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Icy Blast from 'Khans of Tarkir'

Icy blast from "Khans of Tarkir"
Icy blast from "Khans of Tarkir"
Photo courtesy of Wizards of the Coast, used with permission.

Revealed today Sept. 5, 2014 in a tweet by Wizards of the Coast, Icy Blast is one of the newest Magic: The Gathering cards from the game's upcoming expert expansion set Khans of Tarkir. This rare blue instant can save your life and help you put an end your opponent's.

Icy Blast - XU
Instant (Rare)
Tap X creatures.
Ferocious - if you control a creature with power of 4 or greater, those creatures don't untap during their controllers' next untap steps.
"Do not think the sand or the sun will hold back the breath of winter."

Icy blast can potentially allow you to prevent your adversary from attacking two turns in a row while at the same time allowing you to attack two turns in a row without any blockers to stand in your way.

We've no doubt Icy Blast will be a bomb in limited. The card is just brutal, under the right circumstances. Despite it being situational, Icy Blast is still a powerful card even if the ferocious ability doesn't trigger.

One card in particular that Icy Blast pairs well with is Battlefield Thaumaturge. But is it good enough to appear in competitive constructed decks? We'll see soon.

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