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A First Look at MTG’s Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate

A First Look at MTG’s Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate

A First Look at MTG’s Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate

After Magic: The Gathering’s first set of Dungeons & Dragons-themed cards became one of Wizards of the Coast’s best-selling summer releases of all time - this June will see the return of everyone’s favourite crossover.


The newest addition, ‘Battle for Baldur’s Gate’, takes place in Forgotten Realms, and will transport players directly to one of the most popular cities in Dungeons & Dragons. The game is anticipated to take the multiplayer experience to the next level, encompassing both the social fun of MTG and the exciting power of D&D. 


Whether you're a Magic master ready to draft and play with friends again, or a D&D fan ready to explore a new multiplayer game - Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate will offer immersive and unique gameplay for everyone involved.

About Battle for Baldur’s Gate

Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate is the second Magic: The Gathering Commander set that is designed to be drafted. While draft is one of the main focuses of this set, you can also play sealed.


Building on Commander Legends - which proved wildly popular in 2020 - Battle for Baldur's Gate will bring in new mechanics, iconic characters, more spells from D&D, and Commander Legends-style foil-etched legendary creatures. The set will contain 361 regular cards and include randomly inserted premium versions of all cards. 


It will be officially released on 10th June 2022, but fans will have the option to preorder prior to this date. 

 

In the build-up to this release date, Wizards of the Coast will host a public debut for Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate online on 16th May. Preview cards will appear at multiple outlets from that date through to 20th May, with Commander deck previews running between 23rd-26th May. The pre-release weekend will be hosted in stores from 3rd-6th June. The D&D/MTG crossover set will also be available and draftable on Magic Online. 


Commander Legends Drafting Rules

With Commander Legends, the rules are a little different. Commander Legends draft uses three draft boosters per player. For every pick, players take two cards at a time. This is to ensure consistency of decks, as players will need to stick with the colour identities of their eventual Commanders. After the draft, players build a 60-card deck.


All other Commander rules apply apart from one exception: the Singleton rule does not apply (where your deck can only contain a maximum of one copy of any card except basic land). You may play as many copies of a card as you draft of it. Though given the set size compared to how many cards players get, it's not very likely to get more than one copy of a card. Players may always use one or more of The Prismatic Pipers (a shapeshifter of pure mana) as a Commander, even if they didn't draft one.

Commander Legends at Seventh Dimension

You can get started with Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate in many familiar ways, including:

  • Draft, Set, and Collector Boosters
  • Bundle
  • Prerelease Pack, containing three Draft Boosters, a year-stamped foil rare or mythic rare, a dungeon card, and an MTG Arena code card

And, like the previous Commander Legends collection, Draft Boosters will contain 20 cards - one of which will be a traditional foil!


Plus, four Commander decks will be available, these include:

  • Party Time (white-black)
  • Mind Flayarrrs (blue-black)
  • Draconic Dissent (blue-red)
  • Exit from Exile (red-green)

With these, each features a ready-to-play 100-card Commander deck featuring ten new-to-Magic cards plus a Collector Booster Sample Pack, like with Streets of New Capenna Commander.


Here’s a rundown of what we have available for preorder at Seventh Dimension:

 

Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate Bundle

Priced at £53.00, the Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate Bundle contains:

  • Eight Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate Set Boosters - the best boosters to open just for fun!
  • 40 basic lands (20 traditional foils and 20 non-foils)
  • One traditional foil promo card with bundle-exclusive alternate art
  • One oversized Spindown life counter
  • One card storage box
  • Two reference cards



Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate Collector Booster (12 Count)

If you’re searching for the coolest, shiniest, most exciting Commander cards this side of Faerûn, then look no further. Priced at £26.49, the Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate Collector Booster contains:

  • 15 Magic: The Gathering cards
  • One traditional foil double-sided token
  • Two foil-etched cards
  • 10 traditional foil cards in every pack

In each booster you’ll get a combination of six cards of rarity ‘rare’ or higher, 2–5 uncommon cards, 3–6 common cards, and one land card. Traditional foil borderless mythic planeswalker will appear in 1% of boosters.

Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate Draft Booster (24 Count)

This Draft Booster Box contains 24 Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate Draft Boosters. Each Draft Booster, priced at £4.99, contains:

  • 20 Magic cards
  • One token/ad card, with a combination of 1–4 card(s) of rarity ‘rare’ or higher, 3–6 uncommon, and 13–15 common cards. One card of any rarity is traditional foil. Traditional foil borderless mythic planeswalker features in <1% of boosters.

For more products and more information about MTG’s new Commander Legends release, simply get in touch with the team today and we will be more than happy to assist you!
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