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Top 25 and Jace vs. Vraska Foil Update 3-12-2014

The Magic Top 25 was updated this past week to include recent tournaments and events. The most notable of events was without a doubt the Grand Prix in Richmond with a record turnout of over 4,300 players. Even in all the popularity at least 3 professional players found themselves in the Top 8 of GP Richmond. This speaks to the talent of professional players and there ability to overcome great numbers in competitive play. As for changes in the ladder we didn’t really see much movement in the Top 8 of the 25 best players. Changes came around the 11th place spot where Alexander Hayne moved out Standislav Cifka. The top players remained at their current spots with Jeremy Dezani holding on to first place with Reid Duke Owen, Turtenwald, Ben Stark and Tom Martell trying to close in.

Wizards also gave us a mini update on the Jace vs. Vraska Duel Deck. There was a custom foiling style mentioned when the Duel Deck was first talked about, today we get a look at the white layer or “shiny” party of the foil cards. Below you can see side by side comparisons of the original card next to its white layer companion. Duel Decks, Jace vs. Vraska is set to hit store shelves on 3/14/2014 look for it at your local TCG shop or you can click the image and use the amazon link to order if online.

Brian Liu Takes Grand Prix Richmond 3-9-2014

The Grand Prix in Richmond comes to a close with one of the largest player turnouts in Grand Prix history. The Richmond Grand Prix was host to 4,300 players from all around filling the reserved space in addition to needing more event halls to host players. This was a Modern Format tournament with a slew of different decks finding there way into the top 16 however that spectrum was narrowed in the end with the Top 8 consisting of 4 similar pod style decks. As such was the winning deck of the weekend, Brian Liu’s “Kiki pod” deck played popular combinations of blue/white/red/green cards to seal the win. Noted cards in these “Pod” decks typically include Birds of Paradise, Reveillark, Melira, Sylvak Outcast and of course, Birthing Pod. What differs from Brian Liu’s deck was the addition of Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker. Liu was the only player in the Top 8 to not play a Melira, Sylvak Outcast in a pod deck and instead use Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker. With a few other slight modifications such as not including Abrupt Decay or Reveillark, Brian Liu seems to have made the perfect changes to win the Champion Spot.

Below you will be able to find Brian Liu’s Winning Deck of the Grand Prix in Richmond!

Lands (23)

  • 3 Arid Mesa
  • 1 Breeding Pool
  • 2 Fire-Lit Thicket
  • 1 Forest
  • 2 Gavony Township
  • 4 Grove of the Burnwillows
  • 1 Hallowed Fountain
  • 4 Misty Rainforest
  • 1 Plains
  • 1 Sacred Foundry
  • 1 Steam Vents
  • 1 Stomping Ground
  • 1 Temple Garden

Creatures (30)

  • 4 Birds of Paradise
  • 1 Deceiver Exarch
  • 1 Eternal Witness
  • 1 Glen Elendra Archmage
  • 2 Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
  • 2 Kitchen Finks
  • 1 Linvala, Keeper of Silence
  • 1 Murderous Redcap
  • 3 Noble Hierarch
  • 1 Qasali Pridemage
  • 4 Restoration Angel
  • 2 Scavenging Ooze
  • 1 Spellskite
  • 2 Voice of Resurgence
  • 3 Wall of Roots
  • 1 Zealous Conscripts

Modern Event Deck in the Works 3-7-2014

A bit of rumor related news was slightly confirmed today on twitter by Aaron Forsythe after the picture below surfaced online. The photo depicted someone holding a sealed package of what appeared to be a Modern Format event deck listing details and contents on the back of the box. Cards listed included Elspeth Knight Errant, Hero of Bladehold, Honor of the Pure and Intangible Virtue as well as mention of token type cards in the deck. Aaron Forsythe commented on twitter that “… The picture of the Modern Event Deck floating around is a pre-production mock up and is not completely accurate to what’s final..” Notice he didn’t say the deck wasn’t happening simply that it wasn’t final. Other contents listed on the back is as follows: Pre-Constructed 60 Card Deck, 15 card sideboard, strategy guide, Spindown Life Counter, 80 Exclusive card sleeves, 5 double-sided tokens and deck box.

It would be fantastic to see Wizards bring us more event decks tuned for different formats of play. While again this just a semi-confirmed rumor we will still follow closely and provide updates as they come out. The photo of the pre-production deck can be viewed below.

Grand Prix Melbourne Results 3-2-2014

With the Grand Prix in Melbourne complete, we tip our hats to Nam Sung-Wook for claiming the top spot. Adding to the excitement it was noted that Sung-Wook was the first South Korean to win a Grand Prix Magic: The Gathering Event! Sung-Wook knocked out previous Top 8 competitors with his Standard format Mono-Black deck. Looking through the cards we see the popular Pack Rat and Mutavault, pretty standard for this type of play, and spells that round his deck giving him additional card draw and opponent hand control. To help sustain the deck we see cards such as Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Devour Flesh which both allow the player to gain life and possibly damage the opponent. The deck is simple and concise which we tend to see in the Standard format of play. What was interested to see was the amount of similar decks in the Top 8 mainly running the same White Blue Black combination of cards. Check back for more updates and Thanks again! You can view Nam Sung-Wook’s Mono-Black deck below.

Lands (26)

  • 4 Mutavault
  • 16 Swamp
  • 4 Temple of Deceit
  • 2 Watery Gravet

Creatures (16)

  • 4 Desecration Demon
  • 4 Gray Merchant of Asphodel
  • 4 Nightveil Specter
  • 4 Pack Rat

Game Day and Pro Tour Decklist 3-1-2014

Posted above is The Vanquisher which you get for besting Battle the Horde at the Born of the Gods Game Day March 1st-2nd 2014. The Vanquisher is the Hero card for part 6 of The Heroes Path. As a reminder those wishing to attend a Game Day event may do so at your local game store. Participation in the Standard tournament requires a 60 card minimum standard deck from Return to Ravnica – Born of the Gods.

Also as an update today we have the number 2 decklist from the Pro Tour Born of the Gods Top 8. In contrast to the Red – White – Blue deck put together by Shaun McLaren, Jacob Wilsons White – Green – Black deck centered mainly around creature ramp up with minor spell assistance. Looking at the creatures we see a nice variety of board control, mana ramp up and creature gain. In particular we see Wilson playing Melira, Sylvok Outcast which just about eliminates poison/infect damage and saves his creature from reduced power and defense. Cards such as Reveillark and Eternal witness along with a few others give the player a great opportunity to keep creatures on the board or return them from the graveyard and keep the combos running. Posted Below is Jacob Wilsons Number 2 Born of the Gods Pro Tour Valencia Deck.

Lands (23)

  • 3 Forest
  • 3 Gavony Township
  • 1 Godless Shrine
  • 4 Misty Rainforest
  • 2 Overgrown Tomb
  • 3 Razorverge Thicket
  • 1 Swamp
  • 1 Temple Garden
  • 4 Verdant Catacombs
  • 1 Woodland Cemetery

Creatures (28)

  • 4 Birds of Paradise
  • 1 Eternal Witness
  • 4 Kitchen Finks
  • 1 Linvala, Keeper of Silence
  • 1 Melira, Sylvok Outcast
  • 2 Murderous Redcap
  • 3 Noble Hierarch
  • 1 Orzhov Pontiff
  • 1 Qasali Pridemage
  • 1 Ranger of Eos
  • 1 Reveillark
  • 1 Scavenging Ooze
  • 1 Shriekmaw
  • 1 Spellskite
  • 1 Viscera Seer
  • 2 Voice of Resurgence
  • 2 Wall of Roots

Born of the Gods Pro Tour Featured Decklist 2-28-2014

Today we get to feature the Born of the Gods Pro Tour number one deck by Shaun McLaren. This Red / White / Blue combination of cards comes in the flavor of heavy spell usage, with the best of each color. We get to see popular red burn spells such as Lightning Bolt, staple blue counter like Mana Leak and Remand as well as Lightning Helix and Path to Exile white control that really speak for themselves in play. As is the case with spell centered decks , the creatures we see are few and typically go to assist the spell usage. Snapcaster Mage and Vendilion Clique can both be played as interrupts, lending to speed of play. On top of that Snapcaster Mage will give a chosen spell flashback, While Vendilion Clique helps control your opponents hand. Below you will be able to see the full number one Decklist for the Born of the Gods Pro Tour Valencia.

Lands (26)

  • 3 Arid Mesa
  • 4 Celestial Colonnade
  • 2 Hallowed Fountain
  • 1 Mountain
  • 2 Island
  • 1 Plains
  • 1 Sacred Foundry
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 2 Steam Vents
  • 2 Sulfur Falls
  • 4 Tectonic Edge

Creatures (24)

  • 4 Snapcaster Mage
  • 1 Vendilion Clique

Born of the Gods Game Day Event 2-27-2014

This is just a reminder that the Game Day Events for Born of the Gods “The Heroes Path” will be taking place March 1-2, 2014. To participate in this event all you need to do is head down to your local MTG shop with your Standard Format deck and carefully chosen Hero cards from previous events. There will be a Standard Format tournament taking place so remember that the current Block is Return to Ravnica – Born of the Gods.

The Challenge at this event will be the Battle the Horde Challenge Deck, players are encouraged to bring all Hero cards they have earned to see which ones will fare the best! There is no set time that you need to challenge Battle the Horde and may be done at your leisure during the event. Defeating the Deck will earn players their sixth Hero card. Also while supplies last players heading to the Game Day event will receive full-art promo cards. The Top 8 of the Standard tournament will receive additional full-art Foil promo cards. Wizards also noted that even if the store running the tournament only has a Top 4, the Top 8 should still receive the Foil Promo cards.

Thanks again everyone and for more information please call your local store!
Information on The Heroes Path can be found here: Click!

Jace vs Vraska Decklist and Top 25 Update 2-26-2014

As promised today we have the Black / Green deck list for Vraska in the upcoming Duel Deck: Jace vs. Vraska. On top of the deck list we have updated the product section so those wishing to pick up Duel Deck: Jace vs. Vraska can do so by searching for it above or clicking the image below!

Creatures (24)

  • 1 Acidic Slime
  • 1 Corpse Traders
  • 1 Death-Hood Cobra
  • 1 Drooling Groodion
  • 1 Festerhide Boar
  • 2 Gatecreeper Vine
  • 1 Highway Robber
  • 1 Mold Shambler
  • 1 Nekrataal
  • 1 Ohran Viper
  • 1 Oran-Rief Recluse
  • 1 Pulse Tracker
  • 1 Putrid Leech
  • 1 Reaper of the Wilds
  • 1 River Boa
  • 1 Sadistic Augermage
  • 1 Shadow Alley Denizen
  • 1 Slate Street Ruffian
  • 1 Spawnwrithe
  • 1 Stonefare Crocodile
  • 1 Tavern Swindler
  • 1 Vinelasher Kudzu
  • 1 Wight of Precinct Six


As an additional small update the Top 25 list was updated with good movement in the Top 5. Jeremy Dezani moved up from 5th to 1st place in the Top 25 after the recent Pro Tour. The biggest movement was seen in Owen Turenwald moving a whopping 9 places in the Top and finding a comfortable seat in 3rd place. It’s worth nothing that the most recent Pro Tour was host to every single player in the Top 25. Thanks!

Duel Decks Jace vs Vraska Announced 2-25-2014

Today Wizards has announced that Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska will be coming to store shelves on March 14th 2014. Wizards was short and sweet, letting the cards do the talking with a full update to the contents of Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska as well as specific updates to card art. Some cards, as pictured below ; Jace, Architect of Thought looks particularly nice. The decks themselves look entertaining for new and old players. The Jace deck runs simply mono blue while Vraska comes in with Black / Green. Today we are going to post the Deck List for Jace, Architect of Thought! Noted cards in this deck come in the form of Future Sight and Spell Twine, while ramping up the many creatures that accompany Jace. The card list can be found below!

Thanks again and check back for more updates!

    Creatures (20)

  • 1 Aeon Chronicler
  • 1 Æther Adept
  • 1 Æther Figment
  • 1 Archaeomancer
  • 1 Body Double
  • 1 Chronomaton
  • 1 Crosstown Courier
  • 1 Dream Stalker
  • 1 Errant Ephemeron
  • 1 Jace’s Mindseeker
  • 1 Jace’s Phantasm
  • 2 Krovikan Mist
  • 1 Leyline Phantom
  • 1 Merfolk Wayfinder
  • 1 Phantasmal Bear
  • 1 Phantasmal Dragon
  • 1 Riftwing Cloudskate
  • 1 Sea Gate Oracle
  • 1 Stealer of Secrets

    Lands (24)

  • 1 Dread Statuary
  • 2 Halimar Depths
  • 21 Island

Pro Tour Born of the Gods Update 2-24-2014

With the Pro Tour Born of the Gods now complete we tip our hats to Canadian Shaun McLaren for winning the number 1 spot. The final Top 8 matchup came between McLaren (W/U/R) and Jacob Wilson (Bl/G/W). Mclaren is a 25 year old magic player who primary plays Magic: The Gathering: Online and had his first entry into a modern pro tour. It was a heated match up as the games could have gone either way, McLaren was actually down 2 game to 1 in the start. The noted plays of the evening seemed to include McLarens use of Ajani Vengeant to land sweep Wilson, and the use of control cards against Wilsons ramp up. Tomorrow we will feature a deck from one of these two players.

In a smaller note Wizards has trademarked ‘Dragons Of Tarkir’ and ‘Khans Of Tarkir’ as well as obtained the respected domains. While we hope this could be a hint at new card sets , Wizards has a slew of other brands that could include these phrases. We will update this as we get more information. Thanks again and check back!

Featured Decklist Born of the Gods Pro Tour 2-23-2014

This decklist comes right out of the Born of the Gods Pro Tour as the first official event comes to close. We were able to see a wide variety of decks as wizards released to us the decklists of players scoring more then 18 Points in the 10 rounds Modern play. Today we feature a deck put together by Devon O’Donnell. We always like to see decks that arent always a part of typical flow and today we have a deck that is just that. While there inst a name out for the deck, it mainly features artifact play with heavy emphasis on the Metalcraft mechanic. Sprinkled in are a Red spell or two to handle early game creatures and artifacts with huge attack bonuses that can move around. Similar to the styles of Sliver play, the artifacts in this deck all work off each other in some way either giving bonuses to attack and defense or using artifacts as mana. O’Donnell was only one of few players to try an “All Artifact” Deck. Check it out below!

Creatures (26)

  • 4 Arcbound Ravager
  • 4 Etched Champion
  • 1 Master of Etherium
  • 2 Memnite
  • 4 Ornithopter
  • 4 Signal Pest
  • 3 Steel Overseer
  • 4 Vault Skirge

Lands (16)

  • 4 Blinkmoth Nexus
  • 4 Darksteel Citadel
  • 3 Glimmervoid/li>
  • 4 Inkmoth Nexus
  • 1 Mountain

Grand Prix Paris Results Update 2-22-2014

In a small update , Wizards has released a statement regarding the decision to change the standings of the Grand Prix in Paris. The statement came in two parts as Wizards also needed to make a ruling in a match involving Jurado Gibert. Gilbert was disqualified after a Game Rules Violation on turn 15 of his match up and therefore had to give his 8th place spot to Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa who came in 9th.

The bigger decision of the night was during the final match up in which Javier Dominguez misplayed a Brainstorm and only replaced one of the required two cards. The event was caught on camera and widely talked about in on media sites regarding the issue. The difference here in cases is that nobody noticed Dominguez misplay the Brainstorm during the match. It was only after watching the footage that it was caught. Head judge Riccardo Tessitori and the team investing the issue have ruled the infraction accidental. Dominguez will only receive a mark on his record for the misplay. As for the standings of the tournament, Dominguez still comes out with the champion spot. The only changes came as mentioned earlier to the 8th place position. Thanks again and check back for updates!

Featured Decklist Grand Prix Top 8 2-20-2014

Today we are featuring the currently number 2 Legacy deck from the Grand Prix Paris 2014. Our deck today was put together by Maxime Gilles who played for the champion spot against Javier Dominguez. Similar to Dominguez, Gilles opted to leave out the popular True-Name Nemesis as well and combat it with additional counter. In particular here we see Red Elemental Blast used to accomplish just that counter. Here is Maxime Gilles U/W/R 2nd place deck.

Creatures (4)

  • 2 Snapcaster Mage
  • 2 Vendilion Clique

Lands (22)

  • 3 Arid Mesa
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 4 Island/li>
  • 1 Karakas
  • 2 Plains
  • 3 Scalding Tarn
  • 3 Tundra
  • 2 Volcanic Island


In a related note, Wizards has yet to release a final statement on the decision regarding the Grand Prix Paris 2014 results. The situation involved misplay on a Brainstorm in which Javier Dominguez did not completely replace the required cards on his deck. Dominguez went on to win the champion spot in the Paris Grand Prix.

Born of the Gods Update and Pro Tour 2-19-2014

As a small update to the site you can see we removed some elements to clean up the front page and updated the Mythic Rare and Rare prices for Born of the Gods. Theros card prices and Booster Box / Pack links will also be input shortly as we strive to complete each set.

 


Also as a reminder the Born of the Gods Pro Tour is set to start tomorrow in Valencia, Spain. Formats are set to include Modern and Born of the Gods / Theros draft events. The three day event will conclude with the Modern Top 8 in final match ups. Matches are set to start at 9am Fri – Sat and 10am Sun, Valencia time (12am PST – 3am EST). As well to let everyone if you are interested in catching the event you can head over to twitch.tv and find a stream or two going on.

Offical Link to Born of the Gods Pro Tour Valencia, Spain Info: Click!

Magic 2015 Pro Tour Qualifying Season Information Released 2-18-2014

Today Wizards has released Qualifier information for the Magic 2015 Pro Tour and information on where the final event will be held. In addition to the standard PTQ events this season Wizards will also be holding qualifier events on Magic: The Gathering: Online. This year the Magic 2015 Pro Tour is set to be held in Portland, Oregon from 8/1-8/3/2014. If you follow the Pro Tour or wish to compete then this is information you are going to want to remember.

Official Store PTQ Info Link: Click!
Official Magic: Online Info Link: Click!

The local Magic TCG shops will be hosting Pro Tour Qualifier events starting 3/15/2014 and run until 6/1/2014. Formats include Swiss style match ups with a Top 8 Draft. The winners of the Top 8 in each store will receive the usual invites to the Pro Tour Magic 2015 event. It is worth noting that due to the release of Journey Into Nyx in May, stores hosting qualifier events will include the set cards. Good Luck and check back for more updates!

Grand Prix Paris Results Under Examination 2-17-2014

As an update to yesterdays post which can be viewed here, we have a bit of drama out of the Grand Prix in Paris where Javier Dominguez and Maxime Gilleste battled it out in the Top 8. The speculated issue was in the final matchup where Javier Dominguez played a Brainstorm (Allows you to draw 3 cards and replace 2 of the 3 on the deck) and after some though, only replaced one card and not the second. There are multiple amounts of footage from the Grand Pix matchup that show this particular event happen as well as a wide thread going on reddit discussing the topic. The only comment we have from Wizards is stated on their site:

“Results from Grand Prix Paris are under re-examination. Update to follow.”

We will follow this event closely and give an update when available.

Grand Prix Paris Results and Decklist 2-16-2014

In some Legacy related news out of the Grand Prix in Paris, Javier Dominguez climbed his way through the Top 8 with U-Bl-G Delver to come out GP Champ. One of the noted features of Dominguez’s Delver was the option to remove the popular True-Name Nemesis and instead to counter it when facing related decks. In the end it came down to Dominguez and Maxime Gilleste. Despite not having an undefeated run like his opponent in the final matchup, this small change in Dominguez’s Deck clearly made all the difference. In the end Dominguez delivered an impressive 8-1 streak to secure his spot in the Top 8 and Champion of Grand Prix Paris. You can view his Decklist below. Check back for more Magic: The Gathering and Tournament related updates!

    Creatures (14)

  • 2 Dark Confidant
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 4 Delver of Secrets
  • 4 Tarmogoyf

    Lands (20)

  • 2 Bayou
  • 1 Misty Rainforest
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 1 Tropical Island
  • 4 Underground Sea
  • 4 Verdant Catacombs
  • 4 Wasteland

Small Conspiracy and Set Completion Update 2-15-2014

In a small update today we have added the current image for Cogwork Librarian which can be seen above. As well, we have confirmation that the Conspiracy set will be taking place lore wise on a specific plane which has yet to be revealed. In a question to Mark Rosewater, the current head designer for Magic: The Gathering, a user asked:

“On which plane (if any) does Conspiracy take place?”
He Replied,
“While I am not yet at liberty to tell which plane, I will say that the set does take place on a specific plane.”

Don’t forget to check back for more updates to Conspiracy as they come out! Also wanted to let everyone know the front page card sets are complete and full pricing should be in shortly. Any card set not seen on the front is close to completion and will be posted as they are finished. Thanks!

Update to Conspiracy 2-13-2014

Wizards has confirmed the set title Conspiracy along with details on the purpose of the set! From Wizads, and a translation of the previous post which can be found here:

Set Name: Magic: The Gathering–Conspiracy

Number of Cards: 210
Release Date: June 6, 2014
Three-Letter Abbreviation: CNS
Twitter Hashtag: #MTGCNS

Initial Concept and Game Design: Shawn Main (lead), Dan Helland, David Humpherys, Kenneth Nagle, and Matt Tabak
Final Game Design and Development: David Humpherys (lead), Dan Emmons, K. Joseph Huber, Sam Stoddard, and Gavin Verhey, with contributions from Matt Tabak
Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese Simplified
Available in: Booster Packs

Key Points:

Multiplayer Booster Draft Format
15 Card Booster Packs (MSRP $3.99)
36 Packs per Display
Black-Bordered Cards

Magic: The Gathering—Conspiracy will not be released on Magic Online, but certain cards from the set will be made available in Vintage Masters.
There are sixty-five new cards in Conspiracy. Fifty-two of the new cards will be legal in Legacy and Vintage; thirteen cards will not.


There it is! We get an official Draft format set of 210 cards and after seeing just 2 spoilers, we couldn’t be more excited! This is the first set of its kind in Magic the Gathering to cater to a pack draft style of play. We will be updating the card section for Conspiracy as new spoilers come out. For the official posting and full story check out the wizards statement here.Check back for more updates!

Magic the Gathering Online: Born of the Gods Pre-Release Event 2-11-2014

This is just a reminder for players of Magic the Gathering Online. Your pre-release event for Born of the Gods is scheduled for February 14th (10:00 AM PST) concluding February 17th (10:00 AM PST). On Monday during that time the previously scheduled release events for Born of the Gods will begin. Players will be required to purchase a $5.00 Born of the Gods “Destiny Entry” to gain access to the events and special avatars. For this release event Wizards has stated you will only need to participate to receive the special avatar.

Special events will include 16-Player Seal Release Events, 8-4 Single Elimination Drafts and Swiss Drafts. Starting February 21st MtG:O will host 64-Player Drafts On weekends. Good Luck!

Important Dates Related to Magic Online Born of the Gods Release Events:

Prerelease Begins: 10AM February 14, 2014
On-Sale: 10AM February 17, 2014
Release Events End: 12PM March 5, 2014
Redemption Guarantee: October 31, 2015
Redemption Cutoff: November 2, 2016

Update: Born of the Gods Event Decklist and Card Links 2-10-2014

Just a small update today, added the decklist for Underworld Herald for easy viewing below. Also most card links for purchasing cards in Born of the Gods are updated. Thanks for staying with us and check back for more updates!

Creatures (26)

  • 1 Agent of the Fates
  • 1 Blood Scrivener
  • 1 Crypt Ghast
  • 1 Desecration Demon
  • 1 Erebos’s Emissary
  • 1 Herald of Torment
  • 3 Mogis’s Marauder
  • 1 Pack Rat
  • 4 Rakdos Cackler
  • 4 Rakdos Shred-Freak
  • 3 Spiteful Returned
  • 3 Tormented Hero
  • 2 Xathrid Necromancer

From the Vault: Annihilation Announced 2-9-2014


It’s always exciting to get news of a new set , no matter how small. Today Wizards of the Coast announced the new From the Vault: Annihilation set.

From Wizards:
Harness the savage power of fifteen of the most brutal Magic cards ever unleashed. These limited-edition, black-bordered superweapons are legal in many tournament formats. Sweep the battlefield clean with this powerful arsenal and blast the opposition into oblivion.

This set will introduce to players 15 new premium foil cards – 6 with new art and a special From the Vault: Annihilation “foiling style”.

Additionally players will receive:

  • An exclusive “Spindown™ ” life counter.
  • A collector’s guide.


Wizards has also stated that From the Vault: Annihilation will be English only, and have a very limited print. All cards are placed on the traditional black border and legal for tournament play, of course the original card must be allowed in the specific tournament format.

Born of the Gods SCG Open Results 2-8-2014

With one of the first large standard tournaments for Born of the Gods complete we see a 4-man push for 1st place. Kent Ketter (G/R), Eric Gray (U), Chris Yarbrough (R/W/U) and Dylan Harris (Bl/W) all finished equally with a variety of decks in todays SCG Open. Its still early for Born of the Gods in Standard play so we will get to see a wide range of decks get fine tuned as the set matures. Over the next couple days we will follow and feature a decklist from the Open results. Today we have Kent Ketter’s G/R Monsters deck.

Creatures (25)

  • 4 Elvish Mystic
  • 1 Scavenging Ooze
  • 4 Stormbreath Dragon
  • 3 Sylvan Caryatid
  • 4 Courser of Kruphix
  • 4 Polukranos, World Eater
  • 1 Xenagos, God of Revels

Planeswalkers (7)

  • 1 Chandra, Pyromaster
  • 4 Domri Rade
  • 2 Xenagos, the Reveler

Born of the Gods Launch Weekend! 2-7-2014

Born of the Gods is officially here as we set into the weekend! After a successful pre-release event Feb 1st – 2nd Wizards is here again with the launch weekend event for Born of the Gods. Similar to the pre-release events players and LGS participating in the event will have a chance to solve puzzles and claim a new hero card. The hero cards have codes on the back face the can be entered at the Planeswalker Points player site. Pictured above is The Explorer, part of “Quest 5” in the Born of the Gods event. Good luck!

As always if you like what we do you can support us by using our site to purchase your Born of the Gods Boosters, Fat Packs and Boxes by simply by clicking the picture above.

Update: Maze’s End GP Vancouver Day Two 2-6-2014

This is an update of a previous post featuring John Torrez and his unique Maze’s end deck which can be found here. “The End” Unfortuntly did not move on in the GP Vancouver Day 2 event. Torrez goes over his over matches, slightly upset he did not get a chance to showcase the deck against U/W in his matchups.”The End” finished off Day 2 with a still impressive streak of 9-6. This goes to show you can take something outside current meta and still do very well. John Torrez talks more about his matchups in detail on his blog.

All Theros Spoilers Now Listed with Clear Images

Wanted to let everyone know the entire Theros spoiler has been released, plus we have fixed all the poor quality images we had originally due to certain leaks. Anyways those are fixed so you can easily check out all the Theros spoilers in both visual and text format. As always, if you find a card that you feel needs a better image, or something else you feel we should add / needs to be fixed. Be sure to send us a message so we can fix it asap.