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Wizards of the Coast Details Journey into Nyx Event Deck: Wrath of the Mortals

Wrath of the Mortals Event Deck

The Event Deck for the upcoming Journey into Nyx set is called Wrath of the Mortals, as Wizards of the Coast has just announced. This Event Deck harnesses the power of fire and ice to sling spells and unleash a myriad of trigger effects. That being said, any Izzet player will be extremely happy to see what this deck can do, as it puts red and blue to work at its strengths.

Here’s a description of the deck from the Wizards announcement:

Harness the power of fire and lightning to defeat your foes! The “Wrath of the Mortals” deck features a wide range of damage spells as well as creatures that reward you for casting them. As you blast away your opponent’s forces, your creatures become more and more dangerous. Young Pyromancer and Guttersnipe trigger every time you cast an instant or sorcery, netting you additional creatures and damage. If possible, try to get these Shamans onto the battlefield before casting your other spells. Because your creatures yield more benefits the longer they stay on the battlefield, trading them with opposing creatures is usually not a good plan. Don’t be afraid to take some early damage while you get set up.

Your suite of burn spells is both formidable and versatile. Many of these spells can target a creature or a player, so you’ll be able to either remove problematic enemy forces or simply finish off your opponent. Flames of the Firebrand and Turn // Burn are great ways to clear out an early rush, and Battlefield Thaumaturge makes them brutally efficient if you’re going after multiple creatures.

The deck hosts a sweet combo with Guttersnipe and instants/sorceries, just like a usual Izzet deck. The trick here, though, is that your other creatures also provide benefits for your spellcasting. Oracle of Bones forces your opponent to choose from the lesser of two evils, either allowing you to drop a big fatty or get a spell off for free. The amount of burn spells in the deck is formidable, and there won’t be any shortcomings when it comes time for answers.

Here’s the complete decklist, what do you think?

Main Deck

60 cards

Izzet Guildgate
12  Mountain

25 lands

Battlefield Thaumaturge
Chandra’s Phoenix
Ogre Battledriver
Oracle of Bones
Spellheart Chimera
Young Pyromancer

15 creatures

Anger of the Gods
Fated Conflagration
Flames of the Firebrand
Harness by Force
Lightning Strike
Magma Jet
Mizzium Mortars
Searing Blood
Steam Augury
Turn // Burn

20 other spells


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