New Art in Modern Masters

Posted in Feature on June 7, 2013

By Trick Jarrett

Patrick "Trick" Jarrett oversees web content and social media for Magic, and acts as the publisher of DailyMTG.com and Magic content on the web. He's an ardent Commander player and lover of the game he's played since Ice Age.

Whenever a new set comes out, it releases a veritable treasure trove of new art into Magic. The vast majority of those are pieces on new cards with only occasional new art pieces on reprinted cards. With Modern Masters we have a bunch of cards with completely new art, as well as a handful of cards with art never before put in booster packs (such as art from promos, From the Vault, or other places.)

Today, I'm going to do a quick look at all the cards with completely new art, as well as showing you a select few in the larger view. I don't want to do this for all of the cards because, well, I need topics for future Arcana.

So, with that said, here we go! A side-by-side of old art versus the new Modern Masters art on cards. You can also see how the rules have changed since the card was originally printed.

50943
Arcbound Ravager
39439
Blinkmoth Nexus
136054
Bridge from Below
45496
City of Brass
152980
Countryside Crusher
83771
Dark Confidant
87337
Death Denied
109735
Empty the Warrens
50139
Engineered Explosives
118882
Grapeshot
109741
Ivory Giant
153968
Manamorphose
121238
Perilous Research
154162
Reach of Branches
46429
Sword of Fire and Ice
47453
Sword of Light and Shadow
136142
Tarmogoyf
108825
Thallid
116381
Thallid Germinator
48122
Tooth and Nail
108916
Tribal Flames
97112
Trygon Predator
50120
Vedalken Shackles
87950
Veteran Armorer

What? The hungry Arcana reading horde demands more? Are you not entertained!?

Fine, let's take a nice look at four of the above pieces!

Trygon Predator | Art by Jack Wang

Arcbound Ravager | Art by Kev Walker

Bridge from Below | Art by Daarken

Manamorphose | Art by Adam Paquette

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