Freeze is a slang term used by Magic R&D to describe spells that tap a target permanent and prevent untapping during its controller's next untap step. This mechanic is represented in art as ice or coldness (e.g. Crippling Chill).
- "Freezing" creatures is a primary blue ability that R&D has grown fond of in recent years.
- "Freezing" land is a primary red ability, they have been experimenting as a "land destruction lite".