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Graveborn PDS Review

Happy Thursday MTG peeps,

Today, we want to yatter about the new Premium Deck Series: Graveborn. This Magic the Gathering limited print run set features several new arts within an all-FOIL 60-card deck. There are 6 rare cards and several very difficult to obtain older cards. These retail locally for around $40 and was released last week (Friday 18th November, 2011). Enough yattering for now - let's looks at a video we put together. This isn't a straight unboxing vid - we actually do some talking to review some of the strategies this build provides as well.

MTG Realm reviews the latest Magic the Gathering Premium Deck Series: Graveborn. Sponsored by MTG Mint Card - the best source for MTG singles and supplies. Graveborn supplies Legions of corpses to await your sinister commands. This 60-card, all-foil deck entombs, exhumes, and reanimates some of the most powerful Magic creatures from all five colors of mana. Harvest your graveyard for an assortment of these face-beaters as you walk over a field of bones to claim your victory.
Premium Deck Series: Graveborn is a control / aggro hybrid which can be considered a toolbox deck in that it will allow you search out a number of cards (usually singletons) to drop them on the battlefield at strategic moments in game play.

Entomb and Buried Alive are the main cards that will get this job done.

Graveborn is all about recursion and using your graveyard as an effecient library. Several cards such as Entomb and Buried Alive will allow you to search your library for your choice of cards and drop them into the graveyard. Other cards such as Putrid Imp, Sickening Dreams, Hidden Horror, Last Rites, Zombie Infestation, and Cabal Therapy are able to accomplish this by discard action..

To get your bombtastic monsters out of the graveyard and onto the battlefield, cards such as Animate Dead, Exhume, Dread Return, Diabolic Servitude, and Reanimate are provided. Targets for reanimation are Sphinx of the Steel Wind, Crosis, the Purger, Inkwell Leviathan, Avatar of Woe, Blazing Archon, Verdant Force, and Terastodon to ensure you always have the right answer for an alpha swing or an opponent's threat. If you like most of the cards but want to tweak the build, you can always score singles of this at MTG Mint Card and start tweaking your own brew.

Speaking of MTG Mint Card,
They are having a very nice Black Friday / Cyber Monday promo. Make sure you use the coupon code (here) to apply savings to your purchase. This offer will hit the graveyard on December 1st, 2011 so make tracks soon.

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