Magic: The Gathering duel decks

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Duel Decks are a series of Magic: The Gathering boxed sets, each consisting of a pair of 60-card decks built around a rivalry between two planeswalkers or tribes. Typically, each deck contains a mythic rare, several rares, as well as a number of cards with alternate art. Most cards are reprints of cards from previous sets; however, some duel decks contains six cards from the set (examples include "Izzet vs. Golgari" and "Heroes vs. Monsters").

There have been 13 duel decks released to date, and one more announced:

  • Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins was released on November 16, 2007. It consisted of a green deck where all creatures were elves, and a red deck where all creatures were goblins.[1]
  • Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra was released on November 7, 2008. It consisted of a blue deck built around Jace Beleren and a red deck built around Chandra Nalaar.[2]
  • Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic was released on April 10, 2009. It consisted of a white deck built around angels, and a black deck built around demons.[3]
  • Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana was released on October 30, 2009. It consisted of a green deck built around Garruk Wildspeaker and a black deck built around Liliana Vess.[4]
  • Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition was released on March 19, 2010. It consisted of a black deck built around the forces of Phyrexia, and a five-color deck built around the forces of the Coalition.[5]
  • Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret was released on September 3, 2010. It consisted of a white deck built around Elspeth, Knight-Errant and a blue-artifact deck built around Tezzeret the Seeker, and had two preview cards for the upcoming Scars of Mirrodin expansion.[6]
  • Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons was released on April 1, 2011. It consisted of a white-green deck built around knights, and a red deck built around dragons.[7]
  • Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas was released on September 2, 2011. It consisted of a white-green-red deck built around Ajani Vengeant and a blue-black-red deck built around Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker.[8]
  • Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth was released on March 30, 2012.[9] It consisted of a blue-white deck built around Venser, the Sojourner and a red deck built around Koth of the Hammer.[10]
  • Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari was released on September 7, 2012. It consisted of a red-blue deck built around Ravnica's Izzet League, and a black-green deck built around Ravnica's Golgari Swarm. Six of the cards in the deck were pre-releases of cards in the Return to Ravnica set.[11]
  • Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt was released on March 15, 2013. It consisted of a black-white deck built around Sorin, Lord of Innistrad and a red-black deck built around Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded.[12]
  • Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters was released on September 6, 2013. Six of the cards were pre-releases of cards in the Theros set. It consisted of a white-red deck build around humans and auras, and a green-red deck built around large creatures with trample.[13]
  • Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska was released on March 14, 2014. It consisted of a blue deck built around Jace, Architect of Thought and a black-green deck built around Vraska the Unseen.[14]
  • Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning will be released on September 5, 2014.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Magic the Gathering Elves Vs. Goblins Duel Deck Box (6 Decks)". Dave and Adam's Card World. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra". Gamehead, LLC. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Divine vs. Demonic - Duel Decks". mtgcards.be. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Duel Decks: Garruk vs Liliana". Manaleak.com. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Magic the Gathering Phyrexia Vs. The Coalition Duel Deck". Dave and Adam's Card World. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Elspeth vs. Tezzeret Duel Deck". Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "MTG Duel Decks Knights vs Dragons Spoiler". GamingETC.com. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Wizards Announces Ajani vs Nicol Bolas". CoolStuffInc.com. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Magic the Gathering Venser Vs. Koth Duel Deck". Dave and Adam's Card World. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth". StarCityGames.com. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Izzet vs Golgari Duel Decks". Magic Spoiler. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Sorin vs. Tibalt Duel Decks". Magic Spoiler. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Duel Decks: Heroes vs Monsters". Manaleak.com. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska". Magic Spoiler. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning". Magic Spoiler. Retrieved 31 May 2014.