Magic: The Gathering’s newest set, Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate, is available today. This set is a crossover between MTG and the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), and it’s specifically designed to be drafted; more specifically, for the Commander format.
To celebrate the launch of the new set, Wizards of the Coast sent us a couple of Set Boosters of Battle for Baldur’s Gate to check out, along with some Draft and Collector Booster packs. If you’re interested to pick up the new set, here’s our unboxing of the Set Booster and Collector Booster of Battle for Baldur’s Gate!
Let’s start with the Set Booster. Unlike a normal Draft Booster, a Set Booster is meant to be more “exciting” to crack open, which is likely why it is popular among folks who just enjoy opening booster packs instead of using them for Limited play (Draft or Sealed).
So…what makes a Set Booster more exciting to open? Well, quite a number of things. There is a structure to this (technically) 15-card pack for Battle for Baldur’s Gate. 13 of them are guaranteed Magic cards, while the other two are an art card and a token/ad card; the latter has a chance to be replaced with a card from “The List.”
When you crack open a Set Booster, the first card you’ll see is an art card, followed by a basic land card for Battle for Baldur’s Gate. If you’re lucky enough, there is a 15% chance that this land card will be foil. If you do get a foil land, it doesn’t prevent you from getting another foil card in the pack.
After the basic land card, you’ll also get six regular commons and uncommons with some form of “connection” to each other. For Battle for Baldur’s Gate, these cards will be three commons and three uncommons; simple enough.
Aside from these common and uncommon cards, the Battle for Baldur’s Gate’s Set Booster will also include a common or uncommon card with the sleek-looking Rulebook frame. You’ll also get two “wildcards” of any rarity, so you an get anything from a common to a mythic rare card.
Next is a legendary background card, which can either be a common, uncommon, or rare card. There’s also another slot for a legendary creature, background, or Planeswalker; it can be a common, rare, or mythic rare card.
Of course, the Set Booster pack will also have a guaranteed rare or mythic rare card, which is no different than the same slot found in Draft Boosters. You also get a guaranteed foil card, and it can be of any rarity. Battle for Baldur’s Gate’s Set Booster pack also offers another foil-etched legendary creature or background of any rarity; this is unique to this set.
Last but certainly not least is a token/ad card. However, there is a 25% chance this will be replaced with a card from “The List” – a list of 300 interesting cards from Magic’s past. If a Set Booster pack has such a card, it can be of any rarity.
That is basically what a Set Booster is. Its unique structure certainly makes it interesting to crack open, especially with the increased chance of getting a rare or mythic rare card.
Next, we have Battle for Baldur’s Gate’s Collector Booster packs. We received four of these from Wizards, and they are made for the most avid of collectors. After all, it’s touted as the “best place to get rare and mythic rare Booster Fun cards.”
Anyway, every Collector Booster pack contains 16 cards; six of them can be rares and mythic rares. The first slot is a foil rare or mythic rare, two non-foil extended art rare or mythic rare, another non-foil rulebook or borderless rare or mythic rare, a foil Booster Fun or extended art rare or mythic rare, and a foil-etched rare or mythic rare legendary creature or background.
Other cards in a Battle for Baldur’s Gate’s Collector Booster pack include three foil commons, two foil uncommons, one foil basic land, one foil common or uncommon card with the rulebook frame, a foil or uncommon legendary creature or background (along with a foil-etched card), and a foil double sided token.
And that’s our unboxing of the Set and Collector Boosters of Magic: The Gathering’s new Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate set. If you’re keen to check out this new set, give your nearest hobby shop a visit tonight – it’s Friday Night Magic!