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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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Vintage Legal

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Thing in the Ice Discussion

FrostyReindeer on The Best Form of Defence is Attack

3 weeks 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

1 month 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!

RambIe on Kaldheim Spoilers: FINALLY, infect has …

1 month ago

you know i'm board and reading Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider
and i cant help but wonder how they will rule this to work when your opponents cast suspend creatures or triggers like Darigaaz Reincarnated for example
definitely a big down side on cards like Thing in the Ice  Flip & Dark Depths

StoryArcher on Fairy Two-Step

2 months ago


Love Thing in the Ice  Flip for most blue decks.

Downside of Brazen Borrower is that it only targets an opponent's permanents and there's good reason to want to target your own in this one. Still, I'd like to find a place for it. Remand maybe? Hm...

For what its worth, once you get the hang of it, how all of the popping in and out can be used, this deck is an absolute blast to play and a nightmare to play against... though with all the interaction I'm not sure how easy it would be to play online, mechanically speaking.

WotanubisReturned on Fairy Two-Step

2 months ago

I found you looking for decks with Familiar's Ruse; I am surprised it doesn't see more play given its synergy with Snapcaster Mage. Borrower sees play all over and does seem like a good replacement for Vapor Snag. I was going to lean into Fairies and run Spellstutter Sprite over Spectral Sailor but the flash and 1 cmc is just too good for Sea-Dasher Octopus and I don't ever create much of a board presence to have high Fairy numbers. I am now looking to wedge in some Thing in the Ice  Flip because of my problems handling aggro playing the Historic version on Arena isn't going to get better.

Joker4242 on Skulker

2 months ago

Nice idea. So can you explain a little bit about this deck and what you are trying to do? I see that you have Thing in the Ice  Flip which is a great card. Chasm Skulker seems to be the main combo with all the card draw. Hangarback Walker seems a bit off-base with the rest of the deck. It Thirst for Knowledge is usually better with more artifacts. A few bounce spells wouldn't go amiss either as Thing in the Ice  Flip can only bounce creatures but not other permanents.

aholder7 on Is my pet card good

2 months ago

even in modern, CA doesn't really fit mill decks as they usually go all out for the mill kill. CA doesn't have evasion of any kind either which really hinders him. if you want to make a deck that allows them to do well, i'd suggest a dimir control deck with lots of cheap hand disruption and counter spells with a few nice finishers with this as one. your discard spells are no longer blanks against empty enemy hands because of the mill option. admittedly there are probably better options but i feel that he is more reasonable in this build than a straight mill deck.

vague list assuming you want budget.

4x Raven's Crime

2x Harsh Scrutiny

2x Duress

4x Mana Leak

2x Negate

4x Drown in the Loch

4x Merfolk Secretkeeper

3x Blizzard Specter

3x Consuming Aberration

24x land

that leaves a few cards to add and you can fill them out to fit your style

Heavy into mill 4x Mind Funeral 4x Maddening Cacophony

more dudes on the field 4x Thing in the Ice  Flip 4x Aegis Turtle

bigger spells are cooler 4x Devastation Tide 4x Set Adrift

if you didn't want this to be budget obviously add snapcasters and fetches and feel free to add more cards like Remand.

moo1234 on Collected Conjouring, CoCo's weird cousin

2 months ago

Thanks everybody, when I have time I'll try the As Foretold and Ancestral Vision version and RNR_Gaming's idea. It's also nice to see more uro hate

Also Thing in the Ice  Flip looks amazing here thanks I don't know how I hadn't tried it I might actually try to bring them together maybe mix in Fires of Invention not sure how well it'd work though, but looks fun

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