Duel Decks: Mind versus Might
Posted on March 14, 2017, 10:01 p.m. by DemonDragonJ
WotC recently revealed the packaging for the upcoming Duel Decks: Mind versus Might set, and the two face cards are Jhoira of the Ghitu and Lovisa Coldeyes. I previously was not at all excited about this set, since it seemed that WotC was running out of ideas for their Duel Decks series, but these cards now have me very excited, since they are both lesser-known creatures that encourage specific and esoteric strategies. I especially am very happy about Jhoira being reprinted with with alternate artwork, since I have two copies of her in my red/blue deck, and it will be nice to have each one with different artwork.
Therefore, I believe that it is now time to speculate about the contents of this set. It seems that the "mind" deck will be focusing on combos with instants and sorceries, likely involving counterspells, copying spells, drawing, or similar tricks, while the "might" deck will focus on direct combat and have many cards that enhance creatures. I do hope that Lovisa's deck is not mono-red, or else this set will be too limited in what cards it can contain; hopefully, her deck shall be either red/white or red/green, to make it more directly opposed to Jhoira's deck.
What does everyone else say about this set? What are your expectations and predictions for it?
Wait so I can bring this to casuals and bust out eldrazi titans with suspend. OOh yeah.
March 14, 2017 10:36 p.m.
In Jhoira's deck, I would like to see Suffocating Blast reprinted, since it never has been, thus far. Also, Counterflux, Double Negative, Electrolyze, and Prophetic Bolt would all be nice, because they are all very awesome cards that woudl work well with her.
I imagine that Lovisa's deck shall contain plenty of warriors, barbarians, and berserkers, so Berserkers of Blood Ridge would make perfect sense, as would Raging Goblin and Goblin Striker. It also would be nice to see Lightning Bolt or Stone Rain reprinted, since they have not been reprinted in some time, as well.
March 18, 2017 1:41 a.m.
The decklists are fairly impressive, but I again notice a large percent of them are from recent sets; is WotC really so reluctant to reprint old-bordered cards with the new border style? Most of the new artwork is very nice, but, other than Jhoira herself, I do not need to obtain any of the cards in these decks.