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Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana
Garruk vs. Liliana
Set symbol
DDD symbol.png
Symbol description
A leaf within Liliana's headband (inverted)
Design team
Erik Lauer,
Gregory Marques
Development team
Erik Lauer,
Gregory Marques
Art Director
Release date
October 30, 2009
Themes and mechanics
Keywords and/or ability words
Set size
120
(two 60-card theme decks)
Expansion code
DDD
(short for Duel Decks D)
Duel Decks sets
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Zendikar Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana Premium Deck Series: Slivers

Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana is the fourth set in the Duel Decks series. It was released on October 30, 2009, with an MSRP of US$19.99. [1] [2] The decks were reprinted with new card frames in December 2014 for Duel Decks Anthology.

Garruk vs. Liliana contains two preconstructed theme decks, one centered around Garruk Wildspeaker and the other around Liliana Vess. Like Jace vs. Chandra, Garruk vs. Liliana depicts the rivalry of two planeswalkers and is a set of largely flavor-based theme decks. [3]

Description[edit]

Garruk vs. Liliana features two cards with alternate art and holographic foil treatment; Garruk Wildspeaker and Liliana Vess. Furthermore, the set includes another four cards with alternate art; Blastoderm, Harmonize, Mutilate and Snuff Out.

In addition to this, the Duel Deck contains a Magic "learn to play" guide, a strategy insert, and three creature tokens. The creature tokens are:

Background[edit]

Garruk vs. Liliana is loosely based on the webcomic The Hunter and the Veil,[4] in which Garruk attempts to stop Liliana from obtaining a dangerous artifact known as the Veil. Garruk summons beasts to fight for him, whist Liliana uses her necromantic powers, eventually obtaining the Veil and cursing Garruk with its powers before planeswalking away. [5] [6]

The story was meant to continue in a planeswalker novel named The Curse of the Chain Veil; that was never published. A webcomic called The Veil's Curse, however, shows Garruk attacking Jace Beleren in an attempt to find Liliana ,[7] and Liliana deciding to use the Veil's power to kill some demons to whom she is indebted. [8] [9] [10]

Decklists[edit]

Garruk[edit]

Garruk  
Lands
21 Forest
2 Slippery Karst
1 Treetop Village

Creatures
2 Albino Troll
2 Basking Rootwalla
2 Blastoderm
2 Indrik Stomphowler
1 Krosan Tusker
1 Plated Slagwurm
1 Ravenous Baloth
1 Stampeding Wildebeests
2 Vine Trellis
2 Wild Mongrel
2 Wirewood Savage

Instants
1 Beast Attack
1 Giant Growth
1 Invigorate
1 Windstorm
Sorceries
2 Harmonize
2 Nature's Lore
1 Overrun
1 Rude Awakening

Enchantments
1 Elephant Guide
1 Genju of the Cedars
1 Lignify
2 Rancor

Artifacts
2 Serrated Arrows

Planeswalkers
1 Garruk Wildspeaker

The rares in this deck are Garruk Wildspeaker (holographic foil), Plated SlagwurmRavenous Baloth, and Rude Awakening.[11]

Liliana[edit]

Liliana  
Lands
23 Swamp
2 Polluted Mire

Creatures
1 Deathgreeter
1 Drudge Skeletons
1 Faerie Macabre
2 Fleshbag Marauder
2 Ghost-Lit Stalker
1 Howling Banshee
1 Keening Banshee
2 Phyrexian Rager
1 Ravenous Rats
1 Skeletal Vampire
2 Twisted Abomination
1 Urborg Syphon-Mage
2 Vampire Bats
1 Wall of Bone
Instants
1 Hideous End
1 Snuff Out
2 Tendrils of Corruption

Sorceries
2 Corrupt
1 Ichor Slick
1 Mutilate
1 Rise from the Grave
2 Sign in Blood
1 Vicious Hunger

Enchantments
1 Bad Moon
1 Enslave
1 Genju of the Fens

Planeswalkers
1 Liliana Vess

The rares in this deck are Liliana Vess (holographic foil), Bad MoonMutilate, and Skeletal Vampire.[11]

References[edit]

  1. Matt Cavotta. (December 12, 2011.) "Before, During, and After", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Wizards of the Coast. (June 2, 2009.) "Announcing Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Magic Arcana. (July 21, 2009.) "Garruk vs. Liliana", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Wizards of the Coast. "The Hunter and the Veil, Part 1", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Wizards of the Coast. "The Hunter and the Veil, Part 2", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Wizards of the Coast. "The Hunter and the Veil, Part 3", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Wizards of the Coast. "The Veil's Curse, Part 1", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Wizards of the Coast. "The Veil's Curse, Part 2", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  9. Wizards of the Coast. "The Veil's Curse, Part 3", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  10. Doug Beyer. (August 31, 2011.) "Liliana's Mission", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Wizards of the Coast. (October 19, 2009.) "Garruk vs. Liliana Decklists", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.

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