|Abilities:||Deal damage, Draw cards|
Deal 2 damage to a minion. If it's Frozen, draw a card.
This may appear weak at frost glance, but it's actually a very ice spell.
How to get[edit | edit source]
Strategy[edit | edit source]
A fairly weak source of removal. If the target is frozen, Icicle can at least pay for itself by drawing another card, but that usually requires spending a card for that effect. Icicle pairs best with Water Elemental as a reoccurring source of freezing.
Mage/neutral cards with freezing effects[edit | edit source]
|Name / Desc||Rarity||Type||Subtype||Class||Cost||Atk||HP||Description|
|Malygos's Frostbolt||None||Spell||Mage||0||Deal 3 damage to a character and Freeze it.|
|Brain Freeze||Rare||Spell||1||Freeze a minion.|
Combo: Also deal 3 damage to it.
|Ice Shard||None||Minion||Elemental||Any||1||1||1||Freeze any character damaged by this minion.|
|Malygos's Nova||None||Spell||Mage||1||Freeze all enemy minions.|
|Ray of Frost||Common||Spell||Mage||1||Twinspell|
Freeze a minion. If it's already Frozen, deal 2 damage to it.
|Ray of Frost||Common||Spell||Mage||1||Freeze a minion. If it's already Frozen, deal 2 damage to it.|
|Frostbolt||Free||Spell||Mage||2||Deal 3 damage to a character and Freeze it.|
|Frost Nova||Free||Spell||Mage||3||Freeze all enemy minions.|
|Frozen Shadoweaver||Common||Minion||General||Any||3||4||3||Battlecry: Freeze an enemy.|
|Cone of Cold||Common||Spell||Mage||4||Freeze a minion and the minions next to it, and deal 1 damage to them.|
|Water Elemental||Free||Minion||Elemental||Mage||4||3||6||Freeze any character damaged by this minion.|
|Blizzard||Rare||Spell||Mage||6||Deal 2 damage to all enemy minions and Freeze them.|
|Frost Elemental||Common||Minion||Elemental||Any||6||5||5||Battlecry: Freeze a character.|
|Deep Freeze||Rare||Spell||Mage||8||Freeze an enemy. Summon two 3/6 Water Elementals.|
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Lore[edit | edit source]
Icicle's name is similar to Mastery: Icicles, the passive Mastery effect for Frost mages in World of Warcraft. Damaging an enemy with Frostbolt stores a portion of the damage as an icicle, and casting Ice Lance will automatically launch all stored icicles (up to a maximum of 5) at the target.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Icicle, along with Tome of Intellect, Call of the Void, and Pilfer were added to the Classic set in patch 184.108.40.206405 to make up for the fact that the mage, warlock, and rogue classes previously had fewer cards available to them in Standard format as a result of Ice Block, Ice Lance, Power Overwhelming, and Conceal being moved to the Wild format in the Hall of Fame set.
- When designing the four aforementioned cards, Blizzard were thinking about new players' first experiences playing Hearthstone. The new Classic cards were designed to be relatively straightforward while still creating some exciting moments, and give players a chance to see and play with cards that they don't own. At the same time, it's important that the new Classic cards aren't so powerful that they limit future design or cause problems since they're intended to permanently remain in Standard.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 220.127.116.11405 (2018-11-05): Added.