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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 October 7, 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
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Unfinity Warhammer 40,000 Commander Decks N/A

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Warhammer 40,000 Commander Decks is a product in the Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond series released by Wizards of the Coast.[3] Warhammer 40K will be released on October 7, 2022.[4][5] The release of the set was originally slated for August 12, 2022, but it was delayed due to ongoing supply chain complications.[6]

Set details[]

“  Prepare for Battle  ”
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This is a cross-over product based on the Warhammer 40,000 miniature wargame produced by Games Workshop. The set introduces 42 new Warhammer 40K-themed cards in each deck, featuring the triangular holofoil stamp of non-canon cards. Reprints also feature art set in the world of Warhammer 40K.[4]

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.[7]

There are no current plans to make in-universe Magic versions of the new cards in the Warhammer 40K Commander decks, but R&D has the capability to do it if needed on a card-by-card basis.[8]


Most Warhammer 40K fiction is set around the turn of the 41st millennium (about 38,000 years in the future).[9] Although Warhammer 40K 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 are also available in a Collector's Edition with 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. A complete set costs about 550 dollars.

Secret Lairs[]

The set is accompanied by three Secret Lairs featuring the same IP.[10][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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