It’s now been confirmed that there will be Wedge-colored Legendary Creatures in Khans of Tarkir. One of them will be one of the two cover cards for the upcoming Duel Deck: Speed VS Cunning. Where the Cunning deck will feature the popular blue Legendary Wizard Arcanis the Omnipotent, the Speed deck will feature a preview card from Khans of Tarkir, Zurgo Helmsmasher.

Zurgo is an interesting one. He is a Legendary Orc Warrior, costing 2WUB to cast. This is great as there are so few Commanders of that particular wedge (known as Dega). He’s a 7/2 with Haste that must attack each turn. The cool thing about him is, however, that he is indestructible as long as it’s your turn. Additionally, every time a creature dealt damage by Zurgo Helmsmasher dies, put a +1/+1 counter on Zurgo Helmsmasher.

This is about an aggressive a commander as you could ever create. Having such a high power makes him an easy choice for a Voltron Commander. With the support of white and black, he could be quite a force. We’ll have a Commanding Opinion of him fairly soon.

Arcanis the Omnipotent has been around for quite a while. He costs 3UUU to cast and can tap to draw three cards. He also can be returned to his owner’s hand for 2UU. It will be interesting to see what Wizards has put with him in the deck.

These are pretty strong cover cards for a duel deck and we look forward to what more these decks will have in store for us.

– Elspeth for the Win