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Apocalypse booster pack each containing 15 cards per pack. Distribution is 1 rare, 3 uncommon, and 11 common. Released in 2001, Apocalypse is the third set in the Invasion block. The set contains 143 black-bordered cards (44 rare, 44 uncommon, and 55 common).
Following Gerrard and the Weatherlight's victory at Koilos and the death of Hanna, Yawgmoth unleashes the Apocalypse on Dominaria by coming to the world himself, and raising the dead from the earth. As this was after a war that lasted a few years, there were many, many dead.
- Multicolored Cards - The Invasion Block prominently featured multicolored cards (cards with more than one of the five colors), which had not been frequent in Magic since Visions. Unlike Invasion and Planeshift, Apocalypse focused on cards with "enemy" color pairings (colors opposite one another on the color wheel) as opposed to "friendly" color pairings (adjacent colors).
Apocalypse reprised many cycles found in Invasion, including enemy-colored "Bears" and "split cards." Apocalypse's single most important cycle of cards were the enemy-colored "painlands," which promoted the set's theme, power level, and popularity. Notable cards include;
- Spiritmonger- The winning design of Create a Creature sanctioned by Wizards in 1999.
- Pernicious Deed - A flexible board sweeper that, along with Spiritmonger, popularized some of the first Black/Green mid-range control decks often referred to as 'The Rock'.
- Goblin Ringleader - An uncommonly powerful card drawing spell/creature found in many Goblin decks.