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Eventide

Eventide

[ee-vuhn-tahyd]
Eventide is an expansion set from the trading card game Magic: The Gathering. It was released on July 25, 2008. The pre-release events for this set were held on July 12 and July 13 2008.

Set Details

Eventide is the second set in the Shadowmoor block, which is part of the Lorwyn/Shadowmoor superblock. The two blocks mirror each other in many different ways including flavor and mechanics. Even the expansion symbol of Eventide has striking similarities to that of Morningtide, its counterpart in Lorwyn: where the Morningtide symbol suggests a full sun, the Eventide symbol suggests a mostly eclipsed sun.

Eventide will continue the block themes of hybrid cards and color matters that Shadowmoor started, as well as the Wither and Persist key words. Where Shadowmoor focused on allied color hybrids, Eventide focuses on enemy color hybrid cards. Eventide also introduces two new mechanics:

  • Retrace: this ability allows one to play a card out of one's graveyard with an added cost of discarding a land.
  • Chroma: this ability word makes the number of mana symbols of a particular color a variable which determines the effect of a card. One card from Eventide, , had already appeared in Future Sight, but without using the ability word Chroma.

The Eventide boosters will also include a rules card/token card.

Five theme decks were released as part of the set. The preconstructed theme decks are: "Life Drain" (White/Black), "Sidestep" (Blue/Red), "Death March" (Black/Green), "Battle Blitz" (Red/White), and "Superabundance" (Green/Blue).

Noteable Cycles

  • The Hybrid Land Cycle - The cycle from Shadowmoor was joined by the enemy colored versions , , , , and . This makes the Hybrid Land cycle the fourth rare dual land cycle to be made for both allied and enemy colors (The others include the Dual Land from Beta, The Pain Lands from Ice Age and Apocalypse, and The Shocklands from Ravnica block).

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