Magic: DotP 2012 First Deck Revealed

By Dog of Thunder, 5 years ago
Joystiq exclusively revealed the first of your opponents in Stainless Steel's upcoming Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 which features more modes, cards, and opponents than the original Magic the Gathering: DotP. Your first opponent is a new Planeswalker whom has yet to appear in the actual card game: Kiora Atua, a female merfolk with command of the oceans. Her deck is listed below:

* 2 Kraken Hatchling
* 4 Explore
* 4 Coiling Oracle
* 1 Treasure Hunt
* 3 Cultivate
* 1 Compulsive Research
* 2 Explosive Vegetation
* 2 Ondu Giant
* 2 Giant Octopus
* 1 Elvish Piper
* 1 Polymorph
* 3 Aether Mutation
* 2 Tidings
* 1 Isleback Spawn
* 1 Tidal Kraken
* 2 Simic Sky Swallower
* 1 Lorthos, the Tidemaker
* 1 Yavimaya's Embrace
* 1 Kozilek, Butcher of Truth
* 11 Island
* 14 Forest

I am an actual Magic player, even took part in the New Phyrexia pre-release last weekend, and so I got a little excited over that decklist. Magic: DotP 2012 includes cards from last year's Zendikar, Worldwake and Rise of the Eldrazi expansions. I do not see any cards from Scars of Miroddin, Miroddin Besieged or New Phyrexia but we can safely assume those will arrive with the inevitable expansion. For now, here's some of the cards debuting in Magic: DotP 2012:

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One of my personal favorites, the Simic Sky Swallower won me the Dissension pre-release many years ago.

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One of the beefiest blue legendary creatures with an amazing ability. Lorthos is from the Zendikar expansion. Keep in mind his ability triggers when he "attacks", he does not need to deal damage. This means you can tap up to 8 potential blockers!

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No, you are not misreading Kozilek. He is not an artifact and is a truly colorless creature. As one of the Eldrazi from the Rise of the Eldrazi expansion, he is among the beefiest creatures in all of Magic.

Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 is due for release this summer.