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Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kits Brings the Guilds to Life with Unique Guild Decks

Released on 2 November 2018, Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kits comes in five decks, each representing one of the five guilds highlighted in Guilds of Ravnica. But these decks don't just contain Guilds of Ravnica cards; they include cards from all Ravnica expansions, highlighting some of Ravnica's most iconic spells. Each Guild Kit comes with one preconstructed 60-card deck and has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of 19,99 €. There have been seven Ravnica expansions thus far, so let's dig into what made the cut in these new and unique Guild-focused products.

Izzet and Dimir

Let's begin with what any good mage would start with – blue. Izzet and Dimir have, depending on your perspective, the two most powerful mechanics introduced in Guilds of Ravnica: Jump-Start and Surveil. So how do the new decks take advantage of these mechanics with Ravnica's deep pool of cards?

The Dimir lean into the mill strategy, both for the player and the opponent. Glimpse the Unthinkable will quickly deplete the top of either players' library, giving ample room for cards like Dimir Doppelganger and Blood Operative to work their magic. Mission Briefing and Notion Rain are also notable cards, both providing great deck filtering with the former also offering recursion.

Izzet turns its focus on creatures that benefit from spellcasting, like Guttersnipe and the new Crackling Drake. With that comes new Jump-Start cards like Radical Idea and Chemister's Insight. Lastly, the new Firemind's Research provides powerful inevitability as you work through the various card draw, copy, counter, and direct damage spells that populate your deck.

Selesnya, Golgari, and Boros

Blue decks are naturally spell-focused, as that's what blue does best, but fear not. If creatures are more your jam, then these next three decks have you covered.

The Selesnya deck focuses naturally on the guild's signature Convoke mechanic, both in the past and now. There's a lot of token generation from cards like Advent of the Wurm, Scatter the Seeds, and even Tolsimir Wolfblood. This means plenty of creatures for powerful convoke cards like Conclave Tribunal and Hour of Reckoning. Additionally, the reprint of Privileged Position is sure to make Commander players happy.

Golgari focuses on the graveyard, bringing the powerful dredge engine to Golgari's new payoff mechanic, Undergrowth. It should, therefore, be a cinch to fill your graveyard for your Necrotic Wound or Izoni, Thousand-Eyed. The reprint of Abrupt Decay is also welcome, though many players would have probably preferred another avenue for getting the highly sought-after Assassin's Trophy, easily the priciest rare in Guilds of Ravnica.

Lastly, Boros is, unsurprisingly, also creature-focused with new cards like Legion Warboss teaming up with old classics like Aurelia, the Warleader. They make for a quick and powerful engine for the new Mentor mechanic they've gained access to.

Long story short, if you like Ravnica, you'll like this product. Wizards of the Coast has really worked hard to include interesting and iconic cards from Ravnica, along with some reprint value and genuinely cool decks that have the capability to do powerful things.

Cardmarket Decks

Standard

5-8
ROS: Standard Minors @ Regran Toys and Collectibles
03.03.2019
5-8
ROS: Standard Minors @ Regran Toys and Collectibles
03.03.2019
8th
Grasshopper Series @ Bangkok (Thailand)
02.03.2019
95th
Pro Tour Cleveland (Mythic Championship I)
26.02.2019

Modern

5-8
MagicFest Bilbao
19.03.2019
5-8
MagicFest Bilbao
19.03.2019
5-8
Grand Prix Los Angeles
02.03.2019
1st
Grand Prix Los Angeles
02.03.2019

Legacy

1st
MKMSeries Prague 2017 - Legacy
31.07.2017
2nd
MKMSeries Prague 2017 - Legacy
31.07.2017
3rd
MKMSeries Prague 2017 - Legacy
31.07.2017
4th
MKMSeries Prague 2017 - Legacy
31.07.2017

Vintage

3-4
Romancing the Stones 9 @ Austin, TX
02.02.2019
2nd
Romancing the Stones 9 @ Austin, TX
02.02.2019
1st
Romancing the Stones 9 @ Austin, TX
02.02.2019
2nd
Romancing the Stones 9 @ Austin, TX
02.02.2019

Commander

5-8
Angelic Tournament Commander 8 @ Valence, France
24.02.2019
1st
Angelic Tournament Commander 8 @ Valence, France
24.02.2019
5-8
Master Zap @ Palaiseau (France)
06.01.2019
5-8
Master Zap @ Palaiseau (France)
06.01.2019

Pauper

3-4
Paupergeddon Milano 2019
10.02.2019
1st
Paupergeddon Milano 2019
10.02.2019
5th
February 2019 5k Pauper @ Ongkeco's Hobby Shop Philippines
02.02.2019
1st
PFC player of the year 2018 @ PandaPlay Rostov-on-Don
06.01.2019

Highlander

1st
Highlander Masters Westfalen #1 Bielefeld
05.08.2018
2nd
Highlander Masters Westfalen #1 Bielefeld
05.08.2018
3rd
Highlander Masters Westfalen #1 Bielefeld
05.08.2018
4th
Highlander Masters Westfalen #1 Bielefeld
05.08.2018
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