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Hibernation's End
Cold Snap

Reviewed August 28, 2006

Constructed: 2.6
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 2.05

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Hibernation's End

One of the major beefs with Cumulative Upkeep cards is that your mana goes into paying the upkeep instead of playing new spells, leaving you falling behind. Not so with this card, since every time you pay the upkeep, it's like you're playing a creature right out of your library. Of course, the card itself doesn't have any effect on the board like a Ronom Hulk or an Arctic Nishoba would, but that's the price you pay I suppose. In constructed, this would need a chain of creatures that could win you the game to be usable, if a player can figure one out. In Limited it's a trash pick since this card needs a deck built around it.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4
Limited- 1.8


* Game Store Owner

Hibernation's End - Monday

This card definitely seems neat. It might a card worth playing against counter heavy decks. The game is likely to go a bit long, so if you slip one past all the spell counters, you could likely be searching out your largest guys every turn. The only thing to remember is that it doesn't say "equal to or less than the number of counters." You have to a creature with converted mana cost "equal" to the number of counters. It has some uses, but you'll have to be prepared to take full advantage of it. Something like R/G could make use of this.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 2

Jordan Kronick

Hibernation's End

When I first saw this card I thought it was really cool and fairly powerful, especially in limited. My opinion of it has changed somewhat since then. Yes, it lets you pull creatures out of your deck and into play. However, you don't get to start doing this until turn 6 unless you have acceleration. And even then you start with a 1-drop. Plus, it sucks up your mana like all cummulative upkeep cards. And you risk it being destroyed by a rogue Ronom Unicorn or something. Mind you, this card can still be devastating. And I've heard of people accelerating it out on turn 3 and maintaining it until they got a Rimescale Dragon from it. But those are the exceptions rather than the rule.

Constructed Rating - 1.7
Casual Rating - 3.0
Limited Rating - 2.3
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