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CardShark Content - Jonathan Veazey (8/30/2006)

I’ve been wanting to try to build a snow deck since I went to the Coldsnap pre-release. Unfortunately I haven’t had the opportunity to play much paper Magic since then so I had to wait for Coldsnap’s release online to put my ideas into practice.

To start I had to decide which colors I wanted to play. Red was definitely in, because I really want to play with Stalking Yeti
Stalking Yeti
Stalking YetiSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Yeti
Rarity:
U
Number:
98
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Stalking Yeti comes into play, if it's in play, it deals damage equal to its power to target creature an opponent controls and that creature deals damage equal to its power to Stalking Yeti. 2oSi: Return Stalking Yeti to its owner's hand. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)
(he just brings back such fond memories of Flametongue Kavu
Flametongue Kavu
Flametongue KavuSet: Planeshift
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
60
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Flametongue Kavu comes into play, it deals 4 damage to target creature.
) and if I’m going to be playing with snow permanents I might as well be playing with Skred
Skred
SkredSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
97
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Skred deals damage to target creature equal to the number of snow permanents you control.
. Green’s in, too, as Into the North
Into the North
Into the NorthSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Richard Sardinha
Text:
Search your library for a snow land card and put it into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
lets me fish out any of my lands including the Highland Weald
Highland Weald
Highland WealdSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
147
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Highland Weald comes into play tapped. T Add R or G to your mana pool.
s I’ll be running. I also think I want Scrying Sheets
Scrying Sheets
Scrying SheetsSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
149
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool. 1oSi, T Look at the top card of your library. If that card is snow, you may reveal it and put it into your hand. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)
and Mouth of Ronom
Mouth of Ronom
Mouth of RonomSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
148
Artist:
Daren Bader
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool. 4oSi, T, Sacrifice Mouth of Ronom: Mouth of Ronom deals 4 damage to target creature. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)
s in the deck, both also fetchable with Into the North
Into the North
Into the NorthSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Richard Sardinha
Text:
Search your library for a snow land card and put it into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
. Playing green also gives me an excuse to include Ohran Viper
Ohran Viper
Ohran ViperSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Snake
Rarity:
R
Number:
115
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Ohran Viper deals combat damage to a creature, destroy that creature at the end of combat. Whenever Ohran Viper deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card.
. I’m going to go three colors and add blue to the mix to play Rimewind Taskmage
Rimewind Taskmage
Rimewind TaskmageSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
44
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
1, T Tap or untap target permanent. Play this ability only if you control four or more snow permanents.
and Heidar, Rimewind Master
Heidar, Rimewind Master
Heidar, Rimewind MasterSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
36
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
2, T Return target permanent to its owner's hand. Play this ability only if you control four or more snow permanents.
. Here’s the first version of the deck I’ve named Snow Job (because I’m just not creative enough to think up truly clever name):


Blue (9)
4x Surging Aether
Surging Aether
Surging AetherSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
47
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Ripple 4 (When you play this spell, you may reveal the top four cards of your library. You may play any revealed cards with the same name as this spell without paying their mana costs. Put the rest on the bottom of your library.) Return target permanent to its owner's hand.

2x Balduvian Frostwaker
Balduvian Frostwaker
Balduvian FrostwakerSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
28
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
U, T Target snow land becomes a 2 2 blue Elemental creature with flying. It's still a land.

1x Heidar, Rimewind Master
Heidar, Rimewind Master
Heidar, Rimewind MasterSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
36
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
2, T Return target permanent to its owner's hand. Play this ability only if you control four or more snow permanents.

2x Rimewind Taskmage
Rimewind Taskmage
Rimewind TaskmageSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
44
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
1, T Tap or untap target permanent. Play this ability only if you control four or more snow permanents.


Red (16)
4x Skred
Skred
SkredSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
97
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Skred deals damage to target creature equal to the number of snow permanents you control.

4x Surging Flame
Surging Flame
Surging FlameSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
99
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Ripple 4 (When you play this spell, you may reveal the top four cards of your library. You may play any revealed cards with the same name as this spell without paying their mana costs. Put the rest on the bottom of your library.) Surging Flame deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
s
4x Karplusan Wolverine
Karplusan Wolverine
Karplusan WolverineSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
87
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Karplusan Wolverine becomes blocked, you may have it deal 1 damage to target creature or player.

4x Stalking Yeti
Stalking Yeti
Stalking YetiSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Yeti
Rarity:
U
Number:
98
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Stalking Yeti comes into play, if it's in play, it deals damage equal to its power to target creature an opponent controls and that creature deals damage equal to its power to Stalking Yeti. 2oSi: Return Stalking Yeti to its owner's hand. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)


Green (10)
4x Into the North
Into the North
Into the NorthSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Richard Sardinha
Text:
Search your library for a snow land card and put it into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.

4x Boreal Druid
Boreal Druid
Boreal DruidSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Elf Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
105
Artist:
Dan Dos Santos
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool.

2x Ohran Viper
Ohran Viper
Ohran ViperSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Snake
Rarity:
R
Number:
115
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Ohran Viper deals combat damage to a creature, destroy that creature at the end of combat. Whenever Ohran Viper deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card.


Land (25)
4x Highland Weald
Highland Weald
Highland WealdSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
147
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Highland Weald comes into play tapped. T Add R or G to your mana pool.

3x Mouth of Ronom
Mouth of Ronom
Mouth of RonomSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
148
Artist:
Daren Bader
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool. 4oSi, T, Sacrifice Mouth of Ronom: Mouth of Ronom deals 4 damage to target creature. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)

1x Scrying Sheets
Scrying Sheets
Scrying SheetsSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
149
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool. 1oSi, T Look at the top card of your library. If that card is snow, you may reveal it and put it into your hand. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)

5x Snow-Covered Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

6x Snow-Covered Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

6x 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.



I wanted to include the ripple cards because I quite like the mechanic in limited and was curious how it would play in constructed. After playing some a few games in the casual decks room I’ve decided that while in a forty card draft deck you’ve got a decent chance of hitting a second copy of a Surging Flame
Surging Flame
Surging FlameSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
99
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Ripple 4 (When you play this spell, you may reveal the top four cards of your library. You may play any revealed cards with the same name as this spell without paying their mana costs. Put the rest on the bottom of your library.) Surging Flame deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
s or Surging Aether
Surging Aether
Surging AetherSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
47
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Ripple 4 (When you play this spell, you may reveal the top four cards of your library. You may play any revealed cards with the same name as this spell without paying their mana costs. Put the rest on the bottom of your library.) Return target permanent to its owner's hand.
when you ripple, it just doesn’t seem to work very often with a sixty card deck. I had initially added the blue Rimewind Taskmage
Rimewind Taskmage
Rimewind TaskmageSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
44
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
1, T Tap or untap target permanent. Play this ability only if you control four or more snow permanents.
s to the deck as an afterthought, but I clearly underestimated their usefulness. In my games I frequently found myself regretting having only two of them. So with a few games under my belt it’s time for my first revision. I present Snow Job Mark II:


Blue (12)
4x Rune Snag
Rune Snag
Rune SnagSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
46
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Counter target spell unless its controller pays 2 plus an additional 2 for each card named Rune Snag in each graveyard.

2x Balduvian Frostwaker
Balduvian Frostwaker
Balduvian FrostwakerSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
28
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
U, T Target snow land becomes a 2 2 blue Elemental creature with flying. It's still a land.

1x Heidar, Rimewind Master
Heidar, Rimewind Master
Heidar, Rimewind MasterSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
36
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
2, T Return target permanent to its owner's hand. Play this ability only if you control four or more snow permanents.

1x Rimefeather Owl
Rimefeather Owl
Rimefeather OwlSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
7
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Bird
Rarity:
R
Number:
42
Artist:
Kensuke Okabayashi
Text:
Flying Rimefeather Owl's power and toughness are each equal to the number of snow permanents in play. 1oSi: Put an ice counter on target permanent. Permanents with ice counters on them are snow.

4x Rimewind Taskmage
Rimewind Taskmage
Rimewind TaskmageSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
44
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
1, T Tap or untap target permanent. Play this ability only if you control four or more snow permanents.


Red (16)
4x Pyromatics
Pyromatics
PyromaticsSet: Guildpact
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
72
Text:
Replicate 1R (When you play this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.) Pyromatics deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

4x Skred
Skred
SkredSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
97
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Skred deals damage to target creature equal to the number of snow permanents you control.

4x Karplusan Wolverine
Karplusan Wolverine
Karplusan WolverineSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
87
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Karplusan Wolverine becomes blocked, you may have it deal 1 damage to target creature or player.

4x Stalking Yeti
Stalking Yeti
Stalking YetiSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Yeti
Rarity:
U
Number:
98
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Stalking Yeti comes into play, if it's in play, it deals damage equal to its power to target creature an opponent controls and that creature deals damage equal to its power to Stalking Yeti. 2oSi: Return Stalking Yeti to its owner's hand. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)


Green (7)
4x Into the North
Into the North
Into the NorthSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Richard Sardinha
Text:
Search your library for a snow land card and put it into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.

1x Boreal Druid
Boreal Druid
Boreal DruidSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Elf Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
105
Artist:
Dan Dos Santos
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool.

2x Ohran Viper
Ohran Viper
Ohran ViperSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Snake
Rarity:
R
Number:
115
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Ohran Viper deals combat damage to a creature, destroy that creature at the end of combat. Whenever Ohran Viper deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card.


Land (25)
4x Highland Weald
Highland Weald
Highland WealdSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
147
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Highland Weald comes into play tapped. T Add R or G to your mana pool.

3x Mouth of Ronom
Mouth of Ronom
Mouth of RonomSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
148
Artist:
Daren Bader
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool. 4oSi, T, Sacrifice Mouth of Ronom: Mouth of Ronom deals 4 damage to target creature. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)

1x Scrying Sheets
Scrying Sheets
Scrying SheetsSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
149
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool. 1oSi, T Look at the top card of your library. If that card is snow, you may reveal it and put it into your hand. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)

5x Snow-Covered Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

6x Snow-Covered Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

6x 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.



When I took out the Surging Aether
Surging Aether
Surging AetherSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
47
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Ripple 4 (When you play this spell, you may reveal the top four cards of your library. You may play any revealed cards with the same name as this spell without paying their mana costs. Put the rest on the bottom of your library.) Return target permanent to its owner's hand.
s I decided I should add some kind of counter-magic in its place. I settled on Rune Snag
Rune Snag
Rune SnagSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
46
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Counter target spell unless its controller pays 2 plus an additional 2 for each card named Rune Snag in each graveyard.
and ended up being quite happy with it. The first Rune Snag
Rune Snag
Rune SnagSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
46
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Counter target spell unless its controller pays 2 plus an additional 2 for each card named Rune Snag in each graveyard.
played is essentially a Mana Leak
Mana Leak
Mana LeakSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
36
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Counter target spell unless its caster pays an additional 3.
, but each subsequent one becomes more and more effective as it costs your opponent more mana to resolve his spell. I’m just sorry that I can only have four. I replaced the Surging Flame
Surging Flame
Surging FlameSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
99
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Ripple 4 (When you play this spell, you may reveal the top four cards of your library. You may play any revealed cards with the same name as this spell without paying their mana costs. Put the rest on the bottom of your library.) Surging Flame deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
s with Pyromatics
Pyromatics
PyromaticsSet: Guildpact
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
72
Text:
Replicate 1R (When you play this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.) Pyromatics deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
because I noticed in my initial games that I frequently had quite a bit of red mana available in the mid to late game. I also like the versatility of being able to pick multiple targets. I considered using Electrolyze
Electrolyze
ElectrolyzeSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
111
Text:
Electrolyze deals 2 damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures and/or players. Draw a card.
instead (or at least splitting my burn up between two Electrolyze
Electrolyze
ElectrolyzeSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
111
Text:
Electrolyze deals 2 damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures and/or players. Draw a card.
s and two Pyromatics
Pyromatics
PyromaticsSet: Guildpact
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
72
Text:
Replicate 1R (When you play this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.) Pyromatics deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
), but I don’t actually have any Electrolyze
Electrolyze
ElectrolyzeSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
111
Text:
Electrolyze deals 2 damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures and/or players. Draw a card.
s at the moment and was too eager to get back to playing the deck to try and trade for them. I didn’t add an additional Heidar for similar reasons.

The Rimefeather Owl
Rimefeather Owl
Rimefeather OwlSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
7
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Bird
Rarity:
R
Number:
42
Artist:
Kensuke Okabayashi
Text:
Flying Rimefeather Owl's power and toughness are each equal to the number of snow permanents in play. 1oSi: Put an ice counter on target permanent. Permanents with ice counters on them are snow.
was added to be a finisher, taking advantage of the fact that the bulk of my permanents are snow permanents. Another observation I had made in my initial games was that because most of my creatures were very small it took quite a while to kill my opponent with damage, and of course, the longer it takes to kill an opponent the more opportunities he has to draw answers. Any number of other cards could have served the same purpose, but none seemed quite as natural a fit in a snow deck. The other big change was the removal of three of the Boreal Druid
Boreal Druid
Boreal DruidSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Elf Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
105
Artist:
Dan Dos Santos
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool.
s. I found that I didn’t really need the extra mana that often and so they became the natural cuts when I needed to make room for my new cards.

After a few more games with the revised version of the deck I realized I needed to make one more change. The deck really has no way of dealing with troubling artifacts or enchantments. My first instinct was to go with Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
, but after giving it some thought I went with Creeping Mold
Creeping Mold
Creeping MoldSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
220
Artist:
David Seeley
Text:
Destroy target artifact, land, or enchantment.
as it can always double as land destruction if my opponent has no other targets (and it can take out an annoying Vitu-Ghazi!). Here is my final version of the deck after that minor adjustment:


Blue (12)
4x Rune Snag
Rune Snag
Rune SnagSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
46
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Counter target spell unless its controller pays 2 plus an additional 2 for each card named Rune Snag in each graveyard.

2x Balduvian Frostwaker
Balduvian Frostwaker
Balduvian FrostwakerSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
28
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
U, T Target snow land becomes a 2 2 blue Elemental creature with flying. It's still a land.

1x Heidar, Rimewind Master
Heidar, Rimewind Master
Heidar, Rimewind MasterSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
36
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
2, T Return target permanent to its owner's hand. Play this ability only if you control four or more snow permanents.

1x Rimefeather Owl
Rimefeather Owl
Rimefeather OwlSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
7
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Bird
Rarity:
R
Number:
42
Artist:
Kensuke Okabayashi
Text:
Flying Rimefeather Owl's power and toughness are each equal to the number of snow permanents in play. 1oSi: Put an ice counter on target permanent. Permanents with ice counters on them are snow.

4x Rimewind Taskmage
Rimewind Taskmage
Rimewind TaskmageSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
44
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
1, T Tap or untap target permanent. Play this ability only if you control four or more snow permanents.


Red (16)
4x Pyromatics
Pyromatics
PyromaticsSet: Guildpact
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
72
Text:
Replicate 1R (When you play this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.) Pyromatics deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

4x Skred
Skred
SkredSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
97
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Skred deals damage to target creature equal to the number of snow permanents you control.

3x Karplusan Wolverine
Karplusan Wolverine
Karplusan WolverineSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
87
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Karplusan Wolverine becomes blocked, you may have it deal 1 damage to target creature or player.

4x Stalking Yeti
Stalking Yeti
Stalking YetiSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Yeti
Rarity:
U
Number:
98
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Stalking Yeti comes into play, if it's in play, it deals damage equal to its power to target creature an opponent controls and that creature deals damage equal to its power to Stalking Yeti. 2oSi: Return Stalking Yeti to its owner's hand. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)


Green (7)
4x Into the North
Into the North
Into the NorthSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Richard Sardinha
Text:
Search your library for a snow land card and put it into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.

2x Creeping Mold
Creeping Mold
Creeping MoldSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
220
Artist:
David Seeley
Text:
Destroy target artifact, land, or enchantment.

2x Ohran Viper
Ohran Viper
Ohran ViperSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Snake
Rarity:
R
Number:
115
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Ohran Viper deals combat damage to a creature, destroy that creature at the end of combat. Whenever Ohran Viper deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card.


Land (25)
4x Highland Weald
Highland Weald
Highland WealdSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
147
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Highland Weald comes into play tapped. T Add R or G to your mana pool.

3x Mouth of Ronom
Mouth of Ronom
Mouth of RonomSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
148
Artist:
Daren Bader
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool. 4oSi, T, Sacrifice Mouth of Ronom: Mouth of Ronom deals 4 damage to target creature. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)

1x Scrying Sheets
Scrying Sheets
Scrying SheetsSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
149
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool. 1oSi, T Look at the top card of your library. If that card is snow, you may reveal it and put it into your hand. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)

5x Snow-Covered Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

6x Snow-Covered Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

6x 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.



I’m pretty happy with how this deck has turned out. It’s certainly not going to set the tournament scene on fire, but it has proven to be a fun and effective casual deck for me. Some final thoughts: The deck would probably benefit from a second Scrying Sheets
Scrying Sheets
Scrying SheetsSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
149
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool. 1oSi, T Look at the top card of your library. If that card is snow, you may reveal it and put it into your hand. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)
and a second Heidar (who has proven much more effective than I had thought he would). Speaking of the Sheets, Sensei’s Divining Top would certainly be a worthwhile addition so that I could always be sure that the top card of my library is a snow permanent. I also wonder if it would be worth playing any of the Ravnica duals in this deck. Certainly they would help smooth out the color issues that I run into from time to time, but they would be replacing snow lands and I’m afraid of watering down the theme of the deck too much. I know from my experience with Coldsnap limited that there’s nothing quite as annoying as a Rimewind Taskmage
Rimewind Taskmage
Rimewind TaskmageSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
44
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
1, T Tap or untap target permanent. Play this ability only if you control four or more snow permanents.
on the board with only three snow permanents in play. All ideas to consider, but for now I will be continuing to enjoy the deck as is in the Casual and Multiplayer rooms.


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