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Zendikar Rising expeditions art review

Expedition lands appeared in the second Zendikar set, and they return again for Zendikar Rising. The expedition lands are 30 sought-after lands from across the game. They are very difficult to get hold of, and tend to command a high price.

Unlike the previous visit these expedition lands can be found in both foil and non-foil versions. This change suits me as I do not care for foils. Here are five of my faovurites.

Horizon Canopy by Alayna Danner

Another magical vista from Alayna Danner, who is fast becoming one of my favourite newer artists to illustrate for Magic.

Wasteland by Adam Paquette

Adam Paquette’s take on this classic old land is now my favourite, visually speaking.

Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle by Kieran Yanner

This land can deal damage to your opponents under certain conditions, representing its frequent eruptions.

Morphic Pool by Steven Belledin

Morphic Pool is part of a series of lands released only once so far. Its a favourite among players who mainly play multiplayer Magic -like me. I already have a playset (money well spent!) but this one still tempts me.

Sea of Clouds by Sam Burley

I’ve always enjoyed looking down on clouds from the comfort of an airplane seat, and this kind of view is replicated for me here. This Magic though, so the view now included floating rocks and hardy adventurers!

See all Zendikar expeditions at Scryfall


4 comments on “Zendikar Rising expeditions art review

  1. deturnation
    October 1, 2020

    Apart from the garbage monetary worth – aside from a hit on the list or the collectors boxes – the art is actually awesome in this set. It all looks way more grim than in previous ones – so that not just lands are looking good.


    • davekay
      October 2, 2020

      I’m always happy to pick up cheap cards with art I like!


  2. Ron Ren
    October 12, 2020

    Thank you for the awesome article. ZNE has some of the most beautiful art in MTG, and this includes the borders around the cards. I share your views on Sea of Clouds/Wasteland – absolutely stunning.

    I might also point out the serenity that is Bountiful Promenade and the sense of adventure in both Scalding Tarn and Arid Mesa.

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    • davekay
      October 12, 2020

      Thanks Ron, one of the challenges in these articles is choosing just a few artworks to show!


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