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I've owned this since the Tempest days but it sat in a box for a long time before I finally put it into a deck. First time I play it, I move three creatures including a Clone (which had been a copy of my brother's less threatening than usual Hero of Bladehold.) This was in response to Day of Judgment. He moved the Hero onto Mimic Vat. Later, when he created a Hero token with the Vat, I sacked Cold Storage to bring out the three creatures, and the Clone became none other than Hero of Bladehold. Then I bounced both the token and the Vat with Quicksilver Geyser and his Hero remained stuck in exile. I ended up at 1 life and he was at 30-something, and I took him down.
tl;dr version: I won a game of Magic and Cold Storage played a pivotal role in my victory. Yay.

I'm not sure if he'd have cast DoJ if he understood exactly what this thin... (see all)
Posted By: jfre81 (11/19/2011 12:16:59 AM)
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I liked the old wording for Cold Storage. It... it didn't really tell you what it did.
Posted By: Kirbster (10/14/2010 8:22:12 PM)
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Halimar Excavator
Posted By: Boakes2047 (6/6/2011 10:17:18 PM)
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Not quite as powerful as you may first think. Sure, it lets you save some creatures from effects like Wrath of God. It lets you get second uses out of "when this creature enters play"/"leaves play" effects...it even lets you do things like save a buncha evoke creatures. It has its uses. But overall I'm not impressed with this card, mostly because its a 1-time use only.
Posted By: kitsunewarlock (6/1/2009 9:34:10 PM)
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decent card, i would mainly expect it to be used for the "comes into play"/"leaves play" effects, but if thats what ur going for... i definitely would recommend Synod Sanctum over this one.
Posted By: Achumbokum (11/15/2010 5:30:31 PM)
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@Angel_Starmaster - why would you exile creatures you've taken over permanently? Yes, they can't take it back, but they could take your stuff as well - like your Memnarch.
Posted By: djflo (3/9/2011 9:49:09 PM)
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Shouldn't it have said "put a creature you control IN cold storage"?
lol
Posted By: Mata-nui3 (4/28/2011 6:11:14 AM)
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This map is like Chill Out.
Posted By: ZaisConsultant (9/10/2012 11:54:54 AM)
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I disagree. This card is effective when used to exile your opponent's creatures. Use cards like binding grasp, or Seasingers to steal control of the creature, then throw it on cold storage.
I find it's particularly effective when used with Memnarch (if you can get him out). And if you REALLY wanna tick off your opponent. Throw a Porticullis in there for good measure.
Consider also, if you turn your opponents Lands into creatures, or into artifacts they can be stolen in this manner and also put on Cold storage.
The only way your opponent can get his creatures back is to take control of Cold Storage himself, then sacrifice it. (Thus a Porticullis slows that process down greatly.)

I have a denial deck built on this system and it's quite effective actually.

IMO Cold Storage is very useful. I'd like to see it return in future expansions.
Posted By: Angel_Starmaster (2/12/2010 12:31:20 PM)
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"Fish, and plankton, and sea greens, and protein from the sea... It's all here. Fresh as harvest's day!"
I hope that wasn't too obscure...
Posted By: Ferlord (8/20/2013 5:55:03 PM)
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