10 Sep 2020 1:19 PM +00:00 UTC

Magic: The Gathering Designer Explains What They're Doing To Make White Stronger in Commander

The Magic: The Gathering designers at Wizards of the Coast know that white needs more support in Commander; the color is historically lacking of card advantage and mana ramp, but thankfully, they are trying out new things to give white more advantage in the fan-favorite Magic format.

While talking about the new Zendikar Rising Commander decks with Bleeding Cool, Senior Designer Gavin Verhey explained what they are doing to give white more ways to get card advantage.

"We have a number of cards and new takes on things in the pipeline that we think will help white out," Verhey said, and noted that they previewed Keeper of the Accord from Commander Legends later this year.

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"As for what's to come in the future… We have a number of things we're trying, and I can't give them all away yet, but one that I'm particularly interested to get thoughts on which you'll find in the Zendikar Rising is "shared draw" like Farsight Adept," Verhey said.

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"This gives you and target opponent card draw. This is something white could potentially do more of in the future!"

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Zendikar Rising is set to release on September 25, 2020; it will release on MTG Arena on Sept. 17.

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