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Aether Revolt art review

Aether Revolt continues the story of Kaladesh, with the ruling consulate cracking down on any unauthorised use of aether, and also confiscating peoples inventions. The Consulate are themselves being manipulated by the planeswalker Tezzeret for reasons that are not yet clear. Presumably Nicol Bolas is involved somewhere.

Disallow by Min Yum


Chandra is the main character of the Kaladesh story, and Baral is her antagonist. He wears a face mask to hide his disfigurement suffered at Chandra hands years ago. As a blue mage to Chandra’s red, Baral focuses a lot on counter magic, as seen in the art for this card.

Indomitable Creativity by Deruchenko Alexander


The Consulate may tighten its grip, but the people of Kaladesh will not simply leave aside their talents for creativity and invention.

Lathnu Sailback by Christopher Burdett


When I was growing up, the Dimetrodon was my favourite dinosaur, until I discovered it’s not actually a dinosaur. Clearly that long-extinct animal was the inspiration behind this piece from Christopher Burdett.

Scrapper Champion by Magali Villeneuve


Magali is a relative newcomer to Magic art, and has contributed many incredible illustrations like this scrapper champion. I was happy to see that she was recently hired by Wizards of the Coast to work on the style guide for a future game setting. With their timelines we won’t see that until late 2019, or possibly early 2020, but I’m already looking forward to it!

Yahenni’s Expertise by Daarken


Yahenni is one of the ‘gifted’ aetherborn on Kaladesh. Usually aetherborn follow their own desires, but the resent events on Kaladesh have seen some like Yahenni join Pia and Chandra’s revolution. Better to have the vampires on your side, I think.


You can see all cards from this set at the Aether Revolt card gallery.

2 comments on “Aether Revolt art review

  1. Josh Glover
    January 23, 2017

    A great post it is always nice to see the art of Magic the Gathering, so much thought and creativity goes into the making of it. I’m particularly fond of Magali’s art she is a truly incredible artist.

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    • davekay
      January 23, 2017

      Magali is one of my favourite newer artists too, it was a tough choice of whether t feature Scrapper Champion as above, or Druid f the Cowl.

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