Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed

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Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed
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Set symbol
Symbol description
half Avacyn's Collar, half “cursed” Avacyn's Collar
Design team
Chris Millar and Sam Stoddard
Development team
Chris Millar and Sam Stoddard
Art Director
Jeremy Jarvis
Release date
February 26, 2016
Themes and mechanics
Keywords and/or ability words
Set size
(two 60-card theme decks)
Expansion code
(for Duel Decks Q)
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Magic: The Gathering chronology
Oath of the Gatewatch Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed Welcome Deck 2016

Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed is the 17th set in the Duel Decks series. It was released on February 26, 2016.[2]

Description[edit | edit source]

The two decks represent humans and their allies fighting dark forces over control of the plane of Innistrad. They contain six preview cards for Shadows over Innistrad: Topplegeist, Eerie Interlude, Pore Over the Pages, Tooth Collector, Mindwrack Demon (alternate art), and Compelling Deterrence.[3]

Three older cards receive new artwork: Geist of Saint Traft, Momentary Blink, and Dread Return.

The Duel Decks include a Magic “learn to play” guide, a strategy insert, a spindown life counter and 5 tokens each.

Background[edit | edit source]

Holy Warriors Unite Against the Unquiet Dead.

A divine mission has once again united the Humans, Spirits, and Angels of Innistrad. Together, these protectors will stand against the shadows, fighting for humanity's salvation. Evil rules the night. Shambling hordes of the dead roam free, their cemetery gates in ruins, as powerful Demons soar overhead. The fate of the living remains shrouded in darkness. Will you defend hope or snuff it out?

Decklists[edit | edit source]

Blessed[edit | edit source]

Creature (25)
1 Cathedral Sanctifier
1 Champion of the Parish
1 Doomed Traveler
1 Nephalia Smuggler
1 Moorland Inquisitor
1 Thraben Heretic
2 Elder Cathar
1 Village Bell-Ringer
1 Captain of the Mists
1 Tandem Lookout
1 Chapel Geist
1 Emancipation Angel
1 Fiend Hunter
1 Geist of Saint Traft
1 Slayer of the Wicked
1 Tower Geist
1 Mist Raven
1 Spectral Gateguards
1 Gryff Vanguard
1 Dearly Departed
1 Goldnight Redeemer
1 Voice of the Provinces
2 Topplegeist
Sorcery (4)
2 Gather the Townsfolk
1 Increasing Devotion
1 Pore Over the Pages

Instant (4)
1 Momentary Blink
2 Rebuke
1 Eerie Interlude

Artifact (2)
1 Sharpened Pitchfork
1 Butcher's Cleaver

Enchantment (1)
1 Bonds of Faith

Land (24)
1 Seraph Sanctuary
4 Tranquil Cove
12 Plains
7 Island
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The rares in this deck are Geist of Saint Traft (mythic), Champion of the Parish, Captain of the Mists, Dearly Departed, Increasing Devotion, and Eerie Interlude.

The tokens are:

Cursed[edit | edit source]

Creature (24)
1 Diregraf Ghoul
1 Gravecrawler
2 Butcher Ghoul
3 Screeching Skaab
1 Unbreathing Horde
1 Scrapskin Drake
2 Ghoulraiser
2 Stitched Drake
2 Diregraf Captain
1 Abattoir Ghoul
1 Driver of the Dead
1 Falkenrath Noble
1 Makeshift Mauler
1 Havengul Runebinder
1 Relentless Skaabs
1 Harvester of Souls
1 Tooth Collector
1 Mindwrack Demon
Sorcery (6)
1 Appetite for Brains
1 Sever the Bloodline
1 Barter in Blood
1 Dread Return
2 Moan of the Unhallowed

Instant (5)
1 Human Frailty
1 Victim of Night
1 Tribute to Hunger
1 Forbidden Alchemy
1 Compelling Deterrence

Artifact (1)
1 Cobbled Wings

Land (24)
4 Dismal Backwater
12 Swamp
8 Island

The rares in this deck are Mindwrack Demon (mythic), Gravecrawler, Unbreathing Horde, Havengul Runebinder, Harvester of Souls, and Sever the Bloodline.

The tokens are:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Printed on the card frame.
  2. Wizards of the Coast. (November 2, 2015.) “Announcing Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Katie Allison. (February 15, 2016.) “Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.