Snow Enchantment — Aura
Enchanted creature can't block and its activated abilities can't be played.
(Snow): Enchanted creature gains defender until end of turn. ((Snow) can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)
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Gelid Shackles Discussion
6 months ago
I'd make room for:
- Gelid Shackles (and run all snow plains)
- Bonds of Faith (if it's a human just tutor a different one)
- Compulsory Rest (its fine)
- Crown of Awe (backup)
- Luminous Bonds (pacifism is strong even at 3cmc)
- Revoke Privileges (^)
- Bound in Silence (^^)
- Caught in the Brights (^^^)
.. by taking out:
- Mortal Obstinacy (very meh, even for removal)
- Lifelink (nice but not needed at the most competitive place, which you're going for)
- Empyrial Armor (ethereal armor and some others are enough, just extra)
- Chosen by Heliod (cantrip is not worth tutoring for this meh)
- Armillary Sphere (is only used for colorfixing in decks with lots of colors and no green)
- Apothecary Geist (I understand you need tutor triggers but you've got plenty and this is your worst spirit)
- Shinen of Stars' Light (meh)
- Kami of Ancient Law (meh)
8 months ago
Out of curiosity, have you considered a half-snow deck? What's the upside to only playing snow cards? I know Glacial Revelation gets good, but is it really worth playing a bunch of, quite frankly, bad cards like Diamond Faerie and Gelid Shackles ?
8 months ago
In Modern Horizons, given the all of the cards are spoiled now, I think Snow is a real deck.
Based Green, while splashing white and blue, this list has a lot going for it.
The Manabase isn't bad. Between Prismatic Vista and like 7 fetches (3 misty, 2 Windswept, 2 Flooded), along with 2 plains and 2 islands, 4 forests, and a Scrying Sheets , that manabase works well, because this list has a lot of ramp. Mouth of Ronom , Frostwalk Bastion , Boreal Shelf , Artic Flats, as well as some other lands are considerations, but I am not a huge fan.
Ice-Fang Coatl and Ohran Viper are card draw/removal, but On Thin Ice and Gelid Shackles are strong answers too. Glacial Revelation is the strongest card in the deck, while Ambominable Treefolk is our massive beater.
Diamond Faerie is a secondary option as a finisher, my rough list runs 2 mainboard. It can close out games.
Icehide Golem is another quick beatstick.
Simple list, ramp, draw, removal, and beaters, but all of them are well above the normal rate.
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Additionally, I think a mono-green list and simic list may have legs too.
1 year ago
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Coldsnap can be problematic mostly due to the majority of the cards are made with a high mana cost with sub-optimal abilities. As much as I love the set, it's still mostly bad. There are a few gems that exist though.
I'd also suggest you put in a few check-lands like Clifftop Retreat, Isolated Chapel and Dragonskull Summit to smooth out your mana base. Scrying Sheets might be an option to let you filter through your deck with the snow permanents you have.
1 year ago
PartyJ first of all, thank you for this and the previous comment,
yep I already run Prison Term. Of course Kirtar's Desire is narrow, but not too much. It can stop a good variety of strategies, from Brago himself to Trygon Predator, from Rafiq of the Many to eldrazi's annihilator trigger.
The good thing is that you do it for just 1 mana, and often you cantrip. It's functionally a Secluded Steppe with a free pacifism attached to it (threshold is semi-reliable). Even when you don't really need it, you can always find a target to have it replace itself for cheap. I like to have multiple of these effects because they can indirectly turn into Sram being unblockable too, and also they are the most safe type of auras that are less incline to 2-for-1 situations when removed.Of course, I tutor for Prison Term or Darksteel Mutation if I need one badly, but I kept the Desire (over regular Pacifism) because of its efficiency and to cover a 1-cmc slot.
Detainment Spell would be its complementary version, hitting only abilities, with possibility to move it, like prison term.
Gelid Shackles I feel is the morst versatile, I don't think you can get more efficient than that for just 1 mana. I use snow plains in my other mono white deck on paper so I technically already have them.
1 year ago
I tried Empyrial Plate a little bit, just a few games in which I tried to tutor for it whenever possible. Seems pretty good, so much better than Strata Scythe. I'm wondering if its aura counterpart Empyrial Armor is worth considering, it's hard to make room for too many things.
Also, I'm thinking if Kirtar's Desire should be swapped with something like Detainment Spell or Gelid Shackles. Shackles looks like the better option but it would require to switch all the plains to snow plains
2 years ago
Given that you are running Gelid Shackles, shouldn't all of you're plains be snow covered plains? might not come up very often, but it is still useful and has no downside