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Icy Manipulator Discussion
3 days 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.
6 days ago
Hey man, here to give a couple directions you could take with this baby. I've highly anticipated the release of the new jhoira, and here are some of the cards I would add in as some great all around includes.
Icy Manipulator is a great way to tap down tricky flip lands, and other hard to deal with threats. If your aim is multiplayer control, I would add this in.
Renegade Map and other similar one drops act as a great way to cycle our library as well as build towards ascend if we go that route. 1 mana draw is powerful.
Squee, the Immortal 3 mana draw! Essentially an extra card in our hand.
Wildfire Eternal multiplayer brawl version of the dwayne the rock johnson. Get in there kid.
As Foretold Lets make our draws free? As close as we are going to get to consecrated sphinx in brawl.
Whir of Invention fabricate.
Jaya Ballard get those lands out of here. Probably just going to +0 her, but hey, it gets there.
Hazoret's Undying Fury Now this is a hot piece of tail. Resolve this, drop your hand, draw 4? It's the tabasco our "mid-range good stuff- not trying to combo kill you" deck needs.
- Mirage Mirror
- Icy Manipulator
- Pyramid of the Pantheon
- Renegade Map
- Sentinel Totem
- Traveler's Amulet
- Treasure Map Flip
- Glint-Nest Crane
- Squee, the Immortal
- Wildfire Eternal
- As Foretold
- Commit / Memory
- Whir of Invention
- Blood Sun
- Zhalfirin Void
- Efficient Construction
- Search for Azcanta Flip
- Jaya Ballard
- Fight Fire With Fire!
- Hazoret's Undying Fury
1 week ago
Currently you've got so many cards that I'm not sure what you want to be mainly focusing on, so I'll just talk about some cards that I feel are somewhat mediocre in this type of deck.
Icy Manipulator feels very low impact, and much more suited to a deck that can abuse artifacts in some way. I'm also not a huge fan of all the mass land destruction effects. You spend a lot of your time ramping, so I feel like they would probably set you back more than everyone else.
Next, some of the ramp options that I don't really like. Farhaven Elf and Wood Elves, while good cards, are usually just worse than 2-cmc ramp spells in this deck. You don't have a whole lot of payoff from having creatures, so some of the cheaper or higher impact ramp spells are usually just better. Elvish Pioneer feels fairly bad in here, while you can use it to ramp out Mina and Denn early, it comes at the cost of a land, which actually limits the effectiveness of your commander.
I think the main thing you need to focus on going forward is deciding what the main thing is that you are looking for in your threats. You've got a lot of options for curve toppers, and even with a ton of ramp there's a limit to how many 6+ drops you can run. Personally, I really like cards that have some utility besides simply being a beater, like Balefire Dragon (serves as removal), Dragon Mage (serves as draw), or Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar (can recur itself).
One thing I really like about this deck so far is the amount of low-cmc threats you've included. Things like Managorger Hydra, Scute Mob, or War Elemental all allow you to be very flexible, letting you squeeze them into a turn while ramping, or just developing them in the early game and letting them grow.
One powerful piece of draw I like in pretty much any green deck is Lifecrafter's Bestiary. It lets you filter your draws early on, and once you have tons of mana it becomes a powerful draw engine. In addition, you seem to have forgotten one of the most powerful landfall threats: Avenger of Zendikar. Not only does it create a ton of tokens, your commander's extra land drop lets you pump up the plants very quickly.
1 week ago
I pulled him in a sealed last weekend.
Got him out twice against my first opponent... both times he followed it up with Icy Manipulator... seriously... what were the odds?
So he didn't do much for me in that regard... but if he HADN'T been tapped down every turn i'm sure he woulda wrecked face.
Personally, I will be using him as a one of in my mono green stompy. Like someone said above there are a lot of EXILE effects being played in standard right now (Vraska's Contempt, Seal Away, Cast Out etc.) so I don't think he is a safe plan as a go to finisher. But I do love the reach, because most red decks can't exile him and Glorybringer is still a pain in the arse and he can sit and block Lyra Dawnbringer most of the time, but white of course can get rid of him permanently.
He is easily sided out after game one if it looks too hard to keep him around.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Looks great, just a few card I might try out:
Icy Manipulator might be great, even in multiplayer.
Throne of the God-Pharaoh makes your go-wide construct strategy even more threatening.
Weatherlight gives you a solid flyer and helps you sort through your deck, and I doubt it would miss.
2 weeks ago
If your running mostly basics maybe an Extraplanar Lens.
These are just ideas, but the deck does sound fun :)
2 weeks ago
Cool, I just sleeved the deck up and Ill try it as my Brawl deck this weekend. I dont have all the cards but Im running a few others instead to see how they work. Also added two more non basic lands.