It can be a bit daunting at times to know what to purchase when it comes with any Magic: The Gathering product nowadays. Thankfully, Commander Masters is a little more straightforward than other releases (looking at you Tales of Middle-earth)—but only a little.

Packs from Commander Masters are semi-seeded, meaning that certain slots will only include certain types of cards. Wizards of the Coast is doing this because Commander Masters is a Limited-based Commander product, designed from the ground up for players to build mini-Commander decks from only a few packs.

All the Variants to Collect

One of the special cards players can find in these packs are Borderless Profile legendary creatures. These cards depict a stylized side-view of some of Magic’s greatest legendary creatures. There are 24 cards receiving this variant and can be found in every pack.

Azusa, Lost but Seeking profile variant.

Azusa, Lost but Seeking profile variant.

The classic Borderless cards are back in Commander Masters, highlighting some powerful reprints coming in the set with brand-new and visually impressive artwork. There’s a total of 46 borderless cards to collect, 12 commons, 13 uncommons, 18 rares, and 3 mythic rares.

Coming back for Commander Masters are Etched Foil and the even more impressive Textured Foil cards. These cards have a special foiling treatment to make them stand out against other traditional foil cards. Each of the 135 rares and 35 Mythic Rares have a Foil-Etched version and are only found in Collector Boosters. The Textured Foils are even rarer, only appearing on 10 cards, the nine Borderless Profile mythic rares as well as the Jeweled Lotus.

Flawless Maneuver frame break variant.

Flawless Maneuver frame break variant.

The rarest type of card coming in Commander Masters are Frame Break card. These cards feature artwork that is bursting out of the card, overlapping text boxes and making it look like the card is escaping the card itself. There are only 12 cards receiving this type of treatment but are incredibly rare.

The last type of variant players can collect are Extended-Art cards. These cards are only available in Collector Boosters and are all cards from the Commander Masters Commander pre-constructed decks. Keep in mind that Sagas and Planeswalkers cannot be extended art cards, so only 35 of the 40 pre-constructed decks exclusive cards are given this treatment.

Booster Pack Content Details

Set Boosters

  • 1 Art Card
  • 1 Retro Basic Land
  • 1 Borderless Common or Uncommon
  • 4 Common Cards
  • 2 Nonlegnedary Uncommon Cards
  • 1 Legendary Uncommon
  • 1 Legendary Uncommon or Nonlegendary Mythic or Rare
  • 2 Wildcards
  • 1 Mythic or Rare Legendary Card
  • 1 Mythic or Rare Nonlegendary Card
  • 1 Traditional Foil Wildcard
  • 1 Token or List Card

Draft Boosters

  • 11 Common Cards
  • 3 Nonlegendary Uncommon Cards
  • 2 Legendary Uncommon Cards
  • 1 Mythic or Rare Legendary Card
  • 1 Mythich or Rare Nonlegendary Card
  • 1 Nonlegendary Card (33% for a Mythic or Rare Card, 66% for a Uncommon Card)
  • 1 Traditional Foil Wildcard
  • 1 Token

Quick note about Draft Boosters: in every sixth booster, one of these common cards is replaced by the Prismatic Piper. Doing so is almost like a failsafe for players in drafts, in case they don’t draft a commander fitting their deck or need to change strategies but don’t have an appropriate commander.

Collector Booster

  • 1 Traditional Foil Retro Basic Land
  • 4 Traditional Foil Commons
  • 2 Traditional Foil Uncommons
  • 2 Nonfoil Borderless Common or Uncommons
  • 1 Traditional Foil Borderless Common or Uncommon
  • 1 Traditional Foil Mythic or Rare
  • 1 Foil-Etched Mythic or Rare

Commander Decks

Each of the four Commander decks has a unique theme but the same number of cards and products. There’s the colorless Eldrazi Unbound, a five-color Sliver Swarm, the Abzan-colored Enduring Enchantments, and the Jeskai-colored Planeswalker Party.

Each deck will contain:

  • 2 Traditional foil new legendary commander creatures
  • 1 Etched Foil display commander on thick cardstock
  • 1 Collector Booster Sample Pack
    • 1 Nonfoil or traditional foul extended art or borderless mythic or rare card
    • 1 Traditional foul borderless common or uncommon
  • 10 Double-faced tokens
  • 1 Cardboard Deck box
  • 1 Spindown life counter

Much like the The Lord of the Rings Commander Sample Collector Booster Packs, there are certain variants of cards that can only be found in them. While the complete list of cards available is not yet out, it bumps up the value of the cards from these packs.

Commander Masters is set to release on August 4, 2023, just a few weeks away. Make sure to follow Hipsters of the Coast for all your Magic: The Gathering previews, decks, and more!

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