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Deepfire Elemental
Cold Snap

Reviewed September 8, 2006

Constructed: 1.85
Casual: 2.47
Limited: 2.75

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Deepfire Elemental

We had this card years ago. It was called Gorilla Shaman I believe. This guys costs a lot more though. Six mana for a 4/4 creature isn't very exciting. And yo activate the ability, it's requires double X mana. The only artifacts you are likely to kill are some small things that aren't that important in the match by the time he comes into play. But, I suppose there's an off chance you could kill and Umezawa's Jitte. But then again, in red, there are mana more efficient ways to kill an artifact.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 2


Deepfire Elemental

Trivia note: the "XX1" in the ability's cost is a throwback to Gorilla Shaman, who had essentially the same ability but could only target artifacts. Deepfire can do the same for creatures, at the price of being a multicolor card. Would a Rakdos deck welcome this into the ranks? Rakdos already has plenty of ways to destroy creatures, but not too many that destroy artifacts too, and not too many that can be re-used. The 4/4 doesn't hurt either, but Rakdos won't depend on a 4/4 for six mana to bring home the win. To clear the way of blockers, maybe...
Constructed- 2.8
Casual- 3.5
Limited- 4.5

Jordan Kronick

Deepfire Elemental - Coldsnap has quite a few big creatures in it. Aurochs. Dragons. Yetis. Deepfire is one of the big ones, but it's one of the best because it kills the little ones. There's nothing worse than having a big (non-trampling) creature and your opponent's got a bunch of little dorks to block with. Deepfire can take out those little guys in droves. He also deals with one of the problem creatures of the set - Sound the Call. Multiples of that card can grow out of hand very quickly. Deepfire Elemental takes them out for 1 mana apiece (since tokens have a 0 casting cost). I like the black/red archetype in Coldsnap drafting quite a lot and I'm always happy to see this guy.

Constructed Rating - 2.1
Casual Rating - 2.4
Limited Rating - 3.0

Patrick Hendry

Deepfire Elemental

In constructed, just don’t run this. It costs six, and its ability is far to expensive to be useful. I suppose you could use it in URBzatron, but that’s pushing it.
In casual, I don’t know. With infinite mana, this guy is excellent. Otherwise, it’s just a 4/4 for 6.
In limited, don’t pick this highly. It’s a 4/4 for 6, and it’s ability is bad.

Constructed- 1/5
Casual- 2/5
Limited- 1.5/5
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