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Amonkhet art review

Magic’s latest set takes us of their version of ancient Egypt; a desert city rules over by an absentee God-Pharaoh, who is none other than regular villain Nicol Bolas!

The dragon himself does not appear in this set, but is certain to appear in Hour of Devastation, the follow-on set.

Amonkhet is all about setting the scene for plots and disasters yet to come, and the art reflects this.

Bounty of the Luxa by Jonas de Ro


There is only one city of the living in Amonkhet, and its residents know of no other. The citizens prepare themselves for the coming Hour of Judgement.

Kefnet the Mindful by Chase Stone


The gods walk among the people on Amonkhet, helping them get ready for the trials. Of course those who succeed end up dead, but are these gods willing servants of Nicol Bolas or just slaves of a different kind?

Scribe of the Mindful by Bastien Deharme


The citizens work ceaselessly to improve themselves in both body and mind.

Archfiend of Ifnir by Seb McKinnon


At least one demon is known to be on Amonkhet. Its name is Razaketh and long ago the planeswalker Liliana made a deal with Razaketh and two other demons for power and long life. Nicol Bolas brokered that deal, and in the years since Liliana has tracked down and destroyed the other two. There is bound to be a reckoning between these two.

Wrath of God by Titus Lunter


The less said about the design of the Amonkhet Invocations the better. The art however, can be talked about until my voice becomes dry. This Wrath of God image is probably my favourite yet for this iconic magic card. If only I could see it in an acceptable frame…


You can see all the art for this set at the Amonkhet Image Gallery.


3 comments on “Amonkhet art review

  1. Bookstooge
    April 29, 2017

    I like to buy at least one color set of something from each set. Last thing I got was the gearhulks. Wondering what I should get this time around.

    • davekay
      April 29, 2017

      The gods would be an obvious one from this set, there’s one in each colour.

      • Bookstooge
        April 29, 2017

        Ahh, good to know. I just figured all the god cards would be multi-colored. Guess I better go check stuff out…

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