Saturday, May 14, 2011

Leak Sauce #14 EDH/Commander Decks

Leaking info to you and bringing the discussion.

While I did cover the Commander products previously when they were announced, there is quite a bit more info this time around and there happens to be some new tidbits that just surfaced. Topical joy!

For those of you just tuning in, here's the link to the original post (here) and the product page (here).

Quick Reminders

Release Date: June 17
Suggested Retail Price: $29.99
New Cards: Legal in Eternal Formats (51 new cards total with 15 new legends)

Slightly Older-than-dirt Info

Heavenly Inferno

Mirror Mastery


Political Puppets

Devour for Power

Slightly New-ish-but-not-really Info

Ultra Pro Commander Deck Box
(Holds 100 sleeved cards and approximately 25 oversized sleeved cards)

Brand Spankin New Info

Things we can assume thanks to the Achievement Card from the Launch Page (here).
- Each deck will include a "Command Tower" that can produce mana.
- Join Forces will be some kind of mechanic where you pay mana for a spell someone else plays.
- Kaalia (wbr commander) deals with Angels, Demons, and Dragons or they're simply prominent in the deck.
- Riku (urg commander) seems to make tokens that are copies of your own creatures.
- Ghave (bgw commander) most likely creates Saproling tokens.
- Zedruu (rwu commander) strangely gives your permanents to other players.
- The Mimeoplasm (gub commander) enters the battlefield with +1/+1 counters and gains keyword abilities.

EDIT - June 1st, 2011 - UPDATE

Previewed in today's arcana:
Each deck will be coming with a copy of Sol Ring (the staple EDH card that would normally cost $15). That's spectacular news!

Also previewed: Lightning Greaves
Which isn't as exciting but still glad to know that they're reprin it for EDH purposes.

EDIT - June 3rd - UPDATE

Sewer Nemesis was added to the visual spoiler:

A Lhurghoyf variant that feeds itself with milling but only gets to feed off of one graveyard.

Also announced on the official commander forums:

This preview shows off the Join Forces mechanic that was mentioned before.

Edit - June 22, 2011 - Update

I almost forgot to add this. Here's my review and guide for the different Commander decks:

This is Kylak signing out and wondering if I should start posting EDH/Commander articles...


  1. Good news all around! I'm extremely excited for the EDH/Commander decks :D. Plus, nice deck box. I remember being worried about finding a deck box that can fit all 100.

  2. Is it wrong that I'm more excited about the box than the cards?
    Baecause I am.

  3. @ Wafflesaurus & Ruby

    I think it's hilarious because these were both my same thoughts. The official support means we finally get a proper deck box for EDH. Sigh of relief.

    I'm also more excited about the enemy color-pair legends rather than the wedge generals themselves. >.<

  4. I agree with Kylak on the fact that enemy pair legends is just downright awesome (apologies if im misreading you there). I personally think it will be most easier to work around enemy color cards then it is to work around wedge color cards, but thats mainly b/c ive never dealt with wedge before lol.

    Also is it bad that i am looking at all these goodies and hoping that these 51 new cards translate decently to traditional 60 card constructed decks?

  5. That's totally what I'm saying. :D
    I've never been huge on tri-color generals buuuut I've been tempted to give them a chance. Luckily, this product opens the door to allow such a thing.

    Please do elaborate on that last comment.

  6. I guess what i meant was just that i hope that the new cards will be just as useful in a 60 card non-edh deck. We dont get really good enemy color stuff that often so it would be nice to be able to make use of what they do release in multiple formats.

  7. From what we know so far they should be. The majority will most likely be dedicated strictly to multiplayer and we'll probably get wedge mana support much like Alara did for the tri-colors. As far as multiple formats go... these are technically only legal in Legacy and Vintage.



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