Wizards announced today that the Commander format in Magic is getting even more support next year!
- More commander-focused products will be introduced next year.
- With more products come with more abilities to reprint old and new cards to make the format more accessible.
- They've learned plenty of new players have been introduced to the game through Commander and want to keep that up.
- Commander decks will replace the Planeswalkers product in Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and Zendikar Rising.
- April 24 - Five decks will launch alongside the Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths set. They will contain 71 new cards not found in boosters.
- 2020 Q4 - Two decks will launch alongside Zendikar Rising. Three new cards per deck with Brawl-like packaging.
- Late 2020 - Commander Collection. Eight reprints per box for a single color, the reprints have new art! Available in non-foil and foil editions.
- 2020 Q4 - Commander Legends is draft meets commander. 70 new Legends to build decks with. It also contains two new deck launches.
Commander Collection (CC1)
- A collection of color-themed boxes containing 8 reprinted cards.
- Available only at WPN stores with Premium stores receiving a premium edition containing foil cards.
- "Its expansion code is CC1. Which certainly implies good things about the possibility of future ones, doesn't it?"
- Releases sometime in late 2020.
Here are two pieces of alternate art Wizards showcased which are contained in the Green Commander Collection.
Commander Legends (CMR)
- Draft meets Commander.
- 70 new legend cards.
- Card packs will contain 20 cards each, with a foil and two legendary creatures in each pack.
- Cards can come from any point in time and may be legal in Eternal formats - Legacy, Vintage, and Commander.
- Larger than a normal set with lots of reprints.
- No details on how draft will work until they are closer to release.
- Two preconstructed decks will also launch alongside the set release, with each deck containing three cards not found in draft boosters.
- Releases in Q4 (Oct, Nov, Dec) of 2020.
The Command Zone Talks Launches with Gavin Verhey
Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer and Product Architect Gavin Verhey sits down with Jimmy and Josh to announce and discuss an exciting list of new Commander-focused products that Wizards of the Coast is releasing next year.