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Warhammer 40,000 Commander Decks
Warhammer 40,000 Commander Decks
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Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description Winged skull
Design Ethan Fleischer[1]
Development Ethan Fleischer
Release date August 22, 2022
Themes and mechanics Warhammer 40,000
Keywords/​ability words Squad
Set size Four 100-card decks
Expansion code 40K[2]
Universes Beyond
Street Fighter Warhammer 40,000 Commander Decks The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth

Warhammer 40,000 Commander Decks is a product in the Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond series released by Wizards of the Coast.[3] The set will be released on August 22, 2022.[4][5]

Set details[]

Expansion symbol

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This is a cross-over product based on the Warhammer 40k miniature wargame produced by Games Workshop. The cards in this set feature the triangular holofoil stamp of non-canon cards. The set features new art, new cards, and reprints set in the world of Warhammer 40,000.[4] All the cards feature Warhammer 40,000 art and characters.

Warhammer’s world isn’t evenly colored balanced as it wasn't created with the color pie in mind. R&D solved this problem by making Commander decks instead of a full set.[6]


Most Warhammer 40,000 fiction is set around the turn of the 41st millennium (about 38,000 years in the future). Although Warhammer 40,000 is mostly a science-fiction setting, it adapts a number of tropes from fantasy fiction, such as magic, daemons, and races such as Orks (Orcs) and Eldar (Elves); "psykers" fill the role of wizards in the setting.


Warhammer 40,000 consists of four Commander decks,

Collector's Edition[]

The four commander decks that are also in a Collector's Edition and a unique "Universes Beyond" card frame.[5] The Collector's Edition comes fully foiled with the never-before-seen special surge foil and has the same card content.

Secret Lairs[]

The set is accompanied by three Secret Lairs featuring the same IP.[7][5]


Promotional cards[]

Themes and mechanics[]

Warhammer 40,000 Commander Decks is multicolor themed, and many cards use flavor words.

The set introduces the Squad mechanic that allows to pay an extra casting cost any number of times to make that many copies of the spell.

Card types[]

The set also introduces the Astartes creature type.

Preconstructed decks[]

deck name
Color Identity Commander
{W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Necron Dynasties B
Forces of the Imperium W U B
Tyranid Swarm U R G
The Ruinous Powers U B R Abaddon the Despoiler

Tokens and emblems[]

Warhammer 40,000 features 23 tokens and emblems:

  1. {U} Vanguard Suppressor, a 3/2 Astartes Warrior creature with flying and "Whenever Vanguard Suppresor deals combat damage to a player, draw a card", for Vanguard Suppressor.


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