The first 40,000-themed cards for Magic: The Gathering have been unveiled by Wizards of the Coast in February 2021. All four of the Universes Beyond products will be released on August 12. The collaboration with Games Workshop will include three Secret Lair drops. The first item, which was made Thursday on Twitch, also included a handful of preview cards.
These new Commander decks will feature new cards and reprints of classic cards with new 40K-themed art. Decks include Necron Dynasties (black, blue, and black), Tyranid Swarm (green, blue, and red) and The Ruinous Powers. The only Legendary Creature revealed was Abaddon the Despoiler, a 5/5 monster with trample. That card also includes the new Mark of Chaos Ascendant capability, which allows cards to get triggered as
The concept of collectors edition Commander decks is a first for Wizards. Thursday, presenters said the decks will be fully foiled and will include a new surge foil treatment on certain cards. Photos and videos of the never-before-seen treatment are on the way.
Squad was included on the only Ultramarine-themed card shown during the presentation, and it allows players to field copies of a newly summoned creature for the cost of two additional manas of any color.
The 40-minute talk reveals the two masters: 2022 (coming July 8) and Dominaria United (coming September 9th). The entire archive on Twitch is available for download.