DD: Elves vs. Inventors Packaging and Spoilers

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Posted on Feb. 6, 2018, 1:50 p.m. by RazortoothMtg

Today we got an article on the final Duel Deck, Elves vs. Inventors, and a few spoilers.

Link

So the inventors side has new art Thopter Assembly and Goblin Welder, as well as Shivan Reef and Solemn Simulacrum reprints.

The elves deck gets new art Elvish Archdruid, as well as Regal Force and Sylvan Advocate.

Then there's Ezuri, Renegade Leader with new art, but the card itself was blacked out in the packaging photo.

Then the article says "we've got something a bit special planned for that card. We'll explain as we get closer to the release date." About Ezuri.

They told us it was Ezuri, and showed us the art, but won't show us the cards themselves (worth mentioning that there aren't images of the other spoilers, the author just tells us about them too). What could be on Ezuri's card?

I assume spoilers in the flavor text or something to that extent, similar to when Larger Than Life was spoiled with the flavor text blacked out.

shadow63 says... #2

Maybe ezuris card has to be changed because wotc got rid of regenerate

February 6, 2018 4:03 p.m.

multimedia says... #3

Thanks for the link.

Wow, that's amazing new Elvish Archdruid art by Raymond Swanland. I hope he did other art for the Elves in the set. Glad Ezuri and Solemn Simulacrum are both getting reprinted, the cards shouldn't be $5.

My guess for hiding Ezuri card and not Goblin Welder is new frame art for legendary cards starting in Dominaria. The frame is meant to more easily distinguish a legendary card from a nonlegendary card. Since Welder isn't a legendary than no reason not to tease it now.


February 6, 2018 4:08 p.m.

Pieguy396 says... #4

That's an interesting idea about legendary frames, multimedia. Now that I think about it, that makes a lot of sense.

February 6, 2018 4:38 p.m.

RazortoothMtg says... #5

multimedia that would be pretty cool if legendarys got a special frame. Although I'd be kinda sad my old legends dont have the cool border and just look normal :(

February 6, 2018 4:40 p.m.

multimedia yeah Swanland art is incredible. I want a playset...

February 7, 2018 11:22 p.m.

shadow63 says... #7

The new azuna from masters 25 has the normal frame

February 10, 2018 10:07 a.m.

multimedia says... #8

shadow63 that's true, but Masters 25 is being released March 16th, a month before this last Dual Deck and before Dominaria which are both being released in April.

If Wizards is changing the card frame for legendary cards then this change is most likely because of Dominaria thus there's no reason to change the frame for legendary cards in Masters 25. They're saving this new frame hype for Dominaria.

Of course the frame change is pure speculation, but another clue could tie the Dual Deck to Dominaria, Elves and Goblins. We have already seen art of Elves in Dominaria meaning that tribe is most likely getting cards in the set. Originally Goblins were on Dominaria and that tribe hasn't been in Standard for a long time. My guess is Goblins are also on Dominaria.

It's too convenient that Wizards is releasing the Dual Deck at the beginning of April and then at the end of the April is Dominaria. Lets hope they're using the Dual Deck to tease us for Dominaria.


February 10, 2018 10:27 a.m.

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