'Magic: the Gathering' Unveils Four New Products for Commander Players
Posted October 31st 2019 by Rahvin

'Commander Legends', 'Commander Collection: Green', and 'Ikoria' and 'Zendikar Rising' Commander Decks


Wizards of the Coast (WotC) unveiled four new products for Magic: The Gathering aimed at Commander players which will all release next year. Commander is a casual format that has been primarily supported by annual releases of Commander Decks, but the 2020 Commander product schedule will clearly break from that pattern (see "Wizards of the Coast Unveils 'Magic: The Gathering: Commander 2019 Edition' Decks").

In 2020, WotC will release the following Commander-related products:

Commander Legends. This set is possibly the biggest announcement for 2020 because Magic: The Gathering has never produced a Commander set that featured booster packs. Commander Legends comes in 20-card packs, with a foil and two legendary creatures in each pack, and is designed to be drafted. The set will contain 70 new legends for players to build decks with, and several reprints from eternal formats like Legacy, Vintage, and Commander. The new set will also come with two pre-constructed decks that have three entirely new cards per deck. Commander Legends will release in Q4 of 2020.

Ikoria Commander Decks. Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is a new booster set scheduled to release on April 24, 2020 (see "Wizards of the Coast Unveils Release Dates for the Next Two 'Magic: The Gathering' Sets"). Alongside this new set, WotC will release five pre-constructed Commander decks with 71-brand new cards and a few reprints thematically tied to the world of Ikoria. The new cards will not be found in draft boosters, and were specifically made for the Commander decks. Although these decks will officially release on April 24 to coincide with the Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths full-retail release, they will be also be available for players to purchase at prerelease events on April 17 to the April 19.

Zendikar Rising Commander Decks. Zendikar Rising will also see the release of two new Commander decks. These pre-constructed decks will contain three new cards along with thematically appropriate reprints. Zendikar Rising will release in Q3 of 2020 (see "Wizards of the Coast Reveals 'Magic: The Gathering' Sets for 2020").

Commander Collection: Green. These sets of eight cards, which will be thematically green-colored, feature powerful reprints with all-new artwork. The Commander Collection will be similar in nature to the Signature Spellbook series except created with Commander in mind (see "New 'Signature Spellbook' Coming to 'Magic: The Gathering'"). There will be two different versions of this product: one for WPN stores (comes with all non-foil cards) and one for WPN Premium stores (comes with all foil cards). This product will be available in Q3 of 2020.

Original article by ICv2 with some edits by Card Game Geek.