Icy Manipulator


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
Unlimited Foreign Black Border (2EDFBB) 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

Grrnewt on Ghalta Fling

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.

Svedanya on Jhoira Brawl

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.

Some cards here will be explanatory, but others I will defend here.

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.

ThallionDarkshine on Turbo Land Beatdown

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.

LittleBlueHero on Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar is amazing

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.

BurntSquirrelMan on Colorless Karn

2 weeks ago

I forgot that I still needed an Icy Manipulator but the others I hadn't considered! I should have noticed that Weatherlight hits everything in my deck.

krotank on Colorless Karn

2 weeks ago

Looks great, just a few card I might try out:

Golden Guardian  Flip is good on the defense and when flipped is a pain.

Icy Manipulator might be great, even in multiplayer.

Throne of the God-Pharaoh makes your go-wide construct strategy even more threatening.

Treasure Map  Flip can really help smooth out draws and give you ramp, or artifacts to sac if needed.

Weatherlight gives you a solid flyer and helps you sort through your deck, and I doubt it would miss.

Pure_Insanity on

2 weeks ago

I would suggest The Immortal Sun, Enlightened Tutor and Kismet.

If your running mostly basics maybe an Extraplanar Lens.

And if you have space, something like Crucible of Worlds+Strip Mine would lock someone out with Winter Orb on the field.

A way to tap down your Winter Orb at the end of your opponents turn could also allow you to pull ahead. Similar to Icy Manipulator

These are just ideas, but the deck does sound fun :)

krotank on Jhoira Navigates a Storm and Blows Everything Up

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.

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