Art Gallery

Titan Masters Attack − Battle Cards

All art for Wave 5 battle cards was commissioned by Wizards of the Coast, and done through VOLTA Studios.

Known artists involved: Josh Burchan, Loose Screws, Billie Montfort, Sara Pitre-Durocher (art director), Josh Perez, Nick Roche, Krin Syn

Known studios involved: VOLTA Studios, Caravan Studios.


  • Each card lists who we know worked on which cards; however more than those mentioned might have worked on the cards, as these are produced by a studio-service (or multiple studio-services).
  • Wave 5 is the first set not to feature art from Casey W Coller.
  • Josh Burcham and Josh Perez are the only battle card artists to have their work featured in all five waves.
  • A LOT of Josh Perez battle cards feature Bumblebee.
  • Loose Screws and Billie Montfort provided lines for the first time, having debuted as colour artists in Wave 4.
  • Between Wave 4 and Wave 5, it was revealed that Billie Montfort had done a cover for Transformers vs The Terminator #4, as well as doing interior art for Transformers #21. This is the first time a TF artist has debuted in the card game, and then gone on to IDW (though Umi Miyao was close!).

Belligerence

  • Lines: Nick Roche
  • Colours: Josh Burcham
  • Characters: Fortress Maximus, Barricade, Ironhide, Sideswipe, others

Blade Flurry

  • Lines & Colours: Loose Screws
  • Characters: Windblade

Brass Knuckles

  • Lines: Sara Pitre-Durocher
  • Colours: Josh Burcham
  • Characters: Brawn

Camien Crash

  • Lines & Colours: Caravan Studios
  • Characters: Nautica, Horri-Bull

Concealing Contrails

  • Lines & Colours: Josh Perez
  • Characters: Brainstorm and others.

Conversion Expertise

  • Lines & Colours: Caravan Studios
  • Characters: Tracks

Counterespionage

  • Lines & Colours: Billie Montfort
  • Characters: Red Alert

Crystal of Power

  • Lines & Colours: Billie Montfort
  • Characters: Megatron
  • Fun Facts: First image revealed for Wave 5. First lines from Billie Montfort (previously just colours in Wave 4). Megatron tries to harness the Crystal of Power in Fire on the Mountain (Sunbow Productions, 1984).

"I think personally that Megatron with the green emerald will be my all time favorite LMAO "


−Billie Montfort

Decoy Flares

  • Lines & Colours: Billie Montfort
  • Characters: Windsweeper

Disassemble

  • Lines & Colours: Loose Screws
  • Characters: Nautica

Electro-Optical Visor

  • Lines: Sara Pitre-Durocher
  • Colours: Josh Burcham
  • Characters: Soundwave

Emergency Barricade

  • Lines & Colours: Billie Montfort
  • Characters: Beachcomber

Emergency Repair Patch

  • Lines: Nick Roche
  • Colours: Josh Burcham
  • Characters: Optimus Prime, Ratchet

End Hostilities

  • Lines: Nick Roche
  • Colours: Unknown
  • Characters: Fortress Maximus, Jetfire, Springer, others

Energon Mace

  • Lines & Colours: Loose Screws
  • Characters: Megatron
  • Fun Facts: First lines from Loose Screws (previously just colours in Wave 4).

Enhanced Power Cell

  • Lines & Colours: Billie Montfort
  • Characters: Freezeout and Topspin

Escape Capsule

  • Lines: Sara Pitre-Durocher
  • Colours: Josh Burcham
  • Characters: Chromedome, Stylor

Fusion Borer

  • Lines & Colours: Josh Perez
  • Characters: Ironhide

Ghost Shield

  • Lines: Nick Roche
  • Colours: Josh Burcham
  • Characters: Fortress Maximus

Grav-Inhibitor

  • Lines & Colours: Josh Perez
  • Characters: Wheeljack

Hand-to-Hand Combat

  • Lines: Sara Pitre-Durocher
  • Colours: Josh Burcham
  • Characters: Optimus Prime

Handheld Blaster

  • Lines & Colours: Caravan Studios
  • Characters: Skullsmasher
  • Fun Facts: Third release of the card, but first one with new artwork.

Headbutt

  • Lines: Nick Roche
  • Colours: Krin Syn
  • Characters: Cerebros, Quake

High Five

  • Lines & Colours: Josh Perez
  • Characters: Freeezeout and Flintlock

Hit and Run

  • Lines: Nick Roche
  • Colours: Krin Syn
  • Characters: Kup, Megatron

Hold the Line

  • Lines & Colours: Caravan Studios
  • Characters: Ratchet, Topspin, Twin Twist

Holomatter Projection

  • Lines & Colours: Billie Montfort
  • Characters: Hound

Hull Down

  • Lines & Colours: Caravan
  • Characters: Bludgeon

Improvised Shield

  • Lines & Colours: Caravan Studios
  • Characters: Megatron
  • Fun Facts: Third release of the card, but first one with new artwork.

Industrial-Grade Phase Charge

  • Lines & Colours: Josh Perez

Intrusion Countermeasures Software

  • Lines & Colours: Caravan Studios
  • Characters: Soundwave, Mirage

Junk Cannon

  • Lines & Colours: Billie Montfort
  • Characters: Detritus

Laser Scalpel

  • Lines & Colours: Loose Screws
  • Characters: Ratchet, Ravage

Last Stand

  • Lines & Colours: Caravan Studios
  • Characters: Roadbuster, Insecticons
  • Fun Facts: This time in the style of the cover art of the video game Doom (id Software, 1993), this is the 2nd throwback to the swarm of insecticons in All Hail Megatron (IDW, 2008/9). The name of the card is very suggestive of Last Stand of the Wreckers (IDW, 2010), by artist Nick Roche.

Lock on Target

  • Lines: Sara Pitre-Durocher
  • Colours: Josh Burcham
  • Characters: Skywarp

Lose the Initiative

  • Lines & Colours: Unknown
  • Characters: Blurr, Horri-Bull

Lucky Dodge

  • Lines & Colours: Josh Perez
  • Characters: Gears

Magnetic Disfunction Ray

  • Lines: Nick Roche
  • Colours: Krin Syn
  • Characters: Ironhide, Starscream
  • Fun Facts: The Magnetic Dysfunction Ray is a weapon developed by King Nergill of Sub-Atlantica in Atlantis, Arise! (Sunbow Productions, 1985).

"Not quite as effective against Decepticons as Autobots. But it will do."


− King Nergill

Master of Metallikato

  • Lines & Colours: Caravan Studios
  • Characters: Ironhide, Bludgeon, Beachcomber

Master Sword

  • Lines: Nick Roche
  • Colours: Josh Burcham
  • Characters: Fortress Maximus
  • Fun Facts: Only in Japan, Fortress Maximus's G1 toy (Takara, 1987) came equipped with a Master Sword.

Mission Briefing

  • Lines & Colours: Caravan Studios
  • Characters: Optimus Prime, Kup, Bumblebee, Mirage, Ironhide

Nitro Booster

  • Lines: Sara Pitre-Durocher
  • Colours: Krin Syn
  • Characters: Nightracer

Overrule

  • Lines: Nick Roche
  • Colours: Krin Syn
  • Characters: Kup and Twintwist

Paralyzo Box

  • Lines & Colours: Caravan Studios
  • Characters: Whirl
  • Fun Facts: The Paralyzo Box is one of the four weapons of Whirl's G1 toy (Hasbro, 1985), together with a Shell Cannon, a Null-Ray Module, and a Photon Beam Rifle.

Plasma Horns

  • Lines & Colours: Billie Montfort
  • Characters: Horri-Bull

Precision Fire

  • Lines & Colours: Billie Montfort
  • Characters: Starscream, Skywarp, Thundercracker
  • Fun Facts: This is actually the 2nd time all three core seekers have been on a card, the first is Collateral Damage (not that you can tell).

Reflect Damage

  • Lines & Colours: Josh Perez
  • Characters: Skullsmasher and (likely) Apex

Regenerative Core

  • Lines & Colours: Loose Screws
  • Characters: Topspin

Scout Armor

  • Lines & Colours: Caravan Studios
  • Characters: Gears

Scouting Mission

  • Lines & Colours: Josh Perez
  • Characters: Bumblebee, Hotlink, Bitstream
  • Fun Facts: Josh Perez, infamous for his love of Bumblebee, finally gets to draw him in the TCG.

Sharpened Talons

  • Lines & Colours: Billie Montfort
  • Characters: Wingspan

Sonic Stun-Gun

  • Lines: Nick Roche
  • Colours: Krin Syn
  • Characters: Onslaught
  • Fun Facts: The Sonic Stun-Gun is the weapon of Onslaught's G1 toy (Hasbro, 1986).

Speed Trap

  • Lines & Colours: Josh Perez
  • Characters: Bumblebee, Mirage

Spiked Bracelet

  • Lines: Sara Pitre-Durocher
  • Colours: Unknown
  • Characters: Skullsmasher, Brawn

Spy Satellite Uplink

  • Lines & Colours: Caravan Studios

Spymaster's Ruse

  • Lines & Colours: Caravan Studios
  • Characters: Chromedome

Staggering Might

  • Lines: Nick Roche
  • Colours: Josh Burcham
  • Characters: Fortress Maximus

"I spent my earnings for these on... A Titans Return Fort Max."


− Nick Roche.


Supporting Fire

  • Lines: Nick Roche
  • Colours: Krin Syn
  • Characters: Warpath

Temporal Quagmire

  • Lines & Colours: Billie Montfort
  • Characters: Optimus Prime, Megatron

Trianglulator

  • Lines: Nick Roche
  • Colours: Unknown
  • Characters: Windsweeper

Tripwire

  • Lines & Colours: Caravan Studios
  • Characters: Bonecrusher

Thrithyllium Shield

  • Lines & Colours: Loose Screws
  • Characters: Optimus Prime

Turn the Tide

  • Lines & Colours: Josh Perez
  • Characters: Optimus Prime, and then from Josh: "BG bots: Rescue Force (jet mode), TR Metalhawk (jet mode), G2 Gobots, Pretender Pincher (inner robot), Generic bot colored up like Duke's Battle Mecht (GI Joe vs TFs), Generic bot colored like Omega Spreem, G1 TFA Bulkhead, Minerva, G2 Go-bots Sideswipe, Minerva, TR Bee"

"Turn the Tide is the card where I think I started finally realizing how I wanted to draw these haha XD "


−Josh Perez

Versatility

  • Lines & Colours: Billie Montfort
  • Characters: Off-Road
  • Fun Facts: Apparently, WotC specifically requested Off-Road for this card!

Sources

Section developed by James Donovan and Nosecone. Many thanks to all the artists who have helped provide the information collected here.