Boreal Outrider
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Boreal Outrider
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Snow Creature — Elf Warrior
Card Text:
Whenever you cast a creature spell, if Snow of any of that spell's colors was spent to cast it, that creature enters the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it. <i>(Snow is mana from a snow source.)</i>
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2/5/2021 Unlike effects that care only whether or not you spent snow mana to cast a spell, Boreal Outrider cares about the color of that snow mana. It doesn't matter which part of the total cost to cast the creature spell the snow mana was spent on, only that the spent snow mana matches one of the creature spell's colors. For example, if a red creature spell has an additional cost to cast it and you spend red mana from a snow source to pay that cost, Boreal Outrider's ability will trigger.
2/5/2021 A creature affected by Boreal Outrider's triggered ability will enter with only one additional +1/+1 counter on it, even if you spent more than one snow mana of the appropriate color(s) to cast it.
2/5/2021 If you control multiple Boreal Outriders, each of their triggered abilities will trigger separately. A creature could enter the battlefield with multiple +1/+1 counters on it this way, even if you spent only a single snow mana of the appropriate color(s) to cast the creature spell.
2/5/2021 Snow is a supertype, not a card type. It has no rules meaning or function by itself, but spells and abilities may refer to it.
2/5/2021 The Snow symbol is a generic mana symbol. It represents a cost that can be paid by one mana that was produced by a snow source. That mana can be any color or colorless.
2/5/2021 Snow isn't a type of mana. If an effect says you may spend mana as though it were any type, you can't pay for Snow using mana that wasn't produced by a snow source.
2/5/2021 Some cards have additional effects for each Snow spent to cast them. You can cast these spells even if you don't spend any snow mana to cast them; their additional effects simply won't do anything.
2/5/2021 The Kaldheim set doesn't have any cards with mana costs that include Snow, but some previous sets do. If an effect says such a spell costs 1 less to cast, that reduction doesn't apply to any Snow costs. This is also true for activated abilities that include Snow in their activation costs and effects that reduce those costs.
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