First look at Ixalan Buy a Box promos!

Earlier this week Wizards kindly sent us two Buy-a-Box boosters, which you can get your hands on by buying large cardboard boxes containing smaller cardboard pieces from your LGS. In each promotional booster you’ll find:

 

2 foil basic lands illustrated by Rebecca Guay
4 rares or mythic rares from Standard-legal sets
2 foils of any rarity from Standard-legal sets
1 foil Burning Sun’s Avatar

 

Not only do you get a giant fiery dinosaur, but some sweet Rebecca Guay lands and a handful of rares too. How do you know if these boosters are worth it? Getting anything for free is worth it really, and as a strong believer in supporting local, I really do hope these boosters encourage people to go in-store rather than online. With that said, lets get down to business…

Prices from TCGplayer as of the 27th September 2017.

Pack 1
Sunbird’s Invocation £0.50
Authority of the Consuls £1.99
Channeler Initiate £0.80
Cataclysmic Gearhulk £1.50
Apocalypse Demon FOIL £1.00
Sunscourge Champion FOIL £0.80
Rebecca Guay Swamp FOIL Estimated £5.00
Rebecca Guay Mountain FOIL Estimated £5.00
Burning Sun’s Avatar FOIL £1.20

Total = Estimated £17.79

Pack 2
Vraska, Relic Seeker £14.00
Toolcraft Exemplar £0.90
Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons £1.00
Earthshaker Khenra £3.49
Dusk // Dawn FOIL £3.00
Bone Picker FOIL £1.00
Rebecca Guay Mountain FOIL Estimated £5.00
Rebecca Guay Forest FOIL Estimated £5.00
Burning Sun’s Avatar FOIL £1.20

Total = Estimated £34.59


But what does one do with those Burning Sun’s Avatars? Well why not try out some Boros Dinosaurs;

Creature (26)
Burning Sun's Avatar
Imperial Aerosaur
Imperial Lancer
Kinjalli’s Caller
Otepec Huntmaster
Rampaging Ferocidon
Sky Terror
Wakening Sun’s Avatar

Instant (8)
Abrade
Lightning Strike
Magma Spray

Planeswalker (4)
Chandra, Torch of Defiance
Huatli, Warrior Poet

Land (24)
Inspiring Vantage
Mountain
Plains
Ramunap Ruins
Shefet Dunes
Unclaimed Territory
Sideboard (15)
Cast Out
Ashes of the Abhorrent
Charging Monstrosaur
Forsake the Worldly
Hour of Devastation
Skywhaler’s Shot
Rampaging Ferocidon
Sweltering Suns

With a horde of feathered friends you don’t need to be a clever girl to stomp your way to victory. 

While we can’t guarantee your pulls will be so blessed by Phyrexia it would be a shame to not find a value-filled home for our Vraska…

Creatures (22)
Ripjaw Raptor
Kitesail Freebooter
Verdurous Gearhulk
Gifted Aetherborn
Ammit Eternal
Rhonas the Indomitable
Carnage Tyrant

Instant (9)
Fatal Push
Blossoming Defense
Vraska’s Contempt

Planeswalker (2)
Vraska, Relic Seeker

Sorcery (3)
Driven // Despair
Walk the Plank

Land (24)
Evolving Wilds
Blooming Marsh
Forest
Swamp
Sideboard (15)
Dreamstealer
Carnage Tyrant
Hour of Glory
Heroic Intervention
Appetite for the Unnatural
Nissa, Vital Force
Yahenni’s Expertise
Walk the Plank
Duress

Laugh as you strip their hand of removal with Kitesail Freebooter. Grin as you stare down their Carnage tyrants and other assorted nasties with your Gifted Aetherborn. Cackle as you make them discard their hand with Driven // Despair. And finally, seal the deal by setting them to 1 and finishing them off thanks to Vraska’s ultimate! There’s a lot of possible ways to utilize the raw power of Vraska, Relic Seeker, and this is just one. We’d love to see what else you guys can come up with to take full advantage of Ixalan’s scariest pirate.

Well that should about do it for today. We want to say a big thank you to Wizards of the Coast for giving us these boosters, it is awesome for our small team to be part of promotions!

What do you guys think of the promos? Will this encourage you to pick up a booster box for yourself? Or were you going to get one anyway and just appreciate the added value? If you have enjoyed today’s article and want to read more, then please like and share on social media, it really does us help grow the site. Until next time remember, Good Luck and Have Fun.

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