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DKA Event Deck Lists

Happy Tuesday MTG Peeps,

You may recall last week when we provided a quick post reagarding the soon to be released Dark Ascension Event Decks. Well today, WoTC Monty delivered the decklists on the mothership.

Here's the 4.1.1 on these competitive pre-cons before we get into the decklist details -

Dark Ascension Event Decks are scheduled for release on February 24th, 2012 and contain the following : 1 x 60-card deck, 1 x 15-card sideboard, 1 Spindown life counter, 1 strategy insert, and 1 card box. These should retail for about $25 and contain 7 rares as well as a full compliment of uncommons / commons.

Spiraling Doom -
Black-Green (/) Event Deck
(Rare cards in bold)
25 land : 2 Evolving Wilds, 1 Grim Backwoods, 8 Swamp, 14 Forest

27 creatures : 1 Hex Parasite, 4 Young Wolf, 1 Perilous Myr, 4 Viridian Emissary, 4 Strangleroot Geist, 1 Phyrexian Rager, 1 Wakedancer, 1 Viridian Corrupter, 1 Solemn Simulacrum, 3 Skinrender, 1 Stingerfling Spider, 1 Bloodgift Demon, 1 Morkrut Banshee, 1 Acidic Slime, 1 Brutalizer Exarch, 1 Myr Battlesphere

8 other spells : 1 Mortarpod, 3 Doom Blade, 2 Birthing Pod, 2 Diabolic Tutor

15 sideboard : 1 Despise, 3 Autumn's Veil, 1 Myr Sire, 4 Distress, 1 Wakedancer, 1 Beast Within, 1 Dismember, 1 Gravedigger, 1 Entomber Exarch, 1 Acid Web Spider

Take this build for a spin and draw a few hands HERE. We like 'tool box' builds and this Birthing Pod deck delivers. The build does look solid with Solemn Simulacrum and Viridian Emissary to power up your mana ramp and has a very nice showcase of the new 'undying' tech with a full deckset of Strangleroo Geist and Young Wolf. Sadly, we suspect that players may just purchase the singles and build something similar to game with as the MRSP closely approximates the summary of singles here.


Gleeful Flames - Mono-Red ()Event Deck
(Rare cards in bold)

22 land : 3 Haunted Fengraf, 2 Inkmoth Nexus, 17 Mountain

20 creatures : 4 Forge Devil, 4 Goblin Arsonist, 4 Goblin Fireslinger, 4 Goblin Gaveleer, 3 Torch Fiend, 1 Hellrider

18 other spells : 3 Infiltration Lens, 2 Faithless Looting, 4 Goblin Grenade, 1 Curse of Stalked Prey, 4 Brimstone Volley, 4 Artillerize

15 sideboard : 2 Gut Shot, 3 Torpor Orb, 4 Arc Trail, 2 Act of Treason, 1 Dismember, 3 Into the Core

Take this build for a spin and draw a few hands HERE. This mono-red build has a roster list of a number of popular cards now being played such as Gut Shot, Dismember, and Arc Trail. Given the deckset of Artillerize, we somewhat surprised we don't see any Ichor Wellspring or Mycosynth Wellspring. We love the synergy here with Goblin Gaveleer and Infiltration Lens but find it a titch odd about the Inkmoth Nexus inclusion - don't misinterpret this - we love Inkmoth, just think that this was included as a plan 'B' or to be more appealing to gamers. And appealing it is, this build if broken down should fetch almost double that of the MRSP and will fly off the shelves double-time compared to the previous Pod build.. It's only weakness is that a single Curse of Death's Hold or Elesh Norn will shut the gobby party down.

Lastly, just another reminder of the Top 5 selling DKA singles - this data compiled by the folks over at MTG Mint Card.
1. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
2. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
3. Hellrider
4. Vault of the Archangel
5. Vorapede


Anonymous said...

spiraling doom gives 3 valuable rares : a solemn n 2 birthing pod. and gleeful flame gives 2 valuable rares : 2 inkmoth nexus. Anyone who wants to get full set of inkmoth easily, this is the chance. I don't see these 2 event deck are worth $25 each. These are supposed to be around $20 each.

Anonymous said...

@anonymous above me:
Gleeful flame Gives you Hellrider, and he's a very useful card. He has a massive boost to the RDW theme. Before, red had to play on the slower side, but with hellrider in my deck, I have a turn 4 or 5 win.