Bestrona, Queen of the Monsters

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Posted on Aug. 5, 2022, 1:24 p.m. by TypicalTimmy

Bestrona, Queen of the Monsters

It really bothers me that the "Siren" artwork used in MTG is actually that of a Harpy.

Harpy and Siren should have their own types.

Oh well.

  • I couldn't find better artwork that had Sultai colors to it.

legendofa says... #2

Where do you get the art for these cards from? Incidentally, there are 11 Harpy cards right now, and they all appear to have appropriate art.

I like this design, with the sacrifice on monstrous. I also notice that the cost reduction exactly cancels the commander tax as you sac and steal.

August 5, 2022 5:29 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #3

legendofa, I generally go to Bing and will make a broad search, usually containing one key word and two filters.

  • Siren Fantasy Artwork

I use Bing because it tends to pull better results than Google, for images.

August 5, 2022 6:27 p.m.

legendofa says... #4

I don't want to put you at fault, but it would be a nice touch to credit the artist, if you can come up with them.

Just a courtesy tip, and if nothing else, it'll help other people (meaning me) find art they want to use.

Don't want to be preachy, just a hopefully useful note.

August 5, 2022 7:17 p.m.

I like the design! Monstrosity is such an underrated mechanic v.v and this is a really interesting way to use it, either make the harpy immense or use it as a repeatable shell to reanimate more creatures. I like that it helps to reduce its own cost, too, that's a nice touch imo.

Currently as this card stands, it's a little underpowered. You have to pay 5 mana for a 3/3 flier that can pay X3 to steal a dead creature with mana value X or less. Of course, the initial mana cost is offset by the cost reduction in the card itself, but even this doesn't entirely justify that high a cost. Perhaps it could be a 4/4 or even 5/4 flier? Or you could bump the last ability to be mana value of twice X or less?

Just some thoughts!! I would love to give this a spin on Untap or something lol

August 5, 2022 8:12 p.m.

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