When you’re busy building towards your opponent’s base to wreck their orb with a Yellow Rush deck, or patiently gathering Faeria with a quiet Mono Green deck, it can be easy to forget the beautiful art right in front of your eyes. The Faeria crew spends countless hours working to create the perfect style for each and every card, the beauty of which is often overlooked during intense matches. Although we wish we could show all of them, we’ve picked out just a few to showcase the time, effort, and talent that goes into every card in the game.
Killing your opponent with kindness (cuteness?) is pretty applicable here. Our little friend doesn’t stay cute for long with its ability to grow every time you collect Faeria. Soft, relaxing tones in the art are used to lure its victims off guard before striking fear into their hearts with a 10/10 monstrosity right on top of the Faeria wells. A card best appreciated from a distance.
Dependable, solid, average. Who can forget the humble Prairie Yak? With soft, whimsical tones and an alluring background reminiscent of wheat fields and twilight, the simple Prairie Yak is the perfect mascot for a game buoyed by the fairytale elements of its lore.
Khalim’s Prayer gets a special mention here simply because I’m running a Yellow Rush deck and love the satisfaction of the extra card and mana. Nothing is more satisfying than taking a chunk out of your opponent’s God Orb, drawing a card, and receiving mana to boot. The illuminated sand in a nighttime background is a beautiful and sophisticated twist, giving the art a lot of depth and character.
The lighting here is incredible, with Faeria emanating from all parts of the tree. It’s hard not to get sucked into the lore of the game with cards like this. Where does Faeria come from? Do all wells originate in a Faeria Tree like this one? Do Fairies also enjoy Faeria Trees? Important questions, folks.
Although I’ve tired of my Mono Green deck that I used when I first started the game, cards like the Ancient Boar are hard to dislike. As much as I love this card art, however, I creeped around the artist’s page and found unrelated art that I loved even more. If you have an eye for the whimsical, female protagonists, and adventure, you can check out Sarah Webb’s portfolio here.
Keep an eye out for more art spotlights in the future, and let us know what your favorite cards are below!