Thing in the Ice

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Awoken Horror

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

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Thing in the Ice

Creature — Horror

Defender

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.

Thing in the Ice Discussion

GeminiSpartanX on DrLitebur

3 days ago

What condition would you say that your Thing in the Ice  Flip's are in? The price is fine with me as long as they're NM, so if you could send/text me some pics I'd really appreciate it!

Email- [email protected]

GeminiSpartanX on Jank and EDH for sale

3 days ago

I'm interested in all 3 of your Thing in the Ice  Flips.

Optimator on Nikki Borgees

1 week ago

"One-card wincons" to consider: Insurrection , Expropriate , Painful Quandary , Rise of the Dark Realms , Revel in Riches , Cut / Ribbons . Perhaps Clone Legion , Rite of Replication , Mogis, God of Slaughter , Hour of Promise , Blatant Thievery , Grave Betrayal , or Mind's Dilation .

The Chain Veil , Inexorable Tide , Contagion Clasp , and Contagion Engine maybe?

One thing to think about is getting Nicol Bolas flipped and maybe joined by the other planeswalkers and casting Obliterate , Jokulhaups , Devastation , or Decree of Annihilation . Almost guaranteed ultimates. Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God would be the best--proxy for now and include in first build?

Possible upgrades:

Boardwipes: Toxic Deluge , Black Sun's Zenith , Hour of Devastation , Decree of Pain , Curse of the Swine , In Garruk's Wake , Deadly Tempest , Evacuation , Nevinyrral's Disk , Last One Standing , Perilous Vault , Oblivion Stone , Kindred Dominance , Necromantic Selection , Subterranean Tremors

Removal: Capsize , Bedevil , Hero's Downfall , Chaos Warp , Kolaghan's Command , Reality Shift , Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , Vraska's Contempt , Rakdos Charm , Price of Fame , In Bolas's Clutches , Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , Fleshbag Marauder , Unstable Obelisk , Vandalblast , By Force , Shatterstorm , Hostage Taker , Yawgmoth's Vile Offering , Settle the Score , Dark Impostor , Hour of Glory , Sever the Bloodline , Silence the Believers , Spread the Sickness , Slave of Bolas , Electrodominance

Draw: (I would add Erebos once you're home) Patient Rebuilding , Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Notion Thief , Windfall , Mystical Tutor , Blue Sun's Zenith , Pull from Tomorrow , Stroke of Genius , Braingeyser , Mind Spring , Expansion / Explosion , Invoke the Firemind , Deliver Unto Evil , Augur of Bolas , Painful Truths , Fevered Visions , Search for Azcanta  Flip, Fact or Fiction , Dig Through Time , Treasure Cruise , Tidings , Thassa, God of the Sea , Day's Undoing , Reforge the Soul , Standstill , Deep Analysis , Necrologia , Steady Progress , Tezzeret's Gambit , Oath of Jace

Random utility: Ophiomancer , Metallurgic Summonings , As Fortold, Pendrell Mists , No Mercy , Stranglehold , Fated Return , Dark Intimations , Spellseeker , Sire Of Insanity , Thief of Sanity , Spark Double , Primal Amulet  Flip, Dragon's Hoard , Mystic Retrieval , Shreds of Sanity , Spelltwine , Ashiok, Dream Render , Torpor Orb , Baleful Strix , Darksteel Myr , Solemn Simulacrum , Wayfarer's Bauble , Vedalken Orrery , Saheeli, Sublime Artificer , Will Kenrith , Mana Geyser , Gem of Becoming , Thran Dynamo , Narset, Parter of Veils , Keranos, God of Storms , Thrilling Encore , Star Compass , Coldsteel Heart , Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs , Ensnaring Bridge , Crawlspace , Expedition Map , Burnished Hart , Torment of Scarabs , Cruel Reality , Mnemonic Betrayal , Yawgmoth's Will , Bloodchief Ascension , Nightscape Familiar , Gonti, Lord of Luxury , Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Dreadhorde Invasion , Fraying Omnipotence , Thrummingbird , Viral Drake , Past in Flames , Mizzix's Mastery , Omniscience , Tainted AEther , Aid the Fallen , Deepglow Skate , Flux Channeler , Rings of Brighthearth , Silent Arbiter , Meekstone , Mudslide , Astral Cornucopia , Everflowing Chalice , Lethal Vapors , Sunbird's Invocation , Stolen Strategy , Maze of Ith , Spreading Plague , Merchant Scroll , Polluted Bonds , Black Market , Grave Upheaval , Memory Plunder , Pain Magnification

Beaters: Dragonlord Silumgar , The Scorpion God , The Locust God , The Scarab God , God-Eternal Kefnet , God-Eternal Bontu , Darksteel Colossus , Colossus of Akros , Visara the Dreadful , Tsabo Tavoc , Avatar of Woe , Balefire Dragon , Nicol Bolas , Hellkite Tyrant , Bladewing the Risen , Grave Titan , Inferno Titan , Steel Hellkite , Vampire Nighthawk , Torrential Gearhulk , Noxious Gearhulk , Combustible Gearhulk , Dominus of Fealty , Roil Elemental , Tidespout Tyrant , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Keiga, the Tide Star , Ryusei, the Falling Star , Wrexial, the Risen Deep , Etali, Primal Storm , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Tetzimoc, Primal Death , Dread , The Haunt of Hightower , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Enigma Drake , Crackling Drake , Archfiend of Depravity , Sheoldred, Whispering One , Thing in the Ice  Flip, Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Sepulchral Primordial , Molten Primordial , Diluvian Primordial , Ob Nixilis, Unshackled , Sire of Stagnation , Utvara Hellkite

MercuryHG on Ultra-Budget: The Thing That Should Not Be

1 week ago

I really like this deck, but I noticed that after a few years have passed Thing in the Ice  Flip has gone up in price incredibly. The price tag is only around $20 without a playset of them. So does anyone have any budget alternatives?

Ascarmillion on Any cards like thing in ...

1 week ago

Im searching for a list of knowned powerful cards that have a etb effects were they enter the battlefield with a certain number of counters, and then u have to remove them for something to happened, cards similar to Thing in the Ice  Flip Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle Dark Depths

Eclipse28420 on Free Real-Estate (RG Lands)

1 week ago

I’ve seen legacy’s “52 lands” several times and the lack of Maze of Ith terrifys me. The closest thing modern has is Mystifying Maze and although you don’t want to hit Primeval Titan with it and the atk triggers has gone off for like Ulamog, ceaseless hunger, it’s ok in some MUs. Here are some relevant creatures it could fight:

Goblin Guide

Monastary Swiftspear

(If you don’t die before T5 vs burn)

Tireless Tracker

Tarmagoyf

Baneslayer Angel

Craterhoof Behemoth

Thing in the Ice  Flip

Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis

There are more but it’s meta dependent.

I do agree that filter lands are important when swapping triple color requirements and that colorless producing lands hurt that strategy. Also there is no Wasteland in modern but the low basic count remains so maybe 2 Ghost Quarter or Field of Ruin in the 75 could help.

That Cindervines idea isn’t as bad as it sounds either because prison is a thing (sun and moon / restore balance). They have the ability to run both Leyline of Sanctity and Blood Moon to stop Flame Jab and Raging Ravine . I’m guessing burn and prison are your bad MUs and you can focus on that or let it be and see how you can improve on more favored ones post board.

You can also try Alpine Moon to hit targeted problems while keeping your man-lands active.

GizmoXon on Mono Green Stompy

1 week ago

no problem from top to bottom on my list Collector Ouphe : the hardest match ups for this match up are Hardened Scales affinity tron infect and Goryo's Vengeance this cards hits the first two

Damping Sphere : storm, some tron decks, amulet titan, and finally, RU Phoenix

Dismember : when two doesnt cut it against Thing in the Ice  Flip or hallow one decks. you can also use it against Grislebrand to make their math harder

Force of Vigor : this or Creeping Corrosion was tried to contain affinity or hardened scales just testing force of vigor

Guttural Response : it was between this and Autumn's Veil and the defining factor was the tap all ability on Cryptic Command i might change it back though because of control match-ups

Scavenging Ooze :this is a hit all card for me its used in all burn aggro and mid-range deck match ups

Seal of Primordium :eight words Chalice of the Void on one or Worship

Dragaan on Modern Green Stompy (100% competitive under $100)

2 weeks ago

While you are right that Gut Shot is less impactful than most of the board, it's not strictly worse than Dismember since it allows you to curve out while still having some interaction vs opponents that are playing important utility creatures like mana dorks. Can make a world of difference in certain match-ups like elves or sometimes vs affinity. I was turned on to the card by someone else (some pro player/streamer back a year or two ago). I was never a big fan of the card prior to that. But, yea, cards that allow you to still use all your mana AND curve out while still disrupting the opponent work exceptionally well in decks like stompy or little zoo, etc. The random reach is just icing.

However, I do agree with you that it's probably the least impactful (certainly least sexy) of the cards in the board I used up above. I've noticed the meta (both local and online) is quite different than when I last played a lot back in 2016-ish and I haven't been getting as much use out of the card as I once did. I actually don't have it in my paper deck atm. It is replaced by a Prey Upon , but that is only because I do not have a 3rd Dismember. A lot of this is due to how often I run into UR Phoenix and specifically Thing in the Ice  Flip.

Thanks for the suggestions. I mentioned Garruk's Companion in the description. I see why some people run it in the super aggressive versions but I feel the extra health on Tusker, esp for evolving Experiment One's but also just for allowing me to attack into more creatures and working better when you have Rancor on the card just makes it a more effective creature overall. I do see why some people still like and run the card, though.

Although I have not mentioned much here, you will see that just the other day I discussed many of your points/suggestions on this deck's comments section - Lushy bushy (as well as a few other points). I also discussed some of these same points with this deck's author - Big Green Daddies.

The ones I don't mention, from Nettle Sentinel down, I believe are not impactful enough to be run in a competitive Stompy list atm. Similar cards would be Prowling Serpopard , Great Sable Stag , Witchstalker , etc. (although these are all 3-mana examples). I believe the modern green Stompy list is just too tight to include cards like that anymore, esp now that Dryad Militant is almost required and we're gonna want at least 2 (probably 3, or even 4 for some people) Collector Ouphe in the board.

Thank you for your comment!

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Thing in the Ice occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.19%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%