So there are some obvious pros and cons:
- opponent does not get to search up a bonus basic land
- sorcery speed
- needs a critical density of snow-covered lands to be reliable
- blowout potential when opponent draws Strip Mine/Ghost Quarter/Fragmentize
At first glance the tradeoffs are not looking good for On Thin Ice, though I suppose it's an upgrade to Chain to the Rocks in many non-red creature decks.
So I know in a deck without red this tends to be better than chained to the rocks since you can slap it on a basic land as opposed to a dual. My question really is in a format with Swords to Plowshares, Path to exile, and really no pure aggro decks, is this better than Oust?
Because Oust sees no play and oust is kinda a great card that occupies the same space.