Boreal Griffin Coldsnap Darien, King of Kjeldor

Cover of Winter Cover of Winter English

Snow Enchantment, 2W (3)

Cumulative upkeep {S} (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it. {S} can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)

If a creature would deal combat damage to you and/or one or more creatures you control, prevent X of that damage, where X is the number of age counters on Cover of Winter.

{S}: Put an age counter on Cover of Winter.

Illus. Wayne Reynolds

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 7/15/2006: Cover of Winter's replacement effect prevents combat damage creatures would deal to you and to attacking or blocking creatures you control.
  • 7/15/2006: If multiple creatures would deal combat damage to you and your creatures at the same time, this prevents X of the damage that would be dealt by each of them. This prevention is applied creature by creature. For example, if Cover of Winter has two age counters and you're being attacked by an unblocked 1/1 and an unblocked 4/4, this will prevent 2 of the combat damage that would be dealt by each one. All damage from the 1/1 is prevented and 2 damage from the 4/4 is prevented, meaning you're dealt 2 damage.
  • 7/15/2006: If a creature has double strike, Cover of Winter prevents X of the combat damage it would deal during each combat damage step.
  • 7/15/2006: If a creature's combat damage is assigned to multiple recipients (for example, if it has trample and is blocked by two creatures, and damage is assigned to each of those creatures and to you), you decide how to divide the prevention effect. You may prevent damage that would be dealt to the first creature, the second creature, and/or you, as long as the total amount of that creature's damage that would be prevented is X.
#3 (Wayne Reynolds)

English Coldsnap (Rare)

German Winterliche Bedeckung
French Couverture hivernale
Italian Favore dell'Inverno
Spanish Amparo del invierno
Portuguese Cobertura de Inverno
Japanese 冬の覆い
Simplified Chinese 寒冬掩护
Russian Зимний покров

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