Family Matters Precon: Decklist & Spoilers

Do you like going wide? (By that we mean the MTG strategy of creating multiple creatures, and not the result of overeating.) If that’s the case, the Family Matters precon will very likely appeal to you.

Today, we’re going to discuss everything we know about the deck so far, (including main commander) plus we’ll make some educated guesses. We’ll also share the exact dates for when you can expect the reveals of additional details.

But first, let’s see what this deck is all about.

Creating Tokens

Besides the Family Matters name, there are the following two lines of text on the packaging:

  • Make offspring.
  • Go wide.

Both of these certainly fit the tokens theme. Now, we’ve seen a fair share of token precons, and various token commanders. However, there has been never a Jeskai one (white-blue-red). The closest we’ve gotten were cards like Akim, the Soaring Wind, Kasla, the Broken Halo, and most recently Cayth, Famed Mechanist.

Thus, it’s going to be exciting to see which direction Wizards decide to take with this precon.

Family Matters Bloomburrow Commander Precons Decklists

One interesting possibility would be making token copies, with effects like Cackling Counterpart and Quasiduplicate. This is a very blue thing to do, and it would be a flavor fit for the ‘make offspring’ line. That’s exactly what the main commander does, and hopefully there are other cards in the deck that help you do the same.

This would create some interesting play patterns if there are ways to copy tokens with populate or similar mechanics.

Family Matters Decklist

Here’s what we currently know about the Family Matters decklist.

Commander (1)
Zinnia, Valley’s Voice

Artifacts (1)
Sol Ring

We still need to wait a while longer for the full decklist. That’s supposed to be on July 18, 2024. At that point, we’ll know about all the reprints, as well as the…

Family Matters Spoilers

So far, only one new card has been revealed, and that’s the main commander Zinnia.

Zinnia, Valley's Voice Bloomburrow Commander Precons Family Matters

Three mana is pretty cheap, and while the power buff is useful, you’re probably going to be most interested in the last ability. As long as Zinnia’s in play, your creature spells have offspring 2. This is a new mechanic, so you might be unfamiliar with it.

Essentially it means that whenever you cast a creature spell, you may pay two additional mana. If you do, you get a token copy of a creature, except that its stats are 1/1. This can be really powerful, with certain creatures, such as Sun Titan and Dockside Extortionist.

Zinnia will certainly enable some extremely fun play patterns with the right supporting cast.

Family Matters Upgrade Ideas

In this section, you’ll find some cards that’d make interesting addition to the deck. Of course, it’s a bit early to do that, since we don’t know the decklist yet. However, there’s one card that we’ve mentioned before, that would be a great fit for the deck.

Plus, given that it’s been just recently printed in the Creative Energy deck, it’s 99.9% ceetain it’s not returning in the Family Matters precon. The card in question is no other than…

Cayth, Famed Mechanist

Cayth, Famed Mechanist MH3 Commander Precons

Cayth does so many amazing things for a token deck. It can create a token both when you play it, and when you play other creatures. If you have some large tokens in play, you’ll be happy to populate them.

Of course, the ability to populate also comes in handy, particularly due to Zinnia making token copies of your creatures. You could copy something amazing.

Plus, it’s legendary and in Jeskai colors. This means that you can swap it for your commander, if you want to try a slightly different playstyle. Certainly, this will be a nice addition to the deck, no matter how it ends up looking.

On top of that, its price is extremely low, so now looks like a good time to acquire it.

Conclusion

With that, we’re wrapping up our Family Matters precon overview. Of course, until more info is revealed in the upcoming weeks. Then, we’ll update the article with all the relevant details. If you want to make sure you won’t miss it, follow us on Instagram or Facebook.

If you want to learn more about the other precons from this set, you can check the Bloomburrow Commmander decks here. Hopefully, there’s one that you’ll like. And if not, there’s always the set after that to look forward to. (In this case, that would be the Duskmourn precons, which look quite scary.)

Until next time, have fun, and may Family Matters deck contain exactly what you wished for.

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