|Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth|
|Release date||March 30, 2012|
|Themes and mechanics||
(two 60-card theme decks)
(for Duel Decks I)
|Magic: The Gathering Chronology|
Venser vs. Koth contains two preconstructed theme decks, one centered around Venser, the Sojourner and the other around Koth of the Hammer. Venser vs. Koth depicts the struggle between two planeswalkers and is a set of largely flavor-based theme decks.
Venser vs. Koth features two cards with alternate art and holographic treatment; Koth of the Hammer and Venser, the Sojourner. Furthermore, the set includes another five cards with alternate art; Anger, Chartooth Cougar, Path to Exile, Plated Geopede, and Preordain.
Venser vs. Koth was panned by critics and was ill-received, with some citing a lack of power, lack of favorable card–card interactions or synergy in both decks, and the "broad but shallow" approach with themes and mechanics.
|“||Two Planeswalkers, one compassionate, one calculating, gave their all to save a world.
When Venser recognized the threat to Koth's world was none other than Phyrexia, he knew that the only hope for Mirrodin was to find its maker. But that would mean forsaking its people in the meantime.
Koth would rather die than turn his back on his fellow Mirrans. But Venser knew they would all die anyway if they failed to reach Karn, his former mentor and creator of Mirrodin.
Two Planeswalkers, one goal, very different methods. Recreate the struggle to lead the way to Mirrodin's salvation.
- Product info
- Monty Ashley (August 18, 2011). "Announcing Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Monty Ashley (March 22, 2012). "Venser vs. Koth Packaging". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Gottlieb (March 26, 2012). "Duel or Die". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Adam Styborski. (March 20, 2012.) Venser vs. Koth Decklists Revealed!, GatheringMagic.