Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana
|Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana|
|A leaf within Liliana's headband (inverted)|
|October 30, 2009|
Themes and mechanics
Keywords and/or ability words
(two 60-card theme decks)
(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|
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.
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:
- 3/3 Beast, produced by Garruk Wildspeaker
- 4/4 Beast, produced by Beast Attack
- 3/3 Elephant, produced by Elephant Guide
Garruk vs. Liliana is loosely based on the webcomic The Hunter and the Veil, 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.
The story was meant to continue in a planeswalker novel named The Curse of the Chain Veil; but, it was never published. A webcomic called The Veil's Curse, however, shows Garruk attacking Jace Beleren in an attempt to find Liliana, and Liliana deciding to use the Veil's power to kill some demons to whom she is indebted.
2 Slippery Karst
1 Treetop Village
2 Albino Troll
2 Basking Rootwalla
2 Indrik Stomphowler
1 Krosan Tusker
1 Plated Slagwurm
1 Ravenous Baloth
1 Stampeding Wildebeests
2 Vine Trellis
2 Wild Mongrel
2 Wirewood Savage
1 Beast Attack
1 Giant Growth
2 Nature's Lore
1 Rude Awakening
1 Elephant Guide
1 Genju of the Cedars
2 Serrated Arrows
1 Garruk Wildspeaker
2 Polluted Mire
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
1 Hideous End
1 Snuff Out
2 Tendrils of Corruption
1 Ichor Slick
1 Rise from the Grave
2 Sign in Blood
1 Vicious Hunger
1 Bad Moon
1 Genju of the Fens
1 Liliana Vess
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Wizards of the Coast. (June 2, 2009.) "Announcing Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ Wizards of the Coast. "The Hunter and the Veil, Part 1", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ Wizards of the Coast. "The Hunter and the Veil, Part 2", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ Wizards of the Coast. "The Hunter and the Veil, Part 3", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ Wizards of the Coast. "The Veil's Curse, Part 1", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ Wizards of the Coast. "The Veil's Curse, Part 2", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ Wizards of the Coast. "The Veil's Curse, Part 3", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ Doug Beyer. (August 31, 2011.) "Liliana's Mission", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Wizards of the Coast. (October 19, 2009.) "Garruk vs. Liliana Decklists", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
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