We’re going back to Eldraine. On our first visit, we got a bunch of broken cards, and four Brawl decks. This time around, we might also get some broken cards, but that’s currently anyone’s guess. What we do know for sure is that we’re getting two Wilds of Eldraine Commander decks, and that’s what we’ll talk about today. We’ll share everything that we know about these two decks, and we’re starting with the contents overview.
There will be two different Wilds of Eldraine Commander decks. Each of them contains:
- 2 foil cards (main and secondary commander)
- 98 non-foil cards (with the previous two, this makes a 100-card ready-to-play deck)
- 1 Collector Sample Pack with two cards (with alternate frame or in rainbow foil)
- 1 foil-etched Display commander (a thicker card, not for tournament play)
- 10 double-sided tokens
- 1 life tracker
- 1 cardboard deck box
- a strategy insert and a reference card
Out of the hundred cards in the deck, 10 will be brand-new cards, with the rest of the cards being reprints. Here’s a quick overview of the decks:
|Virtue and Valor|
Let’s take a closer look at each deck. Keep in mind that we don’t know everything about them so far. What we do know for sure, are the deck’s colors and names. On the deck boxes, there are also some snippets about what we can expect the deck’s themes to be. Let’s take a look.
Virtue and Valor
- Theme: buffing creatures (perhaps with +1/+1 counters)
- Colors: white, green
- Main Commander: Syr Ellivere
As you can see the deck box got a new design. Instead of depicting the card itself on the packaging, it now shows the art of the main Commander. This way, Wizards can release the decks early without using a placeholder for the key card.
Anyway, the first deck is commanded by Syr Ellivere, which is basically a militarized Snow White. This knight has woodland creatures as squires, so it looks like it’s going to be a pretty fun card. Do you have an idea of what the card could do? Let us know in the comments below.
Virtue and Valor’s main theme is buffing creatures. This might be some sort of a temporary effect, or it might use +1/+1 counters. This is a popular theme of Commander precons, and often used, especially in white-green color combination, so it shouldn’t surprise us that it’s making a return.
- Theme: Faerie tribal, tricks
- Colors: blue, black
- Main Commander: Tegwyll
Another popular theme in Commander precons are tribal synergies. It looks like this deck will feature them too. This time, the tribe in focus is quite an unusual one – Faeries. While the tribe has appeared on over a hundred cards, with some of them quite iconic (Bitterblossom, Vendilion Clique), they don’t really have that many tribal synergies. Sure, there are a few Lorwyn cards, such as Scion of Oona and Spellstutter Sprite, but that’s basically it.
Now it’s apparently time for Faeries to get more support, and we are ready for it. It’s always fun when an under powered tribe gets more cards to help it be more viable, as it often comes with an interesting gameplay aspect.
The face commander is Tegwyll, a charismatic Faerie, which plans to rule the High Fae court on Eldraine. Tegwyll will, apparently, use on some kind of tricks on your opponents. What these will be is hard to tell. Perhaps something with bouncing opposing creatures, or playing everything at instant speed. We shall wait a little longer to be sure.
Wilds of Eldraine Commander Decks – FAQ
Here you’ll find answers to some frequently asked questions about these precons. If you have a question that we didn’t answer, let us know in the comments, and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
There will be two different decks.
Yes, they do. Each deck comes with a 2-card Sample Collector booster pack.
There are two cards from Wilds of Eldraine set. One of the cards is rare or mythic, with special art treatment or in foil. The second one is a foil borderless uncommon.
There are two 2-color decks (Virtue and Valor: white-green, Fae Dominion: blue-black).
Since we don’t know the decklists, it’s too early to be sure. However, Wizards typically try to balance the precons that are released together. Therefore, it’s likely that the two decks will enable fun gameplay when played against one another.
The release date for Wilds of Eldraine products is September 8th, 2023.
That’s all about the Wilds of Eldraine precons so far. Once we get more information about them, this article will get an update, so make sure to check back soon. In the meantime, you can find more about the set in our Wilds of Eldraine Spoiler article.
If these two deck’s aren’t to your liking, check the list of all Commander precons, that Wizards have released. There are over 100 of them, so you’re bound to find something that you’ll like.
Until next time, have fun, and may your real life be just as magical as the fairy-tale world of Eldraine.