Planar Chaos/Theme decks

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Planar Chaos features four preconstructed theme decks:[1][2][3]

Endless March[edit | edit source]

Endless March is a theme deck from Planar Chaos.

{{cquote|For the creatures in the Endless March deck, the battle never ends—and they wouldn’t have it any other way. This deck revolves around the interaction of vanishing and “rescue.” It’s an ideal match: When a vanishing creature gets low on time counters, play a rescue creature and return it to your hand. You can replay it fully restocked with time counters!

Your rescue creatures do more than return your Calciderms to your hand. If you rescue Mogg War Marshal, you’ll get another Goblin token when you replay it. If you rescue Icatian Javelineers, it’ll come back with a fresh javelin counter. A rescue creature with flash can save a creature after combat damage has been assigned, or after it’s been targeted by a spell that will destroy it.

Don’t be afraid to rescue your own rescue creatures! If you play Dust Elemental, you can return Dust Elemental itself plus two of your other creatures to your hand. Now Dust Elemental is ready for more rescuing, and the other creatures are ready to come back into play, good as new.

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The 2 rares in this deck are Dust Elemental and Fatal Frenzy.

The timeshifted cards in this deck (from Time Spiral) are Avalanche Riders, Icatian Javelineers, and Soltari Priest.

The timeshifted cards in this deck (from Planar Chaos) are Brute Force, Calciderm, Sunlance.

Ixidor's Legacy[edit | edit source]

Ixidor's Legacy is a theme deck from Planar Chaos.

“  Ixidor was the master illusionist who created morph magic, and his legacy is one of trickery and deceit. While playing the Ixidor’s Legacy deck, you’ll pick up right where he left off.  ”

Shapeshifting is this deck’s specialty. Your face-down creatures do it. Your Shapeshifters do it. Cards like Unstable Mutation or Shaper Parasite do it. But the real fun is when you shift the shape of your opponent’s creatures! Shaper Parasite can drop a small creature’s toughness to 0, spelling its immediate doom. Even better, Serendib Sorcerer and Merfolk Thaumaturgist can team up to turn any creature into a not-long-for-this-world 2/0.

After you’ve dealt with your opponent’s threats, it’s time to finish the game with some threats of your own. Tidewalker isn’t very stable, but it can be gigantic. How big Aeon Chronicler is depends on your hand size, which means it can also be huge—and if it’s getting too small, you can play Ovinomancer or turn Fathom Seer face up to put a bunch of cards in your hand. As Ixidor’s heir, you’ll always have another trick up your sleeve!

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The 2 rares in this deck are Aeon Chronicler and Serendib Sorcerer.

The timeshifted cards in this deck (from Time Spiral) are Desert, Ovinomancer, Unstable Mutation, and Willbender.

The timeshifted cards in this deck (from Planar Chaos) are Merfolk Thaumaturgist, Ovinize, Piracy Charm, Primal Plasma, Riptide Pilferer, Serendib Sorcerer.

Rituals of Rebirth[edit | edit source]

Rituals of Rebirth is a theme deck from Planar Chaos.

“  Some view death as a door into another world. The Rituals of Rebirth deck views death as a revolving door that leads right back onto the battlefield!  ”

Early in the game, drop giant creature cards into your graveyard with cards like Icatian Crier, Fa’adiyah Seer, and Greenseeker. Then play Resurrection or Dread Return to put a gargantuan attacker from your graveyard directly into play. Teneb, the Harvester is your best bet: Not only is it a 6/6 flying Dragon, but it’ll reanimate more of your creatures as it takes huge chunks out of your opponent’s life total. If you haven’t gotten Teneb into your graveyard yet, you have plenty of other options, like Phantasmagorian or Jedit Ojanen of Efrava. Your opponent will have a hard time dealing them with on turn 4!

As the game goes along, you’ll accumulate so much land that you can simply play any of your giant creatures from your hand, which means Evolution Charm becomes useful as a resurrection spell as well. When your creatures won’t stay dead, who can stand in your way?

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The 2 rares in this deck are Jedit Ojanen of Efrava and Teneb, the Harvester.

The timeshifted cards in this deck (from Time Spiral) are Resurrection, Sengir Autocrat, Spike Feeder, Twisted Abomination and Wall of Roots.

The timeshifted cards in this deck (from Planar Chaos) are Essence Warden, Fa'adiyah Seer, Harmonize.

Unraveling Mind[edit | edit source]

Unraveling Mind is a theme deck from Planar Chaos, focussing on madness.

“  Insanity gets a bad rap. The “Unraveling Mind” deck is built to take advantage of the madness ability. When you discard a card with madness, you can play it—usually for a discount, and at a time your opponent won’t expect. Discard Reckless Wurm to pay for Lightning Axe, for example, and you can take out almost any opposing creature and get a surprise blocker into play at the same time.  ”

Undertaker may be the most helpful card in the deck. It lets you discard a card to return a creature card from your graveyard to your hand. Set it up with two creature cards with madness and you’ve got a reanimation loop: Whenever one of the creatures dies, discard the other one (and play it) to return the first one to your hand!

Eventually you’ll be able to close out the game with large creatures like Reckless Wurm or Phantasmagorian, with evasive attacks from Mirri the Cursed or Trespasser il-Vec, or simply with a final Disintegrate. Drive your opponent crazy—as crazy as you!

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The 2 rares in this deck are Magus of the Arena and Mirri the Cursed.

The timeshifted cards in this deck (from Time Spiral) are Browbeat, Dauthi Slayer, Disintegrate, Fiery Temper and Undertaker.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Magic Arcana (December 14, 2006). "Unwrap the Planar Chaos Theme Decks". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar (April 02, 2007). "Preconstructing Planar Chaos". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Wizards of the Coast (August 18, 2008). "Planar Chaos Theme Decks". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.