Defenders of Equestria is the name of the eighth set released for the My Little Pony Collectible Card Game.
Players are chomping at the bit and are sure to be thrilled about the next expansion set for the MY LITTLE PONY™Collectible Card Game, Defenders of Equestria! This exciting set introduces new gameplay and unexpected twists! New ‘Mane’ cards of the Mane 6 ponies and fan-favorite Thorax will change the way you play. Discord, Trixie, and Starlight Glimmer make their triumphant return as powerful new “Redeem” Friend cards. With new keywords, jaw-dropping deck-building options, surprising new mechanics and more, this expansion brings the most compelling level of strategic gameplay yet!
142 unique cards were released as part of the main set: 7 Mane Characters, 89 Friends, 21 Events, 8 Resources, 7 Troublemakers, and 10 Problems.
In terms of rarity, the main set contains 60 Common (C) cards, 30 Uncommon (U) cards, 30 Rare (R) cards, 11 Super Rare (SR) cards, and 11 Ultra Rare (UR) cards (there are no Fixed (F) cards in this set, since there are no theme decks or other non-booster products for them to be found in). There is a 1 in 3 chance for a Defenders of Equestria booster pack to contain a Super Rare, Ultra Rare, or Royal Rare card in place of a Common card.
In addition to the main set, there is also 1 Royal Rare (RR) parallel alternate-art full-card card. This Royal Rare (RR) version is a full-card (borderless) version of 1 Ultra Rare card found in the main set but is otherwise the same as its main set equivalent. There is a 1 in 216 chance for a Defenders of Equestria booster pack to contain a Royal Rare (RR) in place of a Common card (average of 1 per case of 6 booster boxes of 36 booster packs).
The promo set of 10 cards cannot be found in booster packs. All of these Promo (P) cards are alternate-art foiled versions of cards in the main set (none are unique to the promo set).