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Frost Titan
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Frost Titan
M11

Reviewed July 12, 2010

Constructed: 2.75
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 3.67
Multiplayer: 3.05

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BMoor

Frost Titan

First of all, it's a 6/6 for six. Decent by blue's standards. It's ability to make spells and abilities targeting it cost more seems a little strange.While it's nice that the ability doesn't affect anything you control, it seems like it would be so much simpler just to give it shroud. Sphinx of Jwar Isle didn't have any problems just having shroud. And finally there's it's ability to tap down permanents. I do like that it triggers on entering the battlefield and on attacking, and lasts an extra turn, because it can be used to eliminate blockers who might challenge the Frost Titan's ability to hit the opponent for six. But then. Sphinx of Jwar Isle, or any Sphinx for that matter, has flying and thus is less worried about blocking. Sure, the tapdown can be used on any permanent, which could in theory be used to deny your opponent mana, but really, the sad truth is that at six mana, blue has better options for a big angry creature to swing with. If it just had actual shroud, or flying, or some other evasion ability instead of that weird built-in Rune Snag ability, it might be a contender.

Constructed- 2.25
Casual- 3
Limited- 3.5
Multiplayer- 3.15 


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Frost Titan
 
Note how good Frost Titan at attacking past Wall of Omens and Wall of Frost and hitting planeswalkers - which is only becoming more relevant, not less. I think the blue decks will pick up Sphinx of Jwar Isle if they want to finish games quickly, but this creature is a solid choice because of his immediate impact on the table (and it's just plain cool to call on Ymir's icy breath).
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Frost Titan which is part of a new cycle in
2011 giving each color a six mana 6/6 Giant with an ability that triggers as it comes into play and as it attacks in addition to one other ability from the respective color.  For Blue this manifested as the classic pay more or the effect is countered, but as it is not played at instant speed most of the advantage of that is lost.  Paying an additional two for a Doom Blade is still quite cost effective and can be prepared for, so while an inconvenience it is hardly a threat by the later stages of the game when compared to what the other Titans offer. 

The second effect however is a bit better as it can lock down an opposing creature unless the Titan is removed or prevented from attacking.  A 6/6 attacking Blinding Mage without the mana cost is quite nice, but the cost to play and vulnerability will keep it from being a force in any constructed formats.
 
For Limited this is a solid first pick despite a few flaws and the overall weakness compared to stronger bombs like Baneslayer Angel or even the other Titans.  It is difficult, but nowhere near impossible for your opponents to handle and when supported with other decent threats makes for a powerful anchor in a Blue deck.  Two Blue out of six in the mana cost is not a major drawback and even a deck with a splash of a third color should reliably be able to play this in the sixth to ninth turns.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.0


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