Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,
You may recall our post at waay back on start of April where we spoiled an early image of Avacyn Restored Event Decks - well WoTC Monty gave us the low-down with deck lists in yesterday's Aracana. Most Magic the Gathering players we've been talking to are not calling it a stellar but most certainly solid. Let's have a looky-see . . .
Humanity's Vengeance (w/u)Main Deck - 60 cards
24 lands : 2 Glacial Fortress, 9 Island, 1 Moorland Haunt, 12 Plains
25 creatures : 1 Blade Splicer (R), 4 Fiend Hunter, 4 Gideon's Lawkeeper, 1 Mirran Crusader (R), 3 Nearheath Pilgrim, 2 Nephalia Smuggler, 1 Phyrexian Metamorph (R), 4 Porcelain Legionnaire, 3 Tandem Lookout, 2 Wingcrafter
11 other spells : 2 Dismember, 1 Divine Deflection (R), 2 Mental Misstep, 3 Oblivion Ring, 3 Righteous Blow
Sideboard : 3 Cathedral Sanctifier, 2 Cloudshift, 2 Inquisitor Exarch, 4 Mana Leak, 3 Negate, 1 Pacifism
Death's Encroach (b)Main Deck : 60 cards
24 lands : 24 Swamp
21 creatures : 1 Cemetery Reaper (R), 2 Crypt Creeper, 4 Diregraf Ghoul, 1 Geralf's Messenger (R), 3 Ghoulraiser, 1 Gloom Surgeon (R), 1 Gravecrawler (R), 4 Highborn Ghoul, 4 Skinrender
15 other spells : 3 Altar's Reap, 3 Despise, 2 Dismember, 2 Doom Blade, 3 Go for the Throat, 2 Lashwrithe (R)
Sideboard : 2 Appetite for Brains, 2 Crypt Creeper, 3 Deathmark, 1 Despise, 2 Distress, 1 Ghoulraiser, 1 Surgical Extraction (R), 3 Triumph of Cruelty
These 60-card decks come with a 15-card sideboard and are perfect for use in Standard play tournaments like Friday Night Magic or Game Day celebrations. They also come with a Spindown life counter and a reusable card box. Unlike Intro Packs, these 60-card builds are designed to let the player jump straight into a standard-format event with a very decent deck that should be competitive, and for a MSRP of about $25, it's not a bad deal.
One suggestion is modify to tast or pimp the above event decklists by heading over to MTG Mint Card and getting additional rares or perhaps even foils.