Icingdeath, Frost Tyrant – D&D: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
Date Reviewed: September 7, 2021
Commander [EDH]: 3.25
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is bad. 3 is average. 5 is great.
If your concern is that aggressive white decks don’t have a decent top end compared to those in other colors, or that they lack dimensions beyond playing creatures and attacking, then Icingdeath might be just the card for you. He hits at about the standard rate you’d expect for his cost, and the sword he leaves behind makes someone else into a similarly aggressive threat on their own. If you then reanimate him, you can also equip him with himself, which is kind of hilarious.
With a decent body on his own, Icingdeath isn’t half bad, able to block decently and swoop aggressively. Of course, that’s not the sole attraction, and Icingdeath leaves behind a pretty nice sword once he dies. While neither part (the sword nor the dragon) is phenomenal, being able to get some value out of a dead creature isn’t bad, and it even means Icingdeath plays decently well with multiple copies of himself. I doubt his star power, but he’s a decent creature all around and an absolute Limited bomb.
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