Magic: The Gathering's remaining three Warhammer 40,000 commanders have been revealed. We've got their names and art, but we don't know what their actual cards are just yet.
The first Commander decks released as Magic's Universes Beyond brand, each of the four decks is based one one of the many factions of the grim future that is Warhammer 40,000.
First up we have Szarekh, The Silent King. Commander for the mono-black Necron Dynasties deck. They look pretty stern with their dull metallic, deadpan expression, and arms raised in conquering defiance and authority.
Next is Inquisitor Grayfax, commander of the Esper (white/blue/black) Forces of the Imperium deck. They look incredibly steampunk, adorned in a black and gold suit of armour along with a billowing cape and snazzy top hat – complete with lit candle.
Finally, there's The Swarmlord, commander of the Grixis (blue/red/green) Tyranid Swarm deck. It's hard to know where to begin with them. They certainly look like a swarm, with their writhing mass of arms and vicious, gaping maw. This is someone you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley.
There was one other Commander and deck revealed earlier this year, the Grixis (blue/black/red) The Ruinous Powers. This one's got Abaddon the Despoiler as its commander. They give spells in your hand cascade as long as their mana value is lower than the total life opponents have lost that turn. One new creature type will also be in the decks, as Abaddon is an Astartes Warrior.
These Commander decks will launch October 7 in both regular and "Surge Foiled" collector's editions. They're part of Magic: The Gathering's Universes Beyond expansions, which include the likes of Fortnite, Stranger Things and, soon, Doctor Who.
The surge foiled collector's editions are like Collector's Boosters, in that they will be fully foiled with the new 'surge foil' treatment. Wizards didn't confirm what surge foiling is, but did say it would reveal it closer to the decks' launch.
Also, the cards included in these decks will have Warhammer specific art and flavour text to give them that spice the 40k fans have come to know and love, making them more than just pretty pieces of art.
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