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Tendo Ice Bridge 
Betrayers of Kamigawa

Reviewed March 10, 2005

Constructed: 2.50
Casual: 2.62
Limited: 2.70

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Tendo Ice Bridge

Mostly a one-shot version of the classic Gemstone Mine from Weatherlight, Tendo Ice Bridge can also tap for colorless and COULD be a part of some interesting constructed strategies in which you only need a little colored mana of potentially any color. In limited, this card is probably not worth the risk. I might run in it in limited if I were splashing a third color.


Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
Tendo Ice Bridge

There's a lot of talk about this card. Is it the perfect mana fixer, being able to provide you with that critical colored mana you need when you need it, and just giving you colorless when you don't?

Not to me. Maybe if the pain lands caused me damage when I tapped them for mana I would look at this card, but since they don't, why bother? Let's assume you have both. You use the Ice Bridge for one colored mana, then colorless the rest of the time. You use the pain land once for colored mana and lose one whole life, and use it for colorless the rest of the time. If you only ever use it once, thats great and Ice Bridge is better, but I personally will pay the life for the ability to tap it for colored mana again should I ever need to.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 2


* game store owner

Tendo Ice Bridge - Thursday

I'm going to openly admit that I just don't get it. So many people want to get their hands on Tendo Ice Bridge, yet it's not on any decklists. Honestly, I would think outside of block constructed it shouldn't be that great. But apparently, I just am behind the curve this time.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 2

Paul Hagan

Tendo Ice-Bridge --

I'm less than impressed with Tendo Ice Bridge. It comes up way short of City of Brass, and if it doesn't measure up to City, then it isn't worth playing. I understand that it uses charge counters, and I also understand that there are cards that move charge counters from permanent to permanent. I also understand that if you have to use your cards to move charge counters to ensure that you have the right color of mana, your deck might be in a bit of trouble.

I might consider playing this card a little bit more in limited. In a two-color deck, it could help you pull yourself out of trouble in the early game if you can't pull up your second color. It becomes even more important in a deck with three colors, when missing a color is a lot more likely. However, you are only getting a single use out of the Ice-Bridge, so you need to make using that mana worth it.

Constructed Rating: 1.5
Casual Rating: 1.5
Limited Rating: 2.5


* game store owner
(Shuffle and Cut)

Tendo Ice Bridge

A very nice color smoother, and one that should see some play. While its color ability only happens once, often once is all you need early in the game, just to get you through for a certain spell or until you can draw more diverse mana. Especially helpful in decks splashing for only a couple cards. In casual, it could be useful for those wanting to diversify color. In limited, a must play in any deck not mono colored...and that would be most decks.

Constructed - 4
Casual - 4
Limited - 4.5
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