vow is sold in regular 16-card Draft Boosters (one card being a marketing card), Theme Boosters, Collector Boosters, Set Boosters, the Crimson Vow Bundle (including a Gift Edition), and two Commander decks.[10] The Draft Boosters feature artwork depicting Sorin Markov. The Set Boosters feature art depicting Olivia Voldaren, and the Collector Boosters feature a stylized depiction of a wedding. The Theme Boosters feature art from TBA (5 color vampires), {TBA ({W}), TBA ({U}), TBA ({B}), TBA ({R}) and TBA ({G}). With the release of Crimson Vow, TBA cards were rotated into The List, many of which were thematically or mechanically linked to the set. These can be found in the Set Boosters.

Events[]

Promotional cards[]

Tokens/emblems/markers[]

TBA

Themes and mechanics[]

As Crimson Vow features several werewolves, Daybound and Nightbound is a returning mechanic from Midnight Hunt.[15]

Cycles[]

TBA

Reprinted cards[]

TBA

Preconstructed decks[]

Innistrad: Crimson Vow features two Commander decks that are released as a regular part of a set's product line.[16]

Theme
deck name
Color Identity Commander
{W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Spirit Squadron TBA
Vampiric Bloodline TBA

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. WPN (August 6, 2021). "Innistrad: Crimson Vow Marketing Materials". Wizards Play Network.
  2. a b The Zendikar Adventuring Party (Video). Magic: The Gathering. YouTube (September 1, 2020).
  3. a b Blake Rasmussen (September 1, 2020). "Zendikar Debut and Announcement Day Recap". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  4. a b c Wizards of the Coast (March 18, 2021). "Strixhaven News + More". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Mark Rosewater (May 8, 2021). "Codenames, Part 2". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  6. Payneswalker (October 3, 2020). "Innistrad Set Names?". Reddit.
  7. Mark Rosewater (March 19, 2021). "I am curious about some of the finer release details with the 2 Innistrad sets.". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  8. Mark Rosewater (March 19, 2021). "Will the Innistrad sets draft well together?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  9. Mark Rosewater (May 13, 2021). "Would it be possible to have 2 standalone...". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  10. a b c d e Wizards of the Coast (August 5th, 2021). "A First Look at Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Innistrad: Crimson Vow". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  11. Magic Showcase 2021 (live) (Video). Magic: The Gathering. YouTube (August 24, 2021).
  12. This feels pretty definitive. Reddit (October 26, 2021).
  13. a b WPN (August 5, 2021). "All the Dates You Need for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt". Wizards Play Network.
  14. WPN (September 20, 2021). "All the Dates You Need for Innistrad: Crimson Vow". Wizards Play Network.
  15. Mark Rosewater (September 27, 2021). "Odds & Ends - Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, Part 1". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  16. The Future of Commander Preconstructed Decks! (Video). Good Morning Magic. YouTube (May 14, 2021).
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