Ascendants in Ascendance

Posted in Feature on December 27, 2005

By Wizards of the Coast is running "best of" content during the holidays, and will return with new content January 4, 2006. This Magic Arcana originally ran June 2, 2005.

Kuon, Ogre Ascendant

The Saviors of Kamigawa flippers, the ascendants, begin their lives as mortal creatures like the other Kamigawa block flippers. But these enlightened beings don't just gain in skill like some self-important Nezumi Graverobber, and they don't betray their mortal allies like some spirit-loving Faithful Squire.

These guys ascend. Once they flip, they aren't even creatures anymore -- they become powerful, legendary enchantments that represent the focused essence of their mortal forms, reminiscent of Judgment's incarnations.

The art of the Saviors ascendants portrays this transformation abstractly. Check out how, in each case, the artists show mystical tattoos and markings on the ascendants' mortal forms, and incorporate those same designs in their ascendant form.

Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant

Erayo, Soratami Ascendant

Kuon, Ogre Ascendant

Homura, Human Ascendant

Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant

Latest Feature Articles


July 11, 2019

Magic at San Diego Comic-Con 2019! by, Wizards of the Coast

Fans, creators, and some of the biggest names in entertainment are descending on San Diego now for Comic-Con, and so are we! If you're in town for the convention, be sure to swing by the ...

Learn More


July 2, 2019

Core Set 2020 Prerelease Primer by, Gavin Verhey

Old favorites. New pals. Lots of Chandra in your face everywhere. That can only mean one thing: it's time for Core Set 2020! Whether you're new to slinging spells or a seasoned Planeswal...

Learn More



Feature Archive

Consult the archives for more articles!

See All

We use cookies on this site to personalize content and ads, provide social media features and analyze web traffic. By clicking YES, you are consenting for us to set cookies. (Learn more about cookies)

No, I want to find out more