An event deck is a type of Magic: The Gathering that was sold as part of expert-level expansions starting with Mirrodin Besieged. This product was officially discontinued after Battle for Zendikar.
Description[edit | edit source]
Unlike preconstructed theme decks and intro packs, which are constructed by Wizards of the Coast for newer players to Magic, event decks are built with more tournament-play competitive players in mind, and each event deck features seven to ten rares and as many as four copies of powerful common and uncommon cards.
Event decks are Standard legal as of their release and may be played fresh from their box, which contains a strategy insert with tips as to deck customization. The Modern Event Deck that was released in May 2014, is not set-specific and is for Modern rather than for Standard.
Contents[edit | edit source]
Original[edit | edit source]
- a 60-card deck (seven rares and an indeterminable number of commons/uncommons).
- a 15-card sideboard
- a spindown life counter
- a strategy guide
- a box
- a poster
From New Phyrexia forward[edit | edit source]
- Eight rares
From Dragon's Maze forward[edit | edit source]
- Only one event deck per release.
- Ten rares
From Khans of Tarkir forward[edit | edit source]
- Early 2014, it was announced that Event decks would alternate with the Clash pack. At the time this would mean that thay would appear in the first and third set for each block.
Battle for Zendikar[edit | edit source]
- Eight rares, two mythics
- After the change to two set blocks, Event decks were to be aligned with each first set, while Clash packs would appear with each second set.
Releases[edit | edit source]
|2015||Battle for Zendikar||Ultimate Sacrifice|
|2015||Dragons of Tarkir||Landslide Charge|
|2014||Khans of Tarkir||Conquering Hordes|
|2014||Modern format||March of the Multitudes|
|2014||Journey into Nyx||Wrath of the Mortals|
|2014||Born of the Gods||Underworld Herald|
|2013||Magic 2014||Rush of the Wild|
|2013||Dragon's Maze||Strength of Selesnya|
|2013||Gatecrash||Rally and Rout|
|2013||Gatecrash||Thrive and Thrash|
|2012||Return to Ravnica||Creep and Conquer|
|2012||Return to Ravnica||Wrack and Rage|
|2012||Magic 2013||Sweet Revenge|
|2012||Magic 2013||Repeat Performance|
|2012||Avacyn Restored||Humanity's Vengeance|
|2012||Avacyn Restored||Death's Encroach|
|2012||Dark Ascension||Gleeful Flames|
|2012||Dark Ascension||Spiraling Doom|
|2011||Innistrad||Hold the Line|
|2011||Magic 2012||Illusionary Might|
|2011||Magic 2012||Vampire Onslaught|
|2011||New Phyrexia||War of Attrition|
|2011||New Phyrexia||Rot from Within|
|2011||Mirrodin Besieged||Into the Breach|
|2011||Mirrodin Besieged||Infect & Defile|
References[edit | edit source]
- Matt Tabak. (August 23, 2010.) "Grab-and-Go Event Decks", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Zac Hill. (August 08, 2011.) "Developing Event Decks", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater. (February 08, 2016.) "Are Event Decks and Clash Packs discontinued?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
- Monty Ashley. (February 14, 2013.) "A Brief History of Event Decks", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Wizards of the Coast. (January 09, 2014.) "Announcing Modern Event Deck", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Trick Jarrett. (March 05, 2014.) "Introducing M15's Clash Pack", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.