Commander 2015

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Commander 2015
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description A split shield
Design Dan Emmons (lead)
Kelly Digges
Ethan Fleischer
James Hata
Chris Tulach
Development Ben Hayes (lead)
Kelly Digges
Mark Globus
Shawn Main
James Sooy
with contributions from Matt Tabak
Art direction Jeremy Jarvis
Release date November 13, 2015
Themes and
Enemy colored commanders,
Experience counters
Keywords and/
or ability words
Constellation, Devour, Living weapon, Monstrosity, Myriad, Overload
Set size Five bicolored 100-card decks
Expansion code C15[1][2]
Commander series
Commander 2014 Commander 2015 Commander 2016
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Zendikar Expeditions Commander 2015 Legendary Cube

Commander 2015, officially styled as Commander (2015 Edition), is a product in the Commander series that was released by Wizards of the Coast on November 13, 2015.[3][4]

Set details[edit | edit source]

“  Many will play, one will rise.  ”

Commander 2015 features five enemy colored 100-card decks (342 different cards).[5] There are 56 new cards legal in Vintage and Legacy. Each of the five preconstructed decks comes with one oversized foil Commander card, 10 double-faced tokens, a deck storage box, a strategy insert, a rules reference card and 15 new cards.

Each preconstructed deck was designed with a primary theme and a secondary theme. The main new commander in the deck matches the primary theme, while the alternate new commander matches the secondary theme.[6] For instance, the white/black deck, Call the Spirits, has a primary enchantments theme supported by Daxos the Returned and a secondary lifegain theme supported by Karlov of the Ghost Council.

The only new printed arts are the Boros Signet and Orzhov Signet getting their MTGO arts.

Magic Story[edit | edit source]

Main article: Magic Story
Title Author Release Date Setting (plane) Featuring
All the Cairns of Jund Michael Yichao 2015-11-04 Alara Meren
Family Values Alison Luhrs 2015-11-11 Ravnica Teysa, Tajic, Karlov of the Ghost Council

Magic Online[edit | edit source]

The preconstructed decks were not sold in the MTGO store. Instead, the Legendary Cube event awarded Prize Packs that contained six cards from a selection of the 56 new cards from Commander 2015 and 93 other cards from older Commander, Conspiracy, and Planechase sets. These Prize Packs were the only way for Magic Online players to obtain the new Commander 2015 cards.[7]

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Experience counter card

Commander 2015 introduced Experience counters, player counters that will make your Commander grow in power during the course of each game.[8] Each game pack includes a card labeled "Experience" with the suggestion "Place your experience counters here." This card isn't required for play. It's simply a convenient spot to put your experience counters, which can be represented with dice, glass beads, or other small items.

Myriad is a new creature mechanic focused on multiplayer. When a creature with myriad attacks an opponent, that creature's controller gets a temporary copy of it attacking each other opponent.[9]

Bastion Protector is the first card to refer to multiple Commander creatures.

Cycles[edit | edit source]

Commander 2015 has seven cycles:

Theme decks[edit | edit source]

Commander 2015 consists of five enemy-colored decks:

deck name
Color Identity Commander
{W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Call the Spirits W B Daxos the Returned
Seize Control U R Mizzix of the Izmagnus
Plunder the Graves B G Meren of Clan Nel Toth
Wade into Battle W R Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas
Swell the Host U G Ezuri, Claw of Progress

Tokens[edit | edit source]

Commander 2015 has 24 different tokens. There are 10 double-faced tokens in each deck.[11]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Printed on the card frame.
  2. Commander 2015 info
  3. Wizards of the Coast. (August 5, 2015.) “Announcing Magic: The Gathering—Commander (2015)”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Ben Hayes. (November 2, 2015.) “Developing Commander 2015”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Blake Rasmussen. (November 4, 2015.) “Commander (2015 Edition) Packaging”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Mark Rosewater. (November 2, 2015.) “Command and Conquer”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  7. David Whitfield. (August 5, 2015.) “Announcing the Legendary Cube”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Matt Tabak. (November 2, 2015.) “Commander 2015 Mechanics”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  9. Wizards of the Coast. (November 11, 2015.) “Commander (2015 Edition) Release Notes”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  10. Sam Stoddard. (November 6, 2015.) “Developing Cards for Commander”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  11. Blake Rasmussen. (November 5, 2015.) “Tokens of Commander (2015 Edition)”,, Wizards of the Coast.