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DD: Mind vs. Might Preview

Happy Friday MTG peeps,

Yes, we already posted to the MTG Realm blog today (all about Coldsnap), but we definitely need to talk about a Magic: the Gathering spoiler spotted.  This image of the upcoming Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might, to be released at the end of this month was posted just now to the mothersite (linked over here) but spoiled a day earlier by redditor OnnaJReverT in the EDH subreddit.

The face cards here are Jhoira of the Ghitu (the 'Mind' faction) versus Lovisa Coldeyes (the 'Might' faction).  The original card arts were illustrated by Kev Walker for Jhoira and Brian Snoddy for Lovisa, both of which were fan favourites.  The new card arts are very lovely with Jhoira being illlustrated by Magali Villeneuve and Anna Steinbauer illustrating Lovisa.

Jhoira of the Ghitu, 1UR
Legendary Crature - Human Wizard, Myuthic Rare
2, Exile a nonland card from your hand: Put four time counters on the exiled card. If it doesn't have suspend, it gains suspend. (At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from that card. When the last is removed, cast it without paying its mana cost. If it's a creature, it has haste.)

Lovisa Coldeyes, 3RR
Legendary Creature - Human, Mythic Rare
Each creature that's a Barbarian, a Warrior, or a Berserker gets +2/+2 and has haste.
"A massacre? It is a mercy we grant them. this way they won't freeze to death."

As for the cards themselves, Jhoira does see some play in Commander, and is fairly versatile, either getting mana expensive Eldrazi sized threats onto the battlefield (think  Emrakul, the Aeons Torn) or in a number of other ways like a 'turn and burn' decklist.  Anywhoos, let's get some background on Duel Decks first.

Duel Decks are a series of theme decks that started in 2007 with Elves vs. Goblins. They contain two 60-card decks designed and developed specifically to be played against each other by two people.  Each set depicts a notable rivalry. Until Venser vs. Koth, the sets alternated between showing two rival factions, and two rival planeswalkers, and often tie into current or future storylines, which is of course why this has our attention.  There may be an chance that there may be some soon-to-be standard legal Amonkhet cards in this mix.  Here are some fast facts for this new MTG product -

Mind vs. Might represents the age-old clash between mages and warriors, brains and brawn. Clever plots or raw power-which will you choose?

2 Ready-to-play, 60-card decks
2 Deck boxes
10 creature tokens
2 Spindown life counters
Strategy insert
Rules reference card

MSRP: approximately $25

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