Here you’ll find all currently previewed Commander Legends 2: Battle for Baldur’s Gate spoilers. Both Commander players and DND enthusiasts are very for the release of the new Commander Legends set. The first one was a massive success, and we hope that this one will follow in its footsteps.
Battle for Baldur’s Gate Spoilers
When we get more spoilers, we’ll add them, so make sure to check back soon! Right now, you can already read about our Battle for Baldur’s Gate predictions or browse some of the products that will release with this set.
Battle for Baldur’s Gate Products
Even before the start of the stream we already knew which products we’re getting, thanks to the listings on Amazon, which you can find below:
The four Commander deck are:
- Party Time (White, Black)
- Mind Flayarrrs (Blue, Black)
- Draconic Dissent (Blue, Red)
- Exit from Exile (Red, Green)
Maro’s Teaser for Baldur’s Gate
As usual, Mark Rosewater a.k.a. Maro, the head designer for Magic the Gathering, posted a teaser for Baldur’s Gate on his Blogatog. These are snippets of information, that are usually quite interesting, although they don’t paint the full picture.
Things to Expect
First, Maro talked about some things to expect. One such thing is a returning mechanic, that feels very appropriate for a D&D set. This type around it comes with a twist, as it uses a new card type.
Following the D&D theme, a popular character was missing from the previous D&D set, Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. Wizards got many complains about not including it, so it gets a card in Battle for Baldur’s Gate.
There’s also a legendary colorless artifact token named Volo’s Journal.
Some other things to expect are:
- a 10/10 creature with flying and trample that you can cast for G
- a card that enhances all creatures with mana abilities
- a spell that can copy something X times
Mark also teased a few text snippets. These are excerpts from card text, and most of them are quite interesting, but of course, it all depends on the whole context. Anyway, here are the snippets:
- “If you control neither creature, draw three cards.”
- “put a number of time counters on it equal to its mana value.”
- “That artifact becomes a 0/0 Homunculus artifact creature with flying.”
- “Then choose a third player”
- “This spell costs 1 less to cast for each opponent you’re attacking.”
- “Tokens you control have ‘T:”
- “Whenever you cast a spell you don’t own,”
- “where X is the total mana value of Dragons you control.”
- “you don’t lose the game for having 0 or less life.”
- “you may cast your commander from the command zone without paying its mana cost.”
Furthermore, the word “nine” appears on one card, and the word “seven” appears on two.
Flavor words are returning. These first appeared in the Adventures in the Forgotten Realms set, and they don’t have any game play effect whatsoever. You can treat them as a flavor text, even though it doesn’t appear just on the bottom of a card.
Green Dragon is an example of such card. It had an enter-the-battlefield effect, which was accompanied by the flavor words Poison Breath.
Here are just some of the flavor words that will appear in Commander Legends 2:
- Animate Chains
- Bigby’s Hand
- Blood Drain
- Death Ray
- Devour Intellect
- Gathered Swarm
- Homunculus Servant
- Mantel of Inspiration
- Vicious Mockery
Here are some (more or less) interesting creature types that will appear on legendary creatures:
- Bear Warrior
- Cat Devil
- Devil Noble
- Dragon Peasant
- Elephant Angel
- Gith Warrior
- Halfling Knight
- Human Boar
- Tiefling Barbarian
- Vampire Elf Rogue
There’s also a lord for for Demons, Devils, Imps, and Tieflings of all things! But the weirdness doesn’t stop there, as a card is capable of making Ox, Boar or Goat tokens.
Finally, there are also three legendary creatures that are Gods. If you have any guesses about Maro’s teaser, let us know in the comments below.
So, when does Battle for Baldur’s Gate release? The official release date is June 10th, 2022. However, you’ll be able to play with the product before that date, thanks to the prereleases, which can be scheduled between June 3-9, 2022.
If you don’t want to miss your local prerelease, find a shop nearby with Wizards’ Event Locator. It’s always a good idea to check with store before you go there, as there might be reservations for the event. You don’t want to be left without a seat!
MTG Battle for Baldur’s Gate – FAQ
In this section we’ll answer some of the more common questions about this set. If you have a question that you didn’t find an answer to, feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you as fast as possible.
It’s a set that mixes the formats of Commander and Draft. Players draft cards in the packs (there’s 3 packs per player) and build a 60-card deck with a Commander.
No, it isn’t. While Draft is one of the main focuses of this set, there will be plenty of cards that are simply good in regular Commander decks. So, if you want just crack packs for fun, you’re free to do so. That’s why Set and Collector boosters exist.
Yes, it is.
Yes, it does. There are four Commander precons coming with this set. You can find more information about Baldur’s Gate Commander decks here.
Not exactly. But there will be an Alchemy set with some of the Baldur’s Gate cards.
No, it won’t be.
If you want to know what to expect from this set as far as drafting goes, you can check our Commander Legends Draft Guide. We expect that the drafting experience will be at least somewhat similar.
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