Early Frost

Early Frost


Tap up to three target lands.

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Set Rarity
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Early Frost Discussion

Monomanamaniac on For Assholes Only

1 year ago

Bouncing lands seems a little novel compared to bouncing every other permanent or just the key components. Cyclonic Rift is so good, almost too good. Also Early Frost just took me for a loop, forcing your opponents to do nothing on their early turns.

DrawStep on Brago EDH Budget

2 years ago

wow im lovein this deck, im somewhat concerned about your hand size, looks like you could use some draw spells if your playing in multiplayer, but also abusing Isochron Scepter, it seems like Early Frost could be a fun one... i have yet to update it but here is my decklist. https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/brag-o-bout-this-combo/

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

2 years 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

2 years 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

3 years 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.

Uncanny_Ghoul on The Hate Game

3 years 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

3 years 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.

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