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Heidar, Rimewind Master
Ice Age

Reviewed July 07, 2006

Constructed: 2.45
Casual: 3.85
Limited: 2.5

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Heidar, Rimewind Master

For a 3/3 to cost 5 mana and be worth something, it has to have a balls-to-the-wall awesome ability. This doesn't. Temporal Adept sang this same song in 9th, and it sang it a lot more cheaply and without the restrictions. Usually this sort of thing is good in Limited at least, but four snow permanents? That's a tall order.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 3.5
Limited- 2.5

Jordan Kronick

Heidar, Rimewind Master - Heidar reminds me of two previous blue legends - Alexei, Zephyr Mage and Barrin. Both of them had bouncing abilities. In both of those cases however, the bouncing required a harsh cost. Heidar doesn't have much cost attached to his ability, but the restriction of having snow permanents in play can be just as harsh. Heidar seems a bit too slow for constructed. In limited, it may be difficult to guarantee he'll be of any use at all. This puts him into the realm of a casual card. And it's there that he really shines. Casual legends are something we've gotten a lot of in the past couple years, but Heidar still seems welcome.

Constructed Rating - 2.4
Casual Rating - 4.0
Limited Rating - 3.0


Heidar, Rimewind Master

Now this guy I like. Obviously, you need to have it in a block deck with lots of snow permanents, but if you do, the ability is devastating. It is a bit higher in the cost range, but if you can get it on the board, it really is quite evil. In casual, pair it with an untapper, like Tidewater Minion, and then it really gets ugly for your opponent.

In limited, you'd really have to have the snow pernaments to make this work. I'm not sure what ratio the new set and so the total block will have, but you would have to have probably a minimum of 12 snow permanents in your deck to make it worth playing.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 4
Limited - 2
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