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Xerneas LEGEND by Xous54 Xerneas LEGEND by Xous54

A card I made for PokéBeach's December Create-A-Card contest. Had to upload it here because I needed the image url and because of its size I didn't want to host it on an image hosting site like Photobucket. Anyway, here's the information about it:

 

With Geomancy being its signature move, I just had to include it. The artwork was inspired by it, after all. Damage output and Energy cost for Eternal Radiance was ultimately determined by looking at Raikou & Suicune LEGEND's Aurora Gain - there you do 50 damage and heal 50 HP for 1 Water and 2 Colorless with no drawback, so I upped the damage and added some drawback if you want HP back.

On the attack having two effects rather than 1: Since this is a LEGEND card I wanted some lasting power, and I wanted it to be powerful. But with only enough room for two things (attacks, powers, and/or bodies) and by making its power a one-time thing, I had to figure out a way to make the card able to adjust to its current situation with only 1 attack. Originally it was a coin flip to determine the effect of the attack, but I decided that was too risky for the player if he/she needed one effect over the other. Unfortunately doing this sacrifices a lot of card space, but I did it anyway.

Weakness of Metal for obvious reasons, Resistance of Dragon because that should be a staple for Fairy-Types, and Retreat Cost of 1 because if Entei & Raikou LEGEND can retreat for free and Lugia LEGEND retreats for 1, I figured this thing shouldn't be any higher than 1.

From a visual standpoint, I decided to go with water effects because it works so well with the focus on light - allows for some really pretty effects. Plants/leaves would have been another route, but in the end I just liked what I was able to do with the water. Plus the whole water = life aspect.

Original blank by Cascadegonpory; edited using the Fairy texture made by CMP and holosheet by Nekoban Ryo, as well as making a few edits (texture, shape) of my own. Credit for the water splash effects goes to eross-666, Moonglowlilly, and starlaa1.

 

I do have ideas for a Yveltal LEGEND card, but whether I get around to it or not is something I'm not sure about. It's going to depend on the amount of time I have to work on it.

Enjoy.

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TsubasaTheNightFury Apr 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I thought this was real!!
This is so awesome!!!!! :D
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apple-kitty Apr 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
So beautiful to look at with its colours
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Dragonz93 Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning :la:
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Whaat-Le-La Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You should work for the pokemon company cuz ur awsum
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FlareMor Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought this was a real card! They should hire you to make Pokemon cards!
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deenji Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this on tumblr and I tought it was real, and that it was one of the coolest card ever made. Congrats on this.
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Baowasd Jan 26, 2014  Student Photographer
wow! It so beautiful
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