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Shape of the Wiitigo
Cold Snap

Reviewed September 01, 2006

Constructed: 1.7
Casual: 2.76
Limited: 3.63

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* Game Store Owner

Shape of the Wiitigo

I would prefer this card come into play with three counters instead of six, so the casting cost could have been dropped by two mana or so. There are so many more efficient ways to add counters and grow your creature that I can't honestly see this card getting much play. There are enchantments that are much better and do so much more for the creatures that they enchant.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3.5


Shape of the Wiitigo

Yet another attempt on the part of Wizards to make Auras that don't hand your opponent the opportunity at a free 2-for-1 trade. Of course, this is a novel way to go about it-- destroying the creature is still a 2-for-1, but destroying the Aura itself accomplishes nothing because the +1/+1 counters stay on. I'd play it in Constructed if I didn't have access to Moldervine Cloak, but it's not too incredible. In Limited, it's much better since there's less creature removal. This on a Zombie Musher or any flier just WINS GAMES.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 3.5
Limited- 4.5

Jordan Kronick

Shape of the Wittigo

Of all the weird creatures from Ice Age to turn into an enchantment, I never predicted Wittigo. But I'm glad they did. It's actually a very cool aura. Since it adds +1/+1 counters to a creature rather than just pumping it up, enchantment removal is ineffective here. It will prevent the creature from growing, but frankly 6 +1/+1 counters should be enough to end the game if used correctly. As I mentioned yesterday in talking about Balduvian Rage, this is a format with a lot of trample and a lot of evasion. Green has a few Aurochs who would be delighted to be enchanted with this. Even the pesky Bull Aurochs becomes really menacing when it takes on the Shape of the Wittigo.

Constructed Rating - 1.8
Casual Rating - 2.3
Limited Rating - 2.9

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