Mostly a one-shot version of the classic
Gemstone Mine from Weatherlight, Tendo Ice
Bridge can also tap for colorless and COULD be a
part of some interesting constructed strategies
in which you only need a little colored mana of
potentially any color. In limited, this card is
probably not worth the risk. I might run in it
in limited if I were splashing a third color.
There's a lot of talk about this card. Is it the
perfect mana fixer, being able to provide you
with that critical colored mana you need when
you need it, and just giving you colorless when
Not to me. Maybe if the pain lands caused me
damage when I tapped them for mana I would look
at this card, but since they don't, why bother?
Let's assume you have both. You use the Ice
Bridge for one colored mana, then colorless the
rest of the time. You use the pain land once for
colored mana and lose one whole life, and use it
for colorless the rest of the time. If you only
ever use it once, thats great and Ice Bridge is
better, but I personally will pay the life for
the ability to tap it for colored mana again
should I ever need to.
I'm going to openly admit that I just don't get
it. So many people want to get their hands on
Tendo Ice Bridge, yet it's not on any decklists.
Honestly, I would think outside of block
constructed it shouldn't be that great. But
apparently, I just am behind the curve this
I'm less than impressed with Tendo Ice Bridge.
It comes up way short of City of Brass, and if
it doesn't measure up to City, then it isn't
worth playing. I understand that it uses charge
counters, and I also understand that there are
cards that move charge counters from permanent
to permanent. I also understand that if you have
to use your cards to move charge counters to
ensure that you have the right color of mana,
your deck might be in a bit of trouble.
I might consider playing this card a little bit
more in limited. In a two-color deck, it could
help you pull yourself out of trouble in the
early game if you can't pull up your second
color. It becomes even more important in a deck
with three colors, when missing a color is a lot
more likely. However, you are only getting a
single use out of the Ice-Bridge, so you need to
make using that mana worth it.
A very nice color smoother, and one that should
see some play. While its color ability only
happens once, often once is all you need early
in the game, just to get you through for a
certain spell or until you can draw more diverse
mana. Especially helpful in decks splashing for
only a couple cards. In casual, it could be
useful for those wanting to diversify color. In
limited, a must play in any deck not mono
colored...and that would be most decks.
Constructed - 4
Casual - 4
Limited - 4.5
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