Thing in the Ice


Awoken Horror  Flip


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH 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

Immortalized on Lets Break Solemnity

7 hours ago

Also, Thing in the Ice  Flip still needs a cast trigger to flip, something to think about. Also, Dark Depths.

Force_of_Willb on Darwin's Natural Selection of your Library

15 hours ago

How set are you on Ludevic's Test Subject? I think the Thing in the Ice  Flip is the next step in evolution

NobleGhost117 on UR Agressive Control

21 hours ago

If you're looking for a strong finisher other than Enigma Drake, you could add Thing in the Ice  Flip. Good sideboard card for when you need more creatures.

SynergyBuild on Blue Pill: Turn 3 Combo **Primer**

3 days ago

I love Solemnity xD

I have a friend who likes angels so I was going to build Solemnity Angels (Sigil of the Empty Throne), but instead made Angel Sisters (Angelic Accord).

I will check out your Solemnity Deck, it better not just be Solemnity and Phyrexian Unlife, or I will be a bit disappointed.


Also Aether Vial and Power Conduit is a real thing. Think things that you don't want counters on Thing in the Ice or Dark Depths as examples. It is weird, but that is what a combo is, right?

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Rocket Science

5 days ago

I think you're right with pretty much all of that. Fewer loots for thought scour makes sense right now.

Dispel has been phenomenal for me. Best spicy 2-of ever. It's been relevant every time I've drawn it so far. It counters path, company, and stubborn denial, so it wins a lot of games for me right now. And main deck burn hate is always good. It's not good against affinity or tron, but I think it's still worth it.

Kalitas is probably a necessary evil in the deck. He's awkward when I want to get aggressive, but he wins games against enough of the meta. I forgot that he is my only out to company decks in game 1. Fatal push decks are generally really good matchups so kalitas being bad there is likely fine.

I think in this meta Murderous Cut is too costly. I've been finding it hard to cast recently. I'll put another terminate in its place.

You're right about Electrolyze. Eot deal 2 draw 1 sounds nice, but it doesn't do enough.

I feel like I need to add more to my sideboard to help my deck race. The deck is just too slow against eldrazitron, UW control, and titan shift. Engineered Explosives can probably be cut or trimmed. It's usually too much mana. But I don't know what to add. Every deck has graveyard hate in games 2 and 3, so more delve threats won't help much. I could do something absurd like Hellspark Elemental or Soul-Scar Mage or Stormchaser Mage or Thing in the Ice or Harsh Mentor, but I don't know if any of those would work.

lords2001 on Force of Esper

6 days ago

I like it. The biggest worry I see is that you have so few cards to actually close out a game - you will let people back in by dint of not actually closing out. Especially in the matchup, where tapping out for Gideon etc will often just see it countered or removed quickly.

I would try and find 1-2 more pieces to push for a win - either Liliana, the Last Hope as she is a very early threat that has a proper win con, or even Thing in the Ice as that requires your opponent to deal with it or get hosed quickly.

xyr0s on Is this U/B Control competitive???

1 week ago

That's just a budget kiln fiend deck, with less focus than most of them (random dragons flying again). these days, this decktype mostly bring a few Thing in the Ice and Monastery Swiftspear. Also, needs Mutagenic Growth.

Jaytotheareokay on I want to play, I dont want YOU to play.

1 week ago

Wurmspiralmaschine14 Thanks! I needed a wincon outside Thing in the Ice just in case and that fit the bill for cards with autowins that only required the passage of turns. Mechanized Production almost got the slot, but I dont need multiple mirrors, and as entertaining as 8 Silver Myrs would have been, Azor's Elocutors just seems easier. Thanks for +1ing my jank.

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