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Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana
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Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description A leaf within Liliana's headband (inverted)
Design Erik Lauer,
Gregory Marques
Development Erik Lauer,
Gregory Marques
Release date October 30, 2009
Plane Shandalar
Set size 120
(two 60-card theme decks)
Expansion code DDD[1]
(for Duel Decks D)
Duel Decks
Divine vs. Demonic Garruk vs. Liliana Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Zendikar Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana Premium Deck Series: Slivers

Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana is the fourth set in the Duel Decks series. It was released on October 30, 2009, with an MSRP of US$19.99.[2][3] The decks were reprinted with new card frames in December 2014 for Duel Decks Anthology.

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.[4]


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:


Garruk vs. Liliana is loosely based on the webcomic The Hunter and the Veil,[5] 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.[6][7]

The story was meant to continue in a planeswalker novel named The Curse of the Chain Veil; that was never published. A webcomic called The Veil's Curse, however, shows Garruk attacking Jace Beleren in an attempt to find Liliana ,[8] and Liliana deciding to use the Veil's power to kill some demons to whom she is indebted.[9][10][11]




The rares in this deck are Garruk Wildspeaker (holographic foil), Plated SlagwurmRavenous Baloth, and Rude Awakening.[12]


The rares in this deck are Liliana Vess (holographic foil), Bad MoonMutilate, and Skeletal Vampire.[12]


  1. Product info
  2. Matt Cavotta (December 12, 2011). "Before, During, and After". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Wizards of the Coast (June 2, 2009). "Announcing Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Magic Arcana (July 21, 2009). "Garruk vs. Liliana". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Wizards of the Coast (July 30, 2008). "The Hunter and the Veil, Part 1". Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Wizards of the Coast (August 6, 2008). "The Hunter and the Veil, Part 2". Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Wizards of the Coast (August 13, 2008). "The Hunter and the Veil, Part 3". Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Wizards of the Coast (July 28, 2009). "The Veil's Curse, Part 1". Wizards of the Coast.
  9. Wizards of the Coast (August 4, 2009). "The Veil's Curse, Part 2". Wizards of the Coast.
  10. Wizards of the Coast (August 11, 2009). "The Veil's Curse, Part 3". Wizards of the Coast.
  11. Doug Beyer (August 31, 2011). "Liliana's Mission". Wizards of the Coast.
  12. a b Wizards of the Coast (October 19, 2009). "Garruk vs. Liliana Decklists". Wizards of the Coast.

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