Commander 2017

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Commander 2017
Set symbol
Design team
Gavin Verhey (lead)
Ben Hayes
Jules Robins
Mark Gottlieb
Bryan Hawley
Development team
Bryan Hawley (lead)
Glenn Jones
Jules Robins
Mark Globus
Art Director
Release date
August 25, 2017
Themes and mechanics
Tribal, Commanders
Keywords and/or ability words
Set size
Four 100-card decks
Expansion code
C17[1]
Commander series sets
Commander Anthology Commander 2017 N/A
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Hour of Devastation Commander 2017 Ixalan


Commander 2017, officially styled as Commander (2017 Edition), is a product in the Commander series that will be released by Wizards of the Coast on August 25, 2017.[2]

Set details[edit | edit source]

Commander 2017 features four 100-card preconstructed theme decks. There are 56 new cards legal in Vintage and Legacy. Each of the four decks will be themed around a tribal component, based on the "most popular, and interesting, tribes".[2] Cards from Commander 2017 will be featured and distributed in connection with a future offering on Magic Online.

Each preconstructed deck was designed with an identity for each tribe group:

  • {W}{U}{B}{R}{G} ("dragon matter")
  • ("tribe 2 matter")
  • ("tribe 3 matter")
  • ("tribe 4 matter")

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

  • Commander 2017 introduces eminence, an ability word that occurs on 5 bicolored legendary creatures. Each of these creatures gives a tribal style of Commander deck to build.

References[edit | edit source]