Commander 2016

Mini Battle Box

Battle Box Notes

In addition to following the standard Battle Box rules, the following rules apply:

  • If you are unfamiliar with the rules of the Commander format, please visit to familiarize yourself with them. Except for deckbuilding and the rules below, this Battle Box project follows the standard Commander rules.
  • Before the start of the game, each player is dealt two random Commanders from the Commander Pool. These will be their Commanders for the game. All Commanders in the Commander 2016 Mini Battle Box have partner.
  • Your Commanders’ color identities do not limit what type of mana your lands can produce.
  • The cost of casting either of your Commanders (casting cost + commander tax) can never be more than 9 mana. If the total is more than 9 mana, the amount of mana needed to cast your Commander becomes 9. The Commander Tax is calculated individually for each Commander.
  • Each player’s land set contains one Sol Ring. This can be cast from the Command Zone at any time it could normally be cast. If it is somehow removed from the battlefield, it is returned to the Command Zone to be cast again later.
  • Players start the game with 30 life.

Cardlist (113):

Lands (3 sets of 7)

Exotic Orchard
Rupture Spire
Sol Ring

Commander Pool (10)

Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder
Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper
Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker
Kraum, Ludevic’s Opus
Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist
Ravos, Soultender
Reyhan, Last of the Abzan
Tana, the Bloodsower
Tymna the Weaver
Vial Smasher the Fierce

White (11)
Creatures (5)

Abzan Falconer
Mirror Entity
Orzhov Advokist
Selfless Squire
Windborn Muse

Enchantments (3)

Cathars’ Crusade
Duelist’s Heritage
Ghostly Prison

Instants and Sorceries (2)

Entrapment Maneuver
Swords to Plowshares

Artifacts (1)

Dispeller’s Capsule

Blue (5)
Creatures (3)

Deepglow Skate
Faerie Artisans

Instants and Sorceries (2)

Disdainful Stroke
Grip of Phyresis

Black (7)
Creatures (2)

Bane of the Living

Instants and Sorceries (4)

Beacon of Unrest
Curtains’ Call
Parting Thoughts

Artifacts (1)

Executioner’s Capsule

Red (6)
Creatures (4)

Charging Cinderhorn
Hellkite Igniter
Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs
Taurean Mauler

Enchantments (1)

Frenzied Fugue

Instants and Sorceries (1)

Grab the Reins

Green (12)
Creatures (10)

Champion of Lambholt
Den Protector
Forgotten Ancient
Kalonian Hydra
Managorger Hydra
Primeval Protector
Scavenging Ooze
Thelonite Hermit
Thunderfoot Baloth

Enchantments (1)

Evolutionary Escalation

Instants and Sorceries (1)

Seeds of Renewal
Beast Within

Multicolor (30)
Creatures (17)

Ankle Shanker
Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice
Baleful Strix
Blood Tyrant
Corpsejack Menace
Dauntless Escort
Enduring Scalelord
Etherium-Horn Sorcerer
Ethersworn Adjudicator
Ghave, Guru of Spores
Iroas, God of Victory
Master Biomancer
Progenitor Mimic
Saskia the Unyielding
Sharuum the Hegemon
Vulturous Zombie

Instants and Sorceries (13)

Abzan Charm
Artifact Mutation
Boros Charm
Clan Defiance
Crackling Doom
Merciless Eviction
Utter End

Colorless (14)
Artifact Creatures (4)

Armory Automaton
Crystalline Crawler
Myr Battlesphere
Psychosis Crawler

Artifacts (10)

Assault Suit
Cauldron of Souls
Conqueror’s Flail
Empyrial Plate
Lightning Greaves
Loxodon Warhammer
Venser’s Journal
Whispersilk Cloak