Thing in the Ice


Awoken Horror


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander 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


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

JKRice on Blue tempo

3 days ago

I like the deck. I’ve tried mono blue a lot and I love it. Just a couple of suggestions.

1: even though Tempest Djinn is a good finisher, It doesn’t do anything except finish, and you ha e enough beaters in the deck that it is a bit redundant. I would reccomend switching some out for Vendilion Clique, which is also a wizard for your counterspell

2: if you do want more board presence, I would reccomend Mutavault as a decent option, which is run in most mono blue decks. Also, you can always run Thing in the Ice  Flip, which is an amazing finisher and bird wipe in one for less mana than djinn

3: ive never seen sleep in a mono blue deck, but I think it could work. Personally, I would rather put Jace the mind sculptor mainboard in the four drop slot than sleep or even thing in the ice, but in the current meta with humans top-8ing every gp, it’s a viable card

4: a fun card in this deck is Familiar's Ruse, which lets you have multiple etb triggers off of snapcaster or v-clique if you add it

5: adding in a draw spell like Serum Visions or Opt would add some consistency.

K0rt on Jeskai Thing Ascension

3 days ago

vomitpile I'm not a big fan of straight UR Control because it can't answer big stuff like Death's Shadow and Tarmogoyf and although it has Lightning Bolt it doesn't really have any other cheap removal effects that are consistent like Fatal Push or Path to Exile. Thing in the Ice  Flip helps out with that a bit because its ability to "reset" cards like Tasigur, the Golden Fang and Hollow One . Goyf can still be a big problem. I also think Cryptic Command isn't a very good card in modern right now IMO because of the format's speed and a lot more decks are running Cavern of Souls than usual because of humans and spirits.

TBH I don't think that UR control/titi and this deck aren't really comparable to each other, this is focussing a lot more on getting an active Pyromancer Ascension or a flipped Thing in the Ice  Flip rather than going a more controlling route. It's personal a preference thing. I would prefer the closing power, better consistency and better and more diverse removal over putting a lot of top end card advantage and main deck counters but you might prefer it.

Cereal_Killer on Blue Moon Thing in the Ice

6 days ago

I don't think Risk Factor would really help, since it does what your opponent wants to do and not you. I'd prefer Mission Briefing cause it basically does what a Snapcaster Mage does, but lets you surveil and, since it's an instant, it also removes a counter from Thing in the Ice  Flip.

Also for me 4x of Cryptic Command is too much. Why don't you remove 2 of them and add some Mana Leak?

BigBoyBeau on 8-Flame

1 week ago

At Friday Night Magic with 8-Flame I had 1 victory, 2 losses. It was difficult to keep up with decks that try to win by turns 3-5, but eventually I got the kills against a Thing in the Ice  Flip Izzet control deck! So far 8-Flame has performed best against control because it's hard to keep so many low cost cards off the board.

Hoschie on As Fore-Tutelage

1 week ago

Hey TheMr42

I had allreay similer thoughts "here is something missing", another Win con, or something to tutor the Sphinx's Tutelage.

I could see Young Pyromancer Thing in the Ice  Flip or Monastery Mentor

Grubbernaut on Kiln Fiend but with Thing in the Ice

2 weeks ago

Snapcaster Mage is so, so good with Thing in the Ice  Flip. If you use Snap for the 4th spell (or beforehand, either way), Thing bounces it so you can reuse it for value.

Feels so good.

cbeatty2021 on Lazav's Multifarious Ways to Die

2 weeks ago

I am brewing for my own Lazav, the Multifarious deck and came across possible interaction but unsure how the rules interaction works. Would Lazav, the Multifarious work with Thing in the Ice  Flip if Lazav used his ability to become Thing in the Ice  Flip, then played an instant or sorcery to trigger without Ice Counters? I am unsure if the "Remove an ice counter" part must be satisfied to trigger the transformation. If it works, seems extremely good board control for cheap and a suggestion for this deck, which made me start brewing in the first place.

vomitpile on Mission Control U/R

2 weeks ago

What about Bedlam Reveler and Thing in the Ice  Flip? They play really well with this type of deck, getting a 7/8 pseudo boardwipe and arguably the best prowess creature seems good somewhere in the 75

Specifically, Guttersnipe doesn't seem impactful enough with how fast modern is and Grim Lavamancer is better in the sb for matchups where you need the repeated pings

You could also fit Faithless Looting in as a 2-3 of for more cantrips/filtering and fueling both for either an earlier reveler or quickly flipped thing

I do have some bias since those are some of my favorite creatures so maybe your playstyle doesn't fit that, good luck!

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