Dead of Winter

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Rare

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Dead of Winter

Sorcery

All nonsnow creatures get -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of snow permanents you control.

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Dead of Winter Discussion

swagfrog on Esper Mythseize

1 day ago

Have you thought about Dead of Winter and replacing your basics with snow basics?

SniperFrog on Modern Zombones

3 days ago

They are really left over from my first initial builds which were sans Cryptbreaker . I think you are probably right though, their impact early game is really just minimal with them dealing me extra damage for the option to go down a land later. Plus going with just snowcovered swamp will probably be a lot better for my Dead of Winter in the sideboard.

Thanks for the input!

Serriten on Simic Snow

3 days ago

Have you considered splashing black or white for removal? Then you could add Path to Exile and On Thin Ice or Fatal Push and Dead of Winter . To stick with the snow theme, Ohran Viper would probably work in place of Thrun or Hooting Mandrils. I went with a BUG build myself, check it out: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/winter-wonderland-modern-snow-deck/

Lanzo493 on An Answer to the Prayers [Zombie Tribal + Primer]

6 days ago

Zombies are pretty much midrange, so a card like Dead of Winter is pretty nice. It could take the place of Nameless Inversion as better removal.

Chasmolinker on Snow-Covered BUG

1 week ago

This looks pretty solid. Dead of Winter is gonna be good.

Serriten on Modern Snow

1 week ago

I went with a BUG build to take advantage of hand disruption and Dead of Winter . Check it out http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/winter-wonderland-modern-snow-deck/

lagotripha on Modern Snow Mill?

1 week ago

Iceberg Cancrix is interesting in that it can be extra copies of Hedron Crab -the question is what that means and how to use it. Crab is amazing because fetches become mill six, while cancrix still only mills two.

Scrying Sheets is a great payoff card for moving to slow, but it does point to a slower, more control deck style.

This means that non-land snow cards need to be looked at- Coldsteel Heart , Skred , Into the North , Boreal Druid , On Thin Ice , Marit Lage's Slumber , Dead of Winter , Ice-Fang Coatl , Arcum's Astrolabe & Rimebound Dead / Icehide Golem .

They don't exactly scream 'we have planned an archetype'.

I feel the most likely list you might build would be a sutai self-mill list looking to cast Splendid Reclamation / The Mending of Dominaria to put 10 lands onto the battlefield milling six cards each, with a Scapeshift backup plan. Just lots of instants, scrying sheets and hall for value and a lot of exile effects.

Chasmolinker on Chasmolinker

1 week ago

Hey ToolmasterOfBrainerd!
I love the idea of a BUG Snow deck. Marit Lage's Slumber seems like a potential build around and Ice-Fang Coatl is begging for a deck. The trick with BUG decks is balancing Cantrips v. disruption. In other words, Serum Visions and Thoughtseize both want to be played on T1 but do very different things. Force of Negation could be a key to fixing this conundrum. Having a free counter spell at the ready gives the Archetype more breathing room to get set-up and into the Mid-Game without dying to some hideous Aggro deck.

I've been kicking it around in my head as to what colors the Snow Deck is going to be in Modern. Obviously UG, but is another color really necessary to fuel the deck? I've been looking to White for Path to Exile and Wall of Shards . Or Black for Dead of Winter and Thoughtseize . Both are possible additions, but I haven't really nailed down the best choice.

The deck would need a critical mass of Snow Permanents if it plays Marit Lage's Slumber . That leads to a bunch of Basic Lands . I don't know how well that works in a 3-color deck so the whole plan of getting Marit Lage on-line might not be possible.

Dead of Winter is definitely a Magic card. Feels like powered down Toxic Deluge to me. I'll definitely be brewing around the Snow theme for a while to see what I can conjure up.

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