Awoken Horror


Thing in the Ice  Flip


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Shadows over Innistrad Rare

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Awoken Horror

Creature — Kraken

When this creature transforms into Awoken Horror, return all non-Horror creatures to their owner' hands.

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Awoken Horror Discussion

sonnet666 on What happens when a stolen ...

2 weeks ago

It basically works like you said it, except that Player 2 casts Shock as part of the resolution of Kari Zev's Expertise.

Step by step it goes like this:

  1. Player 2 casts Kari Zev's Expertise targeting Player 1's Thing in the Ice  Flip.
  2. Player 1 has no response.
  3. Kari Zev's Expertise begins to resolve.
  4. Kari Zev's Expertise's first effect takes place, giving Player 2 control of Player 1's Thing in the Ice  Flip until end of turn.
  5. Kari Zev's Expertise's second effect takes place, letting Player 2 cast Shock without paying it's mana cost.
  6. Because Thing in the Ice  Flip is now controlled by player 2, Thing in the Ice  Flip's third ability triggers due to the casting of Shock, but waits until a player would receive priority to be placed on the stack.
  7. Kari Zev's Expertise finishes resolving and is removed from the stack.
  8. The game goes to give Player 2 priority and sees that Thing in the Ice  Flip's trigger is waiting to be placed on the stack, it goes on the stack.
  9. Neither player responds.
  10. Thing in the Ice  Flip's trigger resolves, transforming it into Awoken Horror  Flip.
  11. Awoken Horror  Flip's trigger goes on the stack.
  12. Neither player responds.
  13. Awoken Horror  Flip's trigger resolves, bouncing all non-Horror creatures.
  14. Shock resolves.
  15. If neither player has anything else to play, the game moves to combat and Awoken Horror  Flip can attack since it has haste for the turn.

Panzerforge on What happens when a stolen ...

2 weeks ago


Player 1 has Thing in the Ice  Flip, chilling out with 1 ice counter.


Player 2 drops Kari Zev's Expertise, targeting Thing in the Ice  Flip, and follows up by playing Shock without paying its mana cost, targeting Player 1.

What happens now?

I think it's:
Player 2 steals Thing in the Ice  Flip, which then flips into Awoken Horror  Flip, (because of Shock) Player 2 is now the proud controller of a haste enabled Awoken Horror  Flip that is theirs until the end of turn, when it goes back to Player 1's control.

That is not, however, how everyone sees it.


JararoNatsu on "That one guy who actually plays blue."

2 weeks ago

Into the Roil may be a better option than Boomerang. You don't have to worry about the mana cost, but it gives the optional Kicker for card draw. Boomerang also wouldn't take the effect of Baral, Chief of Compliance, whereas Into the Roil will.

Talrand, Sky Summoner is good in a deck like this.

Maybe 2x Reliquary Tower, especially if you drop Awoken Horror  Flip.

mrmango on Mono Blue Control... Fast Enough for standard?

1 month ago

Hmm very interesting. But how does Identify Thief immediately turn into Awoken Horror  Flip? Mtg rules specifically state that the last ice counter has to be removed by an instant or sorcery.

gabrjaws on UR Self-Mill

1 month ago

This deck looks pretty fun to play, I have a Standard deck with a similar goal, however, it has more cards that use Madness and Zombies, It's Grixis. Yet, I think there are enough similarities for you to get a couple ideas from my deck. Brain in a Jar could be pretty fun, as well as Thermo-Alchemist and Thing in the Ice  Flip/Awoken Horror  Flip. Oh, and Brain in a Jar has so much flavor alongside Rise from the Tides.

hyperlocke on How does this play pan ...

2 months ago


Playing the second spell triggers the abilities of both creatures at the same time. As you control both abilities, you get to chose the order they are put onto the stack.


  • Thing resolves first (you put its ability on top). A counter is removed. If it was the last counter, Thing will transform.
  • Now Awoken Horror  Flip's triggered ability is put on top of the stack.
  • When it resolves, all non-Horror creatures are returned to their owner's hands.
  • Jori En's ability resolves and you draw a card.
  • Finally, your original spell resolves.


If you put Jori En's ability on top, the same stuff will happen, just in different order. First you draw a card, then you remove a counter from Thing, maybe it transforms and returns all non-Horrors to hand, then your spell resolves.

Note that an ability on the stack exists independently from its source. So you will get to draw a card, even if you don't control Jori En anymore.


Madness is a keyword for two linked abilities.

The first one is a static ability that replaces you discarding the card with exiling it. The second is a triggered ability that triggers when you did so. When this ability resolves, you get to chose whether to cast that card without paying its cost or just put it into your graveyard from exile.

  • You cast Lightning Axe, discarding Fiery Temper as part of the cost. Axe is put onto the stack. Madness replaced the discard with exiling Temper.
  • The second part of the Madness ability triggers and is put onto the stack.
  • When it resolves, you may cast Temper without paying its cost (It is put onto the stack). If you don't, it is put into your graveyard from exile.
  • Temper resolves (if you cast it).
  • Axe resolves.

Rasanck on Baral in the Ice

2 months ago

Blume17 Athraithe Geo67 Camel-Senpai the following non-counterspell cards mess with the Saheeli combo: Authority of the Consuls Stasis Snare and Repel the Abominable and Thing in the Ice  Flip flipping into Awoken Horror.

Disallow is a counter spell, but it also can counter triggered or Activated abilities. With this you can either counter an enter the battlefield effect from Felidar Guardian or Saheeli's activated -2 effect. To not immediately lose, you should counter Saheeli's -2 effect or Felidar Guardian still gets it done.

Spoonybard on

3 months ago

CthulhusNo1FavCultist and Thylian1 - thanks for the suggestions and comments. I see your points about the Sphinx of the Final Word. Yes it is a 5/5 versus a 7/8 Awoken Horror  Flip, but it is not always a guarantee I can flip Thing in the Ice  Flip. Also, the Sphinx of the Final Word is a flyer, has hexproof and my spells/abilities can't be countered.

With a deck like this I either end up controlling the board early long enough to drop the Torrential Gearhulk's and/or Sphinx of the Final Word, or I'm done by turns 5-7. It really is feast or famine with a deck like this. I put 4x Thing in the Ice  Flip in the sideboard and if I lose game one to an aggro deck, all 4x copies come into the mainboard.

I'll keep testing and if the Sphinx of the Final Word starts to not work out, I will sideboard it.

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