Invasion Magic The Gathering Cards
Invasion is the 21st expert level set, and the first set in the
Invasion block of cards of Magic: The Gathering. The rest of the block
is Planeshift and Apocalypse. It contains 350 cards.
Invasion saw the return of multi-colored "gold" cards, absent since the Stronghold expansion. Its major themes revolved around multicolor decks and strategies. The popularity and appeal of "gold" cards along with high but balanced power level culminated into making Invasion one of the most popular Magic sets in the game's history.
The following mechanics first appeared in Invasion:
- Kicker - Cards with kicker had an optional cost in addition to the card's casting cost. Paying this additional cost would activate an additional ability or effect on the card.
- Domain - Cards that have an effect based on the number of basic land types the casting player controlled.% 26nbsp;
- Split cards - Literally two cards printed on one, Split cards had two different effects for different costs. As they were played, their controller chose which half to use.