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
Pioneer 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


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

strikeslast on Temur Monsters in Pioneer

5 days ago

Pabs4444: Thank you! I'm testing A-Command as a piece of flexible ramp, there's a decent chance it'll be replaced by a piece of early action like Lovestruck Beast or Gruul Spellbreaker .

I think a lot of your suggestions are spot-on though. Phoenix is probably a better high-end creature. I'm not sure how many burn spells I want in main, but I'll always be packing at least 2 lava coil for Thing in the Ice  Flip and Arclight Phoenix .

My last concern is interacting with planeswalkers, but I figure my best bet is Aether Gust for nissa and broko (short may he reign)

H0L0cr0nHunter16 on Pioneer Control

6 days ago

Thanks the__odysseus it is appreciated. So I've run this deck twice now in paper and have run into a few problems. 1st Fatal Push I dont think I have enough to enable revolt on it. I agree its powerful and I play it in modern but I'm not sure its as good in Pioneer. Thing in the Ice  Flip has been great with the adventure creatures to bounce them back for replay, and Merfolk Secretkeeper has been great for my Drown in the Loch . I've gone up aginst a decent amount of Oko, Lil Tef, and Narset so holding up Spell Pierce or Drown in the Loch is a must. I also have 4 Noxious Grasp in the side. I defiantly will switch out some things for Dig Through Time and Into the Story . And I'm currently trying to get my hands on Lilly as well as 1 more Jace.

the__odysseus on Pioneer Control

1 week ago

Hi! Your deck looks sweet! I do, however have a few suggestions. I'd drop the mill cards for better removal, and sweepers. Might I suggest 4 Fatal Push and 3 Languish ? Liliana, the Last Hope is a powerful planeswalker that control the board and also be a wincon. Torrential Gearhulk ? Thing in the Ice  Flip is much better is a tempo deck, I'd drop those. I'd drop a Treasure Cruise for a Dig Through Time , and add anywhere from 1-3 Into the Story . Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip is probably good enough run three of, and if you draw another one, you just pitch it to itself. Tyrant's Scorn is probably good in this deck, I'd run 2-4. Lastly, either Murderous Rider , Hero's Downfall , or Noxious Grasp would be helpful in the sideboard against your biggest weakness: Mirrors and Oko decks.

Mj3913 on U/R Prowess

1 week ago

Oh and Thing in the Ice  Flip may be something to consider as well.

Racemouze on Pioneering Bogles v2.

1 week ago

First FNM experience: - Didn't have answers to Thing in the Ice  Flip - lost me two rounds. Now includes 3 Declaration in Stone and 3 Dromoka's Command - Didn't have enough duals to keep enough hands (led to many mulligans) - Shits all over Oku decks - Deafening Silence is just as good as I hoped vs. combo and phoenix decks - Thoughtseize t1, game 1 is a bitch. Might have to consider leylines in the main, if every deck in my local meta ends up being B/x/x thoughtseize decks

Argy on Izzet phoenix Pioneer

2 weeks ago

After some testing I think you could do with some Turn Aside in your Main or Side.

I'm pretty sure you will run up against Sideboard cards like Declaration in Stone , Vraska's Contempt , or even Silence the Believers .

You want to protect either the Phoenix from being put into Exile, or Thing in the Ice  Flip while it is getting ready to flip.

A couple of copies of Magma Spray might work alongside the Abrade I have already suggested. Put those pesky Scrapheap Scrounger out of commission.

It also shuts down an Opponent's Arclight Phoenix

I see that we have ignored the fact that you have Tome Scour so you can target yourself.

I think you could get a bit more value from discarding cards by adding some that have ... (think brain think) ... the Madness mechanic. Fiery Temper and Insolent Neonate might be worth a look. Both of those might work better than Tome Scour

Let me know if any of that helps, or I have completely misunderstood what you are trying to do.

PS. You have chosen the category "Unknown" for your deck instead of "Pioneer". That means none of the cards I have suggested are recognised for the Unknown format.

ZendikariWol on No-banlist Pioneer isn't going to ...

2 weeks ago

Honestly, Thing in the Ice  Flip/ Arclight Phoenix is a few solid cantrips away from being absolutely dominant.

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Thing in the Ice occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.19%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%