Icicle

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Icicle
Icicle(90139).png
Icicle(90139) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Spell
Class: Mage
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 2
Abilities: Deal damage, Draw cards
Tags: Frozen-related, Targeted
Artist: Arthur Gimaldinov

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.

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Icicle is an epic mage spell card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Icicle can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Icicle can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Icicle 400 100
Golden Icicle 1600 400

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
Frostbolt Free Spell Mage 2
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.
Frost Nova Free Spell Mage 3
Freeze all enemy minions. Hey man, that's cold. Literally and metaphorically.
Water Elemental Free Minion Elemental Mage 4 3 6
Freeze any character damaged by this minion. Don't summon a water elemental at a party. It'll dampen the mood.
Ray of Frost Common Spell Mage 1
Twinspell
Freeze a minion. If it's already Frozen, deal 2 damage to it. If you have zero chill, this can help.
Snap Freeze Common Spell Mage 2
Freeze a minion. If it's already Frozen, destroy it. Lick the ice block. I triple-double-dog-dare-you.
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.
Frost Elemental Common Minion Elemental Any 6 5 5
Battlecry: Freeze a character. When a Water elemental and an Ice elemental love each other VERY much...
Blizzard Rare Spell Mage 6
Deal 2 damage to all enemy minions and Freeze them. This spell can be very Entertaining.
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Ray of Frost(90607).png
Frostbolt(177).png
Snap Freeze(89475).png
Frost Nova(49).png
Cone of Cold(26).png
Water Elemental(274).png
Blizzard(276).png
Frost Elemental(598).png

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 12.4.0.27405 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.[1]
  • 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.[1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Icicle, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Daxxarri (2018-09-18). Hearthstone: In the Works - September 18. Retrieved on 2018-09-18.