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This article is about the 1998 box set. For the 2014 Duel Decks compilation, see Duel Decks' Anthology.
Set symbol
Symbol description
Cards used the symbol of their original expansion
Design team
Bill Rose
Development team
Bill Rose
William Jockusch
Art Director
Release date
November 1998
Themes and mechanics
Keywords and/or ability words
Set size
Expansion code
Early Box sets
Introductory Two-Player Set Anthologies Battle Royale
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Urza's Saga Anthologies Urza's Legacy

Anthologies is a box set that was released in November 1998, celebrating the fifth anniversary of Magic.

Set details[edit | edit source]

Anthologies contains two 60-card preconstructed theme decks made up of cards from every Magic expansion and edition from the Alpha set to the Urza's Saga expansion plus 5 token cards in each deck, and a 64 page booklet describing the past, present, and future of Magic, with personal commentary from Richard Garfield. The storage box is able to hold 350 cards in standard sized sleeves. The cards are white border with copyright 1993-1998.

Decklists[edit | edit source]

Defenders of the Cause[edit | edit source]

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A control-oriented deck {W}{G} deck. If you're able to establish a stalemate on the ground, you'll be able to win combat in the air. Even if you need to hold your flying creatures back in defense, you have a stalemate breaker in Overrun.

Defenders of the Cause  
11 Plains
10 Forest
1 Brushland
1 Drifting Meadow
1 Pendelhaven
1 Slippery Karst

1 Armored Pegasus
1 Benalish Knight
1 Combat Medic
1 Freewind Falcon
1 Icatian Javelineers
1 Infantry Veteran
1 Order of the White Shield
1 Pegasus Charger
1 Samite Healer
1 Serra Angel
1 White Knight
1 Youthful Knight
1 Canopy Spider
1 Carnivorous Plant
1 Erhnam Djinn
1 Giant Spider
1 Gorilla Chieftain
1 Llanowar Elves
1 Mirri, Cat Warrior
1 Scavenger Folk
1 Spectral Bears
1 Woolly Spider
1 Ranger en-Vec
1 Jalum Tome
1 Serrated Arrows

1 Disenchant
1 Giant Growth
1 Swords to Plowshares
1 Warrior's Honor

1 Armageddon
1 Hurricane
1 Overrun

1 Pacifism
1 Pegasus Stampede
1 Sacred Mesa

5 Pegasus token

The rares in this deck are ArmageddonBrushlandJalum TomeMirri, Cat Warrior and Sacred Mesa.

Dark Alliance[edit | edit source]

An aggro-oriented deck {R}{B} deck. When in doubt, attack. This deck is designed to win the "damage race".

Dark Alliance  
12 Mountain
10 Swamp
1 Strip Mine
1 Smoldering Crater
1 Polluted Mire

1 Goblin Balloon Brigade
1 Goblin Digging Team
1 Goblin Hero
1 Goblin King
1 Goblin Matron
1 Goblin Mutant
1 Goblin Recruiter
1 Goblin Snowman
1 Goblin Tinkerer
1 Goblin Vandal
1 Mogg Fanatic
1 Mogg Flunkies
1 Mogg Raider
1 Raging Goblin
1 Uthden Troll
1 Volcanic Dragon
1 Black Knight
1 Cuombajj Witches
1 Hypnotic Specter
1 Ihsan's Shade
1 Knight of Stromgald
1 Lady Orca
1 Aesthir Glider
1 Nevinyrral's Disk

1 Lightning Bolt
1 Pyrokinesis
1 Terror

1 Fireball
1 Goblin Grenade
1 Pyrotechnics
1 Feast of the Unicorn
1 Hymn to Tourach

1 Goblin Offensive
1 Goblin Warrens
1 Unholy Strength

5 Goblin token

The rares in this deck are Goblin KingGoblin WarrensNevinyrral's DiskVolcanic Dragon and Strip Mine.

Misprints[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wizards of the Coast. (August 02, 2004.) “Ask Wizards - August, 2004”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Magic Arcana. (October 10, 2002.) “Goblin misprints”,, Wizards of the Coast.

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