Wizards of the Coast has finally unveiled the first Warhammer 40,000-themed card Magic the Gathering, Announced in February 2021, the Universe Beyond product line will include four standard Commander decks and four Collector’s Edition Commander decks, all set for release on August 12. In addition, the Games Workshop collaboration will also include three Secret Layer Drops. , The announcement on Twitch on Thursday also included a handful of preview cards.
These new Commander decks will feature a combination of new cards and reprints of classic cards with new 40K-themed art. deck includes nekron dynasty (black), army of empire (white, blue and black), tyrannid swarm (green, blue and red), and destructive forces (blue, black and red). The only mythical creature revealed was Abaddon the Despoiler, a 5/5 trampling monster. That card includes the new Mark of Chaos Ascending ability, which adds cascades to the card based on the amount of lives your opponents lose this turn. This should result in allowing lots of additional spells to be triggered.
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The concept of the Collector’s Edition Commander Deck is a first for Wizards. The presenters said Thursday that the deck would be “completely foiled” and include a new “surge foil” treatment on some cards. Photos and videos of never-before-seen treatments are on the way.
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Another new capability that was mentioned during the presentation is called Squad. It was included in the only Ultramarine-themed card shown during the presentation, and it allows players to field copies of a newly summoned creature of any color for the cost of two additional mana.
The 40-minute presentation also includes details Double Masters 2022 (coming July 8) and Dominaria United (coming September 9th). For more information, you can find the entire collection on Twitch.