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Dominaria United Commander Decks and Decklists

In today’s article, we’ll talk about everything you need to know about the Dominaria United Commander decks. We have a lot to share with you, even though not everything about these decks is known. So, we better get right to it!

Dominaria United Commander Decks

There are 2 different Commander decks in Dominaria United. It was a while, since we got just two Commander precons with a regular set. The last time this happened was in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, back in February 2022.

The two decks are:

 Deck nameColors
Dominaria United Commander Decks Painbow DecklistPainbow
  • White
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Red
  • Green
  • Dominaria United Commander Decks Legends' Legacy DecklistLegends' Legacy
  • White
  • Black
  • Red
  • Dominaria United Commander Decks Contents

    Each Dominaria United Commander deck contains:

    • 2 foil cards (probably the main and the secondary commander)
    • 98 non-foil cards
    • 10 double-sided tokens
    • a sample Collector Booster pack (with 2 cards)
    • a foil-etched display version of the main commander
    • cardboard deck box (not the most sturdy, so we’d recommend a better deck box for Commander)
    • a cardboard life counter

    From the hundred cards in the deck, 90 of them are reprints (or cards that first appeared in the main Dominaria United set), and 10 cards are brand-new, exclusive to these decks.

    Both Dominaria United Commander Precons Decks

    Sample Collector Booster Pack

    Collector Sample booster is a somewhat new addition to the Commander precons. As the name suggests, these aren’t regular boosters. You only get to cards in it:

    • 1 rare or mythic with special treatment (foil or non-foil)
    • 1 common or uncommon (foil)

    So even though you’re getting only two cards in the booster, they could be quite exciting. If you’re

    Intro or Full Versions?

    In the past, Wizards released intro (or lite) Commander decks, which had lower power level and lower price. The latest example would be Kaldheim Commander decks.

    However, most of the time, WotC make fully powered Commander decks. The most recent ones were New Capenna Commander decks. These have higher power level, stronger reprints, and the standard price tag for Commander precons.

    So, the question is: Are Dominaria United Commander decks intro decks or the full versions?

    Since Wizards didn’t make a lite Commander deck since Kaldheim (back in February 2021), it doesn’t look good for the fans of intro Commander decks. Given that there are 10 new cards in each deck, you can expect these decks to be fully powered.

    Release Date

    Dominaria United Commander decks release on September 9, 2022. You might notice that this is the same date, as the main set’s paper release. You can, however, already preorder the decks on Amazon.

    Painbow

    Painbow Dominaria United Commander Decks
    • Theme: Five color (possibly taking damage)
    • Colors: White, Blue, Black, Red, Green
    • Main Commander: character Jared Carthalion, True Heir, but with a new card

    Five colors are a rare sight in Commander precons, so this deck is going to be something special. Based on the previous releases, we suspect this deck to be very popular and sought-after. One problem it could encounter is that its mana base will need an upgrade, as it’s very hard to pull a good five color mana base in a moderately priced precon.

    As far as the theme goes, the name Painbow heavily suggests that there will be some synergies or rewards for dealing damage to yourself, or for paying with life points. That sounds like a refreshing take on five colors, and we can’t wait to see what this deck brings to the Commander table.

    Of course, if you have a different idea of what might appear in this deck, feel free to share it in the comments at the end of the article.

    Jared Carthalion

    So who’s the character behind the main commander of the new five color precon?

    Jared Carthalion is a member of the Cathalion house – that’s a family, which has a long history on Dominaria. They are your usual morally gray characters, as they tend to walk a fine line between good and evil. Things don’t often go their way, and you could say that unluckiness runs in the family.

    That was certainly the case with Jared, who had a lot of troubles in his adventurous life. When he was young, his father sacrificed his mother, in order to protect Dominaria from the terrible prophecy. This whole ordeal turned out to be for naught.

    In his life, Jared fought (more or less successfully) many battles, and once he even stole the Black Lotus. In one of his battles, his spark ignited, and he was able to planeswalk away from danger, saving both himself and his partner Kristina from certain death.

    His previous card was in White-Red-Green colors, and featured the Monarch mechanic. It’ll be interesting to see how his card will change now that he also got Blue and Black added to the mix. A five-color Commander usually do something that represents all five colors of Magic.

    Legends’ Legacy

    Legends' Legacy Dominaria United Commander Decks
    • Theme: Legendary tribal (unconfirmed)
    • Colors: White, Black, Red
    • Main Commander: character Geyadrone Dihada, but with a new card

    The name suggests that we’ll see some sort of legendary-matters theme. This would fit perfectly in Dominaria, which is known for its synergies with legendaries. That’s not about to change, since it was confirmed that all Dominaria United boosters will contain at least one legendary creature.

    All of this points to the fact that this Dominaria United Commander deck will have synergies with legendary creatures. The White-Red-Black color combination is very popular in Commander, as there are many powerful Mardu commanders. It’ll certainly be fun to learn if the new Mardu commander will become one of them.

    Geyadrone Dihada

    Speaking of the new Commander, let’s talk about Geyadrone’s lore.

    Geyadrone was a powerful and ancient demonic plansewalker. She first appeared on – you guessed it – Dominaria. That happened sometime between the fall of the Thran and the Brothers’ War. This makes her a perfect character to make a return with a new card, as the set after Dominaria United is actually Brothers’ War.

    Her goal was to bring some of the most powerful beings (such as the Elder Dragons) under her control. She also finds beings with great potential and molds them to best fit her needs. One such example would be Dakkon, Shadow Slayer. You can see that the legendary theme fits her lore perfectly.

    She also had some dealings with the Carthalion family, which ties her to the other Dominaria United Commander precon. We might even see some additional lore about this characters once we get closer to the Dominaria United release.

    Dominaria United Commander Decks – FAQ

    Dominaria United Commander Decks Spoilers

    In this section, we’ll answer some of the most common question about the Dominaria United Commander decks. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, leave a comment below, and we’ll get back to you as fast as we can.

    Are Dominaria United decks balanced against each other?

    While we can’t answer this with a 100% certainty, it’s very likely that they will be. Whenever Wizards release multiple precons at once, they always try to balance them against one another. They are mostly successful, and even when they aren’t entirely, the variance of Commander makes it possible to win with any of them.

    Can Dominaria United decks function as a self-contained game?

    Yes, they can, but only for two players. If you want to have something for more players, we’d recommend that you get the five New Capenna Commander decks, which you can use as a board game for up to five players.

    Do Dominaria United Commander decks come with a booster?

    Yes, they do. Each Dominaria United Commander deck comes with a Sample Collector Booster, which contains two cards (with alternate art or in foil).

    Conclusion

    Anyway, that’s all we know about the Dominaria United Commander decks – so far. Once more information (including the Dominaria United Commander decklists) becomes available, we’ll update the article, so make sure to check back now and then. You can also follow us on Facebook, where we’ll post once the decklists will be previewed.

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    Until next time, have fun, and may the Dominaria United Commander decks contain cards that you didn’t even know you wanted.

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