Magic the Gathering: Divine vs. Demonic


dvd_akroma_large1Magic the Gathering has been labeled before by parents, teachers, and a whole bunch of older people as a game of demons. They got to this conclusion as some cards depict demonic arts and well, they didn’t bother to listen to our explanations.

When we do try to explain, all we get is get grounded, allowance cut, confiscation of cards (had my entire collection confiscated just by bringing it), and the likes.

See, Magic the Gathering is a game of battling planeswalker (something stronger than regular mages). A planeswalker can side with good or evil. Naturally, as the setting is fantasy, evil almost always equals to the forces of the undead and demons. But you can also side with good where your forces is composed of angels, paladins, and cleric.

Well, to make it all obvious to the previous generation that MTG (Magic the Gathering) is not all about evil, Wizards of the Coast released the Divine vs Demonic Duel set. These ready-to-play 60-card decks showcase some of the best and most beloved Magic cards that the forces of light and dark have to offer.

It was released last April 10, 2009 and includes most of the beloved forces of good and evil on two separate 60-card deck. They also have 7 alternate arts including a foil Akroma, Angel of Wrath and Lord of the Pit. The cards are tournament legal so you can use the Demonic Tutor on your Vintage deck.

Here is the Deck List gotten from magic.tcgplayer.com:

Divine

1 Akroma, Angel of Wrath
2 Angel of Mercy
2 Angelic Page
1 Angelic Protector
2 Charging Paladin
2 Icatian Priest
1 Luminous Angel
1 Reya Dawnbringer
2 Serra Advocate
1 Serra Angel
2 Sustainer of the Realm
1 Twilight Shepherd
2 Venerable Monk

1 Angel’s Feather
1 Angelic Benediction
1 Angelsong
2 Faith’s Fetters
1 Healing Salve
2 Marble Diamond
2 Otherworldly Journey
1 Pacifism
1 Righteous Cause
1 Serra’s Boon
1 Serra’s Embrace

24 Plains
2 Secluded Steppe

Demonic

1 Abyssal Gatekeeper
1 Abyssal Specter
1 Cackling Imp
1 Daggerclaw Imp
2 Demon’s Jester
2 Dusk Imp
1 Fallen Angel
1 Foul Imp
1 Kuro, Pitlord
1 Lord of the Pit
2 Overeager Apprentice
1 Reiver Demon
1 Soot Imp
1 Souldrinker
1 Stinkweed Imp

1 Barter in Blood
2 Breeding Pit
1 Consume Spirit
1 Corrupt
1 Cruel Edict
1 Dark Banishing
2 Dark Ritual
1 Demon’s Horn
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Duress
1 Oni Possession
1 Promise of Power
2 Unholy Strength

2 Barren Moor
24 Swamp

The MTG website indicated the suggested retail price of $19.99 which is PhP 1,000. If this is so, then I’d say the pack is worth it to buy. Here is the list of cards that I think should be enough reason for you to buy it.

  • Akroma, Angel of Wrath
  • Demonic Tutor
  • Reya Dawnbringer

Hopefully I’ll be able to buy one from Neutral Grounds and hopefully they won’t overprice it.

Here’s the complete ad from magicthegathering.com

An endless war rages in the heavens.

The skies blacken and crackle with dark magic. Bellows of grim laughter drown out the beating of black, leathery wings. The demons have come.

Then, a ray of golden light pierces the darkness. A flight of angels arrives, swords gleaming. The champions of law have arrived to cleanse the sky.

In April, you will wage this eternal battle between good and evil. Which celestial force will prevail?

Duel Decks: Divine vs Demonic contains two ready-to-play 60-card decks that showcase some of the best spells the forces of light and darkness have to offer. The set includes 7 cards that feature new artwork, including two alternate art foil mythic rare cards.

Deck Design and Development: Nate Heiss and Mike Turian
Release Date: April 10th, 2009
MSRP: $19.99

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One Response to Magic the Gathering: Divine vs. Demonic

  1. Jorel says:

    Me too. but for a different reason… ANGELS!!!!

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