Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi

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Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi
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Set symbol
Symbol description
half hedron, half tentacle
Design team
Chris Millar and Sam Stoddard
Development team
Chris Millar and Sam Stoddard
Art Director
Jeremy Jarvis
Release date
August 28, 2015
Themes and mechanics
Keywords and/or ability words
Set size
(two 60-card theme decks)
Expansion code
(for Duel Decks P)
Duel Decks sets
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed
Magic: The Gathering chronology
From the Vault: Angels Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi Battle for Zendikar

Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi is the 16th set in the Duel Decks series. It was released August 28, 2015.[2]

Description[edit | edit source]

The two decks represent the forces of the Zendikari and the Eldrazi fighting over control of the plane of Zendikar. They contain six preview cards for Battle for Zendikar: Sheer Drop, Retreat to Kazandu, Veteran Warleader, Oblivion Sower (alternate art), Dominator Drone, and Forerunner of Slaughter.[3]

Three older cards receive new artwork: Avenger of Zendikar,[4] Consume the Meek, and Primal Command. Rocky Tar Pit is printed in a modern frame for the first time. Forked Bolt is printed as a common; a downshift in rarity from its original printing as an uncommon.

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

Background[edit | edit source]

Drawing on the powerful mana that surges through the roiling land, Zendikar's forces have joined together to defend their plane. The Eldrazi titans, trapped for thousands of years, have broken their bonds. Now their numberless spawn begin to overrun Zendikar. Can Zendikar resist this onslaught? Or will the Eldrazi triumph?

Decklists[edit | edit source]

Zendikar[edit | edit source]

Lands (26)
1 Stirring Wildwood
2 Evolving Wilds
2 Graypelt Refuge
2 Turntimber Grove
9 Plains
10 Forest

Creatures (23)
1 Affa Guard Hound
1 Avenger of Zendikar
1 Beastbreaker of Bala Ged
1 Daggerback Basilisk
1 Frontier Guide
1 Grazing Gladehart
1 Joraga Bard
1 Kabira Vindicator
1 Knight of Cliffhaven
1 Makindi Griffin
1 Ondu Giant
1 Scute Mob
1 Stonework Puma
1 Tajuru Archer
1 Turntimber Basilisk
1 Veteran Warleader
1 Wildheart Invoker
2 Caravan Escort
2 Graypelt Hunter
2 Territorial Baloth
Artifacts (2)
1 Explorer's Scope
1 Seer's Sundial

Enchantments (2)
1 Khalni Heart Expedition
1 Retreat to Kazandu

Instants (3)
1 Groundswell
1 Harrow
1 Repel the Darkness

Sorceries (4)
1 Oust
1 Primal Command
2 Sheer Drop
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The rares in this deck are Avenger of Zendikar (foil mythic), Primal Command, Scute Mob, Seer's Sundial, Stirring Wildwood, and Veteran Warleader.

The tokens are {G} 0/1 Plant creatures for Avenger of Zendikar.

Eldrazi[edit | edit source]

Lands (26)
1 Eldrazi Temple
2 Rocky Tar Pit
3 Akoum Refuge
7 Mountain
13 Swamp

Creatures (22)
1 Artisan of Kozilek
1 Bloodrite Invoker
1 Bloodthrone Vampire
1 Butcher of Malakir
1 Cadaver Imp
1 Forerunner of Slaughter
1 It That Betrays
1 Magmaw
1 Oblivion Sower
1 Pawn of Ulamog
1 Torch Slinger
1 Ulamog's Crusher
1 Vampire Nighthawk
2 Dominator Drone
2 Heartstabber Mosquito
2 Runed Servitor
3 Emrakul's Hatcher
Artifacts (2)
2 Mind Stone

Instants (3)
1 Consume the Meek
1 Induce Despair
1 Smother

Sorceries (7)
1 Corpsehatch
1 Hellion Eruption
1 Marsh Casualties
2 Forked Bolt
2 Read the Bones

The rares in this deck are Butcher of Malakir, Consume the Meek, Hellion Eruption, It That Betrays, Magmaw, and Oblivion Sower (foil mythic).

The tokens are {R} 4/4 Hellion creature for Hellion Eruption and {C} 0/1 Eldrazi Spawns for Emrakul's Hatcher and Pawn of Ulamog.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Printed on the card frame.
  2. Wizards of the Coast. (May 6, 2015.) “Announcing Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Blake Rasmussen. (August 17, 2015.) “Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Blake Rasmussen. (July 29, 2015.) “Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi Packaging”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
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