|Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate|
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|This article documents an upcoming release.|
Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate is the second Magic: The Gathering Commander set that is designed to be drafted. It will be released on Q2 of 2022. It is also a Dungeons & Dragons crossover set.
The set is designed to play Limited Commander: you can play Draft or Sealed with it. It will also be available and draftable on Magic Online. Building on the Commander-first gameplay of 2020's Commander Legends, Battle for Baldur's Gate brings in iconic characters, new mechanics, more flavorful spells from D&D, plus Commander Legends-style foil-etched legendary creatures — all packed into an even greater social experience.
Commander Legends draft uses three draft boosters per player. For every pick, players take two cards at a time. This is to ensure coherency of decks, as players will need to conform to the color identities of their eventual commanders, and for speed.
After the draft, players build a 60-card deck — much like how a traditional deck of Magic is 60 cards and a traditional draft is 40, here it's 60 to Commander's 100. All other Commander rules apply with one exception: the Singleton rule does not apply. You may play as many copies of a card as you draft of it, though given the set size compared to how many cards players get, it's not very likely to get more than 1 copy of a card. Players may always use one or more The Prismatic Pipers as a commander, even if they didn't draft one.
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Battle for Baldur's Gate is sold in 20-card (draft booster) booster packs. Each booster pack contains a non-legendary rare or mythic rare, a foil and two legendary creatures (which may also be rare or higher) in every pack. For Booster Fun, the Showcase "rulebook" frames of Adventures in the Forgotten Realms are expanded upon to include non-creatures. There also will be borderless cards and foil-etched legends.
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Themes and mechanics
Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate features the following limited archetypes:
Commander Legends has cycles.
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