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‘Magic: The Gathering – Commander 2015’ coming soon to a store near you


If you haven’t noticed by now, DailyMTG has been previewing the upcoming Commander 2015 set. So far, it’s really starting to shape up to be another great set for fans of the Commander format. Here are some quick logistics before we jump into checking out some of the cards.


Twitter Hashtag: #MTGC15

MSRP: $34.99 (per deck)

Languages: English, Japanese, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Chinese Simplified

Initial Concept and Game Design: Dan Emmons (lead), Kelly Digges, Ethan Fleischer, James Hata, and Chris Tulach

Final Game Design & Development: Ben Hayes (lead), Kelly Digges, Mark Globus, Shawn Main, and James Sooy, with contributions from Matt Tabak


Well, there you go. Now let’s take a look at some of the cards that have already been previewed. The first card is Command Beacon. The first thing I thought of when I saw this card was it felt like cheating. But I looked a little closer and realized that the card’s ability didn’t put your commander into play. Instead, it puts your commander into your hand. Still, it get’s he or she out of the zone and allows you to manipulate it however you see fit. I have to admit, I’m not too familiar with the rules of Commander. Now that it’s not in the commander zone, can you cast it for it’s normal casting cost without any additional mana from any previous times it’s been cast? If so, then the Command Beacon just got better.



The art work for the card is pretty cool too. Check out that sweet J.J. Abrams lens flare going on at the top of the tower. The flavor text is somewhat haunting and well represented by the art. “I gazed once into that light. Now it burns in my mind, forever denying me rest” – Riku of Two Refelctions.



The next card we’re going to take a look at is Dread Summons. This card looks really strong. Can you imagine what this thing could do in a Mono Black Balthor the Defiled deck? Step one, dump your deck into your graveyard and make a bunch of 2/2 zombies. Step two, activate Balthor and bring all those creatures you dumped into your graveyard back into play. Step three, crush your opponent. Sometimes Commander can be out of this world.




If you thought these two cards were awesome, here are the new commanders you’ll get to play with when Commander 2015 comes out.




Commander 2015 is scheduled for release on November 13th. Reserve your copies today before they’re gone and you have to wait for more to come out. It’s a vicious cycle.


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