Commander 2013

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Commander 2013
Set symbol
Design team
Mark L. Gottlieb (lead)
Dan Emmons
Ethan Fleischer
Scott Larabee
Steve Warner
Development team
Billy Moreno (lead)
Ethan Fleischer
Ron Foster
Mark Globus
Dave Guskin
with contributions from
Matt Tabak
Art Director
Jeremy Jarvis
Release date
November 1, 2013
Themes and mechanics
Command Zone interaction, Curses
Keywords and/or ability words
Tempting offer
Set size
Five three-color 100-card decks
Expansion code
Commander series sets
Commander's Arsenal Commander 2013 Commander 2014
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Theros Commander 2013 Born of the Gods

Commander 2013 Edition is a product in the Commander series that was released by Wizards of the Coast in November 2013. [1] It was announced at the Magic panel at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, 2013.

Set details[edit | edit source]

The Commander 2013 product consists of five tri-color 'shard' decks, each 100 cards strong, that are ready-to-play commander decks right out of the box, with the option of choosing one of the three legendary tri-colored creatures each deck includes as the commander. [2] [3] [4]

There are 15 new cards in each deck; 51 new cards in total. [5] These are legal in Eternal formats (Vintage and Legacy) but they are not legal in Standard, Block Constructed, or Modern. [6]

Commander 2013 introduced cards that interact with the Command Zone (Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic and Opal Palace and the ability word Tempting offer which only appeared on sorceries. [7]

Cycles[edit | edit source]

Commander 2013 has nine cycles:

Theme decks[edit | edit source]

Commander 2013 consists of five decks: [9]

Theme deck name
Colors included
White Blue Black Red Green
Evasive Maneuvers
Eternal Bargain
Mind Seize
Power Hungry
Nature of the Beast

The new cards are evenly distrubuted amongst the five decks. [10]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Trick Jarrett. (July 22, 2013.) "Announcing Magic: The Gathering Commander 2013", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Trick Jarrett. (October 09, 2013.) "Commander (2013 Edition) Packaging", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Mark Rosewater. (October 28, 2013.) "Your Wish Is My Commander", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Magic Creative Team. (October 30, 2013.) "The Ten Commanders", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Trick Jarrett. (October 24, 2013.) "51 New Cards", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Wizards of the Coast. (October 22, 2013.) "Commander 2013 Edition Release Notes", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Sam Stoddard. (November 01, 2013.) "Developing Commander", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Trick Jarrett. (October 08, 2013.) "Introducing Marath!", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  9. Trick Jarrett. (October 09, 2013.) "Commander (2013 Edition) Packaging", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  10. Wizards of the Coast. (October 18, 2013.) "All Five Commander Decklists", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.

Commander series
Commander (2011) Heavenly Inferno (Manaw.gifManab.gifManar.gif) Mirror Mastery (Manau.gifManar.gifManag.gif) Counterpunch (Manab.gifManag.gifManaw.gif) Political Puppets (Manar.gifManaw.gifManau.gif) Devour for Power (Manag.gifManau.gifManab.gif)
Commander 2013 Evasive Maneuvers (Manag.gifManaw.gifManau.gif) Eternal Bargain (Manaw.gifManau.gifManab.gif) Mind Seize (Manau.gifManab.gifManar.gif) Power Hungry (Manab.gifManar.gifManag.gif) Nature of the Beast (Manar.gifManag.gifManaw.gif)
Commander 2014 Forged in Stone (Manaw.gif) Peer Through Time (Manau.gif) Sworn to Darkness (Manab.gif) Built from Scratch (Manar.gif) Guided by Nature (Manag.gif)
Commander 2015 Call the Spirits (Manaw.gifManab.gif) Seize Control (Manau.gifManar.gif) Plunder the Graves (Manab.gifManag.gif) Wade into Battle (Manaw.gifManar.gif) Swell the Host (Manau.gifManag.gif)
Additional products
Commander Theme Decks | Commander's Arsenal
The Format | The Commander | Command zone | Color identity
Sheldon Menery | Group Hug | Voltron | Pillowfort

Magic products · Magic: The Gathering sets · Regular Magic sets
Special series and sets
Duel Decks (list of Duel Decks sets) • From the Vault (list of From the Vault sets) • Premium Deck Series (list of Premium Deck Series decks)

Casual sets: Commander (list of Commander sets) • Vanguard, Planechase (2009), Planechase (2012), Archenemy, Conspiracy
Box sets: Anthologies, Battle Royale, Beatdown, Deckmasters 2001, Deck Builder's Toolkit - series, Duels of the Planeswalkers (decks), Modern Event Deck
Reprint sets: Chronicles, Renaissance, Modern Masters (2013), Modern Masters 2015, Zendikar Expeditions
Un-sets: Unglued, Unhinged
Commemorative sets: Collectors' Edition, International Edition, Pro Tour Collector Set, World Championship Decks
Digital sets: Astral, Sega Dreamcast Game Cards
Magic Online sets
Magic Online Deck Series: Exiler, Boltslinger
Masters Editions: Masters Edition (I), Masters Edition II, Masters Edition III, Masters Edition IV, Vintage Masters, Tempest Remastered
Other: Commander Theme Decks, Momir Basic Event Deck, Legendary Cube