Then & Now: Eldrazi Titans

Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre by Aleksi Briclot | Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger by Michael Komarck

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth by Michael Komarck | Kozilek, the Great Distortion by Aleksi Briclot 

Emrakul, the Aeons Torn by Mark Tedin | Emrakul, the Promised End by Jaime Jones

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The wonderful thing about the color pie is that it lets every color be a villain. Whether those colors recognize that they’re the villain is a whole different story. Today’s Bad Draws taps into that drama, pitting devious dragon against prejudiced praetor. At least those Eldrazi know how to keep a cool head! Or, uh, ocular glowy-thing?

If you are a person who enjoys the diversity of villains that Magic produces, make your voice heard! Like, reblog, and comment on this comic with your favorite ne'er-do-well in the Multiverse!

Eldrazi Conscription art by Jaime Jones

YOU KNOW WHAT THOSE TENTACLES MEAN. I’m going on vacation for a week! If you need anything, please ask the Eldrazi titan Emrakul, that cosmic lattice of sanity-blasting PRODUCTIVITY, who will be taking over my desk in my absence. Emrakul is a take-the-wheel, get-things-done kind of interplanar entity, so I think things will go great! See you all in a week.

bluelikeviolets  asked:

So is there a card that CAN destroy Emrakul while she's still on the stack?

No.  You only destroy things on the battlefield.  You can counter things on the stack, but Emrakul can’t be countered.

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Here are some examples of things you CAN do to Emrakul:

  • Exile it with Oblivion Ring. (When Oblivion Ring targets, it isn’t a spell anymore. Emrakul doesn’t have protection from triggered abilities of permanents.)
  • Destroy it with Executioner’s Capsule, or Avatar of Woe. (Again, Emrakul’s protection doesn’t protect it from abilities of permanents.)
  • Destroy it with Supreme Verdict, or put it on the bottom of its owner’s library with Terminus. (Emrakul’s protection only stops it from being targeted and damaged by colored spells, not destroyed or removed some other way.)
  • Return it to it’s owner’s hand with Venser, Shaper Savant.  (This works whether Emrakul is a spell or a creature. Much like Oblivion Ring, by the time Venser targets Emrakul, Venser isn’t a spell anymore and Emrakul’s protection doesn’t stop abilities of permanents.  Also, Venser returns spells to hand without countering them, getting around Emrakul’s can’t-be-countered ability.)
  • Steal it with Gather Specimens.  (That’s just nasty.)

Eldrazi Titan Stained Glass

A couple years ago, the Proxy Guy ran a contest for designing a proxy for Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. Considering the titans are viewed as gods on Zendikar, I went with the idea of church stained glass. I came in second and got a fine amount of praise for this illustration. Plenty of people were asking if I do the other two so I worked up some sketches but fell behind on it.

The next year, Battle for Zendikar was on the horizon so I decided to continue the trio. However, I still haven’t finished Kozilek though he will be coming very soon. Once that happens, I plan to get combine them into a playmat design among other things.