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Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning
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Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description Combination of Mardu and Jeskai symbols.
Design Chris Millar,
Sam Stoddard
Development Chris Millar,
Sam Stoddard
Release date September 5, 2014
Plane Tarkir
Set size 120
(two 60-card theme decks)
Expansion code DDN[1]
(for Duel Decks N)[2]
Duel Decks
Jace vs. Vraska Speed vs. Cunning Duel Decks Anthology
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
From the Vault: Annihilation Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning Khans of Tarkir

Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning is the 14th set in the Duel Decks series. It was released on September 5, 2014, with an MSRP of US$19.99.[3] These are the first Duel Decks released with M15 card frames.[4]


The two decks each represent an aspect from the dragon, matching the clans Mardu and Jeskai from Tarkir.[5] They contained six preview cards for Khans of Tarkir.

Apart from that, only five cards received new artwork: Arcanis the Omnipotent, Repeal, Goblin Bombardment, Infantry Veteran and Fleshbag Marauder,[6] with only three more cards — Reckless Abandon, Echo Tracer and Lightning Angel — printed in a modern frame for the first time. Zurgo Helmsmasher also had different art than the one that would be released in Khans of Tarkir later.

The Duel Deck includes a Magic "learn to play" guide, a strategy insert, and two copies of a 1/1 red goblin token.


Racing across the blazing steppe, the wave of attackers crests the barren hills. Nothing can stop their reckless advance. These warriors live fast, fight hard, and strike terror into the hearts of those in their path. The scarred countryside seems abandoned. Then, suddenly, hidden fighters spring from ambush. The overconfident enemy recoils in surprise, outflanked and outsmarted. Who will prevail, the swift or the sly?



The rares in this deck are Banefire, Fury of the Horde, Hell's Thunder, Krenko, Mob Boss, Ogre Battledriver and Zurgo Helmsmasher.


The rares in this deck are Arcanis the Omnipotent, Hold the Line, Lightning Angel, Sphinx of Uthuun, Steam Augury and Thousand Winds.

Notes and references[]

  1. Information below the text box
  2. Duel Decks have a three-letter code of DD + an incrementing letter of the English alphabet (regardless of deck name.)
  3. Wizards of the Coast (April 02, 2014). "Announcing Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Blake Rasmussen (August 18, 2014). "Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Mark Rosewater (July 26, 2014). "All The Goods From The Panel, Part 2". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  6. Blake Rasmussen (August 19, 2014). "New Art in Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning". Wizards of the Coast.

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