Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari
|Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari|
|September 7, 2012|
Themes and mechanics
Instants and sorcery spells 
Keywords and/or ability words
(two 60-card theme decks)
(short for Duel Decks J)
|Duel Decks sets|
|Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth||Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari||Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt|
|Magic: The Gathering chronology|
|From the Vault: Realms||Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari||Return to Ravnica|
Izzet vs. Golgari contains two preconstructed theme decks, one centered on the Izzet League guild of Ravnica and the other around the Golgari Swarm guild. Izzet vs. Golgari depicts the struggle for supremacy, of the Ravnican undercity and of the wider Ravnica, between two guilds, ultimately stemming from ideological considerations.
Izzet vs. Golgari features two cards with alternate art and holographic treatment; Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord and Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind. Furthermore, the set includes another ten cards with alternate art; Brainstorm, Life // Death, Feast or Famine, Fire // Ice, Golgari Signet, Golgari Thug, Izzet Chronarch, Izzet Signet, Prophetic Bolt, and Putrefy.
|“|| The Izzet League, under the ingenious mind of its guildmaster, the dragon Niv-Mizzet, has dabbled, delved, and decoded many mysteries in its insatiable thirst for knowledge. Now the dracomagus seeks to plumb the depths of Ravnica's undercity. But the Golgari don't welcome interlopers in their dank, moldy realm.
Under the command of the elvish lich lord Jarad, the Golgari have dwelled in darkness long enough. The Swarm grows restless and its rot farms need fresh corpses. Jarad believes the time is right to teach Niv-Mizzet's magewrights a lesson: that there is no place for Izzet research in the vicious cycle of life and death.
- Trick Jarrett. (August 27, 2012.) "Playing with Izzet vs. Golgari", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Monty Ashley. (August 8, 2012.) "Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Monty Ashley. (May 7, 2012.) "Announcing Izzet vs. Golgari", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
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