Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate Leaks Part 1

Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate Leaks Part 1

Streets of New Capenna spoilers have barely ended, and many cards from the upcoming Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate (release date June 10, 2022) have been leaked!

Official spoilers start on May 16 but the source of the leak has released videos of them opening Collector Boosters on TikTok. You can find the contents of each video below, and check out the new cards and mechanics:


Source

Since April 14, TikTok user WavyTsuchikage released a total of four videos of them opening Collector Booster packs from this Dungeons & Dragons crossover set. According to their comments on the videos, they claimed to have got them from a friend that works at a card producing company. The source also states that they only started playing Magic: The Gathering, and is primarily a Yu-Gi-Oh! player.

This standalone set has been designed for limited play (sealed and draft) and will be legal in constructed Eternal formats such as Legacy, Pauper, Vintage, and (most importantly) Commander (EDH).

While this paper product release is not directly applicable to MTG Arena, Wizards of the Coast have already announced that Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate (meaning that it will be Alchemy and Historic legal) will be released some time on July 2022: “bringing hundreds of new cards to MTG Arena and launching with everything you’ve come to expect from full set releases—including a Set Mastery, Draft gameplay modes, and more.”

While we don’t yet know what the MTG Arena set exactly consists of, they also stated that some cards from the set will be included, modified to balance them for 1v1 play. As customary with Alchemy sets, even all new-digital cards can be expected from this release.

Below we will show all the cards in the order they are revealed in the first video:

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Before you view the cards, remember: These are unofficial, unconfirmed leaks from a third party source so view at your own risk!


Rilsa Rael, Kingpin

Rilsa Rael, Kingpin Rulebook
  • Mana Cost: {3}{U}{B}
  • Card Type: Legendary Creature – Human Rogue
  • Set: CLB
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Card Text: Deathtouch
    When Rilsa Rael, Kingpin enters the battlefield, you take the initiative.
    Whenever you attack, target attacking creature gains deathtouch until end of turn. If you’ve completed a dungeon, that creature also gets +5/+0 and gains first strike and menace until end of turn.
  • Flavor Text: “To feel no constraint but the four points of a compass, to tread a path that only you can find . . . these are the flavors of power I’ve learned to savor.”
    – Keon, horizon walker
  • Power/Toughness: 2/5
  • Card Number: 439 (Rulebook)
  • Artist: Sam White

Rulebook showcase cards are back, with a new mechanic – initiative – along with the dungeon and venture mechanic that we’ve already seen before. You check out the mechanic token card (and what it entails) in the next part of the leaks.


Imoen, Mystic Trickster

Imoen, Mystic Trickster Rulebook
  • Mana Cost: {2}{U}
  • Card Type: Legendary Creature – Human Rogue Wizard
  • Set: CLB
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Card Text: Ward {2}
    At the beginning of your end step, if you have the initiative, draw a card. Draw another card if you’ve completed a dungeon.
    Choose a Background
  • Flavor Text: “To feel no constraint but the four points of a compass, to tread a path that only you can find . . . these are the flavors of power I’ve learned to savor.”
    – Keon, horizon walker
  • Power/Toughness: 2/3
  • Card Number: 385 (Rulebook)
  • Artist: Pedro Potier

Another new mechanic is mentioned in this card, Choose a Background. You can see one of the Background cards further below, and more in the next part of the leaks.

We expect that this mechanic allows your Commander to have color identities other than its own since this set is designed to be drafted.


Baba Lysaga, Night Witch

Baba Lysaga, Night Witch Rulebook
  • Mana Cost: {1}{B}{G}
  • Card Type: Legendary Creature – Human Warlock
  • Set: CLB
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Card Text: {T}, Sacrifice up to three permanents: If there were three or more card types among the sacrificed permanents, each opponent loses 3 life, you gain 3 life, and you draw three cards.
  • Power/Toughness: 3/3
  • Card Number: 414 (Rulebook)
  • Artist: Mark A. Nelson

Dynaheir, Invoker Adept

Dynaheir, Invoker Adept Rulebook
  • Mana Cost: {1}{U}{R}{W}
  • Card Type: Legendary Creature – Human Wizard
  • Set: CLB
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Card Text: Haste
    You may activate abilities of other creatures you control as though those creatures had haste.
    {T}: When you next activate an ability this turn by spending four or more mana to activate it, copy that ability. You may choose new targets for the copy.
  • Power/Toughness: 4/4
  • Card Number: 421 (Rulebook)
  • Artist: Pedro Potier

Jan Jansen, Chaos Crafter

Jan Jansen, Chaos Crafter
  • Mana Cost: {R}{W}{B}
  • Card Type: Legendary Creature – Gnome Artificer
  • Set: CLB
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Card Text: Haste
    {T}, Sacrifice an artifact creature: Create two Treasure tokens.
    {T}, Sacrifice a noncreature artifact: Create two 1/1 colorless Construct artifact creature tokens.
  • Power/Toughness: 3/3
  • Card Number: 277/361
  • Artist: Vladimir Krisetskiy

Mazzy, Tuesword Paladin

  • Mana Cost: {1}{R}{G}{W}
  • Card Type: Legendary Creature – Halfling Knight
  • Set: CLB
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Card Text: Whenever an enchanted creature attacks one of your opponents, it gets +2/+0 and gains trample until end of turn.
    Whenever an Aura you control is put into your graveyard from your battlefield, exile it. Until the end of your next turn, you may cast that card.
  • Power/Toughness: 3/4
  • Card Number:
    • 430 (Rulebook)
    • 541 (Promo)
  • Artist:
    • Vladimir Krisetskiy (Rulebook)
    • Justyna Gil (Promo)

Dread Linnorm

Dread Linnorm
  • Mana Cost: {6}{G}
  • Card Type: Creature – Snake Dragon
  • Set: CLB
  • Rarity: Common
  • Card Text: Dread Linnorm can’t be blocked by creature with power 3 or less.
  • Flavor Text: A serpent’s cruelty, a dragon’s appetite.
  • Power/Toughness: 7/6
  • Card Number: 225/361
  • Artist: Caio Monteiro

Scale Deflection

  • Mana Cost: {3}{G}
  • Card Type: Instant – Adventure
  • Card Text: Put two +1/+1 counters on target creature and untap it. It gains hexproof until end of turn. (Then exile this card. You may cast the creature later from exile.)

Adventure is a returning mechanic, but they are hopefully not as ubiquitous as the ones from Throne of Eldraine!


Citadel Gate

Citadel Gate
  • Card Type: Land – Gate
  • Set: CLB
  • Rarity: Common
  • Card Text: Citadel Gate enters the battlefield tapped.
    As Citadel Gate enters the battlefield, choose a color other than white.
    {T}: Add {W} or one mana of the chosen color.
  • Flavor Text: A beacon of order and safety, for those who can afford it.
  • Card Number: 349/361
  • Artist: Andreas Rocha

Gates return as a land type – literally for Baldur's Gate! We don’t know if more Gate related cards will enter Alchemy and Historic, but hopefully Maze's End can get more toys to play with!


Astral Confrontation
  • Mana Cost: {4}{W}
  • Card Type: Instant
  • Set: CLB
  • Rarity: Common
  • Card Text: This spell costs {1} less to cast for each opponent you’re attacking.
    Exile target creature.
  • Flavor Text: “After voyaging all the way through the Astral Sea with my life hanging by a silver thread, fighting the mind flayer was the easy part.”
  • Card Number: 006/361
  • Artist: Ben Hill

You Look Upon the Tarrasque

You Look Upon the Tarrasque
  • Mana Cost: {4}{G}
  • Card Type: Instant
  • Set: CLB
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Card Text: Choose one –
    • Run and Hide – Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to you and creatures you control this turn.
    • Gather Your Courage – Target creature gets +5/+5 and gains indestructible until end of turn. All creatures your opponents control able to block that creature this turn do so.
  • Card Number: 261/361
  • Artist: Kekai Kotaki

The modular spells return with their own Flavor Words for each choice. This card looks like quite the blowout for your opponents.


Arcane Signet

Arcane Signet
  • Mana Cost: {2}
  • Card Type: Artifact
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Card Text: {T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander’s color identity.
  • Flavor Text: “To feel no constraint but the four points of a compass, to tread a path that only you can find . . . these are the flavors of power I’ve learned to savor.”
    – Keon, horizon walker
  • Card Number: 298/361
  • Artist: Sam White

This Commander staple returns with brand new art!


Plains

Plains
  • Card Type: Basic Land – Plains
  • Rarity: Basic Land
  • Flavor Text: After spending all day trying to track down a rare tome, you’re about to give up when you hear your name whispered from a dark alley.
  • Card Number: 453
  • Artist: Titus Lunter

Sky Diamond

Sky Diamond Rulebook
  • Mana Cost: {2}
  • Card Type: Artifact
  • Rarity: Common
  • Card Text: Sky Diamond enters the battlefield tapped.
    {T}: Add {U}.
  • Card Number: 449 (Rulebook)
  • Artist: Phil Stone

Oji, the Exquisite Blade

Oji, the Exquisite Blade
  • Mana Cost: {2}{W}{U}
  • Card Type: Legendary Creature – Human Monk
  • Set: CLB
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Card Text: When Oji, the Exquisite Blade enters the battlefield, you gain 2 life and scry 2.
    Whenever you cast your second spell each turn, exile up to one target creature you control, then return it to the battlefield under its owner’s control.
  • Flavor Text: They walk the Path of the Kensei with perfect balance.
  • Power/Toughness: 2/3
  • Card Number: 290/361
  • Artist: Andreas Zafiratos

Cloakwood Hermit

Cloakwood Hermit
  • Mana Cost: {2}{G}
  • Card Type: Legendary Enchantment – Background
  • Set: CLB
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Card Text: Commander creatures you own have “At the beginning of your end step, if a creature card was put into your graveyard this turn, create two tapped 1/1 green Squirrel creature tokens.”
  • Flavor Text: You’ve always preferred the company of animals to people.
  • Card Number: 514 (Promo)
  • Artist: Kai Carpenter

Imoen, Mystic Trickster from above mentioned choosing a Background, and this is one of them.


Illithid Harvester

  • Mana Cost: {4}{U}
  • Card Type: Creature – Horror
  • Set: CLB
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Card Text: Ceremorphosis – When Illithid Harvester enters the battlefield, turn any number of target tapped nontoken creatures face down. They’re 2/2 Horror creatures.
  • Flavor Text: “Your mind belongs to the Emperor now.”
  • Power/Toughness: 4/4
  • Card Number:
    • 076/361
    • 365 (Extended Art)
  • Artist: David Astruga

Plant Tadpoles

  • Mana Cost: {X}{U}{U}
  • Card Type: Sorcery – Adventure
  • Card Text: Tap X target creatures. They don’t untap during their controllers’ next untap steps. (Then exile this card. You may cast the creature later from exile.)

A rare Adventure card, which can turn creatures upside down! Akin to Morph, except creatures have no way of flipping back up on their own. The spell portion of the card look much more balanced!


Mocking Doppelganger

Mocking Doppelganger Extended Art
  • Mana Cost: {3}{U}
  • Card Type: Creature – Shapeshifter
  • Set: CLB
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Card Text: Flash
    You may have Mocking Doppleganger enter the battlefield as a copy of a creature an opponent controls, except it has “Other creatures with the same name as this creature are goaded.”
  • Power/Toughness: 0/0
  • Card Number: 617 (Extended Art)
  • Artist: Igor Grechanyi

Goaded, since its announcement of being an evergreen mechanic in Commander, makes its appearance here. For those that don’t know what it is, similar to Kardur, Doomscourge, the reminder text of goad is: Until your next turn, that creature attacks each combat if able and attacks a player other than you if able.


Jaheira’s Respite

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  • Mana Cost: {4}{G}
  • Card Type: Instant
  • Set: CLB
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Card Text: Search your library for up to X basic land cards, where X is the number of creatures attacking you, put those cards onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.
  • Card Number: 589 (Extended Art)
  • Artist: Mila Pesic

Gale, Waterdeep Prodigy

Gale, Waterdeep Prodigy Rulebook
  • Mana Cost: {2}{U}
  • Card Type: Legendary Creature – Human Wizard
  • Set: CLB
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Card Text: Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell from your hand, you may cast up to one target card of the other type from your graveyard. If a spell cast from your graveyard this way would be put into your graveyard, exile it instead.
    Choose a Background.
  • Power/Toughness: 1/3
  • Card Number: 383 (Rulebook)
  • Artist: Mark A. Nelson
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