Warhammer 40,000 Commander Decks and Decklists

Magic the Gathering is doing a big crossover with Warhammer 40k. There won’t be a regular MTG set, but instead we’re getting four Warhammer 40,000 Commander decks. In this article, we’ll talk about everything we know about them so far.

General Information

Here’s a quick overview of the decks.

 Deck nameColors
The Ruinous Powers Warhammer 4k MTG IconThe Ruinous Powers
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Red
  • Tyranid Swarm Warhammer Commander IconTyranid Swarm
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Green
  • Forces of the Imperium Commander Deck IconForces of the Imperium
  • White
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Necron Dynasties Warhammer 40000 Commander IconNecron Dynasties
  • Black
  • What is Warhammer 40,000?

    Warhammer 40,000 is a miniature wargame, produced by Games Workshop. In fact, it’s the most popular miniature wargame in the world. Just like Magic the Gathering, it also has a long history, as it has been around since 1987.

    With this collaboration, we’re getting Magic the Gathering cards set in the Warhammer 40k universe. This is a part of the Universes Beyond – series in which MTG works with other intellectual properties.

    Intro Decks or Full Versions

    Usually, when a new Commander precon comes out, players wonder if it’s going to be a cheaper, lite version (like the Kaldheim ones) or a more powerful and more expensive version (like the New Capenna Commander decks).

    It certainly looks like the Wizards aren’t planning on bringing back the lite versions any time soon. It would be especially weird to bring them back with a set that only has Commander decks, and no regular boosters.

    That’s why it’s highly likely that these will be your regular Commander precons with new powerful cards and with exciting reprints.


    As we mentioned before, there will be four Warhammer 40,000 Commander decks. These will be multicolored, and the colors won’t be evenly distributed, since the Warhammer universe wasn’t made with the color pie in mind. In fact, three out of four decks are black!

    Besides the four decks, there will also be three Secret Lairs, but there will be no boosters of Warhammer 40,000. This means no Draft, Set, nor Collector boosters.

    Release Date

    The official release date for Warhammer 40k Commander decks is August 12, 2022. The previews some weeks before that, on July 26.

    Game stores might host launch weekend events on August 12-14. The Sercet Lair Drops will be available between August 12-22.

    Warhammer 40k Commander Decks

    There will be four total Commander decks, you can find their names and colors below.

    The Ruinous Powers

    The Ruinous Power Warhammer 40k Commander Decks Decklists
    • Theme: opponents losing life (unconfirmed, based on commander)
    • Colors: Blue, Black, Red (Grixis)
    • Main Commander: Abaddon the Despoiler
    Abaddon the Despoiler Warhammer 40k Commander Decks Spoilers

    Tyranid Swarm

    Tyranid Swarm MTG Warhammer 40000 Commander Decks
    • Theme: unknown
    • Colors: Blue, Red, Green (Temur)
    • Main Commander: unknown

    Forces of the Imperium

    Forces of the Imperium Warhammer MTG Commander Decks
    • Theme: unknown
    • Colors: White, Blue, Black (Esper)
    • Main Commander: unknown

    Necron Dynasties

    Necron Dynasties Warhammer 40k Commander Decks
    • Theme: unknown
    • Colors: Black
    • Main Commander: unknown

    Necron Dynasties is the only deck that isn’t in three colors. Instead, it’s mono Black.

    MTG Warhammer 40k Spoilers

    Besides that one Commander that you saw above, there’s also a couple of other spoilers from the decks:

    Vanguard Suppressor Warhammer MTG Spoilers
    Blood for the Blood God MTG Warhammer Spoilers

    Furthermore, there’s also a new version of Fabricate, which won’t be a part of any Commander deck, but will be available as a promo.

    Fabricate MTG Commander Decks Warhammer

    Warhammer 40k Commander Decks – FAQ

    Here are the answers to some questions you might have about the Warhammer 40,000 Commander decks. If we didn’t answer your question, leave a comment below, and we’ll get back to you, as fast as we can.

    Warhammer 40000 MTG Commander Decks Decklists
    Do Warhammer 40k Commander decks come with a booster?

    We don’t know yet. Lately, most Commander precons came with a Sample Collector booster, but there is no set tied to Warhammer 40k, so there’s that.

    Can Warhammer 40,000 Commander decks function as a self-contained game?

    Yes, they can. You can get all four Commander decks, and use them as a board game for 2-4 players.

    Are the Warhammer 40k Commander precons balanced against each other?

    While we don’t know the decklists yet, it’s very likely that they will be. Whenever Wizards release a bunch of decks together, they always try to balance them against one another.

    When will the Warhammer 40k Commander decklists get previewed?

    No specific timeline is available just yet, but probably in the last quarter of 2022.

    In which formats will the Warhammer 40k cards be legal?

    They will be legal in Commander, Legacy and Vintage. The commons will also be legal in Pauper.


    That’s all about Warhammer 40k Commander decks so far. Once more information becomes available, we’ll update the article, so make sure to check back soon. You can also follow us on Facebook or Instagram, where we post whenever something new and interesting comes up in the world of Magic the Gathering.

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    Until next time, have fun and may your starting hand always contain a Sol Ring.

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