Quote from Creedmoor »Quote from Nightshade1233 »If they are indeed salvage titans then we can hope for more colored artifacts in Aether Revolt... I'm still hoping for a Kaladeshi Filigree Angel (either as an invention or a regular card)
with all that dark red around, she doesn't really seem all that "black" (however light skinned she may be).Quote from Jay13x »
Saheeli's medium brown skin tone is constant in all of her artwork so far. This woman is far too light. She also appears to be a light skinned black woman, not south asian like Saheeli.
I mean, facial traits seem pretty generic to me and don't really sceam for any apparent ethnic trait, while the skin is so light that she could very well be from mediterranean Europe...
Or it might just be me.
Well... Doesn't matter, she looks both gorgeous and badass. I hope that her card will be so too, otherwise it would be a waste of a good art.
Yeah I was also surprised by the lack of colored artifacts. I expected at least a common, uncommon and rare cycle to match the Gearhulk cycle. Maybe next Time around the AEther revolt will allow more colored artifacts to emerge into the world of Kaladesh?
MaRo's article on Monday explains how the Gearhulks were created, as well as their uniqueness as the only colored artifacts in KLD.
The Gearhulk cycle was added in development. They wanted a cycle of mythic rare artifact creatures and nothing design turned in quite fit the bill, so they designed their own cards. They all cost five or six mana with two colored mana required, they all have an evergreen creature keyword of their color and they all have a powerful "enters the battlefield" effect.
There was a little discussion about them being colored artifacts as that's not something found anywhere else on Kaladesh, but development both wanted them to require colored mana (to keep too many from going into the same deck) and wanted them to be artifact creatures for flavor reasons, so the colored artifacts ended up being the best choice.