Snow creatures are among the most unique MTG creature types in the game. Read on below and discover why these 13 are the best of the best!
The first snow creature on our list is none other than the Rare snow creature Dragon, Rimescale Dragon.
The Dragon comes into play with Flying, an attack of 5, and a defense of 5, making it a rather formidable creature to have on your side.
Rimescale Dragon doesn’t require snow mana to cast, but it does take snow land to activate its ability.
Pay two colorless mana and a snow permanent to tap a target creature and place 1 ice counter on it.
Further, as long as he’s on the battlefield, any creature with ice counters on them don’t get to untap during their owner’s untap steps.
Second up on our list is the Uncommon snow creature Skeleton, Rimebound Dead.
A seemingly harmless 1/1 at first glance, the card is far from a peon. It has the ability to regenerate itself by paying one mana from a snow permanent.
Coupled with the fact that it’s so affordable, and basically can’t die, it’s definitely worthy of being the newest addition to your snow deck.
A serious fan favorite for green and blue players is the Rare snow creature Snake Ice-Fang Coatl.
The card comes onto the battlefield with Flash, Flying, and allows you to draw a card.
This snake doesn’t require snow permanents to cast, though as long as you do control three or more snow permanents, the card has the Deathtouch ability.
The only downside to this card is that it could use a few buffs, auras, or enchantments, as it is a mere 1/1.
Color: Green and Blue
The Rare blue snow creature Bird, Rimefeather Owl, is a Rare flying target creature that has a serious impact on other snow permanents in the game.
This bird hits the battlefield with an attack and blocking power equal to the number of current snow permanents on the board(that all players control).
Each time you pay 1 colorless mana, you may place ice counters on target permanents, turning them into snow permanents.
The main drawback to this card is that it has a semi-high casting cost. However, it is one of the very best cards for turning basic lands into snow lands.
Abominable Treefolk is an Uncommon green and blue snow creature belonging to the Treefolk tribe.
When Abominable Treefolk enters the battlefield the opponent knows they are on thin ice, because you tap target creature an opponent owns when he comes into play. Said creature doesn’t untap during its owner’s next step for untapping.
Even more impressive, this big bad creature deals combat damage equal to the number of snow lands you own.
Oh yeah, he also has Trample, so if the opponent blocks his attack, they must continue to block with all available creatures until his damage has been fully dealt with.
Color: Green and Blue
The only Angel snow creature to grace our list is the Rare white Adarkar Valkyrie. She is one of the only creatures on our list that doesn’t require any snow land to cast or to activate abilities.
Adarkar Valkyrie has Flying, Vigilance, and a groovy ability.
Tap this card and return a target creature card to the battlefield under your control(even if it isn’t a creature you own).
Unless the enemy has a sorcery spell like “target creature loses flying”, this white Flyer is capable of aerial attacks without even tapping.
Jorn, God of Winter/Kaldring, the Rimestaff
One of the most unique cards on our list, is both a snow creature and a snow permanent: Jorn, God of Winter(a legendary snow creature), and Kaldring, the Rimestaff(a legendary snow artifact).
Whenever he enters the battlefield and you attack with Jorn, you get to untap all the snow land you control.
Further, if you choose to play the second half of the card instead, you may return a target snow land from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped.
Color: Green, Blue, and Black
The Omenreader is an Uncommon Centaur warrior and is classified as a green snow creature Shaman.
This snow creature is one of the very few that doesn’t require any mana from a snow land for casting or activating abilities.
That said, as long as the card is tapped, other creatures you cast cost 2 mana less to play.
As a 3/3, the Centaur is decent for attacking creatures or blocking them. Throw a few buffs on these and they’re real monsters.
Type: Centaur Shaman
One of the most unique cards on the list is Diamond Faerie, a rare green, white, and blue snow creature Faerie with flying.
Pay with one colorless mana and one mana from a snow land to activate Diam Faerie’s ability: snow creatures you own receive +1/+1 until the end of the turn.
This Flyer enters the battlefield with a 3/3 attack and blocking power, making it a standard card for both receiving and dealing basic combat damage.
Color: Green, White, and Blue
The second snake on our list is a green snow creature of Rare status, Ohran Frostfang. This snake doesn’t require mana from a snow land as he enters the battlefield or to activate additional abilities.
What it does do is grant all your attacking creatures under your control Deathtouch for the turn. For only five mana, with zero mana from a snow land, the card is a real bargain.
Plus, whenever a creature under your control successfully deals combat damage to another player, you get to draw a card.
If you have green cards in your deck, you don’t wanna leave this one out!
Narfi, Betrayer King
Narfi, Betrayer King is the second and last legendary snow creature on our list, he is a black and blue Zombie Wizard of Uncommon status.
When the Betrayer King enters the battlefield and remains on the field, other snow and Zombie type creatures you control receive +1/+1 counters(not ice counters).
Tap three mana from a snow source and you may return Narfi the Betrayer King from your graveyard back onto the battlefield tapped.
All in all, for the cost, attacking, and blocking ability, as well as its passive and activated abilities, it’s one of the best.
Type: Zombie Wizard
Color: Blue and Black
The only Elemental snow creature to secure a spot on our list is the Uncommon white snow creature, Squall Drifter.
This snow creature has Flying and a power and toughness of 1/1.
Pay one mana from a snow land that’s white, or regular plains, and tap it to gain the ability to tap target creature.
Sweet and simple, but powerful at the right time, Squall Drifter is a must-have snow card for white snow decks.
Karplusan Wolverine is the last snow creature on our list, an uncommon red Beast with an extremely low casting cost.
It requires zero basic snow lands, or any snow source for that matter, to cast.
Whenever the card is blocked, you may deal a point of damage to a target player or creature an opponent controls.
Because of its incredibly low casting cost, and repeatable ability that you don’t have to spend any mana for, it is one of the best.
FAQs About Snow Creatures MTG
Does Changeling include snow?
No, Changling doesn’t include snow. Why not? Simple: Changeling is not a snow supertype, and it does not grant supertypes. Rather, Changeling grants sub-types.
Does Replicating Ring make snow mana?
Yes, Replicating Ring can indeed make snow mana. In fact, it can create mana of any color. Because it is an Artifact snow card, the mana all count as snow mana.
What are snow creatures MTG?
Creatures that have the word “Snow” printed on the card count as snow cards in addition to any other types listed on the card. That said, snow cards do not necessarily have now in their mana cost. Many of these creatures were first released with the Ice Age expansion.
Does Coldsteel Heart make snow mana?
Coldsteel Heart is one of the best snow cards for creating mana of any color. All mana created by the card counts as a snow source. Tap target artifact, add extra mana, and it’s automatically snow in addition to its other colors; that’s all there is to it.
How does snow work in Kaldheim?
Kaldheim snow cards work in the same manner as any other set of Magic the Gathering cards. From basic lands like mountain plains and forest plains to nonbasic lands like arctic treeline and alpine meadow, there are numerous ways to produce an extra snow source or an ice counter with Kaldheim cards.
How does Jorn God of Winter work?
Jorn, God of Winter is a sure-fire way to splatter the opponent’s blood on the snow. He is perhaps the best snow source aids there is. Whenever he attacks, you untap all snow source mana cards you own.
Do you need snow lands for snow creatures?
There is no hard and fast rule as to whether or not a snow source of mana is required to play a snow creature from its owner’s hand, some need it, others don’t. For example, Karplusan Wolverine requires one basic mountain card to cast, while others indeed need snow or an ice counter to cast.
Can you tap snow creatures for snow mana?
Some creatures with the snow type may be tapped for snow mana. In other cases, when a snow permanent enters the battlefield, snow type mana is created. Snow artifacts, enchantments, and auras, for example, are quite often tapped for snow-type mana.
What are snow-covered lands for?
Snow-covered lands were some of the very first snow-type lands ever created by Wizards of the Coast for Magic the Gathering card collections. Regardless of the mana cost of a spell, these lands count the same as a regular land and mana source. Many snow-covered lands were released with the Ice Age set.
There are so many great snow-type creatures to choose from, not all of which fit into our list. Hopefully, our top picks and FAQs about these snow-type creatures help you choose the best ones for your next decks.
Some honorable mentions to consider include Boreal Centaur, Stalking Yeti, Berg Strider, and Blizzard Strix.
In addition, you should also consider adding a snow artifact, and/or enchantments and auras that aid snow-type cards, such as Scrying Sheets, Faceless Haven, or Haunted Edge to your next snow deck.