Icy Manipulator

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Uncommon
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Uncommon
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Ninth Edition (9ED) Uncommon
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) 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

Artifact

, : Tap target artifact, creature, or land.

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Icy Manipulator Discussion

GoblinMan4444 on Tetsunope

2 weeks ago

That's a good point. Icy Manipulator was originally in there, but I cut it in favor of a less targeted effect because my playgroup always plays multiplayer. Effects that hurt everyone/only my opponents are more useful in general, I guess I'm biased against one for ones.

moysturizer on Tetsunope

2 weeks ago

Relic Barrier, Ring of Gix, Icy Manipulator are good for 1 sided Winter Orb and Storage Matrix. Ral Zarek is good with the Royals.

Guerrilla on Xantcha My New Bae

2 weeks ago

~~~ Brainstorming via Text ~~~

I hope this is all helpful for you! :)

I really like the use of Oppression here. Geth's Grimoire might be a powerhouse for you, especially if you include Words of Waste to go with it.

I tend to play decks that play the player and tend to flow in a more asymmetrical way to the game; so I like to use cards such as Altar of the Brood and Mindcrank as a form of pre-removal.

Using red, you have access to many of the overlooked cards in the mental game of magic. Avarice Totem, Custody Battle and Fractured Loyalty can become game changers in and of themselves. Avarice Totem with Pithing Needle can be quite fun.

I think that Jinxed Choker deserves a spot here, and that you could consider some additional hidden gems such as Vampiric Spirit or Basilisk Collar in here with some of your "passive pingers" such as Harsh Mentor, Xantcha, Sleeper Agent or even Sleeper Agent herself, etc.

Some other great options would be cards that encourage your opponents to make bad decisions - I usually try to not beat the deck but the opponent in magic, so cards such as Pain's Reward and Choice of Damnations can be a house depending on how well you play the game and the opponent.

I would always include a Glacial Chasm with a way to fetch it.

I would confuse your opponent by being friendly with some cards such as Abyssal Persecutor and cards of the like.

You're not trying to help the other players win, you're owning your opponents without them realizing it.

Curses seem great here. I would use the softer curses such as Curse of Opulence and Curse of Vengeance (the best life insurance policy in the game, IMO)...

You have access to Norin the Wary, that always sparks options...

You have access to political time bombs such as Impending Disaster being in Red.

Since you're already running the Planar Void, might as well throw in the Helm of Obedience win to go with it.

Since we're in black, Priest of Yawgmoth with Spine of Ish Sah seems great. That might spark some interest in sacking things. You will have access to Goblin Welder... so there's that.

No matter what you do, I would auto-include Claws of Gix, a Scroll Rack, and a Sensei's Divining Top, consider maybe some shadow cards - just type the word "Dauthi" into http://www.cardkingdom.com/ and see what comes up... that might lead to some ideas with equipment such as Explorer's Scope and/or Trepanation Blade (two cards that are incredibly underrated IMO)...

If you keep your dudes low in power, you could consider a Meekstone and an Icy Manipulator as a soft/old-school wall for yourself (though it would stop Xantcha from doing her work). If the Icy is there... there's always Winter Orb - who doesn't miss that?? :)

Lots of choices here...

Maybe stealing equipment would be a thing you'd enjoy... you know there's always "that guy" that runs "those cards" all the time... Red is all about that.

Another idea: Mox Monkey: Gorilla Shaman with a Mycosynth Lattice seems really fun.

Or... Electrickery + Kormus Bell + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth would be fun.

If you're feeling aggro-y, Filth + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth seem strong.

If you can get your hands on it, Word of Command fits the flavor of this deck well...

Maybe you could include a Wish Board with Burning Wish or Death Wish... in fact, you could keep the weird political theme going with a suicide life swap build with that black tree: Tree of Perdition and/or Soul Conduit.

I'm just spouting off ideas - I plan to make a deck with her when I get some free time. :)

Very cool start here and again, I hope all of this is helpful to you!

gruner on Tatyova - current paper

1 month ago

Added Winter Orb and Icy Manipulator because who needs friends?

Leodragon67890 on Traxos Never had a Friend like Me

2 months ago

This seems like my kind of deck! I'm an artifact beatdown person and so I swapped Time of Ice for The Antiquities War, not so sure about Icy Manipulator but I don't know if there's anything better. +1

MTGplayer00 on Standard Rotationproof - Blue

2 months ago

Well I'm sorry to hear about your win/loss record, but I definitely think this can help improve the deck greatly. If you want to pivot into artifacts then I really only see one obvious include for a control/tempo deck: Sorcerous Spyglass. Especially against cancerous decks like Approach of the Second Sun it can help to give you an edge, and I think you should at least consider in the sideboard. Of course, if you were playing a deck that was a bit slower the even more obvious include would be Icy Manipulator which in limited has been a total bomb for board-stall decks, and I imagine would be pretty nice considering the sheer amount of midrange and control decks running around. Let me know what decks you played against and which cards you thought were this deck's biggest weakness when playing against them and I can maybe give some more suggestions. Other than that, I love where this deck is headed, and I hope you do better at your next event, avsimone!

Grrnewt on Ghalta Fling

2 months ago

Nejos - The artifacts are a little bit of a mixed lot, some are just there for the moment. I found that Helm of the Host can be a dead card at times, but it has really turned some games around when I can get it onto a Rhonas the Indomitable or Ghalta, Primal Hunger after the deck stalled out. The Bloodtallow Candle and Icy Manipulator are there to deal with some of the nastier threats out there like Lyra Dawnbringer.

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