The first Warhammer 40,000-themed cards for Magic: The Gathering have been announced in February 2021, and the Universes Beyond product line will include four standard Commander decks and four collectors edition Commander decks, all of which are expected to be released on Aug. 12. Additional features include a handful of preview cards from Thursday''s Twitch.
These new Commander decks will include a combination of new cards and reprints of classic cards with new 40K-themed artwork. Decks include Necron Dynasties (black, blue, and black), Tyranid Swarm (green, blue, and red) and The Ruinous Powers. Abaddon the Despoiler, a 5/5 monster, has been revealed. This card also includes the new Mark of Chaos Ascendant ability, which allows cards to progress depending on how much life you have lost
Wizards'' first use of collectors edition Commander decks is the concept of decks. Thursday, exhibitors said they will be fully foiled and will include a fresh surge foil treatment on certain cards. Photos and videos of the never-before-seen treatment are on the way.
Another new feature during the presentation is Squad. It was included on the only Ultramarine-themed card shown during the presentation, which allows players to field copies of a newly summoned creature for the price of two additional manas of any color.
The 40-minute presentation also includes details about Double Masters 2022 (coming July 8) and Dominaria United (coming Sept. 9). The entire archive on Twitch is available for download.