Many will play, one will rise
“Commander isn't like most Magic formats. Commander is the format of the people.”
Author of Command Tower on DailyMTG.com
“I love designing cards for Commander because you're not trying to shape an environment, you're trying to give people experiences they love and remember.”
Lead Developer for Commander (2015 Edition)
“No format celebrates self-expression quite like Commander...”
Senior Director of Magic R&D
“Create games that you'd love to remember...”
Commander Rule Committee
The Commander Format
Commander is an exciting, unique way to play Magic that is all about awesome legendary creatures, big plays, and battling your friends in epic multiplayer games! In Commander, each player chooses a legendary creature as the commander of their deck. They then play with a 99-card deck that contains only cards of their commander’s colors. Also, other than basic lands, each deck also may only use one copy of any card. During the game, you can cast your commander multiple times, meaning your favorite Legendary Creature can come back again and again to lead the charge as you battle for victory!
Call the Spirits
Daxos the Returned travels across Theros in a never-ending search, surrounded by spirits that are drawn to his power. As mighty enchantments enter the battlefield, the spirits he summons grow larger and larger, leaving his enemies overwhelmed.
Mizzix of the Izmagnus rose from humble beginnings to a place of power by being the craftiest goblin in the forges. As she unleashes more and more spells, they get even cheaper to cast, allowing her to sustain her dominance.
Plunder the Graves
Meren of Clan Nel Toth draws on the corpses of mighty creatures to serve as her minions. The more creatures die, the faster the fallen return to fight on her behalf, so she freely sacrifices the living to make room for the dead.
Wade into Battle
Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas is a giant who’s right at home on the front ranks of a fight. Her power increases as more large creatures answer her call, so her lightning-fast sword swings grow deadlier as the battle wages on.
Swell the Host
Ezuri, Claw of Progress once led a resistance against the Phyrexians—but now he seeks to extend their gift of “perfection” to his former allies. As more creatures join his mighty host, he infuses them with ever-greater power.