Magic: The Gathering features ten guilds from Ravnica. Izzet is one of the guilds and represents the colors red and blue. Izzet is probably best known for its instants, sorceries, and build-around cards. Double Masters 2022 cards inclusions like Thousand-Year Storm and Arjun, the Shifting Flame are two examples of build-around Izzet cards that see play in the Commander format.
My article, 10 Izzet Commander Cards You Should be Playing, showcases a handful of Izzet cards to consider including in the 99 of a Commander deck. Interestingly, some famous Izzet commanders are also fine additions to the 99. Spellslinger, X Spells, and Spell Copy themed Commander decks may benefit most from Izzet card inclusions. Take a look at the article and consider trying a few of the cards in your next Commander game.
Magic: The Gathering's second Commander-focused premier set, Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate, released on June 10th, 2022. Battle for Baldur's Gate combines the design of Commander Legends with the flavor of Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. New and returning mechanics such as backgrounds, taking the initiative, and myriad help Baldur's Gate an exciting experience for players.
Baldur's Gate includes 361 new-to-MTG cards and reprints. One of the main focuses of the set is Dragons, best represented by the cycle of five mythic rare Elder Dragon creatures. Additionally, the Elder Dragons are some of the most in-demand and expensive cards in the set! In my latest article, The 10 Most Expensive Cards in Battle for Baldur's Gate, I review the ten most expensive cards included in Battle for Baldur's Gate. While Ancient Brass Dragon and Ancient Copper Dragon are on the list, there are a few cards that may surprise you.
Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate is Magic: The Gathering's second Commander set created by Wizards of the Coast. Baldur's Gate follows in the footsteps of the original Commander Legends set released in November 2020. Some design features in the original Commander Legends trickled into Baldur's Gate, such as the total card count of 361, a partner-like ability, desirable reprints, 20-card Draft Boosters, and multiple Limited archetypes. There are a few differences with Baldur's Gate, including a Dungeons & Dragons theme, the initiative and background mechanics, and a focus on Dragons.
A premier set released with new cards will likely have synergies with older MTG cards. Dragon synergies abound in Baldur's Gate thanks to inclusions like Wrathful Red Dragon, Earthquake Dragon, and Lapis Orb of Dragonkind. Dragons are not the only synergistic cards in Baldur's Gate as other new cards led to a handful of older cards spiking in price.
In my article, Which Cards Spiked in Price Because of Baldur's Gate, exclusively available at TCGplayer Infinite, I cover some notable price spikes caused by Baldur's Gate card inclusions. Read the article to find out why players bought copies of Worst Fears, Citanul Hierophants, and other MTG cards from past sets.
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