|Symbol description||A split shield|
Dan Emmons (lead)|
Ben Hayes (lead)|
with contributions from Matt Tabak
|Art direction||Jeremy Jarvis|
|Release date||November 13, 2015|
|Themes and mechanics||
Enemy colored commanders,|
|Keywords/ability words||Constellation, Devour, Living weapon, Monstrosity, Myriad, Overload|
|Set size||Five bicolored 100-card decks|
|Magic: The Gathering Chronology|
Set details[edit | edit source]
|“||Many will play, one will rise.||”|
Commander 2015 features five enemy colored 100-card decks (342 different cards). 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. 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.
Magic Story[edit | edit source]
|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|
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.
Mechanics[edit | edit source]
Commander 2015 introduced Experience counters, player counters that will make your Commander grow in power during the course of each game. 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.
Bastion Protector is the first card to refer to multiple Commander creatures.
Cycles[edit | edit source]
Commander 2015 has seven cycles:
Mega cycle[edit | edit source]
|Sorcery magi||Magus of the Balance (Commander 2018)
|Magus of the Mind (Commander 2017)
|Magus of the Will (Commander 2016)
|Magus of the Wheel (Commander 2015)
(Wheel of Fortune)
|Magus of the Order (Commander Legends) |
|Rare Wizards with the converted mana cost and abilities of iconic sorceries from Magic's past.|
Theme decks[edit | edit source]
Commander 2015 consists of five enemy-colored decks:
|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]
- 1/1 Shapeshifter creature with changeling for Crib Swap
- 4/4 Angel creature with flying for Sigil of the Empty Throne
- 2/2 Cat creature for Ajani's Chosen
- 2/2 Knight creature with first strike for Hunted Dragon
- 2/2 Knight creature with vigilance for Righteous Confluence
- 2/2 Drake creature with flying for Talrand, Sky Summoner
- 0/0 Germ creature for Bonehoard and Scytheclaw
- 2/2 Zombie creature for Dread Summons and Necromancer's Covenant
- 5/5 Dragon creature with flying for Awaken the Sky Tyrant and Day of the Dragons
- 3/1 Elemental Shaman creature for Hostility (should have Haste)
- 5/1 Elemental creature named Lightning Rager with trample and haste for Rite of the Raging Storm
- 2/2 Bear creature for Caller of the Claw
- 4/4 Beast creature for Ezuri's Predation
- 3/3 Elephant creature for Terastodon
- 3/3 Frog Lizard creature for Rapid Hybridization
- 1/1 Saproling creature for Korozda Guildmage, Mycoloth, Thelonite Hermit and Verdant Force
- 1/1 Snake creature for Cobra Trap and Orochi Hatchery
- 1/2 Spider creature with reach for Arachnogenesis and Spider Spawning
- 2/2 Wolf creature for Kessig Cagebreakers
- 5/5 Elemental creature with flying for Call the Skybreaker
- 1/1 Snake creature for Patagia Viper
- 1/1 Spirit creature with flying for Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts
- 1/1 Spirit enchantment creature for Daxos the Returned
- Gold artifact for Gild
[edit | edit source]
- Official Commander (Elder Dragon Highlander - EDH) Homepage
- Adam Styborski (November 19, 2015). "Unofficial Commander (2015 Edition) Power Rankings". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Blake Rasmussen (November 06, 2015). "Commander (2015 Edition) Decklists". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
References[edit | edit source]
- Information below the text box
- Wizards of the Coast (August 5, 2015). "Announcing Magic: The Gathering—Commander (2015)". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Ben Hayes (November 2, 2015). "Developing Commander 2015". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Blake Rasmussen (November 4, 2015). "Commander (2015 Edition) Packaging". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater (November 2, 2015). "Command and Conquer". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- David Whitfield (August 5, 2015). "Announcing the Legendary Cube". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Matt Tabak (November 2, 2015). "Commander 2015 Mechanics". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Wizards of the Coast (November 11, 2015). "Commander (2015 Edition) Release Notes". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Sam Stoddard (November 6, 2015). "Developing Cards for Commander". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Gavin Verhey (August 7, 2019). "To steel everybody appropriately: the 5th Magus is absent from MTGC19.". Twitter.
- Blake Rasmussen (November 5, 2015). "Tokens of Commander (2015 Edition)". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.