Innistrad Collation

Innistrad is a large set with 101 commons, 60 uncommons, 53 rares, 15 mythic rares, three variations of each standard basic land, and 20 double-faced cards. This is the normal size for a large set of this era with the addition of doubled-faced cards, and fewer basic lands. Foil cards are included in booster packs with advertised odds of 1 : 67 cards. The set was printed in English in the USA and Belgium.

Innistrad was sold in 15 card booster packs (which contain an additional ad card). Booster boxes have 36 packs.

US Pack Anatomy

The US printing uses sequential collation with C1/C2 common collation (slightly modified to account for fewer commons in each pack).

Packs are back-facing and have only 9 commons followed by 3 uncommons, a rare, and an ad card. The last two cards will be a double-faced card and either a basic land or a checklist. A checklist will be before the double-faced card and a basic land will be after it. If there is a foil, it will be the last card. A foil double-faced card will displace the normal double-faced card. Other foils will displace a common.

9 Commons3 Uncommons1 Rare1 Ad Card1 Checklist1 DFC
9 Commons3 Uncommons1 Rare1 Ad Card1 DFC1 Land
8 Commons3 Uncommons1 Rare1 Ad Card1 Checklist1 DFC1 Foil
8 Commons3 Uncommons1 Rare1 Ad Card1 DFC1 Land1 Foil
9 Commons3 Uncommons1 Rare1 Ad Card1 Checklist1 Foil DFC
9 Commons3 Uncommons1 Rare1 Ad Card1 Land1 Foil DFC

Packs are evenly split between C1 commons and C2 commons. C1 packs will contain 2×A + 2×B + 5×C or 3×A + 1×B + 5×C. C2 packs will contains 3×A + 2×B + 4×C or 4×A + 3×B + 2×C.


Non-double-faced foils displace common cards. Foil commons (and basic lands) displace C1 commons. (As far as I've seen, these are always in packs with basic lands.) Foil uncommons displace B commons, and foil rares and mythic rares displace A commons.

Uncommons are printed on one sheet with each card appearing twice (and one filler). This is divided into a 66-card A run (with 33 distinct cards) and a 54-card B run (with 27 distinct cards). Packs can have either 2 A cards followed by 1 B card, or 1 A card followed by 2 B cards. Since the runs are unbalanced, 2 A cards happens 13/20 of the time.

Basic lands appear in 1/4 of packs and checklists occur in the other 3/4. Basic lands always appear in C1 packs.

The double-faced cards are printed on one sheet. The mythic rare appears once, the rares appear two times, the uncommons appear six times, and the commons appear eleven times. (This fills the sheet.) The sheet is divided into a 66-card run (with the mythic, four rares, four uncommons, and three commons) and a 55-card run (with two rares, three uncommons, and three commons).

Calculating the exact rarities of double-faced cards depends on unknown foil rates, but they are all very similar to the non-double-faced rarities.

Common Runs [1]

The A common run consists of 33 different cards each appearing twice. It includes cards of all colors and colorless cards. The choice of first card is mostly arbitrary.

Gruesome DeformityClaustrophobiaFrightful DelusionAshmouth HoundDoomed TravelerSelfless CatharDead WeightSomberwald SpiderRiot DevilsAltar's ReapForbidden Alchemy
Elder CatharKessig WolfWooden StakeFesterhide BoarHysterical BlindnessVoiceless SpiritGhoulcaller's ChantDead WeightUnruly MobAshmouth HoundWoodland Sleuth
Forbidden AlchemyFeral RidgewolfSelfless CatharCurse of OblivionVictim of NightSomberwald SpiderHysterical BlindnessAvacynian PriestRiot DevilsCurse of the Bloody TomeKindercatch
Feral RidgewolfAltar's ReapGruesome DeformityGrave BrambleAvacynian PriestBloodcrazed NeonateSilverchase FoxCurse of the Bloody TomeCobbled WingsWoodland SleuthCurse of Oblivion
Crossway VampireWooden StakeGhoulcaller's ChantDoomed TravelerLost in the MistElder CatharGrave BrambleBloodcrazed NeonateFrightful DelusionCobbled WingsSkeletal Grimace
Voiceless SpiritVictim of NightClaustrophobiaKindercatchCrossway VampireLost in the MistKessig WolfSilverchase FoxUnruly MobSkeletal GrimaceFesterhide Boar

The B common run consists of 22 different cards each appearing three times. It includes cards of all colors and colorless cards. The choice of first card is mostly arbitrary.

Ancient GrudgeThraben PurebloodsOrchard SpiritFuror of the BittenDream TwistMoon HeronGhoulcaller's BellMaw of the MireCorpse LungeSpare from EvilNightbird's Clutches
Ambush ViperDream TwistGeistflameNight TerrorsMoment of HeroismMakeshift MaulerBump in the NightNightbird's ClutchesTraveler's AmuletDarkthicket WolfAmbush Viper
Spare from EvilMoon HeronNight TerrorsFuror of the BittenMakeshift MaulerFeeling of DreadNightbird's ClutchesDarkthicket WolfMoment of HeroismMaw of the MireOrchard Spirit
Ghoulcaller's BellMakeshift MaulerSpare from EvilGeistflameMoon HeronAvacyn's PilgrimBump in the NightMaw of the MireThraben PurebloodsFuror of the BittenFeeling of Dread
Darkthicket WolfFortress CrabOrchard SpiritAncient GrudgeTraveler's AmuletCorpse LungeGeistflameThraben PurebloodsDream TwistAvacyn's PilgrimNight Terrors
Fortress CrabFeeling of DreadCorpse LungeAncient GrudgeAmbush ViperGhoulcaller's BellBump in the NightMoment of HeroismFortress CrabTraveler's AmuletAvacyn's Pilgrim

The C1 common run consists of 27 different cards each appearing twice plus Shimmering Grotto, the short-printed common. It includes cards of all colors and colorless cards. The choice of first card is mostly arbitrary.

Spidery GraspSelhoff OccultistBrimstone VolleyManor SkeletonStitched DrakeHarvest PyreNaturalizeRebukeUrgent ExorcismVampire InterloperSelhoff Occultist
Traitorous BloodMoonmistOne-Eyed ScarecrowMarkov PatricianGhostly PossessionBlazing TorchDeranged AssistantBrimstone VolleyGnaw to the BoneVampire InterloperCurse of the Pierced Heart
Urgent ExorcismManor SkeletonSpidery GraspOne-Eyed ScarecrowArmored SkaabBonds of FaithVampiric FuryNaturalizeTyphoid RatsHarvest PyreMulch
Smite the MonstrousArmored SkaabBlazing TorchStitcher's ApprenticeWalking CorpseVampiric FuryDeranged AssistantGnaw to the BoneGhostly PossessionRebukeTyphoid Rats
Traitorous BloodMarkov PatricianStitcher's ApprenticeMulchStitched DrakeCurse of the Pierced HeartBonds of FaithShimmering GrottoMoonmistWalking CorpseSmite the Monstrous

The C2 common run consists of 18 different cards each appearing three times plus Shimmering Grotto, the short-printed common. It includes cards of all colors and colorless cards. The choice of first card is mostly arbitrary.

Village Bell-RingerCaravan VigilSensory DeprivationTravel PreparationsGhoulraiserChapel GeistSilent DepartureNight RevelersSpectral FlightRotting FensnakeCaravan Vigil
Infernal PlungeRanger's GuileStromkirk PatrolSilent DepartureThink TwicePitchburn DevilsVillage Bell-RingerPrey UponBrain WeevilRotting FensnakeGhoulraiser
Spectral FlightChapel GeistPitchburn DevilsCaravan VigilAbbey GriffinBrain WeevilSensory DeprivationShimmering GrottoStromkirk PatrolNight RevelersChapel Geist
Travel PreparationsThink TwiceRanger's GuileAbbey GriffinSensory DeprivationInfernal PlungeStromkirk PatrolPitchburn DevilsPrey UponRotting FensnakeTravel Preparations
Village Bell-RingerSpectral FlightBrain WeevilNight RevelersRanger's GuileSilent DepartureGhoulraiserAbbey GriffinPrey UponInfernal PlungeThink Twice

Uncommon Runs

The A uncommon run consists of 33 different cards each appearing twice. The choice of first card is mostly arbitrary.

Village CannibalsSkaab GoliathBurning VengeanceMausoleum GuardMidnight HauntingDemonmail HauberkDisciple of GriselbrandBoneyard WurmMemory's JourneyDesperate RavingsFalkenrath Noble
CuriositySlayer of the WickedTrepanation BladeBurning VengeanceLumberknotVillage CannibalsGrasp of PhantomsMask of AvacynSpectral RiderCurse of the Nightly HuntRunic Repetition
Disciple of GriselbrandSpider SpawningDemonmail HauberkMausoleum GuardSkaab GoliathButcher's CleaverInto the Maw of HellUnburial RitesRunic RepetitionHamlet CaptainBitterheart Witch
Fiend HunterGhost QuarterMask of AvacynRolling TemblorDissipateTrepanation BladeDiregraf GhoulFalkenrath NobleFiend HunterSharpened PitchforkBoneyard Wurm
Desperate RavingsDissipateButcher's CleaverDiregraf GhoulGhost QuarterSpectral RiderInto the Maw of HellLumberknotBitterheart WitchGrasp of PhantomsInquisitor's Flail
Midnight HauntingMemory's JourneyHamlet CaptainCurse of the Nightly HuntUnburial RitesRolling TemblorSlayer of the WickedSharpened PitchforkInquisitor's FlailCuriositySpider Spawning

The B uncommon run also consists of 27 different cards each appearing twice. The choice of first card is mostly arbitrary.

Lantern SpiritGeistcatcher's RigRage ThrowerAbattoir GhoulRally the PeasantsCellar DoorGallows WardenMake a WishInvisible StalkerGraveyard ShovelRage Thrower
Full Moon's RiseRally the PeasantsBattleground GeistMorkrut BansheeGalvanic JuggernautBramblecrushSkirsdag CultistPurify the GraveInvisible StalkerScourge of Geier ReachHollowhenge Scavenger
Geistcatcher's RigMorkrut BansheeMurder of CrowsIntangible VirtueSkirsdag CultistCellar DoorMake a WishAbattoir GhoulBramblecrushMoan of the UnhallowedBattleground Geist
Intangible VirtueRakish HeirGraveyard ShovelSilver-Inlaid DaggerTribute to HungerHollowhenge ScavengerParaseleneLantern SpiritPurify the GraveRakish HeirGalvanic Juggernaut
Wreath of GeistsTribute to HungerMurder of CrowsSilver-Inlaid DaggerScourge of Geier ReachParaseleneGallows WardenMoan of the UnhallowedWreath of GeistsFull Moon's Rise

[1] The common runs for US Innistrad were originally posted by Medussa on the MTG Salvation forums.