Best Intro Deck

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Posted on June 17, 2017, 10:06 a.m. by InnerFlame

Hey everyone,

I'm looking to help somebody learn magic and hopefully get them into it more. I was wondering if anyone knew of a intro deck that is extra worth getting? One that is fun, helpful, not too difficult, and can build off of going forward. If there is one you can build off of, modern would most likely be the format they enter.

Argy says... #2

A good place to start is with sample decks that you can get free from most LGS.

You can't build a Modern deck from them, but they are the best way to teach someone the basics of Magic.

It's a BIG step from teaching someone Magic to them playing Modern.

You need some intermediary steps.

  1. Sample decks

  2. Planeswalker decks

  3. Dual decks

  4. Modern deck

June 17, 2017 11:17 a.m.

IlGuale says... #3

My suggestion is to buy, if you find a cheap one, an event deck. They're not too difficult to play and are way more worth the money you spend on it than intro pack. Most important, they are usually built around a theme, making the upgrade more focused.

Bad sides of this choice are the greater complexity compared to an intro (but if you have ever bought one, you already know that it is not really a great gap) and the minor flexibility when you modify the list. Still, the cards contained in an event deck are usually at least playable budget ones.

June 17, 2017 2:23 p.m.

shadow63 says... #4

This might help you out_And the new gideon one isn't bad

June 17, 2017 11:08 p.m.

Argy says... #5

Those Card Kingdom decks sound fun.

I've ordered a couple.

June 17, 2017 11:44 p.m.

IlGuale says... #6

Agree, they seems fun for a beginner. But is there any possibility to see the lists?

June 18, 2017 5:30 a.m.

Argy says... #7

I'm not a beginner and I think they sound fun.

I like just mucking around with janky decks with friends.

I doubt they are going to be good enough to tweak for Modern, though.

They sound pretty much like Intro decks, which I just happen to like.

Dual decks would be a good intermediary on your way to Modern.

There was one set with Allies vs Eldrazi which had some powerful mechanics in it like Annihilator.

June 18, 2017 5:49 a.m.

shadow63 says... #8

IlGuale I'm not sure what ones they are but I know there are a handful of deck list for these right on tappedout

June 18, 2017 10:13 a.m.

IlGuale says... #9

I too love to play or brew janky decks, they're what keeps the game fresh. What i intended was that they can be fun also (maybe especially), not only for a beginner.

To be fair, these decks are probably better than a regular intro pack, because they are not bound to a singular set or expansion.

Still i remain convinced of the superiority of an Event Deck. But maybe i am just biased by my personal experience: my first ED was the M12 Illusion themed one, while my first ID was "Ixidor's Legacy" of "Planar Chaos". The former was a simple blue aggro with some control, easily upgradable in a good budget modern deck; the latter was sort of a control deck, far from being beginner-friendly.

Sorry for the text's lenght

June 18, 2017 11:02 a.m.

IlGuale says... #10

shadow63, thanks i'll try to input the decks' name into tappedout database, then.

June 18, 2017 11:11 a.m.

Argy says... #11

I bought the DTK Event deck.

It wasn't amazing. I was able to improve it with cards I had already collected from KTK, FRF, and DTK.

Although not very strong it was still fun to play.

That was the last Event Deck they ever made, though. I think they'd be hard to find, now.

June 18, 2017 11:48 a.m.

IlGuale says... #12

Sadly, they were my favourite product...Actually they're not too difficult to find, even more if you look for them on the web. To be honest, i bought a copy of "Illusionary Might" and one of "Vampire Onslaught" for a total of less than 20 Euros in a touristic location.

June 18, 2017 4:56 p.m.

Argy says... #13

I'm bidding on the Modern one, as we speak.

I always meant to add it my collection. Figured now was as good a time as ever.

June 19, 2017 4:15 a.m.

IlGuale says... #14

The token focused one? It's one of my Mtg related secret dreams, but i have never found it for less than 80. Best of luck for your auction!

June 19, 2017 4:41 a.m.

shadow63 says... #15

Isn't the vampire one with the green black fetch land in it?

June 19, 2017 12:27 p.m.

IlGuale says... #16

Yup: Verdant Catacombs, Kalastria Highborn, 2x Blade of the Bloodchief and 2x Bloodghast, plus everything else for 9,90. That made me an happy child C:

June 19, 2017 12:33 p.m.

epajula says... #17

Read this https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/beyond-basics/how-teach-magic-2017-08-31. Don't overwehelm them. Introduce them to the game, and let them decide what they're interested in.

October 30, 2017 12:32 a.m.

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