Battle for Baldur’s Gate Commander Precons: Everything You Need to Know

Pre-constructed Commander decks are something Wizards of the Coast has really ramped up recently. The days of getting one set of precons per year are long gone. Nowadays, Wizards releases a new set of Commander decks with every new Magic set. And it’s no wonder why. Commander is the most widely played format in all of Magic, so it only makes sense to arm the player-base with plenty of cool new pre-made decks. This article will give you a look into the Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate: Commander Precons.

Battle for Baldur’s Gate has four 100-card Commander decks, themed around the Battle for Baldur’s Gate set. These pre-made decks include everything a player needs to play Commander games straight out of the box.

These decks release alongside the regular Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate set on June 10th. We have the names, colors, and primary commanders, and all four decklists for you today. So without further ado, let’s break down each precon.

Table of Contents

  1. Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Party-Time
  3. Mind Flayarrrs
  4. Draconic Descent
  5. Exit From Exile
Deck NameDeck Colors
Party TimeWhite, Black
Mind FlayarrrsBlue, Black
Draconic DescentRed, Blue
Exit from ExileGreen, Red

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Deck Contents?

Each of the precons will contain the following:

  • A 99-card commander deck
  • 1 foil commander
  • 10 double-sided tokens
  • 1 deck box
  • 1 life counter
  • A collector booster sample pack

Release Date

The decks were released on June 10, 2022, along with the regular set. You can, however, already preorder these new Commander decks today.

Where to Preorder?

You can preorder all four of these Commander decks right now from Amazon through our links. You can order each deck separately, or you can get all four decks bundled together. The decks ship to you as soon as they’re released.

Now, let’s dive into each of the Baldurs gate precons.

Party Time

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“Party Time” refers to the Party mechanic from Zendikar Rising. So the deck will feature lots of Cleric, Rogue, and Warrior creatures, and use Nalia de’Arnise to cast them from your library, to quickly assemble a full party. Once you have at least one of the requisite creatures, your team will receive some game-changing buff effects.

Overview And Primary Commander

Nalia de Arnise

There is a lot to like about Nalia de’ Arnise and I think she is one of the strongest commanders for the party mechanic.

First, Nalia is much cheaper to cast than most of the generals usually at the helm of “party” decks. For example, Tazri, Beacon of Unity, Moritte of the Frost, and Zagras, Thief of Heartbeats are all nearly double the cost without reduction.

Second, she is an enabler and a payoff for her own abilities. In other words, she is very efficient at fueling the strategy without things like extra mana. Functioning almost like a Realmwalker with upside for Orzhov.

Lastly, I love the fact that her abilities can generate value without having to have her attack or tap her. Anytime you have a full party or expendable mana, you stand to gain a lot from simply casting Nalia.

The only downside compared to Tazri, Beacon of Unity would be that you’re limited to two colors. However, Orzhov has access to many cards to go in the 99. For example, in a Shapeshifter/Changeling build, things like Irregular Cohort, Mirror Entity, Coveted Prize, Changeling Outcast and Maskwood Nexus come to mind.

Full Decklist

Party Time

Commander (1)
Nalia de’Arnise

Creature (44)
Archpriest of Iona
Bygone Bishop
Frontline Medic
Galepowder Mage
Glorious Protector
Jazal Goldmane
Magus of the Balance
Mikaeus, the Lunarch
Mirror Entity
Order of Whiteclay
Selfless Spirit
Solemn Recruit
Squad Commander
Bloodsoaked Champion
Butcher of Malakir
Calculating Lich
Dire Fleet Ravager
Gonti, Lord of Luxury
Grim Haruspex
Grim Hireling
Mardu Strike Leader
Mindblade Render
Nighthawk Scavenger
Pontiff of Blight
Puppeteer Clique
Felisa, Fang of Silverquill
High Priest of Penance
Aven Mindcensor
Irregular Cohort
Mage’s Attendant
Mother of Runes
Priest of Ancient Lore
Rumor Gatherer
Valiant Changeling
Changeling Outcast
Corpse Augur
Malakir Blood-Priest
Zulaport Cutthroat
Burakos, Party Leader
Deep Gnome Terramancer
Harper Recruiter
Seasoned Dungeoneer
Solemn Doomguide

Sorcery (5)
Austere Command
Dusk // Dawn
Sevinne’s Reclamation
Thwart the Grave
Stick Together

Instant (2)
Unbreakable Formation

Artifact (7)
Maskwood Nexus
Arcane Signet
Orzhov Signet
Sol Ring
Talisman of Hierarchy
Multiclass Baldric

Enchantment (3)
Firja’s Retribution
Black Market Connections
Folk Hero

Land (37)
Castle Locthwain
Shambling Vent
Temple of Silence
Vault of the Archangel
War Room
Windbrisk Heights
Command Tower
Ash Barrens
Bojuka Bog
Mortuary Mire
Myriad Landscape
Orzhov Basilica
Path of Ancestry
Snowfield Sinkhole
Starlit Sanctum
Tainted Field
10 Plains
10 Swamp

Tribal instant (1)
Crib Swap

New Cards

Nalia de Arnise
black market connection
burakos party leader
solemn doomguide
deep gnome terramancer
stick together
seasoned dungeoneer
harper recruiter
folk hero
multiclass baldric

Mind Flayarrrs

Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate Commander Deck – Mind Flayarrrs + Collector Booster Sample Pack
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Overview And Primary Commander

“Mind Flayarrrs” is the Dimir (Blue-Black) colored precon. This name refers to the “Mind Flayers” from the Dungeons and Dragons game. As their name suggests, Mind Flayers love to use mind-control to further their tyrannical agendas. So, I’m not surprised to see the deck taking control of the opponent’s permanents in some way; Or that it has a mill theme, which is often represented by the mind, thoughts, and memory in MTG.

Primary Commander:

Captain Nghathrod

I love this commander. First, I am happy to see a commander precon feature a mill gameplan in some way. I also really like the fact that it works in tandem with reanimating opposing threats. The versatility of being able to reanimate artifacts in addition to creatures is great as well.

Next, Captain N’ghathrod does everything you would expect him to do. He himself is a horror, meaning he can always trigger his own ability. Then, he improves his own abilities by making it easier to deal damage with your horrors. Lastly, he gives you the massive upside of reanimating opposing threats directly to the battlefield.

With that said, it may be a bit hard to mill out three opponents by dealing damage with horrors. However, the last bit of text gives you a potential win-con when milling even a few cards.

Furthermore, N’ghathrod turns horrors like Nemesis of Reason, Consuming Aberration, and Nighthowler that already have great mill synergy into double-edged swords for the deck. I expect this commander to be one of the most fun and powerful baldur’s gate precons directly from the box.

Full Decklist

Mind Flayarrrs

Commander (1)
Captain N'ghathrod

Creatures (31)
Chasm Skulker
Forgotten Creation
Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar
Hullbreaker Horror
Mind Flayer
Overcharged Amalgam
Sludge Monster
Wharf Infiltrator
Dark Hatchling
Dross Harvester
Hunted Horror
Sewer Nemesis
Woe Strider
Consuming Aberration
Nemesis of Reason
Phyrexian Revoker
Psychosis Crawler
Dauthi Horror
Dusk Mangler
Phyrexian Rager
Plague Spitter
Ravenous Chupacabra
Zellix, Sanity Flayer
Aboleth Spawn
Grell Philosopher
Brainstealer Dragon

Sorceries (9)
Fractured Sanity
Crippling Fear
In Garruk's Wake
Feed the Swarm
Syphon Mind
Extract from Darkness
Psionic Ritual
From the Catacombs

Instants (5)
Pull from Tomorrow
Curtains' Call
Memory Plunder
Fact or Fiction
Drown in the Loch

Enchantments (5)
Leyline of Anticipation
Reflections of Littjara
Black Market
Haunted One
Endless Evil
Lands (38)
Choked Estuary
Creeping Tar Pit
Darkwater Catacombs
Drownyard Temple
Exotic Orchard
Nephalia Drownyard
River of Tears
Sunken Hollow
Temple of Deceit
Command Tower
Ash Barrens
Dimir Aqueduct
Myriad Landscape
Path of Ancestry
Port of Karfell
Rogue's Passage
Tainted Isle
Temple of the False God
11 Swamp

Artifacts (11)
Arcane Signet
Mind Stone
Dimir Keyrune
Dimir Signet
Everflowing Chalice
Herald's Horn
Lightning Greaves
Sol Ring
Talisman of Dominance
Thought Vessel

New Cards

captain n ghathrod
from the catacombs
brainstealer dragon
Zellix Sanity Flayer
endless evil
psionic ritual
abolteh spawn
Grell Philosophper
haunted one

Draconic Descent

Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate Commander Deck – Draconic Dissent + Collector Booster Sample Pack
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Overview And Primary Commander

“Draconic Descent” is the Izzet (Red-Blue) colored deck. It is a Dragon tribal deck at its core. However, it also features the relatively new “goad” mechanic, that forces your opponents to attack one another, and in this case, rewards you for it.

Primary Commander:

Firkraag Cunning Instigator

There are a few things I love about this commander and a few things I don’t. First up, the good. It has evasion, haste, and is a dragon. That means that it will be pretty effective at triggering its own first ability. Next, it can draw you cards. If you’re a seasoned commander player, you know how good having access to card advantage via the command zone can be.

Related: The Best MTG Dragons

Now the “bad.” I don’t like the number of hoops you have to jump through to draw that card. Or more specifically, the amount of control your opponents may have over you getting to draw your card.

On paper, I can see how the R&D team drew it up. However, in reality, I fear that opponents will conspire to attack and block in ways that will often make this way less effective than it may seem. However, I do think it will be a fun commander to have at the table as players may have to really use politics to stop this from generating value.

Full Decklist

Draconic Descent

Commander (1)
Firkraag, Cunning Instigator

Creatures (28)
Solemn Simulacrum
Thunder Dragon
Ryusei, the Falling Star
Keiga, the Tide Star
Stuffy Doll
Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs
Steel Hellkite
Avatar of Slaughter
Burnished Hart
Warmonger Hellkite
Goblin Spymaster
Territorial Hellkite
Niv-Mizzet, Parun
Angler Turtle
Drakuseth, Maw of Flames
Sprite Dragon
Agitator Ant
Pursued Whale
Brash Taunter
Geode Rager
Sly Instigator
Chaos Dragon
Vengeful Ancestor
Baeloth Barrityl, Entertainer
Death Kiss
Bothersome Quasit
Astral Dragon
Mocking Doppelganger

Planeswalkers (2)
Rowan Kenrith
Will Kenrith

Sorceries (7)
Compulsive Research
Chain Reaction
Blasphemous Act
Curse of the Swine
Aether Gale
Disrupt Decorum
Spectacular Showdown

Instants (3)
Reins of Power
Chaos Warp
Domineering Will

Enchantments (10)
Dissipation Field
Curse of Verbosity
Curse of Opulence
The Akroan War
Shiny Impetus
Psychic Impetus
Clan Crafter
Loot Dispute
Artificer Class
Lands (38)
12 Mountain
12 Island
Temple of the False God
Terrain Generator
Izzet Boilerworks
Kher Keep
Reliquary Tower
Command Tower
Desolate Lighthouse
Temple of Epiphany
Myriad Landscape
Wandering Fumarole
Ash Barrens
Path of Ancestry
Castle Vantress
Prismari Campus

Artifacts (11)
Sol Ring
Fellwar Stone
Wayfarer's Bauble
Mind Stone
Izzet Signet
Hedron Archive
Dragon's Hoard
Talisman of Creativity
Arcane Signet
Bloodthirsty Blade
Midnight Clock

New Cards

firkaag cunning instigator
astral dragon
artificer class
mocking doppelganger
clan crafter
spectacular showdown
death kiss
loot dispute
baeloth barrity
bothersome quasit

Exit from Exile

Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate Commander Deck – Exit from Exile + Collector Booster Sample Pack
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Overview And Primary Commander

“Exit from Exile”, is the Gruul (Green-Red) colored deck. The deck wants to be exiling cards from the top of your deck, casting those cards from exile and rewarding you for it. It seems that the deck will be creature-based, and aggressive.

Primary Commander:

falsorn dread wolf herald

Faldron immediately made me think of Prosper, Tome-Bound, which is the commander for a 2021 precon. If you’ve ever sat at a table with a Prosper player then I don’t have to tell you how powerful being able to cast extra cards from exile and being rewarded for it is.

While I don’t think this is quite as powerful as Prosper, Tome-Bound, it is still quite good. Even having to discard a card and tap, you still have access to extra cards each activation and that’s what matters.

Especially when you take into consideration that you could discard things like Anger, Squee, Goblin Nabob, Squee, the Immortal, and Ox of Agonas to get even more value. Furthermore, the fact that you get a 2/2 token is icing on the cake.

Full Decklist

Exit From Exile

Commander (1)
Faldorn, Dread Wolf Herald

Creatures (27)
Dire Fleet Daredevil
Embereth Shieldbreaker
Sakura-Tribe Elder
Bonecrusher Giant
Green Slime
Grumgully, the Generous
Izzet Chemister
Laelia, the Blade Reforged
Lovestruck Beast
Managorger Hydra
Arasta of the Endless Web
Bloodbraid Elf
Durnan of the Yawning Portal
Tectonic Giant
Wild-Magic Sorcerer
Battle Mammoth
Urabrask the Hidden
Aurora Phoenix
Etali, Primal Storm
Sweet-Gum Recluse
Beanstalk Giant
Dream Pillager
Hornet Queen
Tlincalli Hunter
End-Raze Forerunners
Greater Gargadon

Planeswalkers (2)
Vivien, Champion of the Wilds
Xenagos, the Reveler

Spells (20)
Mizzium Mortars
Nature’s Lore
Three Visits
Beast Within
Delayed Blast Fireball
Demon Bolt
Jeska’s Will
Kodama’s Reach
Light Up the Stage
Search for Tomorrow
Ignite the Future
Venture Forth
Escape to the Wilds
Natural Reclamation
Return of the Wildspeaker
Volcanic Torrent
Ezuri’s Predation

Artifacts (4)
Sol Ring
Arcane Signet
Chaos Wand
Sarevok’s Tome

Enchantments (7)
Passionate Archaeologist
Journey to the Lost City
Outpost Siege
Stolen Strategy
Primeval Bounty
Warstorm Surge
Sandwurm Convergence
Lands (39)
Ash Barrens
Blighted Woodland
Castle Embereth
Cinder Glade
Command Tower
12 Forest
Game Trail
Gruul Turf
Highland Forest
Kessig Wolf Run
Mossfire Valley
Mosswort Bridge
11 Mountain
Myriad Landscape
Raging Ravine
Spinerock Knoll
Temple of Abandon
Temple of the False God

Related: All MTG Commander Precons – The Complete Guide

New Cards

faldorn dread wolf herald
green slime
journey to the lost city
durnan of the yawning portal
tlincalli hunter
venture forth
passionate archeologist
sarevoks tome

End Step

These Commander Legends Precons are a lot of fun. I could hardly wait to see the full decklists for these and they certianly did not disappoint. If you’re looking for a new commander deck to run in your pod, you can’t go wrong with these.

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Geno Doak

I started playing Magic in 2015. I love all formats but I particularly love to play and build decks in modern. Pretty much every part of my life has been influenced by Magic in some way or another. It is something I am very passionate about. RIP Simian Spirit Guide.