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Snow Creature — Snake
When Ice-Fang Coatl enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Ice-Fang Coatl has deathtouch as long as you control at least three other snow permanents.
Ice-Fang Coatl Discussion
1 week ago
Your land base is looking pretty basic... but if it’s working for you, have you considered switching to snow lands and then using the new Ice-Fang Coatl ??? Flying is almost the same as unblockable, it gives you a free card, and by turn 3 it’ll be deathtouch to boot, making it a nice blocker if you need to buy time
1 week ago
To be fair, this isn't really what I had in mind for a snow deck. This is more like what SynergyBuild had in mind. Personally, I don't see the upside to adhering strictly to snow cards. Abominable Treefolk strikes me as a bad magic card. Icehide Golem isn't very compelling - and certainly clashes with the likes of Ice-Fang Coatl . A 1 mana 2/2 is usually an aggro card, but Coatl is most certainly a midrange card. And plenty of decks can deal with the Marit Lage token. Humans has Reflector Mage or Deputy of Detention . UW has plenty of removal for it. Tron can exile it with ease. Even Phoenix plays a fun-of Echoing Truth these days. And those are the top 4 decks. Sure, the next few decks like Dredge, Titan, and Burn can't deal with it, but then again I think all of those decks can kill you before you get the token.
In what way are any of the snow creatures besides Coatl better than Tarmogoyf ? I don't mean to be harsh, but I just don't see the payoff cards. Scrying Sheets is real, but Skred demonstrates that the card is fully playable without maxing the number of snow permanents.
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.
1 week ago
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.
1 week ago
Say, what do you think of a BUG Snow deck? You're the resident BGx player these days, so I'd like your thoughts on it. Ice-Fang Coatl is my motivation to make a UGx deck. And I think BUG is the most viable, since Coatl is a midrange card and UG lacks interaction with creatures. Moreover, Dead of Winter looks like a very powerful card.
My experience is that BUG is a very hard color combination to build. Blue cards are powerful, but generally are difficult to make resonate with BG cards.
I'm worried about finding enough blue cards to support Force of Negation -- on that topic, my testing so far has indicated that Force of Negation is an insanely good card in modern.
But as for rounding out the list, I have no idea what to do. Do cantrips have a place? A discard package is usually a good idea. What removal spells, and how many? Does Liliana fit in? Kalitas? Scooze? Bob? Jace? Baby Jace? Narset?
1 week ago
Rime Tender looks like it’d fit well into a snow-Tooth & Nail deck.
Arcum's Astrolabe looks like it would be great in a snow-eggs deck.
Dead of Winter fits great into a mono-black-devotion deck.
Ice-Fang Coatl should live well within a some kind of simic based tempo deck
1 week ago
I think this set will be really impactful in modern. Personally, I'll be jamming with Force of Negation and possibly Kess.
I expect Giver of Runes to see heavy play, but I think I'm in the minority in that camp.
Eladamri's Call is a powerful tutor. I have no idea what it's going to do in modern. I expect it to enable something. 2 mana tutors tend to be really good.
Wrenn and six will see play.
Some kind of aggro loam deck might exist. People will try it.
People will play a cycle deck for at least a month. With astral drift and the cycle lands, you cannot have expected anything more as far as support.
Goblin engineer should be amazing. It's probably better than whir. I expect it to do something. If it doesn't break modern now, then I think it will someday.
Scale Up should revive infect. It'd be nice to see. Infect is good at policing other non-interactive decks.
Slivers have a lot more options. They could maybe become playable. I have no idea. But I've faced modern slivers before. With this much additional support it could go from playable pet deck to tier 2 or 3.
Unsettled Mariner will see play. I know my merfolk friend is planning on playing it.
I will find some way to play Ice-Fang Coatl .
This is not an exhaustive list. There are plenty of modern playables to go around. There may not be much for the current best decks, but quite frankly, if there were broken cards for the current best decks, then we'd see bannings. Also, in my opinion, the modern metagame sucks right now. Awful gameplay. It might be diverse, but I don't care about diversity when the metagame consists of balls to the walls synergy decks, UW control, and Tron. I can't wait for the shake up.
2 weeks 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 ?
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