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Dark Depths
Cold Snap


Reviewed July 11, 2006

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 3.85
Limited: 1.62

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1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Dark Depths

This card is neat, but that's about it. I'm not that impressed really. There are a lot of cards that make this card weak: Devouring Light, Condemn and even Voidslime. You are getting a large creature, but without some sort, it's not that great. And honestly, if I'm dedicating that much mana, isn't there something more interesting and creative that I can do?

Constructed: 2
Casual: 4
Limited: 3
 

BMoor

Dark Depths

Just the mental image of the awesome power of Marit Lage erupting from the sheathes of ice makes me want to burst out in maniacal laughter and command my opponent to beg for mercy. Unfortunately, that image is the only good thing about this card. If you ever try to make this card work in a real game, your opponent will probably look at you incredulously, and then wait for you to spend 27 mana to remove 9 counters before using his Stone Rain, or perhaps waiting for Marit lage to make an appearance before eliminating it with a Boomerang, or a Flickerform, or some other such thing and then thank you for giving him a free game win. I'm sure lots of people will put this in Chisei, Heart of Oceans decks or combo it with Aether Snap, but any sanctioned format that supports those cards will support, faster, more efficient decks. The only real use for this I can see is as an alternate win condition for Heartbeat Maga decks (or any other deck with an infinite mana engine) for when Maga just won't work. If people start using Ivory Mask to stymie Heartbeat Maga, it may throw a few of these in the sideboard as a non-targeted way to turn infinite mana into 20 damage.

Constructed- 1
Casual- 4.5
Limited- 1
 

Jordan Kronick

Dark Depths

I've never been the kind of player who sees huge numbers on a card and is impressed. Something a bit more subtle is required for me to take notice. And Dark Depths just doesn't have it. The token created may be huge and indestructible, but it can still be bounced. And putting 30 mana and who knows how many turns into it just to be unsummoned (when your opponent can see it coming) just seems like a bad choice. Dark Depths is funny, but it's never going to mkae a splash anywhere outside of the casual tables.

Constructed Rating - 1.0
Casual Rating - 2.9
Limited Rating - 1.5
 

The Antman

Dark Depths- Rare- Coldsnap

This is one of those cards that you want to play REALLY BADLY, but you know that it sucks badly. Paying 30 many is WAYY too much for even a 20/20 creature. Even worse depths takes up one of your land drops, and the thing doesnt even produce mana!

There is one thing going for this card though, and that is flavor. This is probably one of the most flavorful cards I have ever seen, and me being a part vorthos, will probably end up getting a foil playset.

Ratings:

constructed- 2/5 maybe someone will find a way to get 30 mana easy or get rid of the counters a easy way (aether snap maybe?)

limited- 1/5 you will die before this gets out

casual- 4/5 this is the stuff that casual players live for

flavor- 7/5 a frozen planeswalker just waiting to be broken out, awsome. Plus it gets a extra bonus point for looking odly like the god cthulhu

final thought- this is probably the closest we will ever get to having a planeswalker as a card, or token in this case, so savor the moment

-The Antman
 

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