From the Vault (Magic: The Gathering)

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From the Vault is a series of limited-edition Magic: The Gathering boxed sets. Each set consists mostly of cards released in previous Magic: The Gathering expansions, but in foil and sometimes with new artwork. Some From the Vault decks contain a pre-release of a card due to be released in the next Magic: The Gathering expansion. Typically, the boxed set also contains a 20-sided spin-down life counter die in addition to the cards.

Because From the Vault releases are not normal expansion sets, the tournament-legality of the cards depends on the most recent normal expansion they were printed in.

The following is a list of the released or announced From the Vault sets:

  • From the Vault: Dragons was released August 29, 2008.[1] It contained 15 cards, all of which were Dragons or Dragon-related, and one of which was a pre-release of a card in the Shards of Alara set. 7 of the cards had new artwork (counting the pre-release).
  • From the Vault: Exiled was released August 28, 2009.[2] It contained 15 cards, all of which are or were banned or restricted in at least one format.[3] 8 of the cards had new artwork.
  • From the Vault: Relics was released August 27, 2010.[4] It contained 15 cards, all of which were artifacts, and one of which was a pre-release of a card in the Scars of Mirrodin set. 11 of the cards had new artwork (counting the pre-release).
  • From the Vault: Legends was released August 26, 2011.[5] It contained 15 cards, all of which were legendary creatures, and one of which was a pre-release of a card in the Innistrad set. 8 of the cards had new artwork (counting the pre-release).
  • From the Vault: Realms: was released on August 31, 2012. It contained 15 cards, all of which were lands.[6] 7 of the cards had new artwork.
  • From the Vault: Twenty was released on August 23, 2013. It contained 20 cards, each of which represented a year in Magic's history, in commemoration of Magic's 20th anniversary.[7] 9 of the cards had new artwork.

Premium Deck Series[edit]

Premium Deck Series was a set of preconstructed 60-card Magic: The Gathering decks. All cards were foil and were reprints of cards first printed in other Magic sets.[8] All of the cards are black bordered and tournament legal in their original formats.

There have been three Premium Deck Series printed:

  • Premium Deck Series: Slivers was released November 20, 2009. All creatures in this deck were of the Sliver subtype (including the mythic-rare Sliver Overlord).[9]
  • Premium Deck Series: Fire & Lightning was released November 19, 2010. The set was mono-red and revolved around Elemental creatures and various red spells that dealt direct damage to creatures or opponents.[10]
  • Premium Deck Series: Graveborn was released November 18, 2011. The set revolved around cards that deal with the graveyard.[11]

In July 2012 at Comic Con it was announced that the Premium Decks Series would be discontinued after Graveborn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Announcing "From the Vault: Dragons"". Magic Arcana. Wizards of the Coast. 2008-05-13. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  2. ^ Magic Arcana (2009-03-18). "Announcing "From the Vault: Exiled"". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  3. ^ LaPille, Tom (2009-08-07). "Meet the Exiled". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  4. ^ "From the Vault: Relics". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  5. ^ Ashley, Monty (February 7, 2011). "Announcing "From the Vault: Legends"". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ Ashley, Monty (February 29, 2012). "Announcing "From the Vault: Realms"". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ Ashley, Monty (February 17, 2013). "Announcing "From the Vault: Twenty"". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Premium Deck Series: Slivers". Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  9. ^ "Premium Deck Series: Slivers Official Decklist". 
  10. ^ "Premium Deck Series: Fire & Lightning Official Decklist". 
  11. ^ "Premium Deck Series: Fire & Lightning Official Decklist".