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Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins
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Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description A trident counterposed with an axe
Design Adam Prosak (lead)
Sam Stoddard
Chris Millar
Development Same as design
Release date November 10, 2017
Plane Lorwyn
Themes and mechanics merfolk and goblins
Set size Two 60-card theme decks
Expansion code DDT[1]
(for Duel Decks T)
Duel Decks
Mind vs. Might Merfolk vs. Goblins Elves vs. Inventors
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Ixalan Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins Iconic Masters

Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins is the 20th set in the Duel Decks series. It was released on November 10, 2017.[2][3]


Merfolk vs. Goblins pits two of the most recognizable tribes in the history of Magic against one another. Will you side with the reckless and wily goblins or the graceful and cunning merfolk? Merfolk is fronted by Master of Waves and the Goblins deck features Warren Instigator. The two premium cards, along with Aquitect's Will, Tidal Courier, Gempalm Incinerator, Goblin Goon and Relentless Assault feature new artwork.

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 10 rares.



The rares in this deck are: Harbinger of the Tides, Master of the Pearl Trident, Tidebinder Mage, Wake Thrasher, Merfolk Sovereign, Cold-Eyed Selkie, Engulf the Shore, Misdirection, Mind Spring and Master of Waves (mythic rare)

The tokens are:


The rares in this deck are:Goblin Diplomats, Goblin Rabblemaster, Goblin Chieftain, Goblin Razerunners, Krenko, Mob Boss, Goblin Goon, Brittle Effigy, Goblin Charbelcher, Relentless Assault and Warren Instigator (mythic rare)

The tokens are: