Thing in the Ice


Awoken Horror  Flip


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

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad Rare

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Thing in the Ice

Creature — Horror


Thing in the Ice enters the battlefield with four ice counters on it.

Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, remove an ice counter from Thing in the Ice. Then if it has no ice counters on it, transform it.

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Thing in the Ice Discussion

zenbeni on Delver in the Ice

5 hours ago

No Manamorphose as cantrip / manafix / trigger for Thing in the Ice  Flip? Maybe it is too expensive for your budget build. Cryptic Serpent is also available now or Curator of Mysteries as cycling is useful, maybe a fair replacement for Hooting Mandrills as you need cards in your graveyard? Not sure if better but 5 delve cards seem a lot to me.Ravenous Trap is usually better than Relic of Progenitus in the side.Other creatures as one-trick can be tried as Erayo, Soratami Ascendant and Hope of Ghirapur.

Anyway nice deck!

TwoIdiots on Baby's First Multiplayer Cube (cards to include?)

6 hours ago

CHANGELOG 29.05.17

Major overhaul to account for finalized archetypes.














Note: With Welder and Daretti in the picture, I think its worth reconsidering whether we want Spine of Ish Sah. Its just pure value at that point (still slow to reduce opponents board presence, but you get your artifacts directly to the battlefield)



A few thoughts:

If we want to include Eldrazi Displacer, then I think we have to keep the painlands, and should probably include some other colorless utility lands as well. I would be okay to lose some of the tap for any color lands as well as the artefact lands for this purpose. Its also possible that the Displacer is also just too good, in which case we can add the trilands over the painlands to give Simic Domain a bit more oomph.

Speaking of: Im not familiar with the enablers for Domain, so Im gonna be relying on you a bit to help flesh out the archetype. I look forward to your suggestions!

Anyways, let me know what you think about cuts/additions and I will make the changes. After that, we should probably just switch to cubetutor to get a better idea of where we are with each archetype.


Spazik008 on Draw to the Death

1 day ago

BobbaFedUp mentioned some good cards to grow into as your budget for the deck grows. Snapcaster Mage, Thing in the Ice  Flip, Cryptic Command and Jace, the Mind Sculptor would all be great in this build, but they're difficult to acquire due to to their price and/or rarity.

ibajiah on Throwin' Thermite

2 days ago

+2 Bedlam Reveler for -2 Enigma Drake gives more synergy with your deck given how many instants and sorceries you have. A fake 8 cost quickly becomes very cheap and gives you card draw with prowess, and stays on the board when Thing in the Ice  Flip flips. I'd also suggest Soul-Scar Mage to deal with those pesky indestructible gods, but I' not sure where it would fit.

Epochalyptik on Suspended cards, casted?

3 days ago

Something should be clarified: suspend's triggered ability (the one that triggers while the card is in exile) triggers during the upkeep step. When turn 2 begins, Rift Bolt's suspend ability will trigger before you can draw a card for the turn, play a land, or play a creature (unless it has flash). You choose whether to cast the suspended card when it's suspend ability is resolving and the last time counter has been removed.

You won't be able to cast Thing in the Ice  Flip until one of your main phases, at which point you will have already cast Rift Bolt. Thing in the Ice  Flip's ability won't trigger retroactively; you won't remove an ice counter in this scenario.

GregGreg on Suspended cards, casted?

3 days ago

If i pay the suspend cost of Rift Bolt during turn 1, can i play Thing in the Ice  Flip on turn 2 and remove an ice counter from it because of Rift Bolt? Is a suspended card casted when the last counter is removed?

Lex23 on Enigma in the ice!

3 days ago

Brandamn Baral?! But if i manage to cast him early in the game it would make my life a lot easier, especially if i have a Thing in the Ice  Flip in play, but you're correct though that 3 toughness is a problem. I really like that card but i think i'll do some playtest to see how the deck works without him, thanks for the suggestion!It happened sometimes that i had very few land, but with all the draw cards i feel pretty comfortable running 22

FakeHair on AKH - Grixis Control

3 days ago

I'm having trouble playing this against a Gruul value deck. Creatures like Lathnu Hellion, Rhonas the Indomitable, and Bristling Hydra are constantly hitting me in the face for 4-9 damage per turn. If they have any removal for Thing in the Ice  Flip, I'm stuck either dedicating mana to protecting it, or if it gets removed, hoping my opponent's deck will run out of steam and allow me to stabilize (which doesn't seem to ever happen). Any suggestions for what to sideboard against this matchup?

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