Magic the Gathering is releasing its first Dungeons and Dragons themed set. But DND fans are not the only ones that should be excited – so should Commander players. Why? Because four Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Commander decks will also be released alongside the main set.
In this article we’ll discuss everything we know about the Forgotten Realms Commander decks so far, including possible themes, decklists and more.
Forgotten Realms Commander Decks
As we said, there will be four Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Commander decks. We already know their names: (you can click on them to check them on Amazon)
Intro or Full Versions?
The first question you might have is – are Forgotten Realms Commander decks intro Commander decks, or the full versions?
Lately WotC released intro (or lite) Commander decks with Kaldheim, Zendikar Rising and Commander Legends. These decks weren’t fully powered like some of the previous precons. Instead, you got a deck that had fewer powerful cards, but its price was also lower. If you want an example, you can find Kaldheim Commander decks here.
On the other had, Wizards also regularly release fully powered Commander decks. The latest example would be Strixhaven Commander decks (also called Commander 2021 decks). These deck are more powerful, contain stronger reprints, and have the standard price for Commander precons.
With that said – Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Commander decks are fully powered. This is the first time that decks outside the line of Commander yearly series got this treatment. So you can expect powerful decks with plenty of new cards and with exciting reprints.
Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Commander decks release on July 23, 2021. That’s the same date as the main set releases in paper.
Forgotten Realms Commander Decklists
The decklists weren’t previewed yet. Once they will be, you’ll be able to find them here.
However, as we already know the decks’ names, we can make some educated guesses as to which colors and themes we might see in them. Note that these will be just predictions, and by no meanings definitive contents of the decks. Also, the images are currently just placeholders, so you probably won’t get all black deck boxes.
Aura of Courage
Aura of Courage might have some Aura synergies. Maybe a Voltron type of commander, who likes to wear multiple Auras.
For newer players – Voltron commanders are commanders that have some kind of protection, or they reward you for equipping / enchanting them. Usually a Voltron commander is the single biggest creature on the battlefield.
Anyways, if you have any of your own ideas (about this or any other deck), let us know in the comments below.
The name suggests a Dragon themed deck – maybe even a tribal one. There was a deck called Draconic Domination with The Ur-Dragon back in Commander 2017, and it was a pretty popular one.
So it would make sense for Wizards to bring the Dragon tribal back, especially since the collaboration with Dungeons and Dragons. This deck will almost certainly contain red, but it might also contain all five colors, as we already know that the main set contains Tiamat.
It’s not necessary that Tiamat appears in the precon. However, its mere existence suggests that Draconic Rage will have all five colors.
Dungeons of Death
Dungeons of Death will almost certainly contain be black – and perhaps in some other color as well. The word death usually belongs to the black slice of the color pie.
There might be also a commander that focuses on the Dungeons cards. While we don’t know much about them they are confirmed to be in the set and that they’ll be represented with double-sided cards. Now that’s something to look forward to.
Planar portal is an interesting name for a Commander deck. It probably suggest some kind of blink / flicker shenanigans.
For newer players – blink or flicker is called when you exile a permanent (usually your own), and then immediately return it to the battlefield for value. An example of flickering would be targeting a Thragtusk with Ephemerate.
We’re certainly very interested in the possibilities this deck could have – and that’s just based on its name!
That’s all about the Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Commander decks. What do you think about them? Let us know in the comments below.
If you’re looking for more Commander content, maybe you’ll like some of the following articles:
- List of All Commander Precons
- Top 10 Most Fun Commanders
- How to Improve Your Commander Deck
- Best Commanders of All Time
Additionally, you can find Adventures in the Forgotten Realms spoilers here. Some cards will possibly fit nicely into these precons.
Until next time, have fun and may you your starting hand always contain a Sol Ring.