Gatecrash has just been released and today we get a list of the Gatecrash Event decks. Once again, we shall take a look their current value and see if they are worth the MSRP price of $25. (Hint: Preorder now) As always, prices are based on StarCity pricing and are current as of time of posting.


Thrive and Thrash
2 Evolving Wilds
10 Forest
6 Island
1 Mountain
4 Simic Guildgate
2 Acidic Slime
4 Arbor Elf
3 Borderland Ranger
1 Deadeye Navigator
1 Dungeon Geists
2 Fog Bank
1 Gruul Ragebeast
2 Mist Raven
1 Sphinx of Uthuun
3 Strangleroot Geist
1 Thragtusk
1 Wolfir Silverheart
1 Yeva, Nature’s Herald
1 Bramblecrush
4 Farseek
2 Ground Assault
3 Urban Evolution
4 Verdant Haven
4 Dissipate
4 Flames of the Firebrand
2 Naturalize
2 Negate
3 Rancor


The first thing you will notice in Thrive and Thrash is Thragtusk. Yes, Thragtusk returns once again to an event deck. It seems like Wizards can’t get enough of printing this card. Valued at $20 currently, this card will get you most of the way to value. The other rares are not as exciting with Wolfir Silverheart and Dungeon Geists valued at a few dollars each. The uncommon slot provides us with more value with 3 Rancors. At $4 each, this puts the deck over MSRP value. All other things considered, the value of this deck is about $56 (not counting the commons), which makes this a good buy if you are looking for a Thragtusk to complete your set.  Will the Dragon’s Maze Event decks also include this beast?


Rally and Rout
3 Boros Guildgate
1 Clifftop Retreat
8 Mountain
10 Plains
1 Slayers’ Stronghold
1 Ash Zealot
4 Boros Elite
1 Champion of the Parish
4 Doomed Traveler
2 Firefist Striker
2 Lightning Mauler
1 Silverblade Paladin
3 Skyknight Legionnaire
1 Spark Trooper
2 Sunhome Guildmage
1 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
2 Truefire Paladin
2 Boros Charm
4 Gather the Townsfolk
4 Pillar of Flame
3 Searing Spear
3 Bonds of Faith
3 Electrickery
2 Oblivion Ring
2 Skullcrack
2 Thunderous Wrath
3 War Priest of Thune



Jan 18, 2014 – Rally and Rout has given us a good amount of value in the rare slots. Desired cards such as Clifftop Retreat, Silverblade Paladin, Champion of the Parish, and Thalia are all included and push the value of the set way over the $25 price point. 2 Boros Charm in the sideboard round out the value for this deck. This event deck is an instant buy as most of the rares have great trade value and are in demand. At a little over $66 in value, this set is the definite winner for this round. Expect this event deck to go fast.

While with past event decks there was a value winner and a loser, Wizards did a good job this time putting value in both the decks. This means stores won’t be stuck with too much supply of one deck over the other, although Rally and Rout will surely sell out first. The event decks will be released February 22nd so preorder at your local store or online as soon as they become available.