The Art of Nissa

Posted in Arcana on July 8, 2015

By Michael Yichao

Yichao is a writer of words for plays, television, theme parks, and—most recently—Magic: The Gathering. He loves Cube Draft and corgis.

Nissa first appeared in the original Zendikar block. We've seen some of her adventures since then, but her origin story is told in full for the first time today. Nissa has been a relatively shy Planeswalker until now, appearing on very few cards and pieces of art—but all of that changes with Magic Origins.


Nissa Revane | Art by Jaime Jones

When we first met Nissa, she was primarily concerned with her tribe on Zendikar.


Nissa's Expedition | Art by Dan Scott

Since then, she has journeyed quite a bit.


Animist's Awakening | Art by Chris Rahn

She went through Zendikar . . .


Nissa's Pilgrimage | Art by Matt Stewart

. . . and on a pilgrimage . . .


Nissa's Revelation | Art by Izzy

. . . before confronting the Eldrazi back on Zendikar.


Excited for more Nissa? Then be sure to check out today's Uncharted Realms. And play at a Magic Origins Prerelease for a chance to get all the new cards featuring our favorite Elf Planeswalker!

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