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With Frostback Bears filling out the ranks, what other units could Rin possibly need? The answer is that Rin doesn't NEED another unit, but he wants to show his absolute dominance on the battlefield, and for that no mere bear will do. Feel the ground shiver and fear for your life, for icy death has come!

Summon Ice GolemIce Golem

At 2 Natural Class and 1 Basic this unit isn't cheap. You see you need to pay for the dominant presence the Ice Golem brings to Ashes. At 3 attack value, this icy monster brings an immediate threat to the battlefield. Its life value of 2 does make it a bit brittle, just like newly formed ice. That is until you attach an alteration to it. Just one alteration and this unit's life value soars to 4 because of its Skin Morph 2 ability. And that's not even counting any life value boost the Ice Golem would gain from the alteration.

Just like ice, if given a chance to build, it can be near impossible to get through the dense chunk of icy mass, and in The Frostdale Giants you can buff the golem the very turn you put into play with Rin's ability, Ice Buff. Nothing in Ashes can compare to a 3 attack value, 5 life unit for a mere 3 magic! And that's not even considering what monstrous levels this towering titan can achieve with the other alterations found in Rin's deck! With Crystal Shield the Ice Golem becomes a 3 attack, 6 life unit with unit guard. Or with Frozen Crown it's a 6 attack 4 life fear machine your opponent can't avoid dealing with!

And the icing on the cake is that if you focus this spell twice, each time you activate it, you heal every Ice Golem on your battlefield, making them even harder to finish off. In short, if your spellboard  includes Summon Ice Golem, your opponents are in for a painful experience!

Only 2 icy treats from Rin remain, and both have great utility. Next week we'll peek at Rin's cutest card, but until then have fun imagining the doom your opponents will face when you can finally include the Summon Ice Golem spell in your deck! April can't come soon enough!

Thanks for reading!
Bob

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Rin/Brennen Previews:
Brennen: Blackcloud Ninja, Crimson Bomber and Poison, Chant of Protection and Chant of the Dead, Fire Archer, Blood Chains and Regress
Rin: Rin's Fury, Frost Fang and Frostback Bear, Crystal Shield and Frozen Crown, Deep Freeze and Ice Trap


Comments


jgibbo90 commented:

I guessed on an older post this unit would be linked to the Ice Buffs- not in this way though which I much prefer. Can you imagine this thing with.... Root Armour... :P !?!

Posted on 2016-03-17.

tristak commented:

Possibly my favorite unit from playtesting. This thing is a beast guys.

Posted on 2016-03-17.

jgibbo90 commented:

I guessed on an older post this unit would be linked to the Ice Buffs- not in this way though which I much prefer. Can you imagine this thing with Massive Growth!?!

Posted on 2016-03-17.

thenightsshadow commented:

Unfortunately, Massive Growth only can be attached to Units with 2 Attack or less. Ice Golems have 3.

Posted on 2016-03-17.

jgibbo90 commented:

@thenightsshadow - Damn you're right. I think that would have been too OP anyway.

Posted on 2016-03-17.

thenightsshadow commented:

Too OP, huh? Oh, if you ever knew...

Posted on 2016-03-17.

MightyToenail commented:

Imagine Undying Heart on one of these.

Posted on 2016-03-17.

glenn3e commented:

The Mighty Ice Golem rises up.... only to fall for an Ice Trap and die instantly. Rin packs his own unit counters for others to use.

Posted on 2016-03-17.

MightyToenail commented:

I just noticed, Rin only has two ready spells. That means that the next two should be ready spells as well.

Posted on 2016-03-17.

Agnate commented:

How many copies of Ice Golem are there? I think that's an important point that seems missing from the article (unless I'm just blind).

Edit: Ahh, my bad, I see it tells you how many there are in the bottom-left corner of the card details box.

Posted on 2016-03-17.

Vidyaraja commented:

The next cards to be previewed are Freezing Blast (Action Spell) and Frost Bite (Ready Spell)
Yup, it seems Rin's deck doesn't fill his spellboard slots...

Posted on 2016-03-17.

MightyToenail commented:

So Frost bite fills up two slots! Like Magnum Opus in Netrunner.

Posted on 2016-03-17.

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