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CardShark Content - Beatdown Bedford Crenshaw (8/16/2006)

Coldsnap finally arrives for MTGO. Coldsnap means far more to electronic Magic than paper Magic, as it means not only new avatars, but also brand new cards never before seen electronically. Ice Age and Alliances now have representatives online. Grouped by their precon, lets review what each gives MTGO. The decklists below just list the non-Coldsnap cards.


AUROCHS STAMPEDE
1 Gorilla Shaman
Gorilla Shaman
Gorilla ShamanSet: Alliances
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Gorilla
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
XX1: Destroy target non-creature artifact with casting cost equal to X.

1 Orcish Lumberjack
Orcish Lumberjack
Orcish LumberjackSet: Ice Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Orc
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Sacrifice a forest to add three mana in any combination of red and/or green to your mana pool. Play this ability as an interrupt.

2 Tinder Wall
Tinder Wall
Tinder WallSet: Ice Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Rick Emond
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
0: Sacrifice Tinder Wall to add RR to your mana pool. Play this ability as an interrupt.R: Sacrifice Tinder Wall to have it deal 2 damage to target creature it blocks.

2 Woolly Mammoths
Woolly Mammoths
Woolly MammothsSet: Ice Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Mammoths
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Gains trample as long as you control any snow-covered lands.

3 Aurochs
Aurochs
AurochsSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Aurochs
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Steve White
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample If Aurochs attacks, it gets +1/+0 until end of turn for each other Aurochs that attacks.

1 Deadly Insect
Deadly Insect
Deadly InsectSet: Alliances
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Scott Kirschner
Power:
6
Toughness:
1
Text:
Cannot be the target of spells or effects.

1 Giant Trap Door Spider
Giant Trap Door Spider
Giant Trap Door SpiderSet: Ice Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spider
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
1RG, T: Remove from the game target creature, which doesn't have flying and is attacking you, and Giant Trap Door Spider.

2 Incinerate
Incinerate
IncinerateSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Incinerate deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Creatures damaged by Incinerate cannot regenerate this turn.

1 Bounty of the Hunt
Bounty of the Hunt
Bounty of the HuntSet: Alliances
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff A. Menges
Text:
You may remove a green card in your hand from the game instead of paying Bounty of the Hunt's casting cost.Put three +1/+1 counters, distributed any way you choose, on any number of target creatures. Remove these counters at end of turn.

1 Whalebone Glider
Whalebone Glider
Whalebone GliderSet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
2, T: Target creature with power no greater than 3 gains flying until end of turn. Other effects may later be used to increase that creature's power beyond 3.


Ooh, I like this precon. The Shaman, Tinder Wall
Tinder Wall
Tinder WallSet: Ice Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Rick Emond
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
0: Sacrifice Tinder Wall to add RR to your mana pool. Play this ability as an interrupt.R: Sacrifice Tinder Wall to have it deal 2 damage to target creature it blocks.
s, and Incinerate
Incinerate
IncinerateSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Incinerate deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Creatures damaged by Incinerate cannot regenerate this turn.
s will make an immediate effect on Legacy. As the Coldsnap uncommmons and rares in this precon are unimpressive, I think the prices for Shaman will be quite high, as one has to buy 4 of the precon to get a full set. With Incinerate
Incinerate
IncinerateSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Incinerate deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Creatures damaged by Incinerate cannot regenerate this turn.
available already in Mirage, and 2 copies in this precon, I don’t see the Incinerate
Incinerate
IncinerateSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Incinerate deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Creatures damaged by Incinerate cannot regenerate this turn.
price going too high. Casual players will like the Spider and Lumberjack. This pack also gives a nice load of Snow-Covered Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
s, which helps when making new Sligh decks possible due to Coldsnap. As an aside, it’s nice to see Mammoths errata’d to Elephant
Elephant
ElephantSet: Garruk vs. Liliana
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
s.


BEYOND THE GRAVE
2 Insidious Bookworms
Insidious Bookworms
Insidious BookwormsSet: Alliances
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Worms
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Greg Simanson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1B: Target player discards a card at random from his or her hand. Use this ability only when Insidious Bookworms is put into the graveyard from play. You cannot spend more than 1B in this way each turn.

1 Kjeldoran Dead
Kjeldoran Dead
Kjeldoran DeadSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dead
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Melissa A. Benson
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Kjeldoran Dead comes into play, sacrifice a creature.B: Regenerate

1 Ashen Ghoul
Ashen Ghoul
Ashen GhoulSet: Ice Age
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ghoul
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Ashen Ghoul can attack the turn it comes into play.B: Return Ashen Ghoul to play under your control. Use this ability only at the end of your upkeep and only if Ashen Ghoul is in your graveyard with at least three creature cards above it.

2 Balduvian Dead
Balduvian Dead
Balduvian DeadSet: Alliances
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombies
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mike Kimble
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
2R: Remove target summon card in your graveyard from the game to put a Graveborn token into play. Treat this token as a 3/1 black and red creature that can attack the turn it comes into play. Bury Graveborn token at end of turn.

1 Orcish Healer
Orcish Healer
Orcish HealerSet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
RR, T: Target creature cannot regenerate this turn.RBB, T: Regenerate target black or green creature.RGG, T: Regenerate target black or green creature.

1 Dark Ritual
Dark Ritual
Dark RitualSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Add BBB to your mana pool.

2 Casting of Bones
Casting of Bones
Casting of BonesSet: Alliances
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
If enchanted creature is put into the graveyard, draw three cards. Choose and discard one of those cards.

2 Dark Banishing
Dark Banishing
Dark BanishingSet: Ice Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Drew Tucker
Text:
Bury target non-black creature.

1 Soul Burn
Soul Burn
Soul BurnSet: Ice Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Soul Burn deals 1 damage to a single target creature or player for each B or R you pay in addition to the casting cost. Gain 1 life for each B you spend in this way. You cannot gain more life than the toughness of the creature or the total life of the targeted player.

2 Death Spark
Death Spark
Death SparkSet: Alliances
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Death Spark deals 1 damage to target creature or player.At the end of your upkeep, if Death Spark is in your graveyard with a creature card directly above it, you may pay 1 to put Death Spark into your hand.

2 Barbed Sextant
Barbed Sextant
Barbed SextantSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
1, tap, Sacrifice Barbed Sextant: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source. Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn.

1 Skull Catapult
Skull Catapult
Skull CatapultSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Ian Miller
Text:
1, tap, Sacrifice a creature: Skull Catapult deals 2 damage to target creature or player.

12 Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.

9 Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.

3 Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.


Sad. Other than the basic lands, there is little reason to pick up this precon, although casual players might like Death Spark
Death Spark
Death SparkSet: Alliances
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Death Spark deals 1 damage to target creature or player.At the end of your upkeep, if Death Spark is in your graveyard with a creature card directly above it, you may pay 1 to put Death Spark into your hand.
and Soul Burn
Soul Burn
Soul BurnSet: Ice Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Soul Burn deals 1 damage to a single target creature or player for each B or R you pay in addition to the casting cost. Gain 1 life for each B you spend in this way. You cannot gain more life than the toughness of the creature or the total life of the targeted player.
. [Editor’s note: What, no love for Ashen Ghoul
Ashen Ghoul
Ashen GhoulSet: Ice Age
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ghoul
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Ashen Ghoul can attack the turn it comes into play.B: Return Ashen Ghoul to play under your control. Use this ability only at the end of your upkeep and only if Ashen Ghoul is in your graveyard with at least three creature cards above it.
, my other favorite self-recursion engine?] I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
s having a $1 price tag, as these Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
s are GORGEOUS, but few. Unless, of course, Void Maw
Void Maw
Void MawSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
74
Artist:
E. M. Gist
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
Trample If another creature would be put into a graveyard from play, remove it from the game instead. Put a card removed from the game with Void Maw into its owner's graveyard: Void Maw gets +2 +2 until end of turn.
becomes big in Standard, which isn’t impossible.


KJELDORAN COURAGE
2 Kjeldoran Elite Guard
Kjeldoran Elite Guard
Kjeldoran Elite GuardSet: Ice Age
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Melissa A. Benson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. If that creature leaves play this turn, bury Kjeldoran Elite Guard. Use this ability only when attack or defense is announced.

1 Kjeldoran Home Guard
Kjeldoran Home Guard
Kjeldoran Home GuardSet: Alliances
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Andi Rusu
Power:
1
Toughness:
6
Text:
At the end of any combat in which Kjeldoran Home Guard attacked or blocked, put a -0/-1 counter on Kjeldoran Home Guard and put a Deserter token into play. Treat this token as a 0/1 white creature.

2 Zuran Spellcaster
Zuran Spellcaster
Zuran SpellcasterSet: Ice Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Zuran Spellcaster deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

1 Reinforcements
Reinforcements
ReinforcementsSet: Alliances
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Diana Vick
Text:
Put up to three target creature cards from your graveyard on top of your library in any order.

1 Swords to Plowshares
Swords to Plowshares
Swords to PlowsharesSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff A. Menges
Text:
Target creature is removed from game entirely. Creature's controller gains life points equal to creature's power.

1 Disenchant
Disenchant
DisenchantSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Target enchantment or artifact is destroyed.

1 Kjeldoran Pride
Kjeldoran Pride
Kjeldoran PrideSet: Alliances
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +1/+2.2U: Switch Kjeldoran Pride from creature it enchants to another creature. Kjeldoran Pride's new target must be legal. Treat Kjeldoran Pride as though it were just cast on the new target.

1 Scars of the Veteran
Scars of the Veteran
Scars of the VeteranSet: Alliances
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
You may remove a white card in your hand from the game instead of paying Scars of the Veteran's casting cost.Prevent up to 7 damage to target creature or player. For each 1 damage to a creature prevented by Scars of the Veteran, put a +0/+1 counter on that creature at end of turn.

3 Brainstorm
Brainstorm
BrainstormSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Draw three cards. Then, put any two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.

2 Portent
Portent
PortentSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Liz Danforth
Text:
Look at the top three cards of target player's library. Shuffle that library or put those three cards back on top of it in any order. Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn.

2 Lat-Nam's Legacy
1 Binding Grasp
Binding Grasp
Binding GraspSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
During your upkeep, pay 1U or bury Binding Grasp.Gain control of enchanted creature. That creature gets +0/+1.

2 Wings of Aesthir
Wings of Aesthir
Wings of AesthirSet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Target creature gains flying and first strike and gets +1/+0.

11 Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.

11 Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.


Control players should love this. They almost have a playset of Brainstorm
Brainstorm
BrainstormSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Draw three cards. Then, put any two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.
s, and if Legacy becomes big, I wouldn’t be surprised to see good ole STP causing many to buy this precon. Scars of the Veteran
Scars of the Veteran
Scars of the VeteranSet: Alliances
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
You may remove a white card in your hand from the game instead of paying Scars of the Veteran's casting cost.Prevent up to 7 damage to target creature or player. For each 1 damage to a creature prevented by Scars of the Veteran, put a +0/+1 counter on that creature at end of turn.
was always underestimated, but I think they won’t be too terribly hard to get as players who just wanted the STPs and Brainstorm
Brainstorm
BrainstormSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Draw three cards. Then, put any two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.
s will be glad to trade away their Scar
Scar
ScarSet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
194
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.
s. There are a few cards that will appeal to casual, but not enough to really highlight. I’ll be trading my excess IA Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
s and Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
s for a set of the basic lands, which aren’t bad, but they aren’t my colors. Neither of the rares are worth mentioning.


SNOWSCAPE
1 Viscerid Drone
Viscerid Drone
Viscerid DroneSet: Alliances
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Homarid
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Sacrifice a creature and a swamp to bury target non-artifact creature.T: Sacrifice a creature and a snow-covered swamp to bury target creature.

2 Mistfolk
Mistfolk
MistfolkSet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Mistfolk
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
U: Counter target spell that targets Mistfolk.

1 Storm Elemental
Storm Elemental
Storm ElementalSet: Alliances
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
U
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying U: Remove the top card of your library from the game to tap target creature with flying.U: Remove the top card of your library from the game. If that card is a snow-covered land, Storm Elemental gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

1 Gangrenous Zombies
Gangrenous Zombies
Gangrenous ZombiesSet: Ice Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombies
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Sacrifice Gangrenous Zombies to have it deal 1 damage to each creature and player. If you control any snow-covered swamps, Gangrenous Zombies instead deals 2 damage to each creature and player.

2 Legions of Lim-Dûl
2 Drift of the Dead
Drift of the Dead
Drift of the DeadSet: Ice Age
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Drift of the Dead has power and toughness each equal to the number of snow-covered lands you control.

1 Phantasmal Fiend
Phantasmal Fiend
Phantasmal FiendSet: Alliances
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Phantasm
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Scott Kirschner
Power:
1
Toughness:
5
Text:
B: +1/-1 until end of turn1U: Switch Phantasmal Fiend's power and toughness until end of turn. Effects that alter Phantasmal Fiend's power alter its toughness instead, and vice versa.

2 Essence Flare
Essence Flare
Essence FlareSet: Ice Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Richard Kane Ferguson
Text:
Target creature gets +2/+0. During each of its controller's upkeeps, put a -0/-1 counter on the creature. These counters remain even if Essence Flare is removed.

2 Snow Devil
Snow Devil
Snow DevilSet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ken Meyer, Jr.
Text:
Target creature gains flying. As long as you control any snow-covered lands, that creature also gains first strike when blocking.

1 Browse
Browse
BrowseSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
59
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
2UU: Look at the top five cards of your library and put one of them into your hand. Remove the rest from the game.

1 Iceberg
Iceberg
IcebergSet: Ice Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff A. Menges
Text:
When Iceberg comes into play, put X ice counters on it.3: Put an ice counter on Iceberg.0: Remove an ice counter from Iceberg to add one colorless mana to your mana pool. Play this ability as an interrupt.

1 Arcum's Weathervane
Arcum's Weathervane
Arcum's WeathervaneSet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Tom Wänerstrand
Text:
2, T: Target snow-covered land becomes a non-snow-covered land of the same type. Mark the changed land with a counter.2, T: Target non-snow-covered basic land becomes a snow-covered land of the same type. Mark the changed land with a counter.


YUCK! None of the old cards are particularly worth getting, and the rares are lame, even for casual. The only reason to get this precon is to get a nice supply of Snow-Covered Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.
/Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
s.


So, we get a few neat cards for Legacy, but nothing that will really shake it to a more viable format. Tribal gets squat. That leaves Vanguard, which at least gets something from Coldsnap. Tamanoa
Tamanoa
TamanoaSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
132
Artist:
rk post
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Whenever a noncreature source you control deals damage, you gain that much life.
, with the BOP avatar, means that all the Direct Damage you covet will also give you life. Lightning Helix
Lightning Helix
Lightning HelixSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
213
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Lightning Helix deals 3 damage to target creature or player and you gain 3 life.
now gives you 6 life, which is awesome. As for the avatars:

HAAKON (AVATAR)
The loss of life this avatar represents will keep this from being played, especially because it’s the prize avatar and not the participation avatar. If Extended Vanguard was still played, I could see a Boros deck relying on White life gain and Spark Elemental
Spark Elemental
Spark ElementalSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
79
Artist:
John Avon
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample. At the end of turn, sacrifice Spark Elemental.
s doing quite well. But that’s not likely to happen.

DIAMOND FAERIE (AVATAR)
I can definitely see this being played. Play Ornithopter
Ornithopter
OrnithopterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Amy Weber
Power:
0
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying
s, and pump them up for evasive damage. Heck, any deck relying on evasion or trample and snow-covered lands could easily make a stand in the Vanguard environment. Not shabby.

That completes my reviews for Coldsnap in total. So, we can now step back into the warmth. I see some decks to experiment with.


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