|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|
Freeze all enemy minions. Hey man, that's cold. Literally and metaphorically.
Deal 3 damage to a character and Freeze it. It is customary to yell "Chill out!" or "Freeze!" or "Ice ice, baby!" when you play this card.
Freeze any character damaged by this minion. Don't summon a water elemental at a party. It'll dampen the mood.
|Cone of Cold||Common||Spell||Mage||4|
Freeze a minion and the minions next to it, and deal 1 damage to them. Magi of the Kirin Tor were casting Cubes of Cold for many years before Cones came into fashion some 90 years ago.
Battlecry: Freeze a character. When a Water elemental and an Ice elemental love each other VERY much...
|Ray of Frost||Common||Spell||Mage||1|
Freeze a minion. If it's already Frozen, deal 2 damage to it. If you have zero chill, this can help.
Freeze a minion. If it's already Frozen, destroy it. Lick the ice block. I triple-double-dog-dare-you.
Deal 2 damage to all enemy minions and Freeze them. This spell can be very Entertaining.
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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.