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Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari
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Set Information
Set symbol
Design Chris Millar
Development Mark Gottlieb
Release date September 7, 2012
Plane Ravnica
Themes and mechanics “Graveyard matters”,
Instants and sorcery spells
Keywords/​ability words Replicate, Dredge
Set size 120
(two 60-card theme decks)
Expansion code DDJ[1]
(for Duel Decks J)
Duel Decks
Venser vs. Koth Izzet vs. Golgari Mirrodin Pure vs. New Phyrexia
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
From the Vault: Realms Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari Return to Ravnica

Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari packaging.[2]

Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari is the 10th set in the Duel Decks series. It was released on September 7, 2012, with an MSRP of US$19.99.[3][4]

Izzet vs. Golgari contains two preconstructed theme decks, one centered on the Izzet League guild of Ravnica and the other around the Golgari Swarm guild. Izzet vs. Golgari depicts the struggle for supremacy, of the Ravnican undercity and of the wider Ravnica, between two guilds, ultimately stemming from ideological considerations.


Izzet vs. Golgari features two cards with alternate art and holographic treatment; Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord and Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind. Furthermore, the set includes another ten cards with alternate art; Brainstorm, Life // Death, Feast or Famine, Fire // Ice, Golgari Signet, Golgari Thug, Izzet Chronarch, Izzet Signet, Prophetic Bolt, and Putrefy.

In addition to this, the Duel Deck contains two copies of the {G} 1/1 Saproling creature token, which is created by Golgari Germination and Korozda Guildmage.


“  The Izzet League, under the ingenious mind of its guildmaster, the dragon Niv-Mizzet, has dabbled, delved, and decoded many mysteries in its insatiable thirst for knowledge. Now the dracomagus seeks to plumb the depths of Ravnica's undercity. But the Golgari don't welcome interlopers in their dank, moldy realm.

Under the command of the elvish lich lord Jarad, the Golgari have dwelled in darkness long enough. The Swarm grows restless and its rot farms need fresh corpses. Jarad believes the time is right to teach Niv-Mizzet's magewrights a lesson: that there is no place for Izzet research in the vicious cycle of life and death.[3]




The rares in this deck are Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind (holographic foil), Djinn IlluminatusGalvanothInvoke the FiremindProphetic Bolt, and Sphinx-Bone Wand.


The rares in this deck are Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord (holographic foil), DoomgapeGleancrawlerGolgari Grave-TrollLife from the Loam, and Twilight's Call.


  1. Product info
  2. Monty Ashley (August 8, 2012). "Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. a b Monty Ashley (May 7, 2012). "Announcing Izzet vs. Golgari". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Trick Jarrett (August 27, 2012). "Playing with Izzet vs. Golgari". Wizards of the Coast.

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