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Commander Masters

Commander Masters
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Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description Shield with elongated hexagon
Design Gavin Verhey (lead), Bryan Hawley, Glenn Jones, PJ Rivas
Development Bryan Hawley (lead), Jules Robins, Glenn Jones, Jacob Mooney, Michelle Roberson
Release date August 4th, 2023
Plane Multiversal
Set size 436 + 631
Expansion code CMM[1]
Physical Masters series
Double Masters 2022 Commander Masters N/A
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Secret Lair Drop Series: Summer Superdrop 2023 Commander Masters Commander Masters Commander Decks
CMM expansion symbol

Expansion symbol

Commander Masters is a booster-based compilation set containing cards legal in, and intended for, the Commander format. It was released on August 4th, 2023.[2][3][4]

Set details[ | ]

While the main set - like all other sets in the Masters series - is all reprints, each of the Commander decks features ten new Magic cards.[5][6]

Marketing[ | ]

CMM set booster

Set booster

Commander Masters is sold in 21-card Commander Draft Boosters (one card being a marketing card), 17-card Set Boosters (including an art card and a marketing card), Collector Boosters and Commander decks. Each Draft Booster contains 3 non-foil Legendary cards, plus the possibility of a Traditional Foil Legendary card of rarity Uncommon or higher. They contain 2–4 cards of rarity Rare or higher, including at least 1 Rare or Mythic Rare Legendary card. In addition, every Draft Booster contains 1 Traditional Foil card of any rarity.[7]

Players will find borderless cards in every Commander Masters booster. In addition, there are borderless Frame Break cards with art breaking through the card frame. Furthermore, some cards will have a Borderless Profile treatment, casting legendary creatures in a picturesque profile view fit for a museum.[7] Textured Foils (first seen in Double Masters 2022) and Foil etched cards are exclusive to Collector Boosters.[7]

The set contains 436 regular cards (130 commons, 135 uncommons, 135 rares, 35 mythic rares, 1 special) and includes randomly inserted premium versions of all these cards.[8] There are no basic lands in the main set. Retro frame basic lands are #437-451, foil-etched cards are numbered #452-621 and borderless cards are numbered #622-667. Borderless Profile cards are #668-691, while Frame Break cards are #692-703. The new Commander deck cards are numbered #704-743, and their extended art versions are #744-778. The Display commanders are #779-782 and the Commander Deck reprints are numbered #783-1056. Textured foils are #1057-1066, and #1067 is the release card.

The List for Commander Masters contains several cards that can also be found in the main set (e.g. All That Glitters, Commandeer, Ghalta, Primal Hunger).

Drafting rules[ | ]

Commander Masters draft uses three draft boosters per player. For every pick, players take two cards at a time.[9] 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 Prismatic Pipers as a commander, even if they didn't draft one.

The Partner Rule[ | ]

In Commander Masters draft you may play any two mono-colored or colorless legends as though they have Partner.[9][10]

Events[ | ]

Promos[ | ]

Tokens[ | ]

There are 81 full-art tokens found across Commander Masters products, along with 8 different emblems and 2 helper cards (markers). You can find 57 of these tokens, emblems, and helper cards in Draft Boosters, Set Boosters, and Collector Boosters. In addition, tokens in Collector Boosters are traditional foil and double-sided.[11]

These are the 48 one-sided tokens, 2 markers, and 3 emblems that can be found in the Boosters.

  1. {C} 10/10 Eldrazi creature for Idol of Oblivion.
  2. {C} 1/1 Eldrazi Scion creature with "Sacrifice this creature: Add {C}." for Carrier Thrall.
  3. {C} 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn creature with "Sacrifice this creature: Add {C}." for Dread Drone, Kozilek's Predator and Rapacious One.
  4. {W} 1/1 Bird creature with flying for Battle Screech.
  5. {W} 2/2 Cat creature for Kemba, Kha Regent.
  6. {W} 1/1 Human Soldier for Bastion of Remembrance.
  7. {W} 2/2 Knight creature with vigilance for Aryel, Knight of Windgrace and Righteous Confluence.
  8. {W} 1/1 Kor Soldier for Nahiri, the Lithomancer.
  9. {W} 1/1 Soldier creature for Ancestral Blade.
  10. {W} 1/1 Spirit creature with flying for Alharu, Solemn Ritualist, Kirtar's Wrath and Kykar, Wind’s Fury.
  11. {U} 1/1 Bird Illusion creature with flying for Murmuring Mystic.
  12. {U} 2/2 Drake creature with flying for Talrand, Sky Summoner.
  13. {U} */* Zombie creature for Stitcher Geralf.
  14. {B} 1/1 Assassin creature with deathtouch and haste for Queen Marchesa.
  15. {B} 5/5 Demon creature with flying for Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath and Priest of the Blood Rite.
  16. {B} 0/0 Phyrexian Germ creature for Scytheclaw.
  17. {B} 1/1 Rat creature for Ogre Slumlord.
  18. {B} 1/1 Thrull creature for Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder.
  19. {B} 2/2 Zombie creature for Ghoulcaller Gisa, Rise from the Tides and Sidisi, Brood Tyrant.
  20. {R} 2/2 Dragon creature with flying and "{R}: This creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn." for Nesting Dragon.
  21. {R} 5/5 Dragon creature with flying for Skyline Despot.
  22. {R} 0/2 Dragon Egg creature with defender and "When this creature dies, create a 2/2 red Dragon creature token with flying and '{R}: This creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn,'" for Nesting Dragon.
  23. {R} 2/1 Dwarf Berserker creature for Dwarven Hammer.
  24. {R} 1/1 Elemental creature with haste for Tempt with Vengeance.
  25. {R} 3/1 Elemental creature with haste for Rakka Mar.
  26. {R} 3/1 Elemental creature with trample and haste for Valduk, Keeper of the Flame.
  27. {R} 1/1 Goblin creature for Dragon Fodder and Krenko, Mob Boss.
  28. {R} 3/3 Ogre creature for Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs.
  29. {R} 1/1 Satyr creature with "This creature can't block" for Anax, Hardened in the Forge.
  30. {G} 2/2 Cat creature for Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse.
  31. {G} 1/1 Elf Druid creature with “{T}: Add {G}.” for Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury.
  32. {G} 3/3 Elephant creature for Generous Gift.
  33. {G} 1/1 Insect creature for Crawling Infestation.
  34. {G} 4/4 Phyrexian Beast creature for Ezuri’s Predation.
  35. {G} 1/1 Saproling creature for Fungal Plots, Jade Mage, Nemata, Grove Guardian, Slimefoot, the Stowaway and Verdeloth the Ancient.
  36. {G} 1/2 Spider creature with reach for Arachnogenesis.
  37. {U/R} 4/4 Elemental creature for Resculpt.
  38. {B/R} 3/1 Graveborn creature with haste for Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper.
  39. {W/B} 1/1 Spirit creature with flying for Ministrant of Obligation.
  40. {C} Clue artifact for Thraben Inspector.
  41. {C} 0/0 Construct artifact creature with "This creature gets +1/+1 for each artifact you control" for Urza, Lord High Artificer.
  42. {C} */* Construct artifact creature for Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter.
  43. {C} 1/1 Myr artifact creature for Myrsmith.
  44. {C} 1/1 Phyrexian Myr creature for Myr Sire.
  45. {C} 1/1 Servo artifact creature for Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter.
  46. {C} Stoneforged Blade, an Equipment artifact with indestructible, "Equipped creature gets +5/+5 and has Double strike." and equip {0} for Nahiri, the Lithomancer.
  47. {C} 1/1 Thopter artifact creature with flying for Efficient Construction, Loyal Apprentice, Sai, Master Thopterist and Whirler Rogue.
  48. {C} Treasure artifact for for Impulsive Pilferer, Rapacious Dragon, Smothering Tithe and Storm-Kiln Artist.
  49. City's Blessing for Twilight Prophet and Wayward Swordtooth.
  50. The Monarch for Crimson Fleet Commodore, Entourage of Trest, Fall from Favor, Feast of Succession, Palace Jailer, Palace Sentinels, Queen Marchesa, Regal Behemoth, Skyline Despot, Staunch Throneguard and Thorn of the Black Rose.
  51. Emblem for Daretti, Scrap Savant.
  52. Emblem for Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath.
  53. Emblem for Teferi, Temporal Archmage.

Limited archetypes[ | ]

Commander Masters features the following Limited archetypes:[9][10]

Cycles[ | ]

Commander Masters has seven cycles, including two double cycles.

Cycle name {W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Free spells Flawless Maneuver Fierce Guardianship Deadly Rollick Deflecting Swat Obscuring Haze
Five rare instants that can be cast for free if you control your commander. Originally printed in Commander 2020.
Confluences Righteous Confluence Mystic Confluence Wretched Confluence Fiery Confluence Verdant Confluence
Five rare modal spells. Originally printed in Commander 2015.
Planeswalker commanders Nahiri, the Lithomancer Teferi, Temporal Archmage Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath Daretti, Scrap Savant Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury
Five rare monocolored planeswalkers that can be used as your commander. Originally printed in Commander 2014.
Medallions Pearl Medallion Sapphire Medallion Jet Medallion Ruby Medallion Emerald Medallion
Five rare artifacts that each cost {2} to cast and reduce the cost of appropriate color spells by one generic mana. Originally printed in Tempest.
Loyal lieutenants Loyal Unicorn Loyal Drake Loyal Subordinate Loyal Apprentice Loyal Guardian
Five uncommon creatures with the lieutenant ability word. Each has a keyword ability and an ability that triggers at the beginning of combat if you control your commander. Originally printed in Commander 2018.

Double cycles[ | ]

Cycle name {W}{U} {U}{B} {B}{R} {R}{G} {G}{W} {W}{B} {U}{R} {B}{G} {R}{W} {G}{U}
Bicolor legends Hanna, Ship's Navigator Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow Xantcha, Sleeper Agent Zilortha, Strength Incarnate Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist Teysa Karlov Mizzix of the Izmagnus Meren of Clan Nel Toth Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Experiment Kraj
Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage Taigam, Sidisi's Hand Judith, the Scourge Diva Tuya Bearclaw Hamza, Guardian of Arashin Aryel, Knight of Windgrace Melek, Izzet Paragon Slimefoot, the Stowaway Akiri, Fearless Voyager Tatyova, Benthic Druid
20 rare and uncommon bi-colored legendary creatures.
Cycle name {G}{W}{U} {W}{U}{B} {U}{B}{R} {B}{R}{G} {R}{G}{W} {R}{W}{B} {G}{U}{R} {W}{B}{G} {U}{R}{W} {B}{G}{U}
Tricolor legends Rafiq of the Many Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign Nekusar, the Mindrazer Sek’Kuar Deathkeeper Zacama, Primal Calamity Queen Marchesa Maelstrom Wanderer Karador, Ghost Chieftain Kykar, Wind's Fury Sidisi, Brood Tyrant
Ten rare tri-colored legendary creatures.

Changes in rarity[ | ]

Rare to Mythic[ | ]

Uncommon to Rare[ | ]

Uncommon to Mythic[ | ]

Mythic to Rare[ | ]

Rare to Uncommon[ | ]

Rare to Common[ | ]

Uncommon to Common[ | ]

Notable cards[ | ]

Tokens[ | ]

Preconstructed decks[ | ]

Commander Masters features four commander decks.

deck name
Color Identity Commander
{W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Planeswalker Party W U R Commodore Guff
Eldrazi Unbound Zhulodok, Void Gorger
Enduring Enchantments W B G Anikthea, Hand of Erebos
Sliver Swarm W U B R G Sliver Gravemother

Gallery[ | ]

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