Welcome Deck 2017/Welcome decks

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Welcome decks

Welcome Decks 2017 are five monocolored thirty-card ready-to-play sample decks, consisting of basic lands, commons, 2 uncommons and 1 rare.[1]

Description[edit | edit source]

Besides the Welcome Deck 2017 cards the decks also contain cards from Kaladesh, Aether Revolt and Amonkhet.

The decks are available for free at Wizards Play Network locations and for sale as part of the Amonkhet - and Ixalan Booster Battle Packs.

All decks include 1 Rules Reference Card.

Decklists[edit | edit source]

White deck[edit | edit source]

White Deck

Blue deck[edit | edit source]

Blue Deck

Black deck[edit | edit source]

Black Deck

Red deck[edit | edit source]

Red Deck

Green deck[edit | edit source]

Green Deck

Starter Set[edit | edit source]

2017 Starter set

A repackaging with two of the five decks and two life counters was sold as a Starter Set in December 2017. This 2-Player Starter Set for Magic: The Gathering was presented as a learn-to-play product aimed at new players. It was available in local game stores and mass-market stores, for an MSRP of $9.99.[2]

The poor quality of the packaging and the fact that it contained decks that previously were given out for free created doubts if this was an official Wizards of the Coast product.[3] However, it would later be further developed in the Spellslinger Starter Kit and the Arena Starter Kit.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Blake Rasmussen (March 27, 2017). "So Much Amonkhet News". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Zubbie (January 7, 2018). "Magic: The Gathering 2017 Starter Card Set". Zubbiecreations.com.
  3. Is it worth it to buy a Starter Set for Magic: The Gathering? No. (Video). Tolarian Community College. YouTube (December 12, 2017).