Iceberg Cancrix

Iceberg Cancrix

Snow Creature — Crab

Whenever another snow permanent enters the battlefield under your control, you may have target player put the top two cards of their library into their graveyard.

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Modern Horizons (MH1) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Iceberg Cancrix Discussion

Pickachu202 on Dimir Mill

20 hours ago

What do you think of recursive mill effects? Maybe some on creatures to help conspire Memory Sluice. Off the top I know: Drowner Initiate and Iceberg Cancrix.

shadow63 on Devouring Darkness

2 months ago

If you want to go mill I'd go with Hedron Crab and Iceberg Cancrix and Archive Trap

dnuoweR on Snow Casual (BGU)

6 months ago

Rubadaz - Absolutely! Honestly, there are a lot of Snow cards that can replace various cards in this list very well. I actually run the Arcum's Astrolabe s in an extremely janky deck based entirely around Iceberg Cancrix and cards that ETB as another creature (like Phantasmal Image ) as an entirely Snow Mill deck.

Honestly, it would be quite possible to replace, say, either the Cancrix or Ice-Fang Coatl s in this deck with Astrolabes and/or Coldsteel Heart s and then completely replace Frost Marsh/Swamp with more Forests and Islands, relying on artifacts for black mana. It'd be very susceptible to artifact removal though. Keeping the lands as-is and swapping in Astrolabes definitely can help.

I know there are multiple avenues to get them in there too; I do generally prefer my decks more creature heavy than they need to (or in many cases, optimally) should be.

Glacial Revelation , Dead of Winter , and Abominable Treefolk were actually some of the biggest reasons I made this deck. Dead of Winter was actually the reason I originally splashed in black mana, because it has tremendous affects against non-Snow decks (while Revelation is pretty self-explanatory).

For a bit I was also looking at cards like Ohran Frostfang , but with the minimal ramp I felt the cost was too high to justify. Particularly since Revelation keeps your cards-in-hand at a good level a lot of the time.

LeonSpires on Kruphix Lands Matter *Primer*

11 months ago

@ chaosumbreon87 If you want to go for the lolz Hedron Crab with Rite of Replication and/or Iceberg Cancrix , Rite of Replication , and changing out all the basics to be snow basics.

Sarkhan420X on Modern Snow Mill?

1 year ago

snow lands alone won't make the Iceberg Cancrix worth the slot, and using any nonland snow permanents will just mean less space for cards that actually mill. so given the current modern card pool, i don't think its possible to build a full mill deck that abuses Iceberg Cancrix .

theres also the problem of mill in modern in general. without some sort of infinite mill combo (which i believe can be done if you still really wanna build a mill deck) you're actually just helping out any graveyard based decks. you're either beefing up a Tarmogoyf , fueling a Snapcaster Mage , dumping dredge cards or an Arclight Phoenix , and now theres Ruination Rioter that i'm sure will see play. these are important things to consider when building mill, but fortunately theres Surgical Extraction and Extirpate and other grave hate you can use