Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition

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Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Set symbol
Symbol description
An overlap of the Phyrexian Yawgmoth's symbol and the Coalition flag
Design team
Chris Millar,
Mike Turian,
Matt Tabak
Development team
Chris Millar,
Mike Turian,
Matt Tabak
Art Director
Release date
March 19, 2010
Themes and mechanics
Keywords and/or ability words
Set size
(two 60-card theme decks)
Expansion code
(for Duel Decks E)
Duel Decks sets
Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Worldwake Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition Rise of the Eldrazi

Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition is the fifth set in the Duel Decks series. It was released on March 19, 2010, with an MSRP of US$19.99. [2]

Phyrexia vs. The Coalition contains two preconstructed theme decks, one centered around the forces of Phyrexia and the other around the combined forces of the Coalition. Phyrexia vs. The Coalition is a flavor-based theme deck. [3] [4]

Description[edit | edit source]

Phyrexia vs. The Coalition features two cards with alternate art and holographic foil treatment; Phyrexian Negator and Urza's Rage. Furthermore, the set includes another four cards with alternate art; Armadillo Cloak, Phyrexian Processor, Voltaic Key, and Yavimaya Elder.

In addition to this, the Duel Deck contains a Magic "learn to play" guide, a strategy insert, and three creature tokens. The creature tokens are:

Background[edit | edit source]

Released in anticipation of Phyrexia's invasion of Mirrodin in the Scars of Mirrodin block, Phyrexia vs. The Coalition is based on the story of the Phyrexian invasion of Dominaria, depicted in the Invasion block and its accompanying novels.

Numerous cards in Phyrexia vs. The Coalition are reprinted from sets prior to Invasion; however, this is consistent with Magic canon, as both Urza and Yawgmoth had set millennia-long plans in motion, which would culminate in the Invasion and the Coalition's resistance to, and eventual defeat of, the Phyrexians.

Reserved list issue[edit | edit source]

The set featured a card that had been placed on the Reserved List: Phyrexian Negator. This was possible at the time, because of the loophole that permitted the cards to be printed as premium foils.[5][6][7] However, concern from the community about future reprints prompted Wizards of the Coast to alter that policy.[8][9][10]

Decklists[edit | edit source]

Phyrexia[edit | edit source]

25 Swamp

1 Bone Shredder
1 Carrion Feeder
1 Order of Yawgmoth
1 Phyrexian Battleflies
1 Phyrexian Broodlings
1 Phyrexian Colossus
1 Phyrexian Debaser
1 Phyrexian Defiler
1 Phyrexian Denouncer
1 Phyrexian Gargantua
1 Phyrexian Ghoul
1 Phyrexian Hulk
1 Phyrexian Negator
1 Phyrexian Plaguelord
2 Priest of Gix
1 Sanguine Guard
2 Dark Ritual
1 Hideous End
1 Slay
2 Tendrils of Corruption

1 Living Death

1 Phyrexian Arena

1 Hornet Cannon
1 Lightning Greaves
1 Phyrexian Processor
1 Phyrexian Totem
1 Phyrexian Vault
2 Puppet Strings
1 Voltaic Key
1 Whispersilk Cloak
1 Worn Powerstone

The rares in this deck are Phyrexian Negator (holographic foil), Living DeathPhyrexian ArenaPhyrexian Colossus, and Phyrexian Processor.

The Coalition[edit | edit source]

10 Forest
1 Island
4 Mountain
4 Plains
1 Swamp
1 Elfhame Palace
1 Shivan Oasis
3 Terramorphic Expanse

1 Charging Troll
1 Darigaaz, the Igniter
1 Gerrard Capashen
2 Nomadic Elf
1 Quirion Elves
1 Rith, the Awakener
1 Sunscape Battlemage
2 Thornscape Apprentice
2 Thornscape Battlemage
1 Thunderscape Battlemage
1 Treva, the Renewer
1 Verduran Emissary
2 Yavimaya Elder
1 Darigaaz's Charm
1 Evasive Action
1 Gerrard's Command
2 Harrow
1 Narrow Escape
1 Rith's Charm
1 Treva's Charm
1 Urza's Rage

1 Allied Strategies
1 Tribal Flames

2 Armadillo Cloak
1 Exotic Curse
2 Fertile Ground

1 Coalition Relic
1 Power Armor

The rares in this deck are Urza's Rage (holographic foil), Coalition RelicDarigaaz, the IgniterGerrard CapashenRith, the Awakener, and Treva, the Renewer.

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