Mutant Menace Precon: Decklist, Spoilers & Upgrades

Hello, friend. Do we have a fascinating topic ahead of us today! We’re going to explore Mutant Menace precon, one of the four Fallout Commander decks, and everything there is to know about it. In this upcoming week, more information will be revealed, and this article will be updated with it. Below, you’ll find decklists, spoilers, as well as upgrade suggestions.

If specific information isn’t available just yet, I’ll let you know when to expect it. With that said, let’s see how the exciting Mutant Menance deck plays out.

Milling, +1/+1 and Rad Counters

Mutant Menace Fallout Commander Decks

Since not all the cards in the deck are known yet, it’s not 100% sure which theme will be the most present. However, currently there are two known themes — mill and +1/+1 counters — combined with a new, third one — Rad counters.

So, milling is a common theme, which has been present in Magic for many years and named after Millstone. If a player mills X card, that means they put the top X cards of their library into their graveyard. There are many ways that one could use milling to get value from it. One option is to mill your opponent, so they are left without cards in their deck and subsequently lose the game.

This deck pair that mechanic with +1/+1 counters. These are used time in time again, each time with a slight twist. However, most of the time, they essentially improve your creatures’ stats.

Finally, there are also rad counters, a brand-new type of counter. What does a rad counter do? Let’s take a look at the face commander of the deck and find out.

Main Commander: The Wise Mothman

The Wise Mothman MTG Fallout Commander Precons

Reading a card typically explains the card, but that’s not true here. We learn that each player gets a rad counter whenever Mothman comes into play or attacks. So, a rad counter is a counter that can be put onto players. (It can also be proliferated.) Here’s a reminder token that shows what rad counter actually accomplishes.

Radiation Token MTG Fallout Commander Decks

So, let’s say you have three rad counters. At the beginning of your precombat main phase, you’re going to mill three cards. For each nonland card among them, you lose 1 life and 1 rad counter. For each land card milled, you don’t lose life, but you also keep a rad counter.

As you can see, rad counters keep milling you on each of your turns, until eventually you mill nonland cards and take some damage. So by putting rad counters on all players, Mothman makes sure everyone will mill some cards and lose life points.

This plays nicely with the second ability, which triggers whenever anyone mills one or more cards. While it triggers only once at a time, no matter how many cards are milled, you still want that amount to be high. Why? Because that gives you a higher chance of hitting multiple nonland cards, which means you can put +1/+1 counters on more of your creatures.

There’s quite a lot going on here, but you essentially end up with a powerful and unique commander, that can enable fun play patterns. Well, at least for you.

Secondary Commander: Unknown

Each precon also comes with a secondary commander, which you can use to lead your deck. Here’s the one you’ll find in the Mutant Menace precon.

The Master Transcendent Mutant Menace Fallout Spoilers

Mutant Menace Spoilers

Here are the cards that will appear in the Mutant Menace Commander deck. Full spoilers will be previewed on February 22nd.

Mutant Menace Decklist

Here’s the decklist for this precon. While the new cards weren’t added to the database yet, you can find them in the gallery above.

Commander (1)
The Wise Mothman

Creatures (28)
Agent Frank Horrigan
Alpha Deathclaw
Bloatfly Swarm
Cathedral Acolyte
Corpsejack Menace
Feral Ghoul
Glowing One
Hancock, Ghoulish Mayor
Harold and Bob, First Numens
Infesting Radroach
Jason Bright, Glowing Prophet
Lily Bowen, Raging Grandma
Lumbering Megasloth
Marcus, Mutant Mayor
The Master, Transcendent
Mirelurk Queen
Nightkin Ambusher
Piper Wright, Publick Reporter
Rampaging Yao Guai
Raul, Trouble Shooter
Screeching Scorchbeast
Strong, The Brutish Thespian
Tato Farmer
Tireless Tracker
Vexing Radgull
Watchful Radstag
Winding Constrictor
Young Deathclaws

Enchantments (8)
Branching Evolution
Fraying Sanity
Guardian Project
Hardened Scales
Inexorable Tide
Struggle for Project Purity
Vault 12: The Necropolis
Vault 87: Forced Evolution

Instants (6)
Biomass Mutation
Inspiring Call
Mutational Advantage

Sorceries (6)
Casualties of War
Nuclear Fallout
Rampant Growth
Lands (39)
Ash Barrens
Command Tower
Darkwater Catacombs
Drowned Catacomb
Evolving Wilds
Exotic Orchard
Fetid Pools
Hinterland Harbor
Mariposa Military Base
Mortuary Mire
Nesting Grounds
Opulent Palace
Overflowing Basin
Path of Ancestry
Sunken Hollow
Tainted Isle
Tainted Wood
Temple of Deceit
Temple of the False God
Temple of Malady
Temple of Mystery
Terramorphic Expanse
Viridescent Bog
Woodland Cemetery

Artifacts (11)
Arcane Signet
Contagion Clasp
Contaminated Drink
Nuka-Nuke Launcher
Power Fist
Recon Craft Theta
Sol Ring
Strength Bobblehead
Talisman of Curiosity
Talisman of Dominance
Talisman of Resilience


The reprints will use a new art, and flavor text, so they fit into the Fallout world. Here are the currently previewed ones:

Mutant Menace Upgrade Guide

Before I write a full upgrade guide, I’ll obviously need to see the decklist first. However, I already wanted to talk about the three best cards that could work great with The Wise Mothman and the general theme of the deck. Keep an eye on those, as many players who’ll buy the deck might want to pick these afterward.

While these cards could theoretically be included in the precon, it’s quite unlikely, given that their names don’t fit into the Fallout world. For example, a certain god from Theros would make absolutely no sense, although a card could be a great fit for the deck mechanically.

Phenax, God of Deception

Phenax God of Deception Mutant Menace Decklist Precon

The milling for Mothman doesn’t need to be just from rad counters. Thus, Phenax is a great card to use alongside it. You already want multiple creatures in play, so you can put +1/+1 counters on them. More creatures in play allow you to use Phenax’s last ability multiple times.

Furthermore, since you’re growing your creatures with +1/+1 counters, you’ll be able to mill more and more cards. This then puts more counters on your creatures and keeps the cycle going. As you can see, Phenax can really shine in the Mutant Menace precon.

Breach the Multiverse

Breach the Multiverse Mutant Menace Upgrade Guide

Breach offers you a powerful and fun effect on its own. Getting a creature and planeswalker from every player’s grave is a great deal in multiplayer Magic, even for seven mana.

However, what really brings this card to the next level is that each player mills ten cards. Not only does that give you a better selection, it also plays very well with all the potential mill synergies included in the deck.

It’s hard to imagine a scenario where you cast this card, and aren’t happy with the results. Of course, unless someone counters it.

Simic Ascendancy

Simic Ascendancy Mutant Menace Precon Fallout Commander

Finally, this enchantment is perhaps more fun than strong, but sometimes you want to include such a card in your deck. I love alternate win conditions in Magic, and if you can’t accomplish that by milling everyone out, you might do so by putting twenty +1/+1 counters on your creatures.

Mothman can help you with that, as can Ascendancy itself. Sure, if you’re playing in a more competitive setting, you might want to avoid this enchantment. It truly takes a lot of work to make it work. On the other hand, if you play more casually and like a challenge, you should try getting there with Simic Ascendancy.


So, that’s it for the Mutant Menace. Of course, just until the additional information is revealed, and we’ll update the article. Don’t want to miss it? Follow us on Facebook or Instagram. We’ll post there when full decklist is previewed.

Also, did you realize there are alternate art Fallout cards? That includes the extremely rare serialized Bobbleheads. You can find more details about all that in our Fallout Collector Booster Guide.

Mutant Menace Fallout Commander Decks

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How do you like the Mutant Menace deck? Do you like the implementation of the rad counters? Let us know what you think in the comments below. Have an amazing day, and enjoy the end of the world!

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