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Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
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Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description An overlap of the Phyrexian Yawgmoth's symbol and the Coalition flag
Design Chris Millar,
Mike Turian,
Matt Tabak
Development Chris Millar,
Mike Turian,
Matt Tabak
Release date March 19, 2010
Plane Dominaria
Set size 120
(two 60-card theme decks)
Expansion code DDE[1]
(for Duel Decks E)
Duel Decks
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Magic: The Gathering Chronology
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Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition is the fifth set in the Duel Decks series. It was released on March 19, 2010, with an MSRP of US$19.99.[2]

Phyrexia vs. The Coalition contains two preconstructed theme decks, one centered around the forces of Phyrexia and the other around the combined forces of the Coalition. Phyrexia vs. The Coalition is a flavor-based theme deck.[3][4]


Phyrexia vs. The Coalition features two cards with alternate art and holographic foil treatment; Phyrexian Negator and Urza's Rage. Furthermore, the set includes another four cards with alternate art; Armadillo Cloak, Phyrexian Processor, Voltaic Key, and Yavimaya Elder.

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:


Released in anticipation of Phyrexia's invasion of Mirrodin in the Scars of Mirrodin block, Phyrexia vs. The Coalition is based on the story of the Phyrexian invasion of Dominaria, depicted in the Invasion block and its accompanying novels.

Numerous cards in Phyrexia vs. The Coalition are reprinted from sets prior to Invasion; however, this is consistent with Magic canon, as both Urza and Yawgmoth had set millennia-long plans in motion, which would culminate in the Invasion and the Coalition's resistance to, and eventual defeat of, the Phyrexians.

Reserved list issue[]

The set featured a card that had been placed on the Reserved List: Phyrexian Negator. This was possible at the time, because of the loophole that permitted the cards to be printed as premium foils.[5][6][7] However, concern from the community about future reprints prompted Wizards of the Coast to alter that policy.[8][9][10]



The rares in this deck are Phyrexian Negator (holographic foil), Living DeathPhyrexian ArenaPhyrexian Colossus, and Phyrexian Processor.

The Coalition[]

The rares in this deck are Urza's Rage (holographic foil), Coalition RelicDarigaaz, the IgniterGerrard CapashenRith, the Awakener, and Treva, the Renewer.


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