Announcing Avacyn Restored

Announcing Avacyn Restored


Monty Ashley
15 December 2011

The letter M!agic‘s May 2012 set, code-named “Roll,” is called Avacyn Restored. Although it’s the third set of the Innistrad block, it will be a large set. This means that Innistrad Block Constructed will be composed of all three sets, but Avacyn Restored will be drafted by itself. Sealed events will use six Avacyn Restored booster packs.


Ignite the Dawn


Set Name Avacyn Restored
Block Set 3 of 3 in the Innistrad block
Number of Cards 244
Prerelease Events April 28-29, 2012
Release Date May 4, 2012
Launch Weekend May 4-6, 2012
Game Day May 25-26, 2012
Pro Tour Avacyn Restored Dates May 11-13, 2012
Pro Tour Avacyn Restored Location Barcelona, Spain
Pro Tour Avacyn Restored Formats Swiss:

  • Innistrad Block Constructed
  • Avacyn Restored Draft

Top 8:

  • Innistrad Block Constructed
Official Three-Letter Code AVR
Twitter Hashtag #MTGAVR
Design Team Brian Tinsman (lead)
Mark L. Gottlieb
Dave Guskin
Kenneth Nagle
Bill Rose
Mark Rosewater
Development Team David Humpherys (lead)
Mark Globus
Dave Guskin
Erik Lauer
Billy Moreno
Matt Sernett


Illustration by Michael Komarck