10 Best Magic Starter Decks 2021

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Magic: The Gathering Arena Starter Kit | 2 Starter Decks – ⭐ Best Overall Magic Starter Deck

C77380000 by Magic The Gathering

  • Release date: 07/03/2020
  • Weight: 0.71 pounds
  • Dimensions: 2 x 7.6 x 7 inches
Magic: The Gathering Arena Starter Kit | 2 Starter Decks
  • THE BEST WAY TO START PLAYING MAGIC. Choose your deck, grab a friend, and jump into your first game of Magic: The Gathering (MTG). This kit has everything you need to get started.
  • PICK A SIDE. Summon colossal monsters with the green deck or bone-chilling undead with the black deck—both starter decks have five rares, a foil creature card, and a strategy all their own.
  • GAME NIGHT FOR TWO. Challenge a friend, teach a family member, or play a fun game on date night—these decks are the perfect go-to for two-player experience that’s never the same twice.
  • PLAY AT HOME AND ONLINE. Play at home or online with a code to unlock both decks on MTG Arena for two players. Challenge a friend, share your code, and wage war from near or far.
  • THE GAME THAT STARTED IT ALL. Magic: The Gathering is the deepest strategy card game there is, with endless challenges for new players and veterans alike.
  • *This version of the Arena Starter Kit includes two copies of Ironscale Hydra. The second copy replaces Kolga, The Titan Ape, which appears in alternate versions.

Magic: The Gathering Magic Game Night 2019 | Card Game – 👑 Premium Pick

2019 by Magic The Gathering

  • Release date: 11/15/2019
  • Weight: 2.07 pounds
  • Dimensions: 2.8 x 10 x 9.5 inches
  • Warranty: No Warranty
Magic: The Gathering Magic Game Night 2019 | Card Game
  • You and 1–4 friends can start playing Magic: The Gathering instantly with this multiplayer starter set.
  • Just open and play. Everything is in the box. 5 60-card decks, 5 dice for tracking life totals, and all the accessories you need to play.
  • These five decks were designed as an intuitive way to teach your friends magic.
  • Bring magic anywhere. Magic game night 2019 comes in a sturdy, portable box so you can take magic with you wherever you game.
  • Mix and match cards to quickly and easily build your own decks for endless replayability.
  • Master Death with the black deck's endless zombie HORDES or deal double damage with red deck's devils. Magic game night 2019's 5 Ready-to-Play decks showcase the five colors of magic and the strategies unique to each one.

Magic: The Gathering Garruk – 💲 Best Budget Magic Starter Deck

C76590000 by Magic The Gathering

  • Release date: 07/03/2020
  • Dimensions: 1.9 x 3.9 x 7.1 inches
Magic: The Gathering Garruk
  • TEAM UP WITH A PLANESWALKER AND LAUNCH INTO BATTLE! This 60-card Magic: The Gathering (MTG) starter deck is ready to play right out of the box.
  • OVERPOWER THE OPPONENT. Garruk stalks the multiverse for the prey of his choosing, charging opponents with a ceaseless stampede of really, really big creatures.
  • MAKE IT YOUR OWN. Battle a few times to master your starter deck’s strategy, then open the included booster pack to upgrade it with even more powerful cards.
  • PLAY ONLINE AND AT HOME. Challenge friends near and far with both physical and digital versions of the deck - it includes a code to unlock these same cards on MTG Arena.
  • BATTLE WITH THE CLASSICS. Core Set 2021 (M21) gathers powerful, iconic cards from MTG’s past and combines them with recent favorites. It’s the perfect set to try out Magic: The Gathering (MTG).

Magic: The Gathering Chandra

C76580000 by Magic The Gathering

  • Release date: 07/03/2020
  • Dimensions: 1.9 x 3.9 x 7.1 inches
Magic: The Gathering Chandra
  • TEAM UP WITH A PLANESWALKER AND LAUNCH INTO BATTLE! This 60-card Magic: The Gathering (MTG) starter deck is ready to play right out of the box.
  • BRING THE HEAT. Passionate and powerful, Chandra launches a burning barrage directly at the opponent’s life total. 
  • MAKE IT YOUR OWN. Battle a few times to master your starter deck’s strategy, then open the included booster pack to upgrade it with even more powerful cards.
  • PLAY ONLINE AND AT HOME. Challenge friends near and far with both physical and digital versions of the deck - it includes a code to unlock these same cards on MTG Arena.
  • BATTLE WITH THE CLASSICS. Core Set 2021 (M21) gathers powerful, iconic cards from MTG’s past and combines them with recent favorites. It’s the perfect set to try out Magic: The Gathering (MTG).

Magic: The Gathering Spellslinger Starter Kit Core Set 2020 (M20)

Spellslinger by Magic The Gathering

  • Release date: 07/12/2019
  • Weight: 0.03 pounds
  • Dimensions: 1.9 x 7.6 x 6.7 inches
Magic: The Gathering Spellslinger Starter Kit Core Set 2020 (M20)
  • JUMP INTO MAGIC: THE GATHERING instantly with this two-player starter set.
  • WELCOME THE CHALLENGE. Magic: The Gathering is the deepest strategy card game there is, with endless challenges for new players and veterans alike.
  • PLAY FACE-TO-FACE OR DIGITAL with codes to unlock both decks on MTG ARENA.
  • JUST OPEN AND PLAY. Everything you need is in the box. Follow the quick start guide to learn as you play.
  • CHOOSE YOUR DECK. Pick the red deck to command ferocious dragons, or go with black/green and lead righteous angels into battle.
  • TEACH YOUR FRIENDS. These two starter decks were designed as an intuitive way to learn Magic. They’re even arranged to a good mana curve in game one.
  • PLAY THE ORIGINAL. The first modern collectible card game, Magic: The Gathering has inspired more than 20 million fans over 25 years.

Magic: The Gathering Teferi Timeless Voyager Planeswalker Deck | Core

C76560000 by Magic The Gathering

  • Release date: 07/03/2020
  • Dimensions: 1.9 x 3.9 x 7.1 inches
Magic: The Gathering Teferi Timeless Voyager Planeswalker Deck | Core
  • TEAM UP WITH A PLANESWALKER AND LAUNCH INTO BATTLE! This 60-card Magic: The Gathering (MTG) starter deck is ready to play right out of the box.
  • MASTER TIME. Teferi wields the lessons of the past to forge a better future. Clean your opponent’s clock with an overwhelming number of resources.
  • MAKE IT YOUR OWN. Battle a few times to master your starter deck’s strategy, then open the included booster pack to upgrade it with even more powerful cards.
  • PLAY ONLINE AND AT HOME. Challenge friends near and far with both physical and digital versions of the deck - it includes a code to unlock these same cards on MTG Arena.
  • BATTLE WITH THE CLASSICS. Core Set 2021 (M21) gathers powerful, iconic cards from MTG’s past and combines them with recent favorites. It’s the perfect set to try out Magic: The Gathering (MTG).

Magic The Gathering Core Set 2020 Deck Builder’s Toolkit |

C60280000 by Magic The Gathering

  • Release date: 07/12/2019
  • Weight: 1.44 pounds
  • Dimensions: 3.4 x 8.2 x 4.1 inches
Magic The Gathering Core Set 2020 Deck Builder’s Toolkit |
  • Countless paths to victory. Includes 4 booster packs, each with 15 magic cards. Pick your favorites, put them in your deck, and battle.
  • Expand your collection with 125 individual cards chosen by the game's designers, including classics like shivan Dragon and air elemental.
  • Magic like you remember it. Core set 2020 is the perfect way to get back into the game. Jump back in and experience all the combat, strategy, and art that made the game iconic.
  • Fill your binder. Righteous Angels and ferocious Dragons await. Every booster pack includes at least 1 rare or mythic rare card.
  • The game that started it all. The original strategy card game, Magic: The Gathering (Mtg) has inspired more than 20 million fans over 25 years.
  • age mfg minimum: 156.0

Magic: The Gathering Basri Ket

C76550000 by Magic The Gathering

  • Release date: 07/03/2020
  • Dimensions: 1.9 x 3.9 x 7.1 inches
Magic: The Gathering Basri Ket
  • TEAM UP WITH A PLANESWALKER AND LAUNCH INTO BATTLE! This 60-card Magic: The Gathering (MTG) starter deck is ready to play right out of the box.
  • SPREAD THE HURT. The entire multiverse has opened before Basri Ket, ready to test his unshakeable ideals. Take over the battlefield by permanently powering up an army of creatures.
  • MAKE IT YOUR OWN. Battle a few times to master your starter deck’s strategy, then open the included booster pack to upgrade it with even more powerful cards.
  • PLAY ONLINE AND AT HOME. Challenge friends near and far with both physical and digital versions of the deck - it includes a code to unlock these same cards on MTG Arena.
  • BATTLE WITH THE CLASSICS. Core Set 2021 (M21) gathers powerful, iconic cards from MTG’s past and combines them with recent favorites. It’s the perfect set to try out Magic: The Gathering (MTG).

Magic: The Gathering Throne of Eldraine Rowan

Planeswalker Deck by Magic The Gathering

  • Release date: 10/04/2019
  • Weight: 0.51 pounds
  • Dimensions: 1.9 x 3.9 x 7.1 inches
  • Warranty: No Warranty
Magic: The Gathering Throne of Eldraine Rowan
  • Start playing magic. This Magic: The Gathering Starter deck is ready to go. Battle a few times to understand how to play your deck, then open the 2 included booster packs to customize it.
  • Inspire loyalty. Rowan inspires great loyalty in those who follow her. Attack relentlessly, using abilities to power up your cards, then use Rowan herself to push through the final points of damage and finish off your opponent.
  • These fairy tales fight back. Throne of eldraine spins grimm’s fairy tales and Arthurian legend as only Magic: The Gathering (Mtg) can. Create your own story as you battle your way to victory with your favorite fabled creatures!
  • Join the community. Magic: The Gathering (Mtg) fans have come together for decades to share their love of the game. Become a part of one of the largest gaming communities in the world.
  • Play the game that started it all. The original strategy card game, Magic: The Gathering (Mtg) has inspired more than 20 million fans over 25 years.

Magic: The Gathering Elspeth

C74030000 by Magic The Gathering

  • Release date: 01/24/2020
  • Dimensions: 1.9 x 3.9 x 7.1 inches
  • Warranty: No Warranty
Magic: The Gathering Elspeth
  • This Magic The Gathering starter deck is ready to play right out of the box Battle a few times to master your deck’s strategy then open the 2 included booster packs to customize it
  • Play face-to-face and digital with a code to unlock the deck on Magic The Gathering Arena
  • Elspeth is a renowned warrior who has defeated everything from gods to death itself With Elspeth’s deck you’ll build up a battalion of devoted soldiers and lead them fearlessly to a glorious victory
  • Battle with legendary gods and destined heroes! Theros Beyond Death (THB) spins Greek mythology through the lens of Magic The Gathering (MTG)
  • The original strategy card game Magic The Gathering (MTG) has inspired more than 20 million fans over 25 years

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