Mass Manipulation

Mass Manipulation


Gain control of X target creatures and/or planeswalkers.

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Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Rare

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Brawl Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pre-release Legal
Unformat Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

Mass Manipulation occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.06%

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All decks: 0.0%

Mass Manipulation Discussion

GsG_Esel_YT on Zaxara`s X-cited for more [~500€ CK Min]

1 day ago

Hey Riot Runner,

Switching Steelbane Hydra for Capricopian is a good Idea because I already own Steelbane Hydra. I consider buying Voracious Hydra but i think i'll wait for it to fall out of Standard.

Mass Manipulation will replace Entrancing Melody thats a good idea.

Because I also Already own Rhonas the Indomitable i will try to find a slot for him.

Lore Weaver and Ley Weaver is one of the best recomdations so far because i wanted to take my hand on one of these for a long time :D

Even thought i own a Demonic Consultation i am not willing to buy Thassa's Oracle yet :P

All theses recomdations are very good, thanks a lot.

RiotRunner789 on Zaxara`s X-cited for more [~500€ CK Min]

2 days ago

You could cut some of the less exciting hydras such as Capricopian, and Feral Hydra. Capricopian ability is actually a downside if you are trying to kill the bothersome opponent. Feral is just wanting. Recommended Stonecoil Serpent or Voracious Hydra, or Steelbane Hydra.

I would put in Mass Manipulation over Entrancing Melody because the hope is you have infinite mana plus Manipulation steals planewalkers.

A bit more expensive, but Rhonas the Indomitable or Nylea, God of the Hunt allow you to kill any player per creature you have with infinite mana.

Ley Weaver can be a good alternate target for pennim's aura/free to allow infinite mana. Plus, the partner, Lore Weaver gives you the game with infinite.

Last few recs would be Demonic Consultation with Thassa's Oracle and Ertai's Meddling. Demonic is instant speed, card to hand. So, if everyone is tapped out it can be a hail mary (rather than a combo piece) for one of the infinite mana enchantments. Ertai's meddling is a great counter and it gets you a hydra.

karkin_98 on Zaxara - Sultai X / Hydra

1 month ago

Hey Osbert! Really great suggestions. Let me address each one on its own:

Mass Manipulation you are 100% right. After testing, it wasn't very great. I am looking for a replacement, but I am in need of some control and/or stealing commanders to ensure safety. That 1/1 or 2/2 (at best 3/3) hydra isn't worth the cost, I totally agree.

Split Decision you are right as well. I wanted a counterspell that was more versatile. realistically I wanted to counter other counters, and split decision did just that (with the added flexibility). But you are right, I think I will use Delay to be more straight forward.

Tasigur, the Golden Fang is very interesting. I will try it out and see how it flows.

In regards to Leyline of Anticipation and Seedborn Muse. Ive tried them and they feel a little clunky. In order for those cards to be more effective, more instants and "flash enablers" need to be included. Its about atleast 4-6 cards in order to make these 2 cards effective. And I I find it cuts into the ramp/counterspells/removal of the deck.

Blue Sun's Zenith I think will replace Mass Manipulation. Atleast until I can think of another control based X card.

I 100% agree with your card draw analysis. But I think the deck can be played in a couple different ways. I simply chose the more "kill everyone asap" approach vs. the sustained battle approach. Most of the card draws you've mentioned are on curve enchantments, but do require generation/sacing of creatures, which means we need the commander down first and cast many X spells to get. So its a tad slower. But in the event that the game goes longer, your suggestions are better suited.

In terms of the ramp you mentioned. I agree that if your heavy card draw, than those make WAYYY more sense. Just the way my deck is right now, I think its less valuable in its current iteration.

Thanks for the suggestions Osbert!! Do tell me if you find any more gems for Zaxara~!

Tylord2894 on Casting Mass Manipulation in Combat

2 months ago

If the control of a creature is changed while it is an attacker or blocker, it is removed from combat. So, if you use Mass Manipulation on some attacking creatures, they are no longer attacking you. Provided that they are untapped or you untap them, you can also block with them as long as you haven't declared blockers already. Important note, if you take a creature that was blocking your creatures, no damage will be dealt unless that attacker has trample.

As a side note, this is also true for multi-player games. If I attack someone other than you, and you take control of an attacking creature, that creature is still removed from combat (even if it wasn't attacking you).

Hope this helps!!

Kiran_M on Casting Mass Manipulation in Combat

2 months ago

What happens if I have a Teferi, Time Raveler out and activate his +1 ability, then cast Mass Manipulation during my opponent's combat step to steal a creature that is attacking me? Is it removed from combat? Can I declare it as a blocker (if it had vigilance)?

(This interaction is pretty common for me on Arena, but I haven't tried it because I am worried it won't work)

Skillville on The Many-Faced God

2 months ago

100% need to run Mass Manipulation, Blatant Thievery, and/or Expropriate.

PolarBearSoup on Zaxara, the Exemplary: Hydra Infestation

3 months ago

I have a Saheeli X spell deck, but Zaxara really piqued my interest when I saw it. Everyone loves hyrdas, and getting board presence of big X spells feels great.

Astral Cornucopia will help your mana and give you a token - It's a steep cost but does fit the theme.

Mass Manipulation has been a powerhouse for me in Saheeli. I appreciate the might be harder for tri-colour, but Zaxara helps with that a lot.

Hangarback Walker and Walking Ballista are again big X artifact spells, the latter able to win you the game with the infinite mana combo.

Bloom Tender - If you are running Freed from the Real and Pemmin's, then he is a backup inclusion for the infinite mana route.

Chimeric Mass is a nice way to protect your creature based board from sorcery speed sweeps.

Battle at the Bridge, Death Wind, Disembowel, or Erebos's Intervention offer X based spot removal to compliment your X based counterspells which I like the inclusion of here!

Dark Salvation works as smaller creature (depending on your mana) removal and generates you some additional tokens

Epicurus on Ramos Cascade Ramp

3 months ago

Haha, no worries, I have that problem too. I've actually been trying to convince myself that I should have Mass Manipulation in this deck, and the card I've been thinking about cutting is Bringer of the Black Dawn. His ability is wicked, but I feel like I could go without it. I would, perhaps, be better to go with Maelstrom Archangel instead of either.

Now I still need a cut for including MM...

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