Thing in the Ice


Awoken Horror  Flip

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

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.

Joker4242 on Day's Recasting

2 months ago

Minor changes. Added Thing in the Ice  Flip back into the deck. Works well as an early blocker and can act as a finisher all on it's own. Combos will with Snapcaster Mage, Narset, Parter of Veils, and Day's Undoing. Having multiples might seem iffy, but it gets better when you can sacrifice one to Force of Negation. Plus, it will become a major target for kill spells once on the board. Nice to have a few lying around.

Because I have added Thing in the Ice  Flip I am considering removing Riptide Laboratory. It's a fun land, but I need to make sure I have enough blue at all times to cast spells like Archmage's Charm.

I also upped the Sea Gate Restoration  Flip count to 4. That way I can now more easily stabilize with lands. Narset, Parter of Veils can search them up off the top of the deck because they are considered spells.

IHATENAMES on Ruin Ghost + Retreat to Coralheim landfall combo

3 months ago

I would suggest more ways to find the combo. Think Opt maybe tweak a few cards to appear as uw control and suprise them game 1 with the combo.

Ideas for digging on a budget:

Supreme Will Censor Opt Omen of the Sea Remand Serum Visions

Ideas to protect the combo pieces

Blacksmith's Skill Slip Out the Back Spell Pierce

I see no sideboard so here are a few ideas:

Spreading Seas for tron

Deafening Silence combo

Mystical Dispute or in general, more counterspells

Rebuild bounce artifacts like urza saga tokens

A boardwipe like Wrath of God doesn't have to be that. Best is Supreme Verdict but there are plenty in white. Doomskar is one of the cheaper ones.


alot of what I am suggesting is instant and sorcery. It could allow a Thing in the Ice  Flip plan B

Or you have alot of walls in the list maybe make them swing with High Alert as a plan B

Or less combo but more general mill which gets a little more expensive like Fractured Sanity Tasha's Hideous Laughter Fraying Sanity Maddening Cacophony

Note Fraying Sanity Maddening Cacophony should mill your opp out when kicked.

wallisface on Krakens

6 months ago

BurningSparrow my issue with Thing in the Ice  Flip was not how easy/hard it would be to flip - but that flipping it hurts you. It removes all your other creatures from play, none of which are particularly low-costing to cast (and none of which have etbs that would make you want to recast them). Furthermore, it permanently removes all the tokens generated from Nadir Kraken or Ominous Seas. I can see a lot of scenarios where your opponent lets it flip just to reset your own board-state, and then Fatal Pushes it afterwards.

wallisface on Krakens

6 months ago

Looks like a fun deck! My only thoughts are that you're going to often be in an awkward position where you're unable to hold up mana for your countermagic, because soo much of your stuff is sorcery speed (and you're land count is too low to be leaving-up excess mana). I'd suggest either ditching Counterspell and Spell Pierce, or play waay more of your cards as instant-speed versions (for example, Consider instead of Serum Visions, and Thought Scour or Fleeting Distraction instead of Slip Through Space).

I'm also very skeptical about Thing in the Ice  Flip - it's a nonbo with all your own creatures (especially the creature-tokens that you'll lose completely), and doesn't feel massively helpful in general. It might be better-off as just being more draw cards.

chilln797 on Yer fond of me lobster V.4

6 months ago

LOL thank you btracy199012!

Great suggestions! I have tried Thing in the Ice  Flip, I really enjoy it thematically (as a huge fan of "the thing") but its synergy is great with Krothus being a horror. I did find it hard to flip consistently, but this deck can chain together draw/selection cards decently well. Its best application is flipping Runo the same turn as Thing in the Ice  Flip as you wipe the board while immediately building one yourself with x3 7/8 bodies. Buried Alive fits very well in the mana curve but more often than not, I have found it too slow. Often times I am only searching for that one big creature to copy. A copied Spawning Kraken, Hullbreaker Horror or JunkWinder is usually enough to close out the game. It is a very fun deck (if not a little fragile) and it can be made on a fairly small budget (if you omit the efficient tutors).

btracy199012 on Yer fond of me lobster V.4

6 months ago

The name alone was enough to get my vote! Why'd ya spill yer beans?

That aside, have you considered Thing in the Ice  Flip and Ominous Seas ? I'm also trying to put together a build for Runo. I like the reanimator cards being used, do you think it's worth it to lean more into that with cards like Buried Alive ? The deck looks like a lot of fun!

carpecanum on You didn't say the magic word

7 months ago

Spell Burst? Thing in the Ice  Flip maybe, you don't have that many permanents to put back out.

BioProfDude on Pickled Pioneer Phoenix

8 months ago

Not running Ledger Shredder? I think it has more upside than Thing in the Ice  Flip and Goblin Electromancer. Those are both good cards, but Ledger Shredder just grows and grows and grows!

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