- 1 Alaran Elementals
- 2 Lorwyn–Shadowmoor Elementals
- 3 Maro-Sorcerers
- 4 Ravnican Elementals
- 5 Notable Elementals
- 6 Elemental Lord
- 7 Tribal - Elemental
- 8 Elemental tokens
- 9 Elemental creators
- 10 Creature Update
- 11 References
Alaran Elementals[edit | edit source]
Before the Conflux, they inhabited exclusively in Jund and were characterized as violent beings that spawned from areas of it. But, afterwards they have began to appear in other shards such as Grixis and Naya; Fusion elemental represents a byproduct of the Conflux.
Lorwyn–Shadowmoor Elementals[edit | edit source]
The dual plane of Lorwyn–Shadowmoor possesses two main types of native elementals: the humanoid flamekin/cinders, living beings made of stone and fire, are similar to elementals on other planes. Greater elementals, however, embody not physical elements but the mental concepts. Being an elemental on Lorwyn means being a hybrid of surreal and animal elements that represents the living magic of an idea, thought, or dream.  
Flamekin[edit | edit source]
Flamekin (no connection to the flame-kin of Ravnica) are elementals similar in size and shape to humans. Living in the mountains of Lorwyn, they are a passionate race of warriors and shamans who focus their inner flames into weapons in battle. Flamekin are sworn enemies of the elves, who use their treefolk servants to suppress the flamekin and confine them to their mountain homes.
Flamekin resemble humans made of smooth, living black stone with four-fingered hands and horned faces with graceful features; their inner fires blaze through their crowns, joints, and shoulders. Flamekin can control their flames, allowing them to wear textiles and safely interact with non-flamekin.
Cinders[edit | edit source]
Cinders are the same beings as the Flamekin of Lorwyn. As their name suggests many of the cinders have lost their ability to hold a constant flame making them walking skeletal, smoky remains. According to their legend, the cinders' flames were taken long ago by a traitor known as the Extinguisher, and due to this they have become very bitter. Most cinders want the entire world to suffer as much as they do and thus they attempt to sow chaos and destruction until nothing good remains. Due to the loss of their fire they are extremely jealous of species that still use it, and if fire is spotted by a cinder it will attack ferociously in an attempt to claim the fire for its own.
Greater Elementals[edit | edit source]
Greater elementals are the living embodiments of the abstract mental ideas and concepts dreamed by the people, such as vigor, hostility, and guile.  Vastly different in form from other worlds' elementals, the greater elementals take the form of bizarre combinations of natural animals, many of colossal size.  They are nonsentient beasts that pursue their own simple needs with little concern for Lorwyn's tribal conflicts. Greater elementals may be born in the Primal Beyond.
Maro-Sorcerers[edit | edit source]
A Maro-Sorcerer, also known as a Force of Nature, is the manifestation of the land, either brought about by strong magic, or of nature’s own will. They are found across many worlds, though most known Maro-Sorcerers dwelt on Dominaria.
Ravnican Elementals[edit | edit source]
Elementals are found throughout the city-plane of Ravnica. Most Ravnican elementals are bestial in intelligence, form, and ecological niche, though some distinct races of sentient, humanoid elementals exist on the plane as well.
Cytospawn[edit | edit source]
Flame-Kin[edit | edit source]
Passionate zealots loyal to the cause of the Boros Legion, these flame-kin (no relation to the flamekin of Lorwyn) are fire elementals that have been blessed by the Boros Angels. Flame-kin eventually dissipate, like wildfires without any oxygen or fuel, as their power and existence burn out when a battle or war is finished. Flame-kin are strengthened by magic; though formidable on their own, the application of enchantments grants them devastating power.
Flame-kin resemble humans made of solid, blazing flame. They wear only black armor made by guild smiths.
Forgelings[edit | edit source]
Forgelings are large, demonic-looking, vaguely humanoid elementals made of living rock and magma. They are used by to power the city's furnaces.
Guardians of Vitu-Ghazi[edit | edit source]
Root-Kin[edit | edit source]
A race of powerful warriors, root-kin are associated with the Selesnya Conclave and Simic Combine. They are hulking humanoid creatures made of thick, twisting green plant roots. Simic root-kin are often covered in strength-enhancing cytoplasts.
Weirds[edit | edit source]
Weirds are a combination of opposing elements; for example, a combination of fire and water elementals. Weirds were created by Niv-Mizzet during the Katazar-Razblat Elemental Symposium. The dragon, bored with the squabbling of the various elementalists, combined opposing elements to create the paradoxical creatures. The weirds have come to be the ubiquitous lab assistants to the Izzet League, as well as becoming magically bound into a great many forms of machinery and infrastructure to insure proper workings and efficiency.
Weirds tend to be constructed with vaguely humanoid forms, their "skin" being self-sealed "plasmodermic bubbles" containing the diametrically-opposing energies that give them life. Different types of weirds include petrahydroxes (created from living stone as well as fire and water), gelectrodes (created to conduct electricity), and steamcore weirds (the basic type, used to power Izzet machinery).
Wood-Kin[edit | edit source]
Associated with the Gruul Clans, wood-kin are plantlike elementals that share the ferocious nature of their guildmates. They resemble gnarled tree trunks with humanoid heads and limbs. Older wood-kin petrify as they age.
Woodwraiths[edit | edit source]
Woodwraiths are hideous creatures of wood and slime that reproduce by corrupting the land, spreading its genes via black sap into natural fibers. They are used by the Golgari Swarm. The Simic studied woodwraiths as part of their research to create their cytoplasts.
Notable Elementals[edit | edit source]
- Ashaya, the Awoken World
- The Horde of Notions - A legend which represents a collective of Lorwyn's greater elementals.
- Mat'Selesnya — The parun of the Selesnya Conclave, formed from the fusion of the original Chorus of the Conclave. She no longer takes an active role in the guild, instead residing in Vitu-Ghazi and only appearing on special occasions such as the Decamillennial.
- Silvos — An elemental created through the Mirari's magic in Krosa. It was exiled from its homeland and found a purpose fighting in the Cabal's pits.
Elemental Lord[edit | edit source]
Tribal - Elemental[edit | edit source]
Elemental tokens[edit | edit source]
|Elemental||Black/Red||Creature - Elemental||5/5|
|Blue||Creature - Elemental||1/0|
|Blue||Creature - Elemental||2/2||Flying|
|Blue/Red||Creature - Elemental||5/5||Flying|
|Green||Creature - Elemental||2/2|
|Green||Creature - Elemental||3/3|
|Green||Creature - Elemental||4/4|
|Green||Creature - Elemental||5/3|
|Green||Creature - Elemental||7/7||Trample|
|Green||Creature - Elemental||X/X|
|Green/White||Creature - Elemental||8/8||Vigilance|
|Green/White||Creature - Elemental||*/*||This creature's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures you control.|
|Red||Creature - Elemental||1/1||Haste|
|Red||Creature - Elemental||1/1|
|Red||Creature - Elemental||3/1|
|Red||Creature - Elemental||3/1||Haste|
|Red||Enchantment Creature - Elemental||3/1||Haste|
|Red||Creature - Elemental||3/1||Trample, haste|
|Red||Creature - Elemental||3/3|
|Red||Creature - Elemental||7/1||Trample, haste|
|Red||Creature - Elemental||X/X|
|Red/Green||Creature - Elemental||5/5|
|White||Creature - Elemental||4/4||Flying|
named Ashaya, the Awoken World
|Green||Legendary Creature - Elemental||4/4|
named Lightning Rager
|Red||Creature - Elemental||5/1||Trample, haste, and "At the beginning of the end step, sacrifice this creature."|
named Spark Elemental
|Red||Creature - Elemental||3/1|| Trample, haste
At the beginning of the end step, sacrifice Spark Elemental.
|Elemental Cat||Red||Creature - Elemental Cat||1/1||Haste|
|Elemental Shaman||Red||Creature - Elemental Shaman||3/1|
|Red||Creature - Elemental Shaman||3/1||Haste|
Elemental creators[edit | edit source]
Elementals are also created by:
- Balduvian Conjurer (2/2 blue Elemental) (not yet processed in Oracle)
- Balduvian Frostwaker (2/2 blue Elemental with Flying)
- Celestial Colonade (4/4 white and blue Elemental with Flying and Vigilance)
- Creeping Tar Pit (3/2 blue and black unblockable Elemental)
- Elemental Uprising (4/4 Elemental with Haste)
- Hissing Quagmire (2/2 black and green Elemental with Deathtouch)
- Embodiment of Fury and Embodiment of Insight (3/3 Elemental with Haste)
- Hydroform (3/3 blue Elemental with Flying)
- Ignition Team (4/4 red Elemental)
- Izzet Keyrune (2/1 blue and red Elemental artifact creature).
- Koth of the Hammer (4/4 red Elemental)
- Lavaclaw Reaches(2/2 black and red Elemental with ": This creature gets +X/+0 until end of turn.")
- Needle Spires (2/1 red and white Elemental with Double strike)
- Nissa, Worldwaker (4/4 colorles Elemental with Trample)
- Raging Ravine (3/3 red and green Elemental with "Whenever this creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it.")
- Skarrg Guildmage (4/4 colorless Elemental)
- Stalking Stones (3/3 colorless Elemental artifact creature)
- Stirring Wildwood (3/4 green and white Elemental creature with reach)
- Wandering Fumarole (1/4 blue and red Elemental with with ": Switch this creature's power and toughness until end of turn." )
- Vastwood Animist (X/X Elemental creature until end of turn, where X is the number of Allies you control)
- Wall of Resurgence (0/0 Elemental with Haste)
- Woodwraith Corrupter (4/4 black and green Elemental Horror)
- The awaken mechanic.
Creature Update[edit | edit source]
Creature types changed into Elemental include:
- Aboroth (Aboroth)
- Ball-Lightning (Ball Lightning)
- Barishi (Barishi)
- Behemoth (Llanowar Behemoth)
- Effigy (Blazing Effigy)
- Force (Force of Nature)
- Mist (Hungry Mist)
- Nature-Spirit (Maro)
- Spawn (Elder Spawn)
- Spuzzem (Floral Spuzzem)
- Thundermare (Thundermare), as well as Horse
References[edit | edit source]
- Doug Beyer. (December 12, 2007.) "Goodies from the Mailbag", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
- Chas Andres. (September 29, 2015.) “Elementals: A Field Guide”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Doug Beyer. (September 27, 2007.) "Elementalism", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
- Wizards of the Coast. (January 29, 2008.) "Elemental Art Swap", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
- Terese Nielsen. (February 27, 2008) Magic Lorwyn Art by Terese Nielsen... who???
- Wikipedia entry on Salamander (legendary creature)
- Doug Beyer. (June 11, 2008.) "Allies in Conflict", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
- Magic Arcana. (November 28, 2007.) "Lorwyn Elemental Swaps", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
- Blake Rasmussen. (May 21, 2015 .) “It's Elemental”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Magic Arcana. (May 25, 2006.) “Dissension Token Art”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.