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Disciple of Tevesh Szat
Cold Snap

Reviewed August 02, 2006

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 1.75
Limited: 3.5

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Jeff Zandi

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Disciple of Tevesh-Szat

All the GOOD limited players saw the value of this card right away. Well, all the REST of the good limited players did, anyway. When I saw this card, I wasn't thinking about this cards ability to sac itself to give a creature
-6/-6 until end of turn, I was really only thinking about how I was paying four mana for a 3/1 guy that taps to give a creature -1/-1. Some people are calling this card the equivalent of Viashino Fangtail from Ravnica. I strongly disagree. When I panned this creature upon first glance, I WAS wrong, but not because Disciple of Tevesh-Szat is anywhere nearly as useful as Viashino Fangtail. The Disciple is an important card in Coldsnap limited simply because the creature removal options are SO GRIM that the Disciple's secondary ability, the one that costs SIX mana. I'm probably not going too far out on a limb to describe this card as mostly worthless in constructed play.



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Discple of Tevesh Szat

This card isn't all the a great for constructed play. It's a four casting cost three power creature. That just doesn't cut it unless the creature's ability is great. And the ability on this guy is far from what I would call great. Both abilities are average at best. I do think that in limited play I wouldn't mind having one or two of these, but otherwise, I'm steering clear of it.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 3.5


Disciple of Tevesh Szat

It's reusable removal, so it gets the nod in Limited immediately. And its second ability is very nice as well. But it's also a 3/1 for 2BB, which means any one point of damage from anywhere can kill it and unless you can give it haste, it's essentially operating under the old Legend rule-- once one gets out, all others after it die. I'd say pass on this unless it's Limited, or you need an excuse to say "Tevesh Szat" in your best hissing, gutteral Krovikan Vampire voice

Constructed- 1.5
Casual- 2
Limited- 3.5
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