Icy Manipulator

Icy Manipulator

Artifact

, : Tap target artifact, creature, or land.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) Uncommon
Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON) Uncommon
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) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Icy Manipulator occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Icy Manipulator Discussion

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

ZendikariWol I'm not sure you're reading all of the text involved in Fragile. Mox Iridium also triggers when targeted by creatures, planeswalkers, etc. Not just spells. i.e., you want to trigger it by making something more useful out of it--playing Animating Faerie, Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, or Skilled Animator, or something cheaper so that you break even or actually gain mana out of the transaction. Use an Icy Manipulator or Unbender Tine to give yourself free mana, once per round (because if you do it more than once, you break it), on your opponents' turns or on your own turn.

Fragile also triggers this way. An opponent can kill it even without something that specifically targets artifacts--you're looking too specifically at cards that target only artifacts. A Brazen Borrower can kill it if it's played in response to you targeting it with a spell or creature. Or for that matter, a Pestermite can tap it, in response to its owner targeting it to try to get its use out of it, and before even that tapping resolves, it dies. Really, anything can kill it--even an opponent's Icy Manipulator, in response to whatever the first spell/ability that targeted it was. Your opponent doesn't need to cast two spells to kill it. They only need to target it with anything in response to you targeting it. BUT you want to target it in order to make use of its ability. Therein lies the risk/reward. Flickering it, as you pointed out, might be the best way to go infinite with it; you spend two mana, flicker it, generate two mana, and when it re-enters the battlefield, it forgets that it had been targeted before. You can use Venser, the Sojourner, Aminatou, the Fateshifter, Skybind, and Brago, King Eternal to cheat mana out of it this way, perhaps more cards than just that. Like I said, I'm sure one can find a way to go infinite off of it, which is why it's important that it's fragile.

Although, like I said, since it's a zero-mana artifact, it probably won't be used for what it's designed for--it'll probably just be one of the 99 in a storm deck or a cheerios deck, simply by virtue of being a zero-mana artifact spell.

ShibaWiz on [Primer] If It's Not Black, Put It Back

1 month ago

@ king-saproling

Thanks for the suggestions. Specially the Icy Manipulator one.

What cards do you feel could be switched out for some of the suggestions?

king-saproling on [Primer] If It's Not Black, Put It Back

1 month ago

Cool deck! I like the name haha.

You might consider these cards: Bubbling Muck, Inquisitor's Flail, Blackblade Reforged, Lashwrithe, O-Naginata, Worn Powerstone (played on turn 3, this lets you cast skithy and give him haste on turn 4), Coalition Relic (same as powerstone), Urza's Incubator (same as powerstone), Deserted Temple, Scrying Sheets, Torment of Hailfire, Phyrexian Reclamation, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Not of This World, Storm Cauldron, Icy Manipulator (can tap down a blocker, or use it on Winter Orb / Static Orb before your turn starts so you get to untap while everyone else doesn't >:)

immakinganezehaldeck on This thing won’t go away

3 months ago

note: remove Icy Manipulator , this was for tapping Winter Orb when it was in the deck

Haima13 on Alela, warden and collector

3 months ago

So after looking at it real quick, here are lists of lists:

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Daedronus on Heart of the World

8 months ago

Painter's Servant .

More protection for Animar from the likes of Pongify , Lightning Bolt , and Beast Within . Can make Animar take no damage from any manner of creature swinging into it. Also makes Animar unblockable to an opponent's board made up of anything. Even an Icy Manipulator couldn't target Animar to tap him down with a Painter's Servant on the field!

An excellent surprise for Animar.

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