Gavin Verhey used today’s episode of Good Morning Magic to give a quick overview of the different card treatments and frames in Commander Legends, as well as preview some reprints.
When taking a look at all the alternate art/frame treatments in the set, it’s easier to break down the categories of what cards get special variants: planeswalkers, legends, non-legend rares and mythic rares, and commons and uncommons from the two Commander Legends preconstructed decks.
The two planeswalkers: Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools and Jeska, Thrice Reborn each come in a normal frame and extended frame, and both versions can be foil or non-foil.
All legendary creatures in the set have a foil etched frame and a normal version, except for the 32 reprints that only come in a foil etched frame.
The reprints, like the original partner commanders and the gods from Theros will show up in just etched foil versions, like Verhey’s preview of Karametra, God of Harvests.
The etched foils can be opened in draft boosters or collector boosters, similar to the planeswalkers.
Every non-legend rare and mythic rare also receives the extended art treatment. So from Commander staples like Staff of Domination or Scroll Rack to a new card like Phyrexian Triniform, the extended frames are plentiful.
Collector boosters also have a slot in the packs for extended art treatments of commons and uncommons that only normally show up in the precons. This allows cards with mechanics from outside the main set to get a special frame, along with other fan favorites. Cards like Boros Charm, Mulldrifter, Three Visits, Cuombajj Witches, Preordain, and Fyndhorn Elves all are available in extended art versions.
Verhey showed off two more common and uncommon cards to get extended frames: Kodama’s Reach and Generous Gift.
Normal copies of Kodama’s Reach and Generous Gift show up in the blue/green precon and the red/white precon, respectively. To get an extended frame version of either card, start cracking those collector boosters.