Happy Monday MTG peeps,
We trust all had a great weekend. While a number of you may have been at a Friday Night Magic event, there was a rather interesting Magic: the Gathering spoiler for the upcoming Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning product. Allegedly, it appears that the decklist of this Duel Deck to be released on September 5, 2014 was loaded on the mothersite on Friday and then promptly removed. Not before forum user Darlkind was able to copy down the contents of this Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning card list. The theme of this duel deck is essentially a matched aspect of two of the Khans of Tarkir - The swiftness of The Mardu Horde symbolized by the wing of the dragon and the cunning of The Jeskai Way symbolized by the eye of the dragon.
Anywhoos, today over on the mothersite, the official decklists were posted and it looks like we now have all six new Khans of Tarikir cards spoiled for this Duel Decks -
Speed - Nomad Outpost, Mystic Monastery, Jeskai Elder
Cunning - Mardu Heart-Piercer, Zurgo Helmsmasher, Thousand Winds
Of interest - we now have the new 'Jeskai' mechanic - Prowess - Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn. Also - we now have the two uncommon rarity lands - essentially tri-colored 'tap lands' each associated with the specific Tarkir Clans.
Creatures (22) : 1 Frenzied Goblin, 1 Infantry Veteran, 2 Leonin Snarecaster, 2 Dregscape Zombie, 1 Goblin Deathraiders, 1 Hellraiser Goblin, 1 Fleshbag Marauder, 1 Goblin Warchief, 1 Hell's Thunder, 1 Kathari Bomber, 1 Shambling Remains, 1 Mardu Heart-Piercer, 2 Beetleback Chief, 1 Krenko, Mob Boss, 1 Ogre Battledriver, 1 Flame-Kin Zealot, 1 Scourge Devil, 1 Zurgo Helmsmasher, 1 Oni of Wild Places
Non-creature spells (14) : 1 Reckless Abandon, 1 Shock, 1 Bone Splinters, 1 Arc Trail, 1 Goblin Bombardment, 2 Krenko's Command, 1 Act of Treason, 1 Dauntless Onslaught, 1 Orcish Cannonade, 2 Fiery Fall, 1 Fury of the Horde, 1 Banefire
Lands (24) : 2 Evolving Wilds, 1 Ghitu Encampment, 2 Nomad Outpost, 10 Mountain, 3 Plains, 6 Swamp
CunningCreatures (22) : 2 Faerie Impostor, 2 Coral Trickster, 2 Fathom Seer, 1 Jeskai Elder, 1 Willbender, 1 Sparkmage Apprentice, 1 Lone Missionary, 1 Master Decoy, 1 Echo Tracer, 1 Kor Hookmaster, 1 Stonecloaker, 2 Aquamorph Entity, 1 Hussar Patrol, 1 Lightning Angel, 1 Faerie Invaders, 1 Thousand Winds, 1 Arcanis the Omnipotent, 1 Sphinx of Uthuun
Non-creature spells (14) : 1 Fleeting Distraction, 1 Stave Off, 1 Swift Justice, 1 Impulse, 1 Mana Leak, 1 Lightning Helix, 1 Hold the Line, 1 Inferno Trap, 1 Steam Augury, 2 Traumatic Visions, 1 Whiplash Trap, 1 Arrow Volley Trap, 1 Repeal
Lands (24) : 2 Mystic Monastery, 2 Terramorphic Expanse, 10 Island, 3 Mountain, 7 Plains
The lists look to deliver some fun games for players and a number of cards of interest for collectors. We will likely be picking this up from our local games store, OMG! Games & Collectibles here in Barrie, Ontario and perhaps score a few of the singles from MTG Mint Card. To wrap up, here's that cool flavor text for this Duel Deck -
Racing across the blazing steppe, the wave of attackers crests the barren hills. Nothing can stop their reckless advance. These warriors live fast, fight hard, and strike terror into the hearts of those in their path. The scarred countryside seems abandoned. Then, suddenly, hidden fighters spring from ambush. The overconfident enemy recoils in surprise, outflanked and outsmarted. Who will prevail, the swift or the sly?~