Glacial Ray


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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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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Glacial Ray Discussion

LGFlatron on Lazav the Multifarious and Copying ...

1 month 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

3 months 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

9 months 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

1 year 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.

Funkydiscogod on Ischron scepter and additional cost

1 year ago

Yes. You would pay only for the Peer Through Depths with Glacial Ray splice (in addition to the cost to activate the ability of the Isochron Scepter).

I see you want the technical explanation, so...

The rules defines Total Cost as "What a player actually has to pay, in practical terms, to cast a spell or activated ability: the mana cost, activation cost, or alternative cost, plus all cost increases (including additional costs) and minus all cost reductions. See rule 601.2f."

702.46a Splice is a static ability ... Paying a cards splice cost follows the rules for paying additional costs in rules 601.2b and 601.2fh.

601.2f The player determines the total cost of the spell. Usually this is just the mana cost. Some spells have additional or alternative costs. Some effects may increase or reduce the cost to pay, or may provide other alternative costs. Costs may include paying mana, tapping permanents, sacrificing permanents, discarding cards, and so on. The total cost is the mana cost or alternative cost (as determined in rule 601.2b), plus all additional costs and cost increases, and minus all cost reductions....

So...What is happening here, is that the Isochron Scepter covers the mana cost, but no additional costs. Splice imposes an additional cost. But, Total Cost accounts for all additional costs and cost reductions. This means the cost reduction effect will apply to the additional cost imposed by Splice.

hinkelman1990 on Ischron scepter and additional cost

1 year 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?

aleister23 on Frazzled

1 year ago

I think it you need some more good early interactions until you have the mana to pull of double half deck.

I would cut sea scryer and phantasms as your early turns want to have more control and not really beating and scryer looks nice but feels like a magnet for removal. This would open up 6 spots to add some R with 2 Geistblast for the combo kill and 4 Glacial Ray for board control.

Adding red would also allow for some better ramp than signet or chalice with Desperate Ritual if you add even more arcane cards like 3 Dampen Thought instead of 1 traumatize and the psychic surgery

But i know this are a lot of changes and i am not sure if it would change your deck to a whole new deck :-P sry for that

Icbrgr on Sipping Espresso

1 year ago

Do you have any thoughts on running Isochron Scepter in conjunction with more 2 or less CMC spells like Remand?

I know this isnt exactly a "Competitive" suggestion...and kinda goes deep down a rabbit hole... but after looking at your deck i got and idea for a different direction you could go in and that would be going into a jeskai arcane deck with The Unspeakable as your win condition. Reach Through Mists + Peer Through Depths + Sift Through Sands and incorporate other jeskai arcane spells like Glacial Ray or Ethereal Haze. idk just a thought i felt id share the idea. happy brewing and good luck +1 from me!

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