Icy Manipulator


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual 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
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Uncommon
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Uncommon
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Ninth Edition (9ED) Uncommon
Mirrodin (MRD) Uncommon
Deckmasters: Garfield vs. Finkel (DKM) Uncommon
Ice Age (ICE) Uncommon
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Uncommon
Collector's Edition (CED) Uncommon
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Icy Manipulator


, : Tap target artifact, creature, or land.

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Icy Manipulator Discussion

Suns_Champion on Arbiter of Keeping Things Fun

1 week ago

I think a big problem with control is the multiplayer aspect of EDH. impossible to counter everything from 3 players, and trying makes you the target. I'd go with stax, what GAAIV already does.

Stax: Chancellor of the Annex,Spelltithe Enforcer, Kataki, War's Wage, Overburden, Meekstone, Lodestone Golem, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Fatespinner, Windborn Muse, Magus of the Tabernacle, Magus of the Moat, Trinisphere, Suppression Field, Pendrell Mists

Lockdown: Martyr's Bond, Arcane Laboratory, Winter Orb, Ethersworn Canonist, Angelic Arbiter, World Queller, Static Orb, Icy Manipulator, Rule of Law

Escape Lockdown: Teferi, Temporal Archmage, Land Tax, Daze, Rewind, Rhystic Study, Luminarch Ascension

Misc: Leyline of Sanctity, Cloud Cover, Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Dovescape

Even if you don't go into the stax strategy hardcore, a lot of these might still be useful for you. Good luck!

DrkNinja on IntruZur Alarm | Zur EDH

2 weeks ago

I really love this deck concept, I think the only thing I would consider adding is a Open the Vaults just in case a rogue Nev Disk or Akroma's Vengeance comes across the table. It would mess up your game plan. I also think you could add an Icy Manipulator or Puppet Strings, in combination with some Orbs Static Orb/Winter Orb you can get some sick lockdown combos.

Nelloh on Sen Triplets EDH

1 month ago

Thanks for the comment - I wasn't actually aware of Icy Manipulator - that's definitely a good addition. At the moment I try to use Master Transmuter at the end of the preceding turn to bounce Winter Orb into my hand so I can untap and play it again (plus all the mana rocks to hopefully make WO affect me a little less).

Icy Manipulator will definitely make the cut.

lumberjackpatty on Sen Triplets EDH

1 month ago

You might want to consider a Icy Manipulator so that your Winter Orb does't hinder you on your turns.

xoxoxo on Skeletal Control

2 months ago

More Icy Manipulator's? Do the Drowned really have to go? Do I want Sanitarium Skeleton as a 1 drop for a second turn Kjeldoran Dead + Bone Picker even though it's pretty garbagey?

spectrevr4 on [PRIMER] Death & Staxes: Competitive Meren EDH

4 months ago

I agree that this iteration I am currently playing is going to take a little bit to get use to as it plays quite different. I also agree that luck of the draw and different match-ups will play quite differently from time to time and it is just going to take me a little bit to get use to this variant. It is however playing better and I see a potential in it that is quite exciting. I am going to make a few more changes by adding in a few more mana dorks to get better odds of setting up that mana base early. As far as Icy Manipulator I have found it quite invaluable. Especially if you get it to combo off as in Icy Manipulator + Winter Orb Tapping your own Winter orb with it on your opponents end step right before your turn is completely devastating to them as it tempos the rest of the playing field except for you. Icy Manipulator + Winter Orb was always a big thing back in the day when I was playing 4th edition but I guess it went away for a while...with the version of winter orb in eternal masters however it's text as well as it's oracle text on the gatherer says "As long as Winter Orb is untapped, players can't untap more than one land during their untap steps." and they even use an example of tapping it with Glare of Subdual so it must be legal again.

FireStorm4056 on [PRIMER] Death & Staxes: Competitive Meren EDH

4 months ago


It will probably take some time to find the right balance. For what it's worth, looking at my (offline) changelog my current Meren decklist is on its 30th iteration. Some of those changes were small (a card or two) and some were large (10-15+ cards), but in stax/control it's all about how they work together and it can take some time to get the recipe right!

Re: Icy Manipulator - it's always seemed a little expensive up-front to me. Do you usually use it against creatures? What about something like Meekstone or Ensnaring Bridge instead? Unfortunately Bridge is creeping up in price (hopefully it will be reprinted in the next Masters set). Meekstone doesn't stop attacks but dropping one at the right time (creatures already tapped) can be great for protecting you until you can solve / lock out the board, then destroy it yourself and swing in for the win. Alternatively there are more removal options like Lignify which solve Commanders extremely well (effectively removal which doesn't even let them be recasted)

Also, keep in mind that there are just some games you can't do anything about - so always try to get a few games in before you draw any major conclusions. For example, if you don't see mana dorks in a single game, it may just be luck of the draw - but if you're consistently not seeing them early enough across many games, chances are you might need to up your dork count to hit the consistency you're looking for.

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