The set contains 167 black-bordered cards (50 rare, 55 uncommon, and 62 commons).
Weatherlight is the nineteenth Magic: The Gathering set and eleventh expert level set, third and last in the Mirage Block. Its expansion symbol is a book (the Thran Tome). It was released in June 1997. Weatherlight marks a turning point in design and marketing philosophy for the Magic game & brand. While previous sets included allusions to an overarching story, Weatherlight was the first set to explicitly tell an ordered narrative focused on developed, archetypical characters.