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Ojutai, Soul of Winter
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Ojutai, Soul of Winter
- Fate Reforged

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2015

Constructed: 3.33
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 4.17
Multiplayer: 3.88

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Ojutai, Soul of Winter
 
This guy didn't really look like what I would have guessed someone with the name "Ojutai" would. Then again, I'm not a dragon, so what do I know? When you consider what sorts of decks commonly play dragons in constructed, and which colors are in Ojutai's mana cost, he may be the best positioned of all his Fate Reforged brethren for that setting. Five power ends games much faster than either Jace or Elspeth, and his Frost Titan-esque ability is absolutely brutal on anybody who's trying to mount a comeback. And as with Dromoka and Silumgar, the hint of more dragons to come in his colors is tantalizing for about a dozen reasons.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Ojutai, Soul of Winter which is a seven mana
5/6 with Flying, Vigilance, and whenever a dragon you control attacks tap target non-land permanent of an opponent's and it doesn't untap in their next untap step.  This is a high cost, but powerful card if supported with other dragons that can lock down an opposing field. 
However, outside of changelings there are very few dragons in Blue or White with few of them being playable and none below four mana.  It is a decent creature by itself, but overall it is unlikely to see much play outside of Commander with the drawbacks minimizing the situational advantages.
 
In Limited this is a 5/6 with evasion and Vigilance that can just dominate a game offensively and defensively once it enters play. Then adding in frost to lock down opposing threats or potential blockers and you have one of the strongest cards in the format even with the slightly higher mana cost and Blue/White color requirement.  An easy first pick in Booster and very much worth forcing into Sealed if either White or Blue can support a deck with the other splashed.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 3.5

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Ojutai, Soul of Winter
 
Ojutai is probably my least favorite of the five multicolored dragons in Fate Reforged. At seven mana, it's very expensive, and blue and white are not good at accelerating mana. Plus, there are so many good strategies in Jeskai colors right now, I just don't see many reasons for playing something that costs seven man.
 
Don't get me wrong, if you do get Ojutai out, it's going to be a big problem that your opponent must deal with in a hurry, because tapping down something every time it attacks is going to make it very hard to block effectively. Vigilance is also really big, as you can be behind in the game, yet still attack and not leave yourself open. 
 
If I see this in limited, you'd better believe I'm going to pick it, though it's not a definite first pick.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0

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