Early Frost

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Common

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Early Frost

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Tap up to three target lands.

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Early Frost Discussion

Tyrant-Thanatos on Interaction between Aura of Dominion ...

1 month ago

You are indeed correct. Effects which tap or untap permanents, unless they specifically state it, can target and affect permanents which are already tapped or untapped.

Early Frost can legally target tapped lands.

For that matter Aura of Dominion could be activated en masse at the end of the turn of the player before you to tap many of your own Inspire creatures in order to trigger them during your untap step. It is completely irrelevant if the enchanted creature is tapped or not.

shelob144 on For Assholes Only

5 months ago

You should try Early Frost in the list, it's almost a Time Warp in modern and it will get the triggers from Contaminated Ground

Grifoneis on Budget Mono Blue Control

7 months ago

An alternative to Mana Leak is Rune Snag which doesn't start out as powerful but carries into the late game better once your opponent has more mana to work with. Also in the interest of spreading a pet card of mine I'd throw a few Early Frosts in there to use on their main step to hopefully shut them out for a turn, or if they're holding mana open on your turn you can use it to tap them down.

ghoul_Legion on The Hate Game

10 months ago

Nice deck, I've made a Modern version of this a few years ago.Whenever my friend wants to play his discard deck, I take this one out.Nobody wants to play against this.

Nice deck, I like so use Whelming Wave against tokens heavy decksA big weakness of this deck is elves and any deck with a source other than lands to provide mana. Some destroy in the sideboard is a good option.

Early Frost is another of my favorites with mana short for a few turns of free damage and wasted turns.

landofMordor on Brave the Steel of Lawmage Safety ($25 Budget)

1 year ago

Thanks for your comment! Love the feedback.

As for your suggestions, I should preface by saying that my casual meta is light on multiplayer games, hand disruption, and token spamming, so that definitely influences my card choice. You're right about crowd control. Usually, my Brave the Sands + Order of the Stars is sufficient as early-game defense, as it gives complete protection against two creatures that share a color, while Detention Sphere helps shut down spammed tokens and creatures in the meanwhile. However, I'm totally going to sideboard a set of Early Frost; Blind Obedience is also great. Those are great suggestions for rounding out the crowd control until I get Sphere of Safety up. If the combos are set up, I usually have mid-game and onwards locked down, but your suggestions will really help out in staying alive until mid-game.

I'm on a bit of a budget, so I'm going to hold off on Geist of Saint Traft, Ghostly Prison, and Worship, but those are great suggestions if I ever want to take this deck competitive.

As for the other creatures you mentioned, I'd be okay with any of Cloudform, Slippery Bogle or Invisible Stalker, but Ascended Lawmage is preferable because it takes advantage of both clauses of Steel of the Godhead, not just one. If your concern is avoiding having to discard or sacrifice the combo pieces of the deck, I would guess that Leyline of Sanctity or an Angel of Jubilation could help counter those particular strategies. If wrath effects are your concern, Crab Umbra and hexproof takes care of most removal and boardwipes besides Merciless Eviction, which I suppose could be handled with a couple of Cloudshifts.

Thanks for your suggestions! Really appreciate it. Edits to the decklist to come.

lagotripha on Brave the Steel of Lawmage Safety ($25 Budget)

1 year ago

Nice start- a little easily disrupted for my meta, but fun. You considered Cloudform/Cloudshift interactions for additional hexproofiness/cheap big spells? Invisible Stalker/Geist of Saint Traft/Drogskol Captain? I'm a big fan of Blind Obedience, and this looks in need of some crowd control.Ghostly Prison/Evacuation/Early Frost? Just some stuff to keep creaturespam in check until you sphere up basically. Slippery Bogle is interesting. Worship/hexproof can kill entire decks. \the rest just depends on your meta.

Wurmlover on Can I play, too?

1 year ago

try Early Frost with stick.

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