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 hand, 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
All four decklists have been previewed. You can find them below each deck.
- Colors: Black, Red
- Main Commander: Prosper, Tome-Bound
- Planar Portal Upgrade Guide
Prosper was the first previewed commander. It and its deck enables a ton of value plays. Plus it’s Magic’s first Thiefling!
Planar Portal Spoilers
Here are the new cards exclusive to this deck:
Planar Portal Decklist
Aura of Courage
- Colors: White, Blue, Green
- Face Commander: Galea, Kindler of Hope
- Aura of Courage Upgrade Guide
Aura of Courage has Aura and Equipment synergies. Galea looks like 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.
Aura of Courage Spoilers
More Forgotten Realms Commander spoilers are here! Here are the new card from Aura of Courage precon:
Aura of Courage Decklist
- Colors: Red, Green
- Main Commander: Vrondiss, Rage of Ancients
- Draconic Rage Upgrade Guide
The name suggested 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.
Although we hoped that the deck might contain five colors, (as the main set contains Tiamat), the deck will only have red and green.
So if you want to build around Tiamat, you’ll have to build the deck yourself. However, the deck still enables you to build around Dragon tribal if you choose so – at least judging by Vrondiss.
Draconic Rage Spoilers
The new cards in the Draconic Rage deck are:
Draconic Rage Decklist
Dungeons of Death
- Colors: White, Blue, Black
- Main Commander: Sefris of the Hidden Ways
- Dungeons of Death Upgrade Guide
Dungeons are a new card type, and Sefris is a commander that focuses on the Dungeons cards. This deck will certainly open a lot of possibilities for you, if you want to build around that mechanic. While there aren’t that many dungeon synergies in the main set, you do get four additional cards that care about dungeons in this deck.
Dungeons of Death Spoilers
Dungeons of Death brings you the following new cards:
Dungeons of Death Decklist
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:
Additionally, you can find Adventures in the Forgotten Realms spoilers here. Some cards will possibly fit nicely into these precons. If you’re looking forward to next release of decks you can find everything we know about Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Commander decks here.
Until next time, have fun and may you your starting hand always contain a Sol Ring.