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Void Maw
Cold Snap


Reviewed September 05, 2006

Constructed: 1.8
Casual: 2.95
Limited: 3.35

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Void Maw

With the cost of this card being a little expensive and an ability that's nowhere near guaranteed to go off much in a constructed game, he's got limited uses. But, speaking of which, in limited, he's definitely a bit better. And in a group game, this guy has potential to be Ginormous (pronounced jeye-norm-us, a cross between gigantic and enormous).

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 2.5
 

BMoor

Void Maw

It's like reverse Psychatog! I'm sorry, unless you're running a milling deck and are using this as a sort of "Plan B", it's really just Leyline of the Void with a 4/4 attached. Hardly worth getting excited about.
Constructed- 2
Casual- 3
Limited- 2.5
 

Jordan Kronick

Void Maw - One of the most powerful mechanics for limited in Coldsnap is Recover. It lets you use your spells over and over to great effect. There's only one total disabler for recover in the set - and that's Void Maw. But it does so much more than just prevent recover. It stops any goes-to-the-graveyard effect, but without preventing cards from eventually reaching the graveyard. It's also a whopping big trampler. Black doesn't get tramplers that often, so it's important to take notice when one does pop up (and when it isn't called Lord of the Pit). Void Maw can be incredibly strong in limited, though it's probably a bit too slow for any real constructed play.

Constrcuted Rating - 1.8
Casual Rating - 2.4
Limited Rating - 3.0
 

Patrick Hendry

Void Maw
This… is a weird card. I can’t really see it being played main deck in today’s Standard environment, because Skeletal Vampire is so good right now. Later, however, he may be sideboarded in against Knights a la Haakon or Reanimator. He costs 6, though, so time will tell if he is good or not. He yells, “Abuse me!” but I don’t know if he can be.
In casual, this is a fun card. Hose your opponent’s grave and get a big fatty with trample = casual player’s dream.
In Limited, this guy should be picked very highly. Once he is in play, the only things that can stop it are Chill to the Bone and Gelid Shackles. After that, the opponent has only a few turns to live.

Constructed- 2/5 for now
Casual- 4/5
Limited- 4/5
 
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