Today Oct. 21, 2013 Wizards of the Coast announced "Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska" in an article by Trick Jarrett on DailyMTG.com. Like "Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt" the product will feature two planeswalkers that are currently in Standard, in this case alternate art foil versions of Jace, Architect of Thought and Vraska the Unseen. This is big news for "Magic: The Gathering" players seeing as the current secondary market value of Jace, Architect of Thought far exceeds the MSRP of product at $19.99, "Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska" packs a tremendous amount of value even without knowing what else is inside.
As we've seen in "Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters" and almost every duel deck to date, they'll be preview cards from an upcoming expert "Magic: The Gathering" set. "Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska" will also include several cards printed in the new modern card frame for the first time ever, along with some casual staples featuring brand new artwork on them.
Did we mention that there's two full playable decks?
According to Wizards of the Coast:
The history of Ravnica has long been shaped by the struggle for supremacy among its ten feuding guilds. A tenuous peace keeps the power of the guilds in balance, but they would need little excuse to reignite the smoldering coals of a conflict that could engulf Ravnica’s world-spanning city.
Jace Beleren, a mind mage who has adopted Ravnica as his home, has seen to it that the delicate peace holds. He has become the Living Guildpact, the embodiment of the guilds’ agreement to share power, and he works tirelessly to preserve that peace.
The deadly gorgon Vraska, a Planeswalker who was born on Ravnica, is an assassin for hire who follows her own arcane moral code. She is a master of her trade, killing her marks and then disappearing into the tunnels of Ravnica’s vast undercity. Though she works mostly with the Golgari guild, she is bound by no permanent allegiance.
In the wrong hands, Vraska’s skills could destabilize an entire world. With a few key assassinations, suspicions would lead to accusations, and accusations could lead to war. Jace, the caretaker of Ravnica’s peace, refuses to let that happen.
"Duel Decks: Jace Vs. Vraska" was designed and developed by Chris Millar and Sam Stoddard. It'll be available in English and Japanese on March 14, 2014 for an MSRP of $19.99.
Which deck are you looking forward to playing with the most, Jace or Vraska?
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