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Coldsteel Heart
Cold Snap

Reviewed September 6, 2006

Constructed: 2.7
Casual: 2.27
Limited: 3.32

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Coldsteel Heart

It's hard to be down on any low cost mana acceleration. It also gives you the freedom to choose what you color you want it to produce. This can be very handy in a three or four color deck. In a few cases it will be even better because it's a snow permanent, but it's likely that fact won't be too huge.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 2


Coldsteel Heart

One of the best snow mana producers there is. Coming into play tapped is a drag, but for choosing a color and getting it in snow mana, it enables a lot of decks. Especially in Limited, where you can't just play snow-covereds instead of regular lands and are often scrounging up any snow mana source you can get your mittens on.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 3
Limited- 4.8

Jordan Kronick

Coldsteel Heart

The first "mana rock" was Fellwar Stone. Then we got the Diamonds from Mirage. The bits of Ramos. The Curios. The Eggs. The Talismans. The Signets. There's a long history of little artifacts that produce mana. Coldsteel Heart might be one of the best of all. It comes into play tapped like a Diamond, but you get to choose the color of mana it produces. That's an important consideration. And, maybe most importantly, it produces Snow mana. Now, there's not a lot of super powered snow cards, but it's still important. It can help activate your Scrying Sheets and it also gets drawn by the Sheets. That's not bad. Snow mana is going to be insidious in constructed for the next two years. Just when you think that it's gone, someone's going to find a clever way of using it. And Coldsteel Heart will be one of the best ways of producing it.

Constructed Rating - 2.8
Casual Rating - 2.6
Limited Rating - 2.9

Patrick Hendry

Coldsteel Heart

This card is excellent in Standard right now. Quick mana acceleration in any color is always a boon. The signets outshine this right now, but I believe this is a superior card for early game. This should be run in all snow decks that can usefully run it. Blue/Red Snow control: need it. Black/Green Snow Agro: use it. It produces Snow mana of any color, and that is incredibly useful.

In casual, there are many better ways to get any color mana on turn one, never mind turn two. The only reason you would run this is if you need snow mana in a casual deck.

In limited, this is a first pick. It’s snow mana, and it’s always in your colors. If you EVER see this going around mid to late pack, just take it. This is not going to win you the game, but it will help you play all your other game winners.

Constructed 5/5 in a snow deck 2.5/5 otherwise
Casual 2/5
Limited 4/5
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