Simic Manipulator is one of the newest "Magic: The Gathering" cards spoiled today Jan. 18, 2013 from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert expansion set "Gatecrash." Revealed in an article by Brian David-Marshall on MagicTheGathering.com, with a little time and help Simic Manipulator can take your opponent's best creature.
Simic Manipulator - 1UU
Creature - Mutant Wizard (Rare)
Evolve (Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, if that creature has greater power or toughness than this creature, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature.)
Tap: Remove one or more +1/+1 counters from Simic Manipulator: Gain control of target creature with power less than or equal to the number of +1/+1 counters removed this way.
Beguiler of Wills, you have some competition. There's a long tradition of blue creatures which can steal an opponent's threats, dating all the way back to "Arabian Nights." Check them all out in the attached slideshow.
Thanks to Evolve your Simic Manipulator will grow naturally over the course of the game, allowing you to steal your opponent's creatures to either beat them down or use as chump blockers while your Elusive Krasis slowly eats away at their life total.
David-Marshall points out two excellent green cards to include with Simic Manipulator: Increasing Savagery and Death's Presence. Including white adds powerful cards like Gavony Township or Ajani, Caller of the Price. No matter what colors you decide to play, Ring of Evos Isle is an MVP on Simic Manipulator.
How will you use Simic Manipulator?
Related: "Gatecrash" spoiler card list and "Gatecrash" card reviews
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