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Rimewind Cryomancer
Cold Snap

Reviewed September 14, 2006

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 1.75
Limited: 2.25

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Rimewind Cryomancer

Remember how hard I was on yesterday's card? It's because the deck that wants to use it has better options, like this card. Granted, they don't do the same thing, but what this does is more useful. Slightly. Countering activated abilities is nice, but Azorius Guildmage does it so much better and it doesn't really turn games around unless this thing can hold off a Rakdos Ickspitter or stymie an ability with "sacrifice" in its cost.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2
Limited- 2.5

Jordan Kronick

Rimewind Cryomancer

The ability to counter activated abilities is often either devastating or pointless. It's wonderful when you have the option to counter something that can only occur once - like a sacrifice costed effect. It's somewhat less useful when you want to stop something reusable - like a Rimescale Dragon's tap effect. The Cryomancer at the least has size going for it. 2/3s in blue are not particularly easy to come by. Cards like Descendent of Soramaro have, in the past, proven decent in limited because of their size. The Cryomancer is in the same camp. It holds back 2/2s and may eventually prove to have a useful ability. Don't count on it for Standard though.

Patrick Hendry

Rimewind Cryomancer

Wow. Who even cares? In constructed, this is too situational to be played in anything. Just run the Azorius Guildmage. That card is much better.
 In casual, I suppose you might play this guy to prevent some of the brokenness that goes on in casual.
In limited, he can be OK. She is a 2/3 body, which means she can survive a lot, but her ability is rarely useful.

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