Zendikar Rising Commander Decks

We’re going back to Zendikar in September 2020. Fans of Commander, there’s not just a regular set you should be excited about. We’re also getting two Zendikar Rising Commander Decks!

So that’s exactly what we’ll talk about today. We’ll discuss all information we have about those decks – including new spoilers, great reprints and full decklists.

New Kind of Commander Deck

Gavin Verhey, Senior Magic Designer and Writer at Wizards of the Coast has confirmed that Zendikar Rising Commander Decks will be different from the ones we’re used to.

Usually, each Commander decks features around 17 new cards. They include over-sized cards, all packed in a big box. There are usually four or five of them and they play well against one another. The last such release was with Ikoria Commander decks.

This time, there are some changes:

  • There are just two Zendikar Rising Commander decks.
  • Only three new cards per deck. (So six total.)
  • They come in smaller deck boxes, like the ones from Brawl Decks.

Reasons for Changes

So what were the reasons for this changes? First things first, this isn’t really a change to the Commander product, it’s more of an additional thing.

We’re still getting the big Commander decks once per year. However this product is made with new players in mind.

Imagine that you’re a new player and you want to start playing Commander. If you missed the release of the previous Commander decks by six months, your store might very well be sold out. You now have to wait another six months to get your hands on a new deck.

That’s why there is an additional Commander release. It features fewer new cards, but the decks should serve well as a starting point for beginners who want to start with Commander.

In this way they kinda replace Planeswalker Decks for Zendikar Rising, as an introductory product. A lot of new players nowadays start with Commander very early on. However, the deck will contain more exciting cards than the Planeswalker Decks.

With all that said, let’s check the new cards, great reprints and full decklists.

Land’s Wrath

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  • Main Commander: Obuun, Mul Daya Ancestor
  • Colors: Red, Green, White
  • Price: check on Amazon

New Cards

Obuun Mul Daya Ancestor Decklist

Land’s Wrath – Good Reprints

If you just want to check some good reprints, before delving into the decklist, here are some sweet ones:

Land’s Wrath Decklist

Here’s the decklist for the first Zendikar Rising Commander deck. If some card don’t appear, that’s because they are from Zendikar Rising, but they’ll be added to the database soon.

Commander (1)
Obuun, Mul Daya Ancestor

New (2)
Geode Rager
Trove Warden

Creature (30)
Abzan Falconer
Acidic Slime
Admonition Angel
Armorcraft Judge
Beanstalk Giant
Elite Scaleguard
Elvish Rejuvenator
Embodiment of Insight
Emeria Angel
Emeria Shepherd
Evolution Sage
Keeper of Fables
Kor Cartographer
Living Twister
Mina and Denn, Wildborn
Multani, Yavimaya’s Avatar
Murasa Rootgrazer
Omnath, Locus of Rage
Rampaging Baloths
Sandstone Oracle
Satyr Wayfinder
Springbloom Druid
Sun Titan
Sylvan Advocate
Tuskguard Captain
Waker of the Wilds
Yavimaya Elder

Land (28)
Blighted Woodland
Boros Garrison
Boros Guildgate
Command Tower
Cryptic Caves
Evolving Wilds
Gruul Guildgate
Gruul Turf
Jungle Shrine
Krosan Verge
Myriad Landscape
Naya Panorama
Needle Spires
Selesnya Guildgate
Selesnya Sanctuary
Terramorphic Expanse

Enchantment (9)
Banishing Light
Khalni Heart Expedition
Retreat to Emeria
Retreat to Kazandu
Rites of Flourishing
The Mending of Dominaria
Together Forever
Zendikar’s Roil

Instant (9)
Crush Contraband
Inspiring Call
Naya Charm
Return of the Wildspeaker
Roiling Regrowth
Struggle / Survive
Sylvan Reclamation

Sorcery (9)
Circuitous Route
Far Wanderings
Ground Assault
Hour of Revelation
Kodama’s Reach
Nissa’s Renewal
Planar Outburst
Treacherous Terrain

Artifact (3)
Arcane Signet
Seer’s Sundial
Sol Ring

So this deck has a land theme. Given that Zendikar Rising features landfall that wouldn’t come as a very big surprise. Furthermore, if you’re interested in this theme, you can also check this article about Landfall in Commander.

Want to improve this deck? Our Land’s Wrath Upgrade Guide can help you.

Sneak Attack

Zendikar Rising Commander Decks Sneak Attack New
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  • Main Commander: Anowon, the Ruin Thief
  • Colors: Blue, Black
  • Price: check on Amazon

New Cards

Anowon the Ruin Thief Decklist

Sneak Attack – Good Reprints

Once again, let’s first check the sweet reprints, before we take a look at the full decklist.

Sneak Attack Decklist

Commander (1)
Anowon, the Ruin Thief

New (2)
Enigma Thief
Whispersteel Dagger

Creature (29)
Lazav, Dimir Mastermind
Scourge of Fleets
Gonti, Lord of Luxury
Ogre Slumlord
Sepulchral Primordial
Consuming Aberration
Notion Thief
Oona, Queen of the Fae
Sygg, River Cutthroat
Faerie Vandal
Invisible Stalker
Latchkey Faerie
Marang River Prowler
Master Thief
Nightveil Sprite
Slither Blade
Triton Shorestalker
Whirler Rogue
Changeling Outcast
Frogtosser Banneret
Marsh Flitter
Oona’s Blackguard
Stinkdrinker Bandit
Syr Konrad, the Grim
Zulaport Cutthroat
Merfolk Windrobber
Sure-Footed Infiltrator
Soaring Thought-Thief

Sorcery (9)
Notorious Throng
Stolen Identity
In Garruk’s Wake
Necromantic Selection
Distant Melody
Open into Wonder
Endless Obedience
Rise from the Grave
Extract from Darkness

Instant (8)
Fated Return
Silumgar’s Command
Spinal Embrace
Fact or Fiction
Price of Fame
Soul Manipulation

Artifact (12)
Blackblade Reforged
Obelisk of Urd
Arcane Signet
Commander’s Sphere
Dimir Keyrune
Dimir Locket
Dimir Signet
Heirloom Blade
Mind Stone
Sol Ring

Enchantment (1)
Military Intelligence

Land (38)
Command Tower
Dimir Aqueduct
Dimir Guildgate
Dismal Backwater
Jwar Isle Refuge
Myriad Landscape
Rogue’s Passage
Submerged Boneyard
15 Island
15 Swamp

Sneak Attack’s main Commander is a new take on Anowon, the Ruin Sage.

This deck feature Rouges that try to attack past opponent’s defenses to get some value in one way or another.

Want to improve this deck? Our Sneak Attack Upgrade Guide can help you with that.

Zendikar Rising Commander Decks – Details

  • Release date: September 25, 2020
  • Expansion code: ZNC
  • New Cards: 3 per decks (6 total)
  • Price for both decks: check on Amazon
  • Set Symbol:
Zendikar Rising Commander Set Symbol

Don’t forget that the decks are already available for preorder on Amazon.

More Zendikar

As you’re probably a fan of Commander, here’s some other articles that might interest you:

That’s all for today. Until next time, have a great time and enjoy your Zendikar Rising Commander deck, if you decide to get one.

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