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Krovikan Rot
Cold Snap

Reviewed September 7, 2006

Constructed: 2.3
Casual: 1.7
Limited: 3.6

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Krovikan Rot

Any time you get to kill a creature, things are good. This is limited to killing small creatures though. There are several at two mana or less that still get played, so, it's rarely going to be a dead card. It also can be returned from the graveyard, which gives it a little more viability. I'm just not sure I could leave the mana open to keep getting it back.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 1.5 (you have access to many superior kill spells)
Limited: 3


Krovikan Rot

Remember Swat? If you don't, don't worry. Nobody really played it. This card has a similar effect, but with Recover tacked on. Recover allows for the possibility of bringing it back for a second swatting, though, so this is clearly an improvement. How much of an improvement? Probably not a tremendous improvement. It's certainly no Last Gasp or Chill to the Bone, but it might do alright.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2
Limited- 3

Jordan Kronick

Krovikan Rot - Reusable removal is always dangerous in limited formats. Look at Morbid Hunger from Odyssey. It cost tons of mana and only did 3 points of damage per use, but it was still a highly played card because you could kill multiple things with it. The name of the game here is card advantage. If your one spell can kill multiple cards of theirs, you have the advantage. Morbid Hunger could only kill two things, and at a total cost of 15 mana. Krovikan Rot can kill as many 2-power creatures as you can recover it for. It won't be taking down anything huge, but it's still a highly effective weapon. This is one of those format bending cards in Coldsnap limited. Prepare to use it or work against it.

Constructed Rating - 2.4
Casual Rating - 2.1
Limited Rating - 3.2

Patrick Hendry

Krovikan Rot
In constructed, put simply, there is too much good removal for you to run this card. The exception to this is if you are in heavy black and facing agro. In that case, board in four of these. This card murders agro.
In casual, there are about one hundred better cards than this, but this is recursive, so you may want to consider this.
In limited, this card is recursive removal. Recursive removal such as this and Stalking Yeti is a beast. Pick this second or third, and maybe even first if your other cards or only average.

Constructed- 2/5
Casual- 2/5
Limited- 4.5/5
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