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

ChaosJester on How?...is that?...whaat, are you kidding me?

3 weeks ago

R.C. Thx for your upvote bruh. I very appericate your fantastic and positive comment! :D

Before this concept, I used 4x Icy Manipulators, 4x Twiddles, 4x Mana Shorts and similar cards. The problem I had is obviously: too mana intensive. So I lost most of my games. With War's Toll I don't have to pay for any instant or sorcery spell, because this Enchantment does the needed effect automatically.

My Playgroup are mostly playing creature-heavy ability decks like Allies or Elves. More casual, between 20 and 60 dollars and not competitive. When I playtested this deck for the first time in a Two-Headed Giant Game, I've noticed their funny faces. It was a typical what-the-fuck-moment for them. And I love these moments while playing underrated magic cards. :D

Boza on Gospodar's Blue-White-Artifact Project

4 weeks ago

OK, lets do this then! We have to get through a lot:

1/ The strategy is artifacts - Our creatures will be artifacts, benefit from artifacts or create artifacts. Our non-artifact related spells will be counterspells and removal that protect the artifact plan.

2/ Standard rotation - standard is rotating in 2 weeks, kicking out Amonkhet and Kaladesh and ushering in Guilds of Ravnica. I will not include any cards from those sets, so only Ixalan, Dominaria and M19 cards will be used.

3/ The deck:

4 The Antiquities War - main win con!

3 Sai, Master Thopterist - makes a lot of tokens!
3 Sailor of Means - a token, plus a defensive creature!
4 Skyscanner - artifact and replaces itself!
3 Treasure Map  Flip - is an artifact that smooths out draws and makes more tokens!
2 Mishra's Self-Replicator - a separate win condition that multiplies itself!
2 Daring Archaeologist - gives us back an artifact and gets big quick!

3 Spell Swindle - generate a lot of artifact tokens!
3 Hornswoggle - artifact token and a counterspell!
2 Icy Manipulator - removal and an artifact!
2 Ixalan's Binding - some extra removal!

Add 23 lands with as many lands that produce both your colors as possible.

The final 6 cards can be your choice of (in any combination) - Powerstone Shard, Diamond Mare, Meteor Golem, Transmogrifying Wand, Cancel, Baffling End, Syncopate, Seal Away, Divination...

I think this can be a solid deck for playing with friends, with a good mix of interaction, threats and powerful win conditions.

ChaosJester on The7thBobba

1 month ago

Hey ho bro how r u? :) Since you are a casual expert with many interesting experimental decks, I just wanted a short advise from you in regard to a deck that I currently change. As you know I created my Sorrow‘s Path Deck a while ago. I Used the mechanic War's Toll with Smoke to handle the Drawback of war’s toll’s second ability. The positive effect is: I don‘t have to fill my card slots with Cards like Twiddle cuz Lands will be tapped automatically due to war’s toll‘s first ability. Now I am not sure whether I should still run this Engine/combo or replace it with the good old Icy Manipulator. Although this artifact is a beast, I tried to playtest it but without success - this artifact seems to be slow. An another idea could be Opposition but there are only a few interesting creatures for such a niche deck to tap. Here you can find the deck: Subversive advertisement of the pernicious tobacco. Thank you and stay frosty!

SpookyToe on Cheap White Trash

1 month ago

I'm trying to find ways to make fun of this but it's actually super solid, I'm proud my guy

maybe add some more board wipes and cut Sunlance, Cleansing Nova, Austere Command and Nevinyrral's Disk are pretty solid for taking stuff out, and Return to Dust is good in white

unsubscribe no Icy Manipulator

GoblinMan4444 on Tetsunope

2 months 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 months 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 months 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!

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