Last fall, Wizards declared 2020 “The Year of Commander,” and it’s proven to be the biggest year for the format yet. We received five new Commander precon decks with the release of Ikoria, and four more are coming over the course of the year. Commander Legends will shake up the format with new partner combinations and new ways to play. And while COVID-19 has made it hard for us to get together, Commander fans have kept the spirit of the format alive by livestreaming games on Twitch, cultivating communities on Discord, and meeting up at events like CommandFest Online.
But there’s one last thing for Commander fans to look forward to before the year is out. Commander Collection: Green – a boxed set of eight Commander staples with brand-new art – will be coming to WPN stores on December 4, 2020. All WPN stores will receive copies of the non-foil Collection, and a foil version will be available through WPN Premium stores.
We expect to have limited quantities of Commander Collection: Green available for sale at CardKingdom.com in early December. In the meantime, let’s take a peek at the cards!
Artifact and enchantment removal is essential in Commander, and Bane of Progress is a fantastic source for creature-based decks. Its “enter the battlefield” effect gives it an edge in “blink” decks like Roon of the Hidden Realm, and it fits any deck with a +1/+1 counter theme.
No Commander collection is complete without Command Tower. Since it was introduced in the original Commander set, Command Tower has become the most widely played nonbasic land in the format. Be sure to include it in as many of your decks as possible!
Freyalise was introduced in Commander 2014, a.k.a. the “Planeswalkers Can Be Commanders Now” set. She’s a critical component in tribal Elves decks, but will serve you well in any creature-based strategy.
If you want to make oodles of mana, the original Omnath is the commander for you. Omnath allows you to keep green mana in your pool when steps and phases end, so you can cast giant creatures or unleash a devastating Genesis Wave. Pair Omnath up with Nyxbloom Ancient, Vorinclex, or Zendikar Resurgent to generate even more mana!
Seedborn Muse is also a great friend for Omnath. This unassuming creature untaps all your permanents at the start of each player’s turn, so you can generate mana and activate abilities again and again. Muse supports any commander with a useful activated ability, and it’s especially useful in decks playing Vedalken Orrery.
Almost all Commander decks could use a Sol Ring, and Commander Collection: Green includes one with beautiful new art by Joseph Meehan. (We can’t wait to see the foil version!) If you enjoy personalizing your decks with unique printings of cards, this Sol Ring is a must-have.
Green decks don’t have many ways to manipulate their libraries, but our last two Commander staples can help! Sylvan Library gives you a peek at the top three cards of your library so you can plan a few turns ahead. Plus, you can pay life to draw those cards, if you want – and that’s easier to do when you start with 40.
In a format as variable as Commander, tutors will help keep your game plan consistent. Worldly Tutor helps green decks find the creatures they need to stabilize or win the game outright.
Commander Collection: Green is the first boxed set of its kind, and we expect to see more like it in the future. Which cards would you like to see in Commander Collections White, Blue, Black, and Red? Tweet at us and let us know!