My favorite red creature from Coldsnap. Well,
maybe my SECOND favorite after Rimescale Dragon!
This card may be just slightly less powerful
than Flametongue Kavu (the card Stalking Yeti
most closely resembles) but Stalking Yeti is a
clear first pick in Coldsnap booster drafts.
Stalking Yeti's biggest shortcoming is its
casting cost. With a double mana intensity
casting cost of 2RR, this Yeti will be tramping
across a lot fewer constructed decks than if its
casting cost was 3R like Flametongue Kavu.
Well, it's 3 damage to a creature for 3R.
Usually you can get it to be a 3/3 too, if
there's a creature with power 2 or less out
you'd like to hit with 3 damage. Then, if you've
got snow mana, you can stack damage and bounce
it back to you hand, ready to do it all over
again. It's pretty good, being removal and a
creature, and potentially reusable removal, but
it doesn't really stack up to Cackling Flames,
Char, or Galvanic Arc, so there's little hope
for it in Constructed. In Limited, it's good,
but mind instant-speed pumpers like Resize. The
Yeti loves having them, but hates an opponent
who has them.
AWESOME in limited play! If you have the mana to
support this guy, it's absolutely a must in your
deck. Coldsnap is a little short on destruction,
so something that can be used as recurring
destruction is awesome in draft or sealed!
Maybe something to be considered for Casual
Constructed - 2
Casual - 2.5
Limited - 4
After a couple weeks off due to work and a trip
to Gen Con, I'm finally ready to return to the
Card of the Day, starting off with one of the
few cards I actually like out of the set.
Stalking Yeti has one of the trickiest and most
lethal abilities in Coldsnap limited, which is
the ability for it to gun down opposing
creatures every time you summon it. This gives
you a chance to shoot opposing Zombie Mushers
(providing they're out of Snow mana) and other
small powerhouse creatures upon summoning. Also,
you can also use the ability multiple times, if
you use your snow mana to return it to your hand
for another shooting. It also has a decent sized
body for its cost, with it being a 3/3 for 4
The only thing I don't like about this card is
that it doesn't have that strong of an ability
in most constructed areas. I can see it being
used in a format where there's a lot of small
aggro decks running around, but that's it. In
control heavy tournaments this is not an optimal
Constructed: 3 - Only if you've got a
Casual: 3 - It's a cool card with a cool
Limited: 4 - Recurrable shooting is amazing, and
it has a nice sized body to boot.
I like this
card a lot. It doesn't even require you to have
snow lands. Obviously, you will need them though
if you want to return him to your hand. I do
like the fact that late in the game he can be
multi purposed. I don't think he will see a ton
of play, but he will be great in the few decks
he shows up in.
Copyrightę 1998-2006 pojo.com
This site is not sponsored, endorsed, or
otherwise affiliated with any of the companies or
products featured on this site. This is not an