Glacial Ray

Glacial Ray

Instant — Arcane

Glacial Ray deals 2 damage to target creature or player.

Splice onto Arcane {1}{R} (As you cast an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters (MMA) Common
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Glacial Ray Discussion

hungry000 on $10 Controlled Burn, Arcane Edition! [UltraBudget]

11 months ago

I suggest replacing Guttersnipe with Young Pyromancer if removal is a problem for you. While Guttersnipe lets you close games out faster, Young Pyro creates blockers, threats, and leaves a board presence if it isn't answered immediately. Plus it's a mana cheaper. (which is actually a pretty big deal despite how it's tacked onto the end there.) That may seem unimpressive in comparison to making your Glacial Ray s deal 4 damage each, but when you already have other creatures dealing incremental damage and a finisher like Ire of Kaminari that can go over the top and win in one shot, something that can increase your longevity against aggro, create value against control, and be a threat in itself like Young Pyromancer is much better.

Young Pyromancer is more expensive than Guttersnipe and will likely push your deck to ~$15 without card optimization. Don't dismiss it for that reason, though, cuz I'm sure it'll perform a whole lot better than Guttersnipe in this deck.

jicklemania on Goblin Electromancer and Splice

1 year ago

Unfortunately, if you were using the Splice onto Arcane ability on Glacial Ray , Goblin Electromancer would only reduce the cost of the arcane spell you were splicing it onto, but not the Glacial Ray itself.

Akromathia on Goblin Electromancer and Splice

1 year ago

The discount that Goblin Electromancer gives to Sorc and Inst, does apply to splice effects, like in Glacial Ray ?

Thank you

LGFlatron on Lazav the Multifarious and Copying ...

1 year ago

Rhadamanthus explained it well.

It’s also covered in the comprehensive rules under:

  • 201.4b If an ability of an object refers to that object by name, and an object with a different name gains that ability, each instance of the first name in the gained ability that refers to the first object by name should be treated as the second name.

    Example: Quicksilver Elemental says, in part, “: Quicksilver Elemental gains all activated abilities of target creature until end of turn.” If it gains an ability that says “: Regenerate Cudgel Troll,” activating that ability will regenerate Quicksilver Elemental, not the Cudgel Troll it gained the ability from.

    Example: Glacial Ray is an instant with splice onto Arcane that says “Glacial Ray deals 2 damage to any target.” If it’s spliced onto a Kodama's Reach, that Kodama’s Reach deals 2 damage to the target.

    Example: Dimir Doppelganger says “: Exile target creature card from a graveyard. Dimir Doppelganger becomes a copy of that card and gains this ability.” Dimir Doppelganger’s ability is activated targeting a Runeclaw Bear card. The Doppelganger becomes a copy of Runeclaw Bear and gains an ability that should be treated as saying “: Exile target creature card from a graveyard. Runeclaw Bear becomes a copy of that card and gains this ability.”

Just incase it gets disputed while playing with others.

Akromathia on Storm interactions

1 year ago

Ok, so a friend of mine gifted me a deck and has the storm and splice mechanics in it, however after working on it a little, I came into several questions:

1.- Splice: When I splice a spell, like in Glacial Ray, does it count as another spell, or is it just an extension of the spell it is spliced in?

2.- When I storm Grapeshot does every repetition count as a different spell, triggering Dynavolt Tower and Primal Amulet  Flip for example?

3.- If I cast a Grapeshot with a storm count of 4, it replicates 5 times, correct? So if I cast a second copy from my hand, do I get to cast 6 copies of it?

4.- Once Primal Amulet  Flip is a land, if I use it to cast Grapeshot, do I copy just the original spell or all the copies created by storm?

5.- The splice mechanic feeds up the storm mechanic?

Thank you so much for your attention and your patience, I know that for some this might be vary basic, but all of this mechanics got to confuse this lady xD.

C4nidae on Gruul - Planebattle Kamigawa

2 years ago

Ga, as seguintes cartas eu aconselho a tirar: Akki Drillmaster - Voce nao tem bichao pra dar impeto; Akki Raider - Voce nao destroi lands;Akki Underling - Seu deck e rapido, nunca vai ter sete ou mais cartas na mao; Orochi Sustainer e Sakura-Tribe Scout - Voce nao precisa gerar muita mana num deck rapido; Soratami Cloud Chariot - Muito caro, foge da estrategia e o efeito e meio bosta; Kumano's Blessing, Lifegift e Seed the Land - horrvel; Blinding Powder - Nao faz sentido com o deck (voce quer matar rapido, nao controlar);NO SIDE: Dense Canopy e Sunder from Within - perfeito, os outros 3 - horrivel;

Cartas que voce pode colocar: Akki Avalanchers - aggro, warrior e fortinho, apesar de suicida; Blood Rites - poderia ser bem util com tantas criaturas;First Volley - complemento de dano e arcana para unir;Soulblast - Pode ser... Glacial Ray - dano mais apelao do PB Kamigawa (une e e barato);Goblin Cohort - muito apelaozinho, funciona com bastante criaturas;Honden of Infinite Rage e Honden of Life's Web - olhas os combinhos com um monte de criaturinhas e dano;Kashi-Tribe Elite - Protege suas cobras lendarias e ainda e um guerreiro cobra fortinho, cheio de fuleragem;Kodama's Might - Pump verde indispensavel, une em arcana ainda;Lure - Kill condition facil com tantas criaturas;Oni of Wild Places - Poderia ser um bichao pro deck;Path of Anger's Flame - Olha esse pump geral, arcano...como que tu nao coloca isso num aggro vermelho?Patron of the Akki - Patronos sao muito apeloes: este aqui e perfeito pro seu deck;Sakura-Tribe Elder - Esse cara pode atacar, bloquear e ainda pegar um land em resposta: apelaozissimo;Serpent Skin - Regenerar pode ser muito util num deck aggro; Stampeding Serow - Barato, forte, alem de voltar cobras pra mao pra combar com as Sosuke's Summons;No-Dachi - Gosto muito desta kataninha...Manriki-Gusari - Pode ser MAIN, pode ser SIDE, para aggro e muito bom;Shuko - Pumpinho rapidao;TERRENO DUPLO Pinecrest Ridge: se tem, por que nao usar? Eu usaria.

Agora voce pensa e acerta ai... faca suas escolhas, ajeite a curva pelos graficos e try again. Olhe de novo no Gatherer se achar necessario. Veja o custo total das cartas. Da pra deixar ele bem legal.

blalwach on Thing in the ice

2 years ago

thank you for your comment!

It wasnt thought to decreace the counters with the splicing, it was more planned to get mana and deal dmg without playing the if i play Lava Spike, i can add Desperate Ritual + Glacial Ray = 5dmg for 2 mana. after i could play both to get 2 counters down and deal 2 dmg for 2 mana.

hinkelman1990 on None

2 years ago

Ok so I can for sure imprint a Peer Through Depths onto the Isochron Scepter and I could splice Glacial Ray into Peer Through Depths even those it's a copy produced by Isochron Scepter and the cost reduction from Goblin Electromancer will still apply to the cards I splice into the copy?

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