Wrath of the Mortals

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Another new Magic: the Gathering set means another Event Deck. This particular one is an Izzet (Blue/Red) Heroic Deck. While there are not many cards with the Heroic keyword (just 1 to be precise), the deck does seem somewhat decent. The main complain that most people have had thus far is that there is very little to no value in this particular Event Deck.

 

Let’s examine the list:

 

Wrath of the Mortals

Journey into Nyx Event deck



Creatures: 15

1 Aetherling
1 Battlefield Thaumaturge
1 Chandra’s Phoenix
3 Guttersnipe
1 Ogre Battledriver
1 Oracle of Bones
4 Spellheart Chimera
3 Young Pyromancer

Instants: 13

1 Fated Conflagration
4 Lightning Strike
3 Magma Jet
2 Searing Blood
1 Steam Augury
2 Turn//Burn

 





Sorceries: 7

1 Anger of the Gods
2 Divination
2 Flames of the Firebrand
1 Harness by Force
1 Mizzium Mortars

Lands: 25

9  Island
4  Izzet Guildgate
12 Mountain

Sideboard

2 Dispel
2 Elixir of Immortality
3 Essence Scatter
2 Flames of the Firebrand
3 Izzet Staticaster
3 Negate

 

Here is a quick run-down of the rares.

 

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chandras phoenix Ogre Battledriver

Oracle of Bones Anger of the Gods

fated con Harness by Force

mizzium mortars Steam Augury

               If the line-up seems unimpressive, it’s because it is

 

I won’t go over the value card by card this time around, because there’s not much to say really. On the upside, the deck seems like a blast to play and is probably a decent deck for a newer player to pick up at a local FNM Standard event. Guttersnipe and Young Pyromancer outshine pretty much every rare in the deck as they are what holds the deck together. In true Izzet fashion, you get to ‘storm’ spells and burn your opponent little by little while gaining a small army of elementals. It’s not for everyone, but it will teach newer players how things work in the world of Magic.

You also have your good old Aetherling to close out a lengthy game. Get a few quick hits in, if they stabilize you still have a finisher or two. Same can be said for Spellheart Chimera. I really like it in this deck for a creature that has pretty much gone ignored in the Standard metagame. It’s a nice touch.