It’s been almost a year since we first saw some of the artwork for the series. Now we’ve finally seen some actual Warhammer Magic the Gathering cards, including iconic characters like Abaddon, Be’lakor, Greyfax, Marneus Calgar, The Swarmlord, The Silent King, and even more!
If you want to see more on the other Warhammer 40k Magic Cards factions’ cards, and even all the new playmats and accessories, click on the links below:
- Warhammer 40k Imperium Magic Commander Cards
- Warhammer 40k Tyranids Magic Commander Cards
- Warhammer 40k Chaos Magic Commander Cards
- Warhammer 40k Necrons Magic Commander Cards
- Warhammer 40k Magic Commander Cards Playmats & Accessories
Let’s check out all of the Warhammer 40k Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond cards for the Chaos commander deck!
All of The Chaos Warhammer 40,000 MTG Commander Cards
We had already seen Abaddon, starting with the first Warhammer 40k Magic Cards reveals, but the other cards for Chaos were a mystery until recently.
First up is Abaddon, the Despoiler, the face of “The Ruinous Powers” deck. “Ruinous” is not an understatement for the power of this iconic character, either. Abaddon and his forces are so powerful in Warhammer 40,000 lore that they literally tore the galaxy in two, divided by a tremendous warp rift known as the Cicatrix Maledictum.
“Blood for the blood god, Skulls for the skull throne” is the battle cry for the Warhammer 40,000 Chaos legions of Khorne and his followers. Drawing strength from battle, Khorne’s followers in the 41st Millennium are bloodthirsty zealots who live for war, and this card’s mechanics reflect that flavor. This card costs less to cast as things on the battlefield die, whether those are your forces or an opponent’s. Remember, “Khorne cares not from whence the blood flows, only that it flows.”
Obviously, the more that dies when this is in play, the cheaper it becomes, which just makes sense.
The infamous Daemon Prince Be’lakor loathes being overshadowed by other servants of Chaos and takes the spotlight from Abaddon with some powerful art to match his awe-inspiring model.
He’s seriously strong, and being able to draw however many cards as you have demons is awesome. Then, demons being able to deal damage to any target is when they enter might be even stronger. This is a great commander, but if the deck doesn’t have many Demons in the box, you may have to wait until you make your own deck to really have Be’lakor shine!
A rogues’ gallery of your favourite Warhammer 40,000 characters are featured in these decks, and they’re joined by many of the classic tabletop units you know and love. Here’s a particularly nasty one to whet your appetite and hurt your ears…
We’re always for more Noise Marines anywhere we can get them! It will be interesting to see what else they come out with. This card is a bit of a sleeper, but with Cascade and Storm synergy, it has much more value than someone might think just by reading it!
Both of its mechanics are very strong. Especially with Abaddon as the commander, making you cascade and cast multiple spells each turn even more!
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With the full decklist and all cards spoiled, let’s go over the rest of the new Chaos cards!
This first set is all reprints, but 2 great board wipes with amazing new art are a good start, even if they aren’t expensive cards.
Four more reprints, this time really shining on the whole Chaos theme! Storm, cascade, chaos, and copying spells are all very Chaos-like!
Another set of 4 reprints, the two talismans are great with Warstorm Surge having the power to end games on its own! A great set of cards.
Four more reprints, this time all artifacts, with the only “meh” one being the Assault suit. The other three rocks are staples.
Another four reprints feature a must-have in 3-color decks, a Chromatic lantern. On the other hand, the Instants offer some great support by Bile Blight killing a board of tokens (this will obliterate Tyranid players), Dark Ritual helping to cast things earlier in the game, and Brainstorm helping you smooth out future turns!
Four more reprints are just some lands, all okay, nothing special.
Again, four more land re-prints. Some people don’t like Temple of the false god, so you may want to remove it, but in general, it’s okay.
This just wouldn’t be a commander pre-con without Evolving Wilds and Terramorphi Expanse! Both of these are ok when playing on a budget. If you can spend some extra money, you’ll want to replace those with better fetch lands.
Finally getting into new cards… Bloodthirster is insane! potentially getting you three extra combats each turn! This will end games! Dark Apostle is a fun card, hammering home the Chaos theme, while Kharn shows off his namesake by going around the table so that he can hit more stuff!
The next set of new cards features a Chaos knight, which isn’t amazing but has a certain fun factor of being random. The Defiler is fantastic at destroying a ton of nonlands, and Chaos Mutation puts the chaos into the board state by allowing you to Chaos Warp every creature! Drach’Nyen is ok but a little expensive for its effect. Still a cool card and an iconic weapon, though!
Out of these four new cards, Lucius looks super fun and on the theme. He’s the threat that never truly dies! The Flamer of Tzeentch is a powerful effect that all Izzet spell decks will want to play!
This next set of four brings in FANTASTIC demon support. Herald of Slaanesh is now an auto-include in any Demon decks, probably alongside Bloodcrusher too! Cheap demons are scarce, especially good ones.
The next set of new cards has four pretty good cards, with another cheap demon for tribal decks, some card draw, great removal, and a token generator!
This set has two exciting cards in it! Mandate of Abaddon, is a four mana board wipe that lets your biggest creature stay alive! (or let’s say you have an army of 6/6 demons, then they all live!) The other card here is Mortarion, who is obviously a fan favorite. His effect is actually pretty good, too; he is easily a good commander if you wanted to try to build a deck around him.
More demon support coming in the form of cheap well-stated creatures! Along with the very annoying pox walkers and the Tallyman, which can draw a ton of cards in Aristocrat decks!
Pink Horrors are a staple for spell decks now! while Heralds and Bilepiper add some fun Chaos to the deck!
Nearing the end of the road, Ruinous Powers has a powerful effect that’s on theme and at an okay mana cost. And, of course, the other fan-favorite, Magnus the Red, is a fantastic build-around if you want to make a spell-slinging deck with all the support we already had in this deck!
The final set of cards has Aspiring Champion, an amazing card for demon decks, and Let the Galaxy Burn, a new board wipe that looks decent thanks to the cascade trigger.
With that, those are all the cards we’ve seen so far, with more coming on the way soon; keep your eyes open!
Let’s check out the price of the new Warhammer 40k magic cards, spotted directly from Wizards, and where you can buy them now.
Each deck with have every card in 40k art, with a split of 58 reprints and 42 new cards in each of the 4 decks, making these attractive to MTG and 40k players who are interested alike!
You can actually pre-order these here from Amazon right now; however, this isn’t some random person putting it up for a bunch of cash. This is direct from Wizards’ store and could mean that this is one of the cheapest prices you will find them online for. Remember the new release date of October 7th when you order!
What do you think of the price and where to buy the new Magic the Gathering Warhammer 40k Chaos cards?
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