Mastering the Bomb

Posted in Arcana on April 5, 2011

By Monty Ashley

Let's talk for a second about Metallic Mastery, which represents the Phyrexians' ability to use the Mirrans' own technology against them.

Metallic Mastery

Metallic Mastery | Art by Erica Yang

The art showcases a Phyrexian furnace worker holding a familiar-looking artifact from Scars of Mirrodin.

Ratchet Bomb

Ratchet Bomb | Art by Austin Hsu

Now that that's out of the way, let's look a little more closely at the rest of the card. The furnace worker, and even the furnace background, were taken from concepts in the Mirrodin Besieged style guide. Observe!

The furnace layer from the Mirrodin Besieged style guide
Phyrexian furnace worker from the Mirrodin Besieged Style Guide

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