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Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora
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Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description The hilt of Elspeth's sword with waves.
Design Chris Millar
Sam Stoddard
Development Chris Millar
Sam Stoddard
Release date February 27, 2015
Plane Theros
Set size 120
(two 60-card theme decks)
Expansion code DDO[1]
(for Duel Decks O)
Duel Decks
Duel Decks Anthology Elspeth vs. Kiora Zendikar vs. Eldrazi
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Fate Reforged Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora Dragons of Tarkir

Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora is the 15th set in the Duel Decks series. It was released on February 27, 2015.[2]


Six cards receive new artwork: Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Kiora, the Crashing Wave [3] Mother of Runes, Temple of the False God, Explore and Decree of Justice. The art for Icatian Javelineers first appeared on a Gateway card and the art for Accumulated Knowledge was first used for Duels of the Planeswalkers.[4]

The Duel Deck includes a Magic "learn to play" guide, a strategy insert, and two copies of a {W} 1/1 soldier token and a {U} 9/9 Kraken token each.


The knight Planeswalker Elspeth Tirel sees herself as the protector of the Multiverse. She has pledged her sword and shield to all who suffer, and she summons forth impressive armies to assist her. The merfolk Planeswalker Kiora calls upon the creatures of the deepest oceans to fight at her side. She is the master of the world beneath the waves, her true power only now beginning to surface. How will these Planeswalkers measure up when they meet in battle?



The rares in this deck are: Elspeth, Sun's Champion (mythic premium foil), Captain of the Watch, Decree of Justice, Dictate of Heliod, Gustcloak Savior and Precinct Captain


The rares in this deck are Kiora, the Crashing Wave (mythic premium foil, new art), Inkwell Leviathan, Plasm Capture, Scourge of Fleets, Simic Sky Swallower and Whelming Wave.


  1. Information below the text box
  2. Wizards of the Coast (November 3, 2014). "Announcing Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Wizards of the Coast (November 7, 2014). "PAX Australia Magic Panel". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Blake Rasmussen (February 16, 2015). "Duels Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora". Wizards of the Coast.