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Oath of the Gatewatch art review

The latest Magic: the Gathering set is Oath of the Gatewatch. This set is the sequel to Battle for Zendikar, and sees the heroes of the set hard-pressed as they must face not one but two Eldrazi titans.

After a failed attempt to bind the tital Ulamog, the rising of the titan Kozilek has made things worse.

Kozilek’s Return by Lius Lasahido

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Kozilek’s rising has brought another powerful being to ravage Zendikar. Ulamog reduces the land to chalky white waste. Kozilek distorts the land into a bismuth-like substance.

Kozilek, the Great Distortion by Aleksi Briclot

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The titans bring their own broods in their wake, which contribute to the level of destruction.

Essence Depleter by Chase Stone

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Planeswalkers cannot defeat these titans alone, and so they must join together. Four planeswalkers take the Oath of the Gatewatch and agree to join together to protect Zendikar. Among these is the Zendikari planeswalker Nissa. Where she goes the land blooms.

Nissa, Voice of Zendikar by Raymond Swanland

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Other planeswalkers are Jace, Gideon, and Chandra. The Gatewatch joins forces to take down the two titans.

Call the Gatewatch by Yefim Kligerman

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As you can see from this write-up, Oath of the Gatewatch is a set which tells its story through the art on the cards. We have had this in the past, but I think Oath does it better than any set to date.

My pick for best art in the set is Reality Smasher by Jason Rainville:

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This entry was posted on January 16, 2016 by in Art, Card Games, Magic the Gathering, Tabletop, Uncategorized and tagged , , , .
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