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Commander 2015
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description A split shield
Design Dan Emmons (lead)
Kelly Digges
Ethan Fleischer
James Hata
Chris Tulach
Development Ben Hayes (lead)
Kelly Digges
Mark Globus
Shawn Main
James Sooy
with contributions from Matt Tabak
Art direction Jeremy Jarvis
Release date November 13, 2015
Themes and mechanics Enemy colored commanders,
Experience counters
Keywords/​ability words Constellation, Devour, Living weapon, Monstrosity, Myriad, Overload
Set size Five bicolored 100-card decks
Expansion code C15[1]
Commander series
Commander 2014 Commander 2015 Commander 2016
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Zendikar Expeditions Commander 2015 Legendary Cube

Commander 2015, officially styled as Commander (2015 Edition), is a product in the Commander series that was released by Wizards of the Coast on November 13, 2015.[2][3]

Set details[]

“  Many will play, one will rise.  ”

Commander 2015 features five enemy colored 100-card decks (342 different cards).[4] There are 56 new cards legal in Vintage and Legacy. Each of the five preconstructed decks comes with one oversized foil commander card, 10 double-faced tokens, a deck storage box, a strategy insert, a rules reference card and 15 new cards.

Each preconstructed deck was designed with a primary theme and a secondary theme. The main new commander in the deck matches the primary theme, while the alternate new commander matches the secondary theme.[5] For instance, the white/black deck, Call the Spirits, has a primary enchantments theme supported by Daxos the Returned and a secondary lifegain theme supported by Karlov of the Ghost Council.

The only new printed arts are the Boros Signet and Orzhov Signet getting their MTGO arts.

Magic Story[]

Main article: Magic Story
Title Author Release Date Setting (plane) Featuring
All the Cairns of Jund Michael Yichao 2015-11-04 Alara Meren
Family Values Alison Luhrs 2015-11-11 Ravnica Teysa, Tajic, Karlov

Magic Online[]

The preconstructed decks were not sold in the MTGO store. Instead, the Legendary Cube event awarded Prize Packs that contained six cards from a selection of the 56 new cards from Commander 2015 and 93 other cards from older Commander, Conspiracy, and Planechase sets. These Prize Packs were the only way for Magic Online players to obtain the new Commander 2015 cards.[6]


Experience counter card

Commander 2015 introduced Experience counters, player counters that will make your Commander grow in power during the course of each game.[7] Each game pack includes a card labeled "Experience" with the suggestion "Place your experience counters here." This card isn't required for play. It's simply a convenient spot to put your experience counters, which can be represented with dice, glass beads, or other small items.

Myriad is a new creature mechanic focused on multiplayer. When a creature with myriad attacks an opponent, that creature's controller gets a temporary copy of it attacking each other opponent.[8]

Bastion Protector is the first card to refer to multiple Commander creatures.


Commander 2015 has seven cycles:

Cycle name {W}{B} {U}{R} {B}{G} {R}{W} {G}{U}
Experience Counter Commanders Daxos the Returned Mizzix of the Izmagnus Meren of Clan Nel Toth Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas Ezuri, Claw of Progress
Five mythic rare bicolored legendary creatures that can be used as a commander.
Alternate Commanders Karlov of the Ghost Council Arjun, the Shifting Flame Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest Anya, Merciless Angel Kaseto, Orochi Archmage
Five mythic rare legendary creatures fitting the secondary theme of the decks.
Reprint Commanders Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts Melek, Izzet Paragon Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Prime Speaker Zegana
Five rare legendary creature reprints that fit the deck's theme.
Enemy color signets Orzhov Signet Izzet Signet Golgari Signet Boros Signet Simic Signet
Five common mana stones. Each artifact costs {2} to cast and can be tapped to filter {1} into two mana of different colors. Reprinted from Ravnica, Guildpact and Dissension
Cycle name {W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Mechanical tie-ins Daxos's Torment Mizzix's Mastery Scourge of Nel Toth Kalemne's Captain Ezuri's Predation
Five rare cards mechanically related to the same plane as the main commanders, and are connected to them by the card name.
Confluences Righteous Confluence Mystic Confluence Wretched Confluence Fiery Confluence Verdant Confluence
Five rare modal spells.[9]
Myriad creatures Herald of the Host Broodbirth Viper Banshee of the Dread Choir Warchief Giant Caller of the Pack
Five uncommon creatures with the myriad mechanic.

Mega cycle[]

Cycle name {W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Sorcery magi Magus of the Balance (Commander 2018)
Magus of the Mind (Commander 2017)
(Mind's Desire)
Magus of the Will (Commander 2016)
(Yawgmoth's Will)
Magus of the Wheel (Commander 2015)
(Wheel of Fortune)
Magus of the Order (Commander Legends)
(Natural Order)[10]
Rare Wizards with the converted mana cost and abilities of iconic sorceries from Magic's past.

Theme decks[]

Commander 2015 consists of five enemy-colored decks:

deck name
Color Identity Commander
{W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Call the Spirits W B Daxos the Returned
Seize Control U R Mizzix of the Izmagnus
Plunder the Graves B G Meren of Clan Nel Toth
Wade into Battle W R Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas
Swell the Host U G Ezuri, Claw of Progress


Commander 2015 has 24 different tokens. There are 10 double-faced tokens in each deck.[11]

  1. {C} 1/1 Shapeshifter creature with changeling for Crib Swap
  2. {W} 4/4 Angel creature with flying for Sigil of the Empty Throne
  3. {W} 2/2 Cat creature for Ajani's Chosen
  4. {W} 2/2 Knight creature with first strike for Hunted Dragon
  5. {W} 2/2 Knight creature with vigilance for Righteous Confluence
  6. {U} 2/2 Drake creature with flying for Talrand, Sky Summoner
  7. {B} 0/0 Germ creature for Bonehoard and Scytheclaw
  8. {B} 2/2 Zombie creature for Dread Summons and Necromancer's Covenant
  9. {R} 5/5 Dragon creature with flying for Awaken the Sky Tyrant and Day of the Dragons
  10. {R} 3/1 Elemental Shaman creature for Hostility (should have Haste)
  11. {R} 5/1 Elemental creature named Lightning Rager with trample and haste for Rite of the Raging Storm
  12. {G} 2/2 Bear creature for Caller of the Claw
  13. {G} 4/4 Beast creature for Ezuri's Predation
  14. {G} 3/3 Elephant creature for Terastodon
  15. {G} 3/3 Frog Lizard creature for Rapid Hybridization
  16. {G} 1/1 Saproling creature for Korozda Guildmage, Mycoloth, Thelonite Hermit and Verdant Force
  17. {G} 1/1 Snake creature for Cobra Trap and Orochi Hatchery
  18. {G} 1/2 Spider creature with reach for Arachnogenesis and Spider Spawning
  19. {G} 2/2 Wolf creature for Kessig Cagebreakers
  20. {U/R} 5/5 Elemental creature with flying for Call the Skybreaker
  21. {G/U} 1/1 Snake creature for Patagia Viper
  22. {W/B} 1/1 Spirit creature with flying for Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts
  23. {W/B} 1/1 Spirit enchantment creature for Daxos the Returned
  24. {C} Gold artifact for Gild

External links[]


  1. Information below the text box
  2. Wizards of the Coast (August 5, 2015). "Announcing Magic: The Gathering—Commander (2015)". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Ben Hayes (November 2, 2015). "Developing Commander 2015". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Blake Rasmussen (November 4, 2015). "Commander (2015 Edition) Packaging". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Mark Rosewater (November 2, 2015). "Command and Conquer". Wizards of the Coast.
  6. David Whitfield (August 5, 2015). "Announcing the Legendary Cube". Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Matt Tabak (November 2, 2015). "Commander 2015 Mechanics". Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Wizards of the Coast (November 11, 2015). "Commander (2015 Edition) Release Notes". Wizards of the Coast.
  9. Sam Stoddard (November 6, 2015). "Developing Cards for Commander". Wizards of the Coast.
  10. Gavin Verhey (August 7, 2019). "To steel everybody appropriately: the 5th Magus is absent from MTGC19.". Twitter.
  11. Blake Rasmussen (November 5, 2015). "Tokens of Commander (2015 Edition)". Wizards of the Coast.