Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra

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Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra
Jace vs. Chandra
 
Set symbol
Design team
Erik Lauer,
Kenneth Nagle,
Del Laugel,
Brady Dommermuth,
Jeremy Jarvis
Development team
Erik Lauer,
Kenneth Nagle,
Del Laugel,
Brady Dommermuth,
Jeremy Jarvis
Art Director
Release date
November 7, 2008
Themes and mechanics
Burn spells
Counterspells
Keywords and/or ability words
Set size
120
(two 60-card theme decks)
Expansion code
DD2[1]
(for Duel Decks 2)
Duel Decks sets
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Shards of Alara Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra Conflux

Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra is the second set in the Duel Decks series. It was released on November 7, 2008, with an MSRP US$19.99. [2] [3]

Description[edit | edit source]

Jace vs. Chandra contains two preconstructed theme decks, one centered around Jace Beleren and the other around Chandra Nalaar, featuring cards from the previous 15 years of Magic. Also unlike Elves vs. Goblins, which were tribal theme decks, the constituent decks, Jace and Chandra, are decks with a slower control deck with counterspells and a fast aggro strategy with burn spells, respectively.

Jace vs. Chandra features two cards with alternate art and holographic foil treatment; Jace Beleren and Chandra Nalaar. Furthermore, the set includes another four cards with alternate art, each depicting either Jace or Chandra; Counterspell, Fact or Fiction, Incinerate, and Seal of Fire.[4]

In addition to this, the Duel Deck contains a Magic "learn to play" guide, a strategy insert, and three copies of the {R} 3/1 Elemental Shaman creature tokens, which is created by Hostility.

History[edit | edit source]

A Japanese-language-only re-issue of the Duel Deck was released on December 3, 2010, with an MSRP of US$19.99.[5] The reissue featured Jace Beleren and Chandra Nalaar with holographic foil treatment and anime-inspired alternate arts, illustrated by the Japanese manga artist Yoshino Himori, who illustrated the Japanese adaptation of The Purifying Fire novel by Laura Resnick. The set was also reprinted with new card frames in December 2014 for Duel Decks' Anthology.

Background[edit | edit source]

Jace vs. Chandra is loosely based on the webcomic Fuel for the Fire, in which Jace and Chandra fight for possession of a magical scroll containing a map with the location of a powerful fire spell.[6][7][8]

Chandra utilizes her powerful fire magic, while Jace employs potent mind magic and illusions to great effect. It is later revealed that the scroll leads to the Eye of Ugin on Zendikar.

Much later, in the webcomic Awakenings,[9] Jace and Chandra arrive at the Eye at almost the same time. This time, however, they team up and use the spell Ghostfire to defeat Sarkhan Vol.[10]

Decklists[edit | edit source]

Jace[edit | edit source]

Jace  
Lands
23 Island
1 Terrain Generator

Creatures
1 Aethersnipe
1 Air Elemental
1 Bottle Gnomes
1 Brine Elemental
1 Errant Ephemeron
2 Fathom Seer
1 Fledgling Mawcor
1 Guile
2 Man-o'-War
1 Martyr of Frost
2 Mulldrifter
1 Ophidian
1 Quicksilver Dragon
1 Riftwing Cloudskate
2 Spire Golem
1 Voidmage Apprentice
2 Wall of Deceit
1 Waterspout Djinn
1 Willbender
Instants
2 Condescend
2 Counterspell
1 Daze
1 Fact or Fiction
1 Gush
2 Repulse

Sorceries
1 Ancestral Vision

Artifacts
1 Mind Stone

Planeswalkers
1 Jace Beleren

The rares in this deck are Jace Beleren (holographic foil), Ancestral VisionGuile, and Quicksilver Dragon.

Chandra[edit | edit source]

Chandra  
Lands
24 Mountain
1 Keldon Megaliths

Creatures
1 Chartooth Cougar
1 Fireslinger
2 Flamekin Brawler
1 Flametongue Kavu
1 Flamewave Invoker
2 Furnace Whelp
1 Hostility
1 Ingot Chewer
2 Inner-Flame Acolyte
2 Oxidda Golem
1 Pyre Charger
1 Rakdos Pit Dragon
2 Slith Firewalker
2 Soulbright Flamekin
Instants
2 Fireblast
1 Flame Javelin
2 Incinerate
1 Magma Jet

Sorceries
1 Cone of Flame
1 Demonfire
2 Fireball
2 Firebolt

Enchantments
2 Seal of Fire

Planeswalkers
1 Chandra Nalaar

The rares in this deck are Chandra Nalaar (holographic foil), DemonfireHostility, and Rakdos Pit Dragon.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Product info
  2. Wizards of the Coast. (June 10, 2008.) “Announcing Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Kenneth Nagle. (November 3, 2008.) “Jace vs. Chandra”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Wizards of the Coast. (October 16, 2008.) “Jace vs. Chandra!”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Monty Ashley. (June 28, 2010.) “Jace vs. Chandra Go Japanese”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Wizards of the Coast. (November 5, 2008.) “Fuel for the Fire, Part 1”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Wizards of the Coast. (November 12, 2008.) “Fuel for the Fire, Part 2”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Wizards of the Coast. (November 19, 2008.) “Fuel for the Fire, Part 3”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  9. Wizards of the Coast. (March 11, 2010.) “Awakenings, Part 1”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  10. Wizards of the Coast. (March 18, 2010.) “Awakenings, Part 21”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.

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