Ravnica Style Guide: Saprolings

Posted in Feature on September 28, 2005

By Wizards of the Coast

The Selesnya Conclave is a guild founded on the twin philosophies of green (growth, nature, adaptation) and white (order, light, law).

Selesnya Conclave

As we'll see today, the look of saprolings and nature elementals, mostly employed by the Conclave in Ravnica, reflects these twin philosophies as well.

Style Guide: SaprolingsRavnica Style Guide: Saprolings

As you can see, saprolings in this plane are animated plants wrapped around large chunks of glimmering crystal. The crystals' reflective properties tie into the white associations of light and order, while the wild vines and bushes of their plant aspects reflect their green origins.

Here are a few more cards where these crystalline saprolings and elementals can be seen in action.

Doubling Season
Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi
Selesnya Evangel
Scatter the Seeds

Latest Feature Articles


August 9, 2019

Commander (2019 Edition) Design Philosophy by, Glenn Jones

I hope you've enjoyed preview season for Commander (2019 Edition)! These products have a special place in my heart, as I've been on a design team for each one since joining Wizards. Comma...

Learn More


August 9, 2019

Commander (2019 Edition) Release Notes by, Wizards of the Coast

Compiled by Eli Shiffrin, with contributions from Laurie Cheers, Carsten Haese, Nathan Long, and Thijs van Ommen. Document last modified July 3, 2019. DOC Download Links:English | Españ...

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