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YES! It's back! Simply one of the best tap cards, a colourless Artifact which more or less controls what your opponents can do.

Delay a spell one turn by tapping there land.
Delay damage by tapping creatures.
And simply stop artifact's from happening.

This card with an un-tap card, such as Voltaic Key is amazing.
Posted By: Dreampanda (9/1/2011 4:05:33 PM)


How about... Howling Mine...

Draw 2, tap Howling Mine... your opponent draws one. Untap/Upkeep/Draw FTW.
Posted By: Breaker_Ki (9/3/2011 11:08:45 AM)


This is my all time favorite card, i have approximately 4.5 thousand icys. I have a ton from each set, including Alpha, Beta, Foils, etc. Love the artwork, love what it does, simply put: I <3 Icys!

Posted By: jeffichaun (9/25/2011 3:16:48 PM)


I can see why so many old players like this card. It's one of the only Alpha cards that hasn't become broken or to weak to play.
Posted By: puresightmerrow (10/10/2011 1:05:09 PM)


The only thing that irks me about the Manipulator the mana cost. A lot of powerful spells these days have a converted manacost of 4, which means that you'll either have to choose between one of them or this.
If you can accelerate it, then by all means, the Manipulator is great. But in that case, you would perhaps be better off just playing another 4cc spell that much earlier :/
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (10/10/2011 1:14:08 PM)


It's like a nerfed Stasis.
Posted By: tcjimbo (3/1/2012 4:39:40 PM)


When I have this card out, I feel pretty safe.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (3/2/2012 10:17:00 AM)


Combine these with royal assassins...
Posted By: enchanter100 (9/2/2011 10:29:59 AM)


Combine with the morons who still play this *** game, and you can make them an hero in record time
Posted By: Anathame (9/18/2011 10:26:57 AM)


Ever since I kept an Emrakul tapped down with this card I've been a fan. So much control.....
Posted By: rollinsclone (9/3/2012 10:46:25 PM)