The flood of card previews continued today at MagicCon Minneapolis at the I’ve Got a Secret (Lair) panel, where Wizards of the Coast revealed the second Secret Lair-exclusive pre-constructed Commander deck: “From Cute to Brute.”

Don’t miss our coverage of the weekend’s other news: Standard is moving to a three-year rotation cycle, plus Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Commander Masters, and Wilds of Eldraine previews!

As the name would imply, “From Cute to Brute”  features a ton of double-faced cards—47!—that transform from cute on the front brute on the back. Wizards showed off five such cards today, with the front of each card illustrated by Nana Qi and the back illustrated by GODMACHINE, all of which will come in a traditional foil treatment.

The first card, Esika, God of the Tree, will be the face card of the deck. Its back side, The Prismatic Bridge, has a mana cost with all five colors in it, allowing “From Cute to Brute” to contain double-faced cards from any color in it.

Take a look at the four figures in The Prismatic Bridge and you’ll see the “brute” sides of the other four cards, starting with Bloodline Keeper’s back face, Lord of Lineage, on the far left.

Moving left to right, next is Ormendahl, Profane Prince, which is the back face of Westvale Abbey.

Just behind and to the right of Ormendahl is Nicol Bolas, the Arisen, the back face, Nicol Bolas, the Ravager.

Finally, on the far right, is Archangel Avacyn’s back face, Avacyn, the Purifier.

Aside from those five cards, the other 95 will be non-foil, including 42 double-faced reprints and 53 single-faced reprints. There will also be 15 double-faced tokens and five double-faced display cards.

Secret Lair “From Cute to Brute” Commander will be available starting Monday, May 8, 2023 at 12 PM Eastern. It will cost $150, will be limited to five copies per person, and is only printed in English.

“From Cute to Brute” Will Ship Immediately

The previous Secret Lair-exclusive Commander deck, “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose,” was extremely popular and was beset by production delays. The deck was available for sale starting in November 2021 with a ship date of July 7, 2022, but some customers had to wait until the Fall of 2022 to receive their deck.

Wizards is taking a very different approach with “From Cute to Brute”—all of the copies of this deck have already been printed and are ready to ship. “This deck exists. It is ready. It is printed right now,” Wizards said during the panel. “When you order on Monday, it will ship basically immediately.”

As a result, “From Cute to Brute” will be a limited-quantity product, meaning that Wizards will not be printing the deck to demand. “I can’t say how many are printed total,” said senior business manager for Secret Lair, Emily Floyd. “But any time we’re planning out a Secret Lair, we try to predict and math it out so that people who want to get it can get their hands on it.”

More Secret Lair Commander Decks Are On the Way!

During the Q&A portion of the panel, Wizards revealed that “From Cute to Brute” is the first “of a series of Commander decks we’re releasing this year.” Unfortunately the couldn’t say more—not even how many more decks there will be—but stay tuned for that news!

“From Cute to Brute” Decklist

From Cute to Brute

Creatures (34)
Esika, God of the Tree
Archangel Avacyn
Bloodline Keeper
Nicol Bolas, the Ravager
Kytheon, Hero of Akros
Cosima, God of the Voyage
Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy
Liliana, Heretical Healer
Valki, God of Lies
Voldaren Pariah
Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh
Kolvori, God of Kinship
Nissa, Vastwood Seer
Dennick, Pious Apprentice
Ludevic, Necrogenius
Mila, Crafty Companion
Plargg, Dean of Chaos
Shaile, Dean of Radiance
Valentin, Dean of the Vein
Tovolar’s Huntmaster
Sisay, Weatherlight Captain
Zetalpa, Primal Dawn
Sphinx of the Second Sun
Beast Whisperer
Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse
Emmara, Soul of the Accord
Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy
Triplicate Titan
Diluvian Primordial
Butcher of Malakir
Tireless Provisioner
Rhys the Redeemed
Meteor Golem
Sandstone Oracle
Lands (35)
Westvale Abbey
Barkchannel Pathway
Blightstep Pathway
Branchloft Pathway
Brightclimb Pathway
Clearwater Pathway
Cragcrown Pathway
Darkbore Pathway
Hengegate Pathway
Needleverge Pathway
Riverglide Pathway
Scattered Groves
Sheltered Thicket
The World Tree
Command Tower
Evolving Wilds
Exotic Orchard
Frontier Bivouac
Jungle Shrine
Opulent Palace
Path of Ancestry
Rimewood Falls
Sandsteppe Citadel
Savage Lands
Seaside Citadel
Terramorphic Expanse
Vivid Grove
Woodland Chasm

Enchantments (5)
Legion’s Landing
Search for Azcanta
Hadana’s Climb
Journey to Eternity
Guardian Project

Sorceries (6)
Ondu Inversion
Bala Ged Recovery
Urza’s Ruinous Blast
Time Wipe

Instants (6)
Hagra Mauling
Valakut Awakening
Utter End
Beast Within

Planeswalkers (3)
Arlinn Kord
Garruk Relentless
Arlinn, the Pack’s Hope

Artifacts (11)
Azor’s Gateway
Dowsing Dagger
Thaumatic Compass
Treasure Map
Elbrus, the Binding Blade
Altar of the Pantheon
Arcane Signet
Chromatic Lantern
Commander’s Sphere
Fellwar Stone
Sol Ring

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