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Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors
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Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description Bow and arrow / cog
Design Adam Prosak (lead)
Andrew Brown
Chris Millar
Matthew Danner
Ian Duke
Development Same as design
Art direction Cynthia Sheppard
Release date April 6, 2018
Plane Kaladesh
Themes and mechanics elves
Set size Two 60-card theme decks
Expansion code DDU[1]
(for Duel Decks U)
Duel Decks
Merfolk vs. Goblins Elves vs. Inventors N/A
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Masters 25 Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors Challenger Decks

Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors is the 21st and last set in the Duel Decks series. It was released on April 6, 2018.[2][3]


Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors were the last Duel Decks to be released. The product line was being replaced by Challenger Deck series.[2]

Elves vs. Inventors features a war of ideology between the mighty Elves, preservers of nature, and inventors, proponents of artifice. The Elves are fronted by Ezuri, Renegade Leader, and the Inventors deck features Goblin Welder. The two premium cards, along with Elvish Archdruid and Thopter Assembly feature new artwork.[4] Due to a quirk of product scheduling, Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors features the template and card face changes that are officially introduced with the later release Dominaria.[5]

The Duel Decks include a Magic “learn to play” guide, a strategy insert, and a deck box, a spindown life counter and 5 tokens each. Each deck contains four rares.



The rares in this deck are: Ezuri, Renegade Leader, Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen, Gladehart Cavalry, Elvish Archdruid, Regal Force, Sylvan Advocate (x2) and Yeva, Nature's Herald.

The tokens are:


The rares in this deck are: Goblin Welder, Solemn Simulacrum, Thopter Assembly, Pia and Kiran Nalaar, Darksteel Plate, Myr Battlesphere, Scuttling Doom Engine and Shivan Reef.

The tokens are:


  1. Product information
  2. a b Blake Rasmussen (December 18, 2017). "Challenger Decks and the Final Duel Decks". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Card Image Gallery (March 21, 2018). "Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors". Wizards of the Coast. Including decklists.
  4. Blake Rasmussen (February 6, 2018). "Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors' Packaging and Previews". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Aaron Forsythe (March 21, 2018). "Dominaria Frame, Template and Rules Changes". Wizards of the Coast.