Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,
Today, over on the mothership, WotC Monty provided decklists for the Return to Ravnica Intro Packs. Smart Magic the Gathering players may review the lists here to help evaluate which Guild to play during the prerelease - at the moment, we here at MTG Realm are sort of torn between three Guilds and we really need to decide quickly.
Anywhoos - the Intro Packs are a great (and inexpensive) way to get your head into this set and will help newer players get primed for gaming in this block. With a MRSP of $15, you get
• 1 premium card,
• 1 60-card deck,
• 2 Return to Ravnica booster packs,
• 1 learn-to-play insert,
• 1 strategy insert
Your Intro Pack price will varry, but at OMG! Games here in Barrie, the price is a very nice $17.99 and tax. Righto - onto the decklists !
There are 2 rares in each pack - these are denoted with "*".
Azorius Advance - u/w
Foil Rare - Archon of the Triumvirate. Some believe the Azorius Senate only prevents things from happening. Prove them wrong with the "Azorius Advance" deck. While the detain ability locks up their defenses, your flying creatures will lay down the law.
25 lands : 1 Azorius Guildgate, 12 Island, 12 Plains
23 creatures : 1 Archon of the Triumvirate*, 2 Azorius Arrester, 1 Azorius Justiciar, 2 Battleflight Eagle, 2 Bazaar Krovod, 2 Concordia Pegasus, 1 Lyev Skyknight, 1 New Prahv Guildmage, 3 Silvercoat Lion, 1 Skyline Predator, 1 Soulsworn Spirit, 2 Stealer of Secrets, 2 Trained Caracal, 2 Vassal Soul
12 other spells : 1 Angel's Mercy, 2 Arrest, 2 Azorius Keyrune, 1 Dramatic Rescue, 1 Inaction Injunction, 1 Righteous Authority*, 2 Show of Valor, 1 Swift Justice, 1 Tablet of the Guilds
Izzet Ingenuity - u/r
Foil Rare - Hypersonic Dragon. The mages of the Izzet League run hot and cold— and sometimes both at once. The "Izzet Ingenuity" deck uses that tendency to your advantage. Bide your time, then unleash a blazing flurry of spells to take opponents off guard.
25 lands : 2 Island, 1 Izzet Guildgate, 12 Mountain
16 creatures : 2 Blistercoil Weird, 3 Cobblebrute, 2 Goblin Electromancer, 2 Guttersnipe, 1 Hypersonic Dragon*, 1 Nivix Guildmage, 3 Runewing, 1 Tenement Crasher, 1 Welkin Tern
19 other spells : 2 Annihilating Fire, 1 Blustersquall, 1 Chandra's Fury, 1 Downsize, 2 Electrickery, 1 Explosive Impact, 2 Goblin Rally, 2 Izzet Keyrune, 2 Krenko's Command, 1 Mizzium Mortars*, 1 Pursuit of Flight, 1 Teleportal, 1 Thoughtflare, 1 Wild Guess
Rakdos Raid - b/r
Foil Rare - Carnival Hellsteed. The Cult of Rakdos has a flair for sadistic entertainment. Bring pain to all with the "Rakdos Raid" deck. While your unleashed creatures put the hurt on opponents, use the distraction to play a few well-placed dirty tricks.
25 lands : 12 Mountain, 1 Rakdos Guildgate, 12 Swamp
23 creatures : 1 Bellows Lizard, 1 Bloodfray Giant, 2 Canyon Minotaur, 1 Carnival Hellsteed*, 1 Cryptborn Horror*, 2 Gore-House Chainwalker, 1 Hellhole Flailer, 1 Minotaur Aggressor, 2 Rakdos Cackler, 2 Rakdos Shred-Freak, 1 Ravenous Rats, 1 Rix Maadi Guildmage, 1 Sewer Shambler, 1 Spawn of Rix Maadi, 3 Tormented Soul, 2 Zombie Goliath
12 other spells : 1 Assassin’s Strike, 1 Auger Spree, 1 Blood Reckoning, 1 Cower in Fear, 2 Crippling Blight, 1 Deviant Glee, 1 Mind Rot, 2 Rakdos Keyrune, 1 Shrieking Affliction, 1 Traitorous Instinct
Golgari Growth - b/g
Foil Rare - Corpsejack Menace. The Golgari Swarm knows that the circle of life is a vicious one. The "Golgari Growth" deck puts the power of the scavenge ability in your hands, enabling your fallen creatures to strengthen their successors. Waste not, want not.
25 lands : 12 Forest, 1 Golgari Guildgate, 12 Swamp
24 creatures : 1 Acidic Slime, 1 Corpsejack Menace*, 2 Daggerdrome Imp, 1 Dreg Mangler, 2 Drudge Beetle, 1 Gobbling Ooze, 2 Golgari Longlegs, 1 Korozda Guildmage, 2 Korozda Monitor, 2 Slitherhead, 1 Sluiceway Scorpion, 1 Slum Reaper, 1 Stonefare Crocodile, 1 Terrus Wurm, 1 Veilborn Ghoul, 3 Walking Corpse, 1 Wild Beastmaster*
11 other spells : 1 Aerial Predation, 1 Disentomb, 2 Golgari Keyrune, 1 Grisly Salvage, 2 Launch Party, 1 Murder, 1 Rites of Reaping, 1 Serpent's Gift, 1 Treasured Find
Selesnya Surge - g/w
Grove of the Guardian. The Selesnya Conclave relentlessly seeks to grow its ranks—both outward and upward. Use the populate ability to multiply your largest token creatures, then go forth and spread the good word. Grow big or go home!
25 lands : 12 Forest, 1 Grove of the Guardian*, 11 Plains, 1 Selesnya Guildgate
17 creatures : 1 Arbor Elf, 1 Axebane Stag, 1 Brushstrider, 3 Centaur Courser, 1 Centaur Healer, 2 Centaur’s Herald, 1 Healer of the Pride, 1 Phantom General, 1 Risen Sanctuary, 3 Seller of Songbirds, 1 Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage, 1 Wayfaring Temple*
18 other spells : 2 Bountiful Harvest, 2 Call of the Conclave, 2 Chorus of Might, 1 Coursers’ Accord, 1 Druid’s Deliverance, 2 Eyes in the Skies, 1 Heroes’ Reunion, 1 Rootborn Defenses, 2 Savage Surge, 2 Selesnya Keyrune, 2 Trostani’s Judgment
Pick up singles for any of these Return to Ravnica Intropacks at MTG Mint Card to put a more agressive or competetive profile to your build.
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