• Yay

    Awesome! This set will make Elspeth broadly available for low cost ^^

    • link491

      to be fair, you’re still paying $30 or so for her. You’re just getting 119 other cards too

      • Sleepy

        Where are you paying $30 for duel decks?

        • Zombie

          $30 is retail.

          • Sleepy

            The msrp is 19.99

          • Zombie

            Fair enough, but that’s still not cheap enough to make me buy it.

          • Arcanis The omnipotent

            that’s cheap costs less buying this than the 2 planeswalkers from theros and born of the gods basically its cheaper for the walkers and you get some extra cards on the side

          • Melissa Juice

            Also, as no one seems to care, Duel Decks are a blast to play.

          • Zombie

            They’re fun to play if they’re at least mildly interesting. None of the recent duel decks, this one included, seem even remotely interesting to play.

            Especially when one of them has Elspeth “Oh it’s turn 6? Kill Her Or You Lose” Tirel, Sun’s Champion.

          • NOOOOOO

            Someone doesn’t play commander.

          • Zombie

            I play plenty of Commander. What does this have to do with it? Duel decks are nothing like Commander, unless you mean they’re similar because you’re playing Magic against an opponent.

          • SirMannyOrtiz

            Such wit in the response. c:

          • link491

            I honestly had a lot of fun with the older decks. Jace vs Chandra was a blast, and even Sorin vs Tibalt managed to be surprisingly fun. But you’re right, most of the recent stuff has been kinda bland.

          • Dr. Burn Crow

            I care. I just don’t have friends.

          • Melissa Juice

            :(

          • Dr. Burn Crow

            Don’t cry for me, Argentina.

          • Melissa Juice

            lol

            I wonder how many people get that reference?

      • Brian

        I’d love to know where you are paying thirty bucks for duel decks at. I paid that much for the last two combined on eBay, lol

        • link491

          Duel decks around my parts will run you between $20 – $30, depending on popularity, and stock. At this point i just assume all decks run me $30, and get pleasantly surprised when they’re cheaper

  • Zombie

    The original art for Elspeth just seems better to me, honestly. It had a great background and varied color, this one is just a bunch of white with a foil film on it.

    I feel the same about Kiora’s as well. Both of them just seem like muted versions of their originals.

    These are a couple of Non-Originals I wouldn’t use for deck-pimping.

    • Kameenook

      I’d just use it to be different, I prefer almost any printing over the original artwork.

      • Serberus_08

        No Justin Bieber face though

    • Antares

      I will keep my original Elspeth because she got me second place at the Theros pre-release. I *do* like this art as well. I’d wait to see how they foil it out before reaching for it, though.

      Honestly, I think Elspeth’s best art for Theros was the one used in Vanquish the Foul.

    • Arcanis The omnipotent

      but it costs less so yay

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    I prefer this art for Elspeth, Sun’s Champion. It’s more regal to me.

    • mcpilz

      finally someone votes for white only art :D i like it too…