2 Magic: The Gathering Japan-Exclusive Pre-Constructed Standard Decks Revealed

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By Jake Vyper | More Articles MTG Writer/Streamer
September 24, 2019  11:28 AM


Japan is getting two more Magic: The Gathering exclusive products this November, and they are pre-constructed Standard-legal decks with Throne of Eldraine cards, essential lands, and other viable Standard staples. 

The official MTG Japan Twitter account announced the "Challenger Deck" news and revealed the packaging for the two pre-built decks. Wizards of the Coast also revealed the full decklists for the two decks on the MTG Japan website, and they are loaded with great cards that make them much better than your average beginner-friendly pre-constructed decks. 

Here are the decklists for both pre-constructed decks, according to the translation by Redditor:

Green/Blue Nissa decklist :

9 Island
8 Forest
1 Breeding Pool
4 Temple of Mystery
4 Thornwood Falls
4 Paradise Druid
2 Incubation Druid
4 Maraleaf Pixie

4 Frilled Mystic
4 Voracious Hydra
1 Hydroid Krasis
4 Growth Spiral
4 Chemister's Insight
4 Mass Manipulation
3 Nissa, Who Shakes the World

2 Healer of the Glade
3 Cerulean Drake
3 Veil of Summer
3 Aether Gust
2 Disdainful Stroke
2 Negate

Red/White Arcanist decklist :

8 Plains
6 Mountain
2 Sacred Foundry
4 Temple of Triumph
4 Wind-Scarred Crag
4 Burning Prophet
4 Tenth District Legionnaire
2 Dreadhorde Arcanist
2 Tithe Taker
4 Feather, the Redeemed
2 Legion Warboss
4 Defiant Strike
4 Gods Willing
4 Samut's Sprint
4 Shock
2 Gideon Blackblade

2 Tomik, Distinguished Advokist
1 Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice
4 Lava Coil
2 Devout Decree
2 Fry
2 Prison Realm
2 Tibalt, Rakish Instigator


These Challenger Decks will only be available in Japan this November but you'll probably find them in the secondary market, on eBay once more international sellers will get a hold of them. These decks are made for those who are new to competitive Standard and those who are just returning to play Standard but with no solid card base yet. 

It's cool that Japan is getting more MTG exclusives recently like the alternate-art Japanese Planeswalker cards from War of the Spark

Throne of Eldraine, the 82nd Magic expansion, is set to release on October 4. Prerelease events will take place on September 27 to 29. It wil be released on Magic Arena on September 26, and will have a Limited (Sealed) event to kick off its launch. 

Watch our Throne of Eldraine Early Access livestreaming event going live today: 

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