Mark L. Gottlieb (lead)|
Billy Moreno (lead)|
with contributions from
|Art direction||Jeremy Jarvis|
|Release date||November 1, 2013|
|Themes and mechanics||
Command zone interaction, Curses
|Keywords/ability words||Tempting offer|
|Set size||Five three-color 100-card decks|
|Magic: The Gathering Chronology|
Commander 2013 Edition is a product in the Commander series that was released by Wizards of the Coast in November 2013. It was announced at the Magic panel at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, 2013.
Set details[edit | edit source]
The Commander 2013 product consists of five tri-color 'shard' decks, each 100 cards strong, that are ready-to-play commander decks right out of the box, with the option of choosing one of the three legendary tri-colored creatures each deck includes as the commander.
Commander 2013 introduced cards that interact with the Command Zone (Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic and Opal Palace and the ability word Tempting offer which only appeared on sorceries.
Magic Story[edit | edit source]
|Title||Author||Release Date||Setting (plane)||Featuring|
|The Perfect Gift||Nik Davidson||2013-10-16||Fiora||Sydri|
Cycles[edit | edit source]
Commander 2013 has nine cycles:
|Commanders||Derevi, Empyrial Tactician||Oloro, Ageless Ascetic||Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge||Prossh, Skyraider of Kher||Marath, Will of the Wild|
|Each deck has a shard-colored legendary creature that is the designated commander for the deck they appear in. Some may have an ETB ability that gets stronger every time the commander is cast again, or an ability that otherwise directly interacts with the command zone.|
|Alternative commanders||Roon of the Hidden Realm||Sydri, Galvanic Genius||Nekusar, the Mindrazer||Shattergang Brothers||Gahiji, Honored One|
|Each deck has a shard-colored legendary creature that can be used as an alternative commander.|
|Reprinted commanders||Rubinia Soulsinger||Sharuum the Hegemon||Thraximundar||Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper||Mayael the Anima|
|Each deck has a shard-colored legendary creature that is a reprint. This creature can also be used as an alternative commander.|
|Panoramas||Bant Panorama||Esper Panorama||Grixis Panorama||Jund Panorama||Naya Panorama|
|Each deck has a panorama from Shards of Alara of the shard associated with that color combinatination.|
|Shardlands||Seaside Citadel||Arcane Sanctum||Crumbling Necropolis||Savage Lands||Jungle Shrine|
|Each deck has the shardland from Shards of Alara of the shard associated with that color combination.|
|Cycling lands||Secluded Steppe||Lonely Sandbar||Barren Moor||Forgotten Cave||Tranquil Thicket|
|All five cycling lands from Onslaught are represented in the decks.|
|Curses||Curse of the Forsaken||Curse of Inertia||Curse of Shallow Graves||Curse of Chaos||Curse of Predation|
|Each deck has access to the three of the five curses.|
|Tempting offers||Tempt with Glory||Tempt with Reflections||Tempt with Immortality||Tempt with Vengeance||Tempt with Discovery|
|Each deck has a card with tempting offer.|
|Guildgates||Azorius Guildgate||Dimir Guildgate||Rakdos Guildgate||Gruul Guildgate||Selesnya Guildgate||Orzhov Guildgate||Izzet Guildgate||Golgari Guildgate||Boros Guildgate||Simic Guildgate|
|All ten guildgates from the Return to Ravnica block are represented in the decks.|
Theme decks[edit | edit source]
Commander 2013 consists of five decks:
|Evasive Maneuvers||W||U||G||Derevi, Empyrial Tactician|
|Eternal Bargain||W||U||B||Oloro, Ageless Ascetic|
|Mind Seize||U||B||R||Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge|
|Power Hungry||B||R||G||Prossh, Skyraider of Kher|
|Nature of the Beast||W||R||G||Marath, Will of the Wild|
The new cards are evenly distributed amongst the five decks.
Notable cards[edit | edit source]
- True-Name Nemesis is the first card having protection from a player. It sees a lot of tournament play in Legacy because it is very difficult to remove and it is unblockable.
[edit | edit source]
- Wizards of the Coast (October 7, 2013). "Commander (2013 Edition) Card Image Gallery". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Official Commander (Elder Dragon Highlander - EDH) Homepage
References[edit | edit source]
- Product information
- Trick Jarrett (July 22, 2013). "Announcing Magic: The Gathering Commander 2013". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Trick Jarrett (October 09, 2013). "Commander (2013 Edition) Packaging". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater (October 28, 2013). "Your Wish Is My Commander". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Magic Creative Team (October 30, 2013). "The Ten Commanders". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Trick Jarrett (October 24, 2013). "51 New Cards". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Wizards of the Coast (October 22, 2013). "Commander 2013 Edition Release Notes". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Sam Stoddard (November 01, 2013). "Developing Commander". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Trick Jarrett (October 08, 2013). "Introducing Marath!". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Wizards of the Coast (October 18, 2013). "All Five Commander Decklists". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.