What is Assassins’s Creed Starter Kit? Decklists & Information

Today, we’re going to share everything you should know about Assassin’s Screed Starter Kit. You’ll discover this product’s contents, as well as full decklist. Furthermore, we’ll discuss whether or not these decks are worth buying and share more useful information with you.

Assassin’s Creed Starter Kit Contents

Assassin's Creed MTG Starter KIt Decks

The first thing to note is that these decks aren’t randomized (unlike boosters). Thus, you know exactly what you’ll receive, if you purchase the Assassin’s Creed Starter Kit. That is:

  • 60-card Ancient Arsenal deck (white and red colors)
  • 60-card Brotherhood Agents deck (blue and black colors)
  • 2 cardboard deck boxes
  • A how-to-play guide booklet
  • 2 reference cards

This means that there’s everything you need to play a 2-player MTG game included. You and your friend each pick up one of the decks, shuffle them, and you’re ready to go. Of course, you might want some great MTG sleeves, to protect your cards and make it easier to shuffle, but that’s still optional.

The cardboard deckboxes, while not particularly sturdy, are still nice to store the two decks in. They come with some nice illustrations, which is certainly a plus.

But which cards will you find in the decks? Here, take a look at the decklists, and we’ll also explain the basic idea behind each one.

Ancient Arsenal Decklist (Red-White)

Eivor, Battle-Ready Assassin's Creed Starter Decks Contents Cards
Creatures (21)
Arbaaz Mir
Eivor, Battle-Ready
Escarpment Fortress
Ezio, Brash Novice
Surtr, Fiery Jötun
Spartan Veteran
Towering Viewpoint
Bureau Headmaster
Keen-Eyed Raven
Labyrinth Adversary
Settlement Blacksmith

Instants (5)
Battlefield Improvisation
Misthios’s Fury

Artifacts (6)
Headsplitter
Hookblade
Raven Clan War-Axe

Enchantments (3)
Detained by Legionnaires
Lands (25)
11 Mountain
11 Plains
Stone Quarry

The goal of this deck is to utilize equipment, which makes perfect sense. A major part of AC games is utilizing various weapons, shields, and armor. In Magic, these are represented on equipment cards, and they are one of the common themes for the red-white color pair.

So, with this deck, you’ll use three different equipment cards and various creatures that benefit from them. Raven Clan War-Axe serves as additional copies of the key card in your deck, Eivor, Battle-Ready. That’s a large hasty creature for five mana than can quickly deal lots of damage, with some helpful equipment.

This deck is going to be fun for players who like the idea of making your characters better with strong weapons. The strategy is mostly quite straightforward.

Brotherhood Agents Decklist (Blue-Black)

Ezio, Blade of Vengeance Assassin's Creed Starter Decks Decklists Cards
Creatures (24)
Achilles Davenport
Assassin Initiate
Ezio, Blade of Vengeance
Towering Viewpoint
Assassin Den
Brotherhood Patriarch
Hookblade Veteran
Poison-Blade Mentor
Brotherhood Ambushers
Brotherhood Spy
Hired Blade
Merciless Harlequin

Instants (3)
Chain Assassination
Murder

Sorceries (7)
Eagle Vision
Restart Sequence
Auditore Ambush
Tranquilize

Enchantment (1)
Rooftop Bypass
Lands (25)
11 Island
11 Swamp
Submerged Boneyard

Brotherhood Agents deck is all about dealing damage to opponent with Assassins. Now that’s already something you want to do, (as you want to bring opponent’s life total down to 0) but there’s more payoffs for doing so.

First, the key card in your deck, Ezio, Blade of Vengeance will draw you cards for each Assassin that damages your opponent. Second, you can utilize the freerunning mechanic, which is a key part of this deck. But wait, what does freerunning actually do?

It’s a new mechanic, designed specifically for the Assassin’s Creed set. Essentially, it’s an alternate casting cost that allows you to cast your cards for less mana. Provided you dealt combat damage to a player with an Assassin or commander.

For example, Merciless Harlequin can cost just two mana instead of three, at which point it becomes a very efficient creature.

This deck seems best suited for players who like tricky plays, and gaining small, incremental advantages as the game progresses.

Assassin’s Creed Starter Kit: FAQ

Now you know what you’ll find in the AC Starter Kit, but you might still have some questions about this product. In the following section you’ll find answers to most commonly asked questions. First, we’ll tackle the big one, than move to other questions.

If you still won’t find what you were looking for, feel free to leave a comment at the end of this article, and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

Is Assassin’s Creed Starter Kit Worth Buying?

Of course, as with every item you buy, a lot of it depends on its price. A Starter Kit can typically be found for around $20, which is quite low for Magic products.

Just to put things into perspective, that’s around the price of 3-4 regular boosters or half a price of a non-premium Commander deck. So, the price is low, but what about the contents?

Assassin's Creed MTG Starter Decks

The products aren’t randomized, so you aren’t getting any extremely valuable cards in here. However, you are getting a total of 120 cards, all set in the AC world. Plus, they’re playable right out of the box, and you don’t need to add anything else.

You can simply keep the decks as they are, and use Assassin’s Creed Starter Kit, as a self-contained board game for 2 players. And if you’re a fan of board games, you’ll know that $20 is a very good price tag for a game with quite some replayability.

Finally, the decks aren’t too complicated, which makes this Starter Kit a nice MTG product for beginners. Plus, if you have a friend who you want to teach Magic, or if they haven’t played Magic for a while, it’s a nice way to bring them in.

For this price, it’s harder to get a better and more complete MTG product with so much utility. Thus, the final verdict is: “Yes, the Assassin’s Creed Starter Kit is worth it, if you can purchase it in the $20-$30 price range.”

Additional Questions

Is there an Arena code included in Assassin’s Creed Starter decks?

Contrary to most other Starter decks, Assassins’s Creed Starter decks do not contain a code for Arena. That’s because

Are the two decks in Assassin’s Creed Starter Kit balanced against one another?

Yes, they are. Whenever Wizards release two decks together, they test them to ensure they are fun to play against each other.

Do I need other MTG cards to play with Assassin’s Creed Starter Kit?

No, this can be a self-contained game. You don’t need anything else to play.

Are Assassin’s Creed Starter decks powerful?

Not particularly. However, the legendary creatures can be fun, and potentially good commanders, if you build a deck around them.

Can you upgrade Assassin’s Creed Starter Decks and stay on theme?

Of course, you can. You can use some cards from Beyond boosters that are on color, and work with the general direction of each deck.

Are cards from Assassin’s Creed Starter Kit legal in Standard?

No, they aren’t. These cards are only legal in Modern, Legacy, Vintage, and Commander (as far as official formats go). Based on their power level, their most likely home is in casual Commander. Of course, you can also play these cards in casual 60-card games.

When will the Assassin’s Creed Starter Kit be released?

July 5th, 2024.

Find Out More About MTG x Assassin’s Creed

That’s all about Assassin’s Creed Starter Kit. Hopefully, your questions were answered, and you know what to expect from this product.

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Until next time, have fun and may your Starter Kit bring you lots of enjoyable moments.

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