Release Date: July 2010
Playtested: Moderate proxy testing
Special Frames: No
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- Spirits of Giravost is a Magic: The Gathering fan set consisting of 71 black-bordered cards, and is the second set in the Girad block.
- The set introduces the new mechanic Planebound, and the new Relic artifact type. Spirits of Giravost also features the return of Cumulative Upkeep and Storm.
- The set features the new planeswalker Sazel Renasi.
Mechanics & Terms
Planebound — Planebound represents the hold that the plane has on the spirits of its inhabitants, most of which never truly die. It is seen in green, white, and black mostly, sometimes in blue and rarely in red.
Relic — Relic is printed on artifacts only at uncommon and up. The artifacts all have the Relic subtype. This represents the old magic imbued in objects that only reacts to other copies of the same relic.
Cumulative Upkeep — Cumulative upkeep makes a return in this set, and represents the aging of a plane. Very few cards use it as a detriment, as the destabilization of the plane means that everything gets more powerful with age.
Storm — Storm is back in this set as well. Great care has been taken to make sure that it is approached in a balanced way. It represents the out-of-control breakdown of mana in the plane.
azel Renasi was woken from her million-year slumber by the plane she was birthed to protect. The sentient plane charged her with her mission of protection and sent her to gather a coalition capable of mending and defending the plane. Spirits of Giravost is the second set in the Girad cycle, and it sees the plane being torn asunder by the extreme power the mana has there. Sazel’s only hope of defending the plane lies in activating the five beacons of Giravost, and opening the plane to the Blind Eternites.
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