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.

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

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Thing in the Ice Discussion

Hardhitta7 on Creatures that ETB with counters …

1 day ago

Not a creature but Dark Depths is pretty good.

And you probably know this already but even if you remove all the counters from Thing in the Ice  Flip or it enters with none you still need to cast a instant/sorcery to flip it.

kapalappa on Creatures that ETB with counters …

1 day ago

I am looking into an EDH deck idea to see if it will work. I am trying to find creatures that enter with counters that are 'negative' or that want to be removed. Examples include Thing in the Ice  Flip and Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle . I am looking to pair these up with effects that remove all counters or prevents counters such as Solemnity , Vampire Hexmage , and AEther Snap in order to get the most bang for my buck. I do not have a commander yet so all colors are welcome.

Strangelove on Kos, or Some say Orvar...

1 month ago

Hey MutinyMate, +1!

Here's my list: Orvar the Rainbow [6/10 Budget]... I tuned it way down to play with friends (going for 6-7/10.) Here's an Index as well.

I favored cloning lands to guarantee playing Orvar if he's removed and sinking into big creatures and big draw.

You definitely need more than 3 draw engines... I really like sphinxes for this, like Inspired Sphinx , etc.

The most OP card is easily Coveted Jewel (with 25-30 Twiddle effects)... Think of it as Ancestral Recall + Gilded Lotus .

Parallel Thoughts is also pretty great.

I'd recommend dropping Thing in the Ice  Flip (clones don't flip and 7/8s are okay)... as well as most of the token generators (Hulk and Scholar of the Lost Trove are all you need).

Also, Orvar is very naked and needs some boots or something. I'm using AEther Adept , etc (bouncers) and counterspells to keep him on the board. Metamorphic Alteration and Artisan of Forms are also pretty sweet for making another Orvar if he's targeted.

Orvar was much more powerful than I expected! Its great :)

Happy building and glhf!

Daedalus19876 on Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

1 month ago

Further changes: Mystic Reflection and Thing in the Ice  Flip in, with Goblin Engineer / Cloudstone Curio out. Curio just wasn't doing its job correctly, and Mystic Reflection allows some interesting infinite combo lines with Vadrok.

Because a copy effect clones all mutations, you can use Mystic Reflection to get multiple Vadrok effects onto the same creature. And from there, you can go infinite in a couple ways. Mystic Reflection is an outlet for our infinite mana combos, and if nothing else it's powerful removal against commanders and Thassa's Oracle :)

Daedalus19876 on Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

2 months ago

The changes I'm testing right now, to fit a Cloudstone package and a discount Cephalid Breakfast.

Cut: Wheel of Misfortune , Lightning Bolt , Izzet Charm , Treasonous Ogre , Thing in the Ice  Flip, Rielle, the Everwise , Cephalid Constable .

Added: Whirlpool Warrior , Goblin Engineer , Cloudstone Curio , Lightning Greaves , Intuition , Cephalid Illusionist , Spectral Sailor .

Abridged explanation:

Wheel of Misfortune was just too hard to control effectively, and I can't force my opponents to draw with Narset or Hullbreacher out (also, making it work right often cost too much life if I was the archenemy). Whirlpool Warrior does that trick better.

Cephalid Constable was cute and won me some games, but it always left everyone unhappy at the end of the game. Cephalid Illusionist costs one less mana, mills cards to give Vadrok fuel, and sometimes can help on defense.

Speaking of Illusionist, I'm testing Lightning Greaves to mill my whole deck along with him (by alternating between Illusionist and another creature). I'd rather run Nomads en-Kor , but I'm not running any white... Lightning Greaves can help protect something like Toothy or Con Sphinx anyway, so hopefully it's not TOO bad on its own.

Goblin Engineer can fetch Curio, and Cloudstone Curio can reset Vadrok's mutation, or simply go infinite with Cloud of Faeries and/or Dockside Extortionist (potentially with help from Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip).

Intuition has been in and out before, but I'm testing it to try packages like Lore Drakkis / Snap + Underworld Breach + Dockside Extortionist / Sea-Dasher Octopus (assuming I already have Vadrok on field). At the very least, it's essentially an Entomb for Underworld Breach , since no opponent in their right mind would ever allow me to have that card in hand.

Hardhitta7 on Blasphemous Act vs Cyclonic Rift

2 months ago

I’m planning on building a Kykar token deck and wanted opinions on Blasphemous Act vs Cyclonic Rift , I wanna replace Thing in the Ice  Flip with one of them.

Blasphemous Act would be pretty cheap to cast because of all the tokens I’m making and actually kills creatures but Cyclonic Rift can be put under Isochron Scepter and won’t hit my own board when overloaded and has the benefit of hitting non-land permanents, not just creatures.

I’m new to commander so I’ve never actually played either of these cards before so I have no experience with them.

Here’s the deck if you wanna see: Oops, I forgot my tokens

FrostyReindeer on The Best Form of Defence is Attack

3 months ago

Very nice! I love Arcades since you can play it so many ways. You can go with crazy ramp, crazy draw, or a little of both. Here are some cool cards I came across when building my Arcades deck. Meekstone , Wall of Kelp , Thing in the Ice  Flip, and Necropolis . Meekstone also works really well with your Chulane, Teller of Tales which is a card I will definitely be adding to my Arcades deck since I just discovered it thanks to you lol. Again, very cool list!

ephraimctr on Izzet Thing Ascension

4 months ago

@PhyrexianPreator I strongly considered it but I want to keep the deck distinct from Izzet Prowess. Not to mention it gets bounced by Thing in the Ice  Flip and Bedlam Reveler doesn't. The ETB on Stormwing Entity could be abused by it but I'd rather be swinging with something than replaying it for value that the rest of the deck already generates. If the current iteration doesn't hold up at my LGS I'll probably test them out at a later date. Thank you for the suggestion!

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