Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate preview season kicked off with a bang on Weekly MTG as Blake Rasmussn, Corey Bowen, and Brandy Camel showed off a plethora of cards coming in the next draftable Commander set.
It wouldn’t be a Commander set if it wasn’t stuffed full of legendary creatures, so feast your eyes on some of the new legends making an appearance in Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate.
The last four creatures listed mention backgrounds, a new type of legendary enchantments. Check out the five backgrounds previewed on stream.
Backgrounds function similar to the partner mechanic, in that they start in your Command Zone and define your deck’s color identity. Backgrounds will cost two more generic mana each time you cast them from the Command Zone and help when drafting so players can find two colors or more to build a deck reliably. Faceless One makes sure that players won’t struggle to find enough legends and colors for a functional limited deck.
The whole set couldn’t be legends, so check out more characters coming to MTG from D&D, starting with Elminster! The initiative is also introduced along with the Undercity dungeon.
More Previews By Color
If all of those cards weren’t enough to satiate you, swaths of cards by color were previewed to give a glimpse of what the limited format will look like.
Reprints are making a return with new D&D-themed art. Bramble Sovereign first appeared in Battlebond while the others shown below are Commander staples.
Commander Deck Face Cards
The full Commander decks won’t be previewed for until the end of the month, but the Weekly MTG stream gave us a tease with the front-facing legends from the decks.
Tasha, the Witch Queen
Jon Irenicus, Shattered One
Safana, Calimport Killer
Wilson, Refined Grizzly and Master Chef
Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate is scheduled to release on June 10. View our official preview gallery.