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Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas
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Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description The axe of Ajani and the horns of Bolas.
Design Chris Millar,
Mark Gottlieb
Development Chris Millar,
Mark Gottlieb
Release date September 2, 2011
Plane Alara
Themes and mechanics Life gain
Set size 120
(two 60-card theme decks)
Expansion code DDH[1]
(for Duel Decks H)
Duel Decks
Knights vs. Dragons Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas Venser vs. Koth
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
From the Vault: Legends Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas Innistrad

Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas is the eighth set in the Duel Decks series. It was released on September 2, 2011, with an MSRP of US$19.99.[2]

Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas contains two preconstructed theme decks, one centered around Ajani Vengeant and the other around Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker. Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas depicts the rivalry of two planeswalkers and has a flavor-based theme, as well as a mechanic-based theme.[3]


Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas features two cards with alternate art and holographic foil treatment; Ajani Vengeant and Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker.[4] Furthermore, the set includes another four cards with alternate art; Behemoth Sledge, Countersquall, Deep Analysis, and Lightning Helix.

In addition to this, the Duel Deck contains a Magic "learn to play" guide, a strategy insert, and two creature tokens. The creature tokens are:



The rares in this deck are Ajani Vengeant (holographic foil), Ageless EntityFiremane AngelLoxodon HierarchSearing Meditation, and Titanic Ultimatum.

Nicol Bolas[]

The rares in this deck are Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker (holographic foil), Blazing SpecterDimir CutpurseProfane CommandUndermine, and Cruel Ultimatum.

Worlds Smallest Magic: The Gathering Duels decks[]

In 2021, Worlds Smallest Toys released a mini-version of Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas. Each deck includes 60 fully playable cards, and measures approximately 1.75 x 1.37 x 1.00 inches.



  1. Product info
  2. Monty Ashley (February 22, 2011). "Announcing Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Monty Ashley (August 24, 2011). "Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas Decklists". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Monty Ashley (July 5, 2011). "Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas". Wizards of the Coast.

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