Icefall Regent


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Rare

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Icefall Regent

Creature — Dragon


When Icefall Regent enters the battlefield, tap target creature an opponent controls. That creature doesn't untap during its controller's untap step for as long as you control Icefall Regent.

Spells your opponents cast that target Icefall Regent cost more to cast.

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Icefall Regent Discussion

toastySmorc on Draconic Expropriation (Budget Competitive)

8 months ago


Browbeat is certainly an interesting cantrip option, but it is unreliable because it depends on the other player. Blightning is awkward in this deck because of its mana cost, and tbh I think I'd rather stick to Bolt.

Thunderbreak Regent is shifting the deck in a more midrange direction. Although it is proactive it isnt really what I want to do as a control deck, as it doesn't contribute to the lockdown effect that Icefall Regent provides.

But thanks so much for taking the time out of your day to make these recommendations. I appreciate it and would be glad to hear from you more often :)!

HotJazz on That's a Nice Creature You Have There...

8 months ago


All fantastic ideas, for sure, since I do run Guardian of Tazeem, Icefall Regent, and Vizier of Many Faces (even though I keep forgetting to update...)

I would put in Roil Elemental and Rhystic Study for sure if I had them, because...well, Rhystic Study is silly.

I had thoughts about Hypnotic Siren, however it would only work once, as I don't think I can clone it for its Bestow cost, therefore it would only be a one time usage.

Pal00ka on That's a Nice Creature You Have There...

8 months ago

I have a Keiga deck too, here's a few of my thoughts from my build.

Guardian of Tazeem & Icefall Regent because they can be political or slow the board down for a turn.

Roil Elemental & Hypnotic Siren: more stealing options in case Keiga cannot stick.

Vizier of Many Faces & Body Double: Vizier gets you 2 clone activations and BD can get a threat from the yard or target a previously used clone to target Keiga and thus steal again.

Fact or Fiction & Rhystic Study: are 2 draw outlets I always jam in my blue decks.

Kjartan on Can't we all just be friends here?

8 months ago

If you want to play things like walkers and big spells in the Esper Colors, you should probably go for a control shell.

The cards you should be looking into obtaining if that's the case (That aren't overly expensive moneywise), are:

Serum Visions and Opt are the best consistancy spells. They Allow yoy to filter your draws as the game progresses.

Path to Exile is the best Removal spell in your colors, followed closely by Fatal Push. If you don't find them too expensive, play them (5-8 in a combination of the twon is my recomendation.) Besides those, Go for the Throat is good, but don't play more than 2. Blessed Alliance is a very flexible removal option. Condemn is also playable. It's really good against Death's Shadow, but otherwise mostly just a replacement for Path to Exile if you can't get enough of those.

As for counterspells. You've got a lot of decent options. 1-3 Mana Leak, 1-2 Negate (or Countersquall if you feel your manabase is consistant enough). 0-2 Remand and 0-1 Spell Snare. Other than those there is Deprive, which I don't particularly like, and Logic Knot which really takes Fetch-lands (like Flooded Strand and Polluted Delta) to be worthwhile.

Lingering Souls is a super consistant both as a block outlet, and a damage rack. I would run between 2-4 in almost every slow modenr deck that has black and white. But it's potential increases and decreases with how likely you are to get it into your graveyard by your own card effects. ( It gets better in decks with Collective Brutality and Liliana of the Veil). If you do decite to play Lingering Souls, Sorin, Solemn Visitor can be a great planeswalker.

Esper Charm is flexible card advantage. It's great.

As for Mass Removal. I would run a couple Supreme Verdict, but Wrath of God is also an option.

As for what to cut from your current list, I feel like your very worst cards currently consist of:

Gideon, Champion of Justice, Sorin, Grim Nemesis, Tezzeret, Master of Metal, Diabolic Tutor, Quietus Spike, Icefall Regent, Angel of Condemnation, Aegis Angel, Followed Footsteps, Authority of the Consuls, and Dictate of Heliod.

Chiberia on Braids Conjurer Adept ($50 Budget Build)

8 months ago

Rzepkanut I thought Phyrexian Ingester said a creature you control as opposed to a creature in general... Stunt Double and Duplicant would sacrifice the $50 budget for the deck unfortunately, and I have an Icefall Regent instead of a Dungeon Geist because its just better, it does cost one more mana but Braids will just dump him on the field, thanks for the upvote and suggestions!

xyr0s on Azorius Control

9 months ago

Thing in the Ice  Flip is in my opinion the best of all the creatures in your deck. Lategame, you can draw it of a Sphinx's Revelation in opponents turn, and play and flip it in your own turn, making it a kind of sweeper.

The reason I dislike Icefall Regent is because of Lightning Bolt. Currently, that is the third most played card in modern, at least according to

Fetchland - you cannot replace a fetchland with a basicland, as the fetch can find both of your colors. Drawing a Plains when you want the third Island for your Cryptic Command is just bitter. Fetches smoothens this out a lot. If you draw one lategame, you either just leave it alone, or fetch a basic. But (in this deck) you bring them for early game manafixing, since you don't need them for delve, delirium, or something like that. Adding 4 fetches is a lot like having an additional 4 shocklands, except you don't have to draw all of them. And, randomly, they are a key component of playing against lantern control.

Majorpain on Azorius Control

9 months ago

Mandalorian Thank you very much for your feedback, I appreciate you taking the time to give suggestions.

I have added in Gideon Jura as he looks pretty solid when it comes to protecting your life total.

If I was able to get 2x Cryptic Command would you then remove Ojutai's Command?

One thing I don't understand are fetch lands.. Why would you draw a fetch land, play it, then sacrifice it and lose a life when if you'd replaced it with a basic land it would produce the same outcome?

I have however added in 2x Hallowed Fountain and 2x Celestial Colonnade


xyr0s Thank you also for your time to give me some feedback and advice. I originally had the Nyx-Fleece Ram because I had Archangel of Thune but decided against her.

I understand Thing in the Ice  Flip doesn't work well with many creatures, I would hate to take it out however as I love the concept of it.

Do you have any creature suggestions? Would it be bad to play 2x Icefall Regent & 2x Frost Titan over 4x titans?

Even though they don't survive sweepers?

Thanks again

xyr0s on Azorius Control

9 months ago

Mandalorian is right concerning Divination. It's simply not a modern-playable card. You could play Opt instead - it digs just as deep in your deck as divination, but for a lot less mana, and at instant-speed.

Your creatures are interesting, do powerful things, and have some real weaknesses.

Nyx-Fleece Ram... why? To gain life? You have no synergies around life-gain, and it's not a relevant card in all matchups. Off to the sideboard, or out of the deck. Also, Sphinx's Revelation should be enough lifegain for most games.

Thing in the Ice  Flip doesn't work well with other creatures - neither getting it to flip, or when it flips. But it does work well with planeswalkers.

For a control deck, you don't have much removal, and that could be a problem. If you want to play control, you should look for creatures that can survive sweepers, and then you should play sweepers - Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, Supreme Verdict, and so on. There's reason manlands are popular with control decks :)

Grand Arbiter Augustin IV is not really great in modern - he is killed by all the 3 most common 1 cmc removal-spells (Fatal Push, Path to Exile, and Lightning Bolt), contrary to the somewhat-similar Thalia, Guardian of Thraben he doesn't hit the table before a burn deck has emptied its hand anyway, and you have to get quite far into the game, before you can play augustin and keep up mana for a protective counterspell.

Icefall Regent. Just pay the last 1 mana and get a Frost Titan instead. Then you don't need to worry about Lightning Bolts anymore, although it doesn't fly.

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